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Charlie Wilson's War

2007 biographic comedy movie on Charlie Wilson and Afghanistan

Charlie Wilson's War

Released 10 December 2007 (15 years, 6 months ago)

Director Mike Nichols
Duration 98 minutes
Genre biographical film, spy film, film adaptation, political drama and drama film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Composer James Newton Howard
Production company Relativity Media
Country of origin Bolivia
Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin
Producer Tom Hanks

About Charlie Wilson's War

Charlie Wilson's War, directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, is a witty and insightful political satire that tells the true story of a Texas congressman who played a key role in the covert operation that helped the Afghan mujahideen defeat the Soviet Union in the 1980s. The film is based on the book by George Crile and features a sharp script by Aaron Sorkin, who injects his trademark fast-paced dialogue and clever banter into the proceedings. Hanks delivers a charming and charismatic performance as Wilson, a hard-drinking womanizer who uses his political savvy and connections to funnel millions of dollars in aid to the Afghan rebels. Roberts is solid as Joanne Herring, a wealthy socialite who becomes Wilson's ally in the cause, while Hoffman steals the show as Gust Avrakotos, a gruff CIA operative who helps Wilson navigate the murky waters of Washington politics. The film is a timely reminder of the complex and often contradictory nature of American foreign policy, and the unintended consequences that can arise from even the most well-intentioned actions. With its sharp wit, strong performances, and insightful commentary, Charlie Wilson's War is a must-see for anyone interested in politics, history, or just good storytelling.


- Ebert, Roger. "Charlie Wilson's War.", 20 Dec. 2007,

- Travers, Peter. "Charlie Wilson's War." Rolling Stone, 20 Dec. 2007,

Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


83 years, 12 months, 3 days


22 years, 5 months, 8 days

Born first

6 July 1937

Died first

2 February 2014

Born last


Died last

13 June 2021

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