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Midnight Cowboy
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Directed By
John Schlesinger
Written By
Waldo Salt
Cast
Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight
Country
US
Language
English
Release Date
1969
Runtime
113 min
Rating
X (Original)
Rating R
Budget
$3.6 million
Gross
$44,785,053

Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American drama film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Dustin Hoffman and newcomer Jon Voight in the title role. Notable smaller roles are filled by Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Salt and Barnard Hughes; M. Emmet Walsh is an uncredited, pre-fame extra.

The film won three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. It is the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture. Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight were both nominated for the Best Actor's Academy Award for their performances in this film.

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