Breakfast at Tiffany's
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Breakfast at Tiffany's

115 min
Comedy | Drama | Romance
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Blake Edwards
Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 8 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1961-11-04
Filming Locations: 167 East 71st Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Budget: $2,500,000
Gross: $8,000,000 (USA) ( January 2004)
Audrey Hepburn
Holly Golightly
George Peppard
Paul Varjak
Patricia Neal
Buddy Ebsen
Doc Golightly
Martin Balsam
O.J. Berman
José Luis de Vilallonga
José (as Vilallonga)
John McGiver
Tiffany's Salesman
Alan Reed
Sally Tomato
Dorothy Whitney
Mag Wildwood
Beverly Powers
Nightclub Stripper (as Miss Beverly Hills)
Stanley Adams
Rusty Trawler
Claude Stroud
Sid Arbuck
Elvia Allman
'Cat' - a Cat (as Cat)
Mickey Rooney
Mr. Yunioshi
Alfred Avallone
Spieler at Stripjoint (uncredited)
Janet Banzet
Woman (uncredited)
Henry Barnard
Party Guest (uncredited)
Henry Beckman
Narcotics Detective Cronberger (uncredited)
Nicky Blair
Party Guest (uncredited)
Mel Blanc
Holly's Drunk Visitor (voice) (uncredited)
Bill Bradley
Reporter (uncredited)
Thayer Burton
Girl in Shower (uncredited)
Florine Carlan
Party Guest (uncredited)
Sue Casey
Party Guest in Blue and Green Dress (uncredited)
Roydon Clark
Party Guest (uncredited)
Marian Collier
Party Guest (uncredited)
Christine Corbin
Sing Sing Prison Visitor (uncredited)
Dick Crockett
Cab Driver (uncredited)
Tom Curtis
Party Guest (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell
Party Guest (uncredited)
James Field
Party Guest (uncredited)
George Fields
Harmonica Player (uncredited)
Joe Gray
Party Guest (uncredited)
Joseph J. Greene
Mr. O'Shaunessy (uncredited)
Barbara Kelley
Party Guest (uncredited)
Kip King
Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Frank Kreig
Party Guest (uncredited)
Gil Lamb
Gil - Party Guest with Harriet (uncredited)
Hanna Landy
Party Guest (uncredited)
James Lanphier
The Cousin (uncredited)
Mary LeBow
Party Guest (uncredited)
Paul Lees
Floorwalker (uncredited)
Leatrice Leigh
Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Mel Leonard
Cab Driver (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney
Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Frank Marth
Party Guest (uncredited)
Fay McKenzie
Party Guest Laughing in Mirror (uncredited)
Joyce Meadows
Party Guest Shaking Derrier in White Dress (uncredited)
Hollis Morrison
Party Guest (uncredited)
Kate Murtagh
Policewoman (uncredited)
Bill Neff
Party Guest (uncredited)
Miriam Nelson
Harriet - Party Guest in Gold Dress (uncredited)
Chuck Niles
Sing Sing Prison Guard (uncredited)
Peggy Patten
Party Guest (uncredited)
Robert Patten
Party Guest (uncredited)
John Perri
Party Guest (uncredited)
Michael Quinlivan
Party Guest with Eyepatch (uncredited)
William Benegal Rau
Hindu at Party (uncredited)
Joe Scott
Party Guest (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock
Reporter at Policed HQ (uncredited)
Annabella Soong
Chinese Party Guest (uncredited)
Helen Spring
Party Guest with Hat on Fire (uncredited)
Nino Tempo
Customer (uncredited)
Towyna Thomas
Party Guest (uncredited)
Glen Vernon
Reporter (uncredited)
Linda Wong
Party Guest (uncredited)
Wilson Wood
Party Guest with Cat on Shoulder (uncredited)
Richard Wyler
Party Guest (uncredited)
Michael Zaslow
Party Guest (uncredited)
Did you know?
Patricia Neal's hair was dyed red so as not to compete with Audrey Hepburn's dark locks.
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Holly Golightly is supposed to be just nineteen years old when she meets with Paul. Audrey Hepburn was thirty-one years old when playing Holly.
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Audrey Hepburn felt that she was miscast as Holly Golightly, but it became one of her most popular roles.
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When Holly and Mr. Pereira come from a dinner party, he brings a banderilla (a Spanish and not Brazilian artifact) and says "Ole" which is Spanish rather than Brazilian Portuguese.
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When Holly gets out of the cab in the rain at the end, her hair is already soaking wet from previous takes.
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In the final scene, Paul's rain-soaked hair switches back and forth from being tussled in the wider shots to being slicked back in the close-ups.
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Paul Varjak: [second scene in the library] You're crazy.
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Holly Golightly: But just look at the goodies she brought with her.
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Holly Golightly: Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.
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Steve McQueen---Was He Suppose to Star in "Breakfast"?
Chicago Tribune, Thursday, July 7, 1960, pt. 4, p. 3, c. 5:LOOKING AT HOLLYWOODby Hedda Hopper. . . . Steve McQueen surprised his wife with a Cadillac and hired a trio to play and sing "happy birthday" while he presented it. He's reading "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to co-star with Audrey Hepburn . . .__________________________________
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Photos from cast
Joan Staley