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|America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story|
|Written by|| Christopher Andersen (book)|
Jon Maas (teleplay)
|Directed by||Eric Laneuville|
|Starring|| Kristoffer Polaha |
Portia de Rossi
|Theme music composer||Mason Daring|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||100 min|
|Production company||20th Century Fox|
|Original release||12 January 2003|
America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story is a 2003 20th Century Fox television film. It is a biographical film about John F. Kennedy Jr. and based on Christopher Andersen's 2000 bestseller, The Day John Died. It was directed by Eric Laneuville and stars Kristoffer Polaha, Portia de Rossi and Jacqueline Bisset in principal roles. It premiered on TBS on 12 January 2003.
The film outlines key moments of Kennedy's life, beginning with his fatal plane crash. Time is also devoted to his trying time at law school, his relationship with his iron-willed mother. The film also charts his romantic life, from his relationship with film actress Daryl Hannah to his marriage to Carolyn Bessette. It also charts his attempts to distance himself from the political Kennedy dynasty, instead devoting his efforts to a career as a magazine editor.
Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis was an American socialite, writer, and photographer who became First Lady of the United States as the wife of President John F. Kennedy. Her popularity as First Lady was due to her devotion to historical preservation of the White House, her fashion sense, and her devotion to her children, which endeared her to the American public. During her lifetime, Jackie was regarded as an international fashion icon. Her ensemble of a pink Chanel suit and matching pillbox hat that she wore in Dallas, Texas, when the president was assassinated on November 22, 1963, has become a symbol of her husband's death.
Winifred Jacqueline Fraser BissetLdH is an English film and television actress. She began her film career in 1965, first coming to prominence in 1968 with roles in The Detective, Bullitt, and The Sweet Ride, for which she received a most promising newcomer Golden Globe nomination. In the 1970s, she starred in Airport (1970), Day for Night (1973), which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Murder on the Orient Express (1974), The Deep (1977), and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978), which earned her a Golden Globe nomination as Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr., was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was a son of the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and a younger brother of Caroline Kennedy. Three days after his father was assassinated, he rendered a final salute during the funeral procession on his third birthday.
Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian-American businesswoman, philanthropist, and former model and actress. She is best known for starring as Nelle Porter on the American drama series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award, as Lindsay Bluth Fünke on the American television sitcom Arrested Development, and as Elizabeth North on the American political thriller series Scandal (2014–2017). She is currently founder and CEO of the art company General Public.
Daryl Christine Hannah is an American actress. She made her screen debut in Brian De Palma's supernatural horror film The Fury (1978). She has starred in various movies across the years, including as Pris Stratton in Ridley Scott's science fiction thriller Blade Runner (1982) and as Cathy Featherstone in Randal Kleiser's romantic comedy Summer Lovers (1982), as the mermaid Madison in Ron Howard's fantasy-romantic comedy Splash (1984), Roxanne Kowalski in the romantic comedy Roxanne (1987), Darien Taylor in Oliver Stone's drama Wall Street (1987) and Annelle Dupuy Desoto in the comedy-drama Steel Magnolias (1989). In 2004, Hannah won a Saturn Award for her role as one-eyed assassin Elle Driver in Quentin Tarantino's two-part martial arts action film Kill Bill. In 2015, she appeared in the Netflix series Sense8 as Angelica Turing.
Prince Anthony Stanisław Albert Radziwiłł was a Swiss-born American television executive and filmmaker. He was a nephew of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
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Michael John Bergin is an American model and actor.
Kristoffer Jon Polaha is an American actor. He is known for his starring roles on television as Jason Matthews in North Shore, Nathaniel "Baze" Bazile in Life Unexpected, and Henry Butler in Ringer. Since 2016, Polaha appeared in 6 Hallmark movies and a four-part series of Hallmark Movies & Mysteries movies, saying "as an actor, I am leaning into Hallmark because it’s fun to sit with my seven-year-old and show him what I do for a living. These are family-friendly movies. I’m leaning in because my 91-year-old Nana finally thinks I’ve made it in Hollywood because I’m on Hallmark." Polaha had a minor but notable role in the superhero film Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) directed by Patty Jenkins.
The Greek Tycoon is a 1978 American drama film, of the roman à clef type, directed by J. Lee Thompson. The screenplay by Morton S. Fine is based on a story by Fine, Nico Mastorakis, and Win Wells, who loosely based it on Aristotle Onassis and his relationship with Jacqueline Kennedy. Mastorakis denied this, instead stating "We're not doing a film about Aristotle Onassis. It's a personification of all Greek Tycoons." The film stars Anthony Quinn in the title role and Jacqueline Bisset as the character based on Kennedy. Quinn also appeared in Thompson's picture The Passage, released the following year.
Maybe the Moon is a 1992 novel written by San Francisco novelist Armistead Maupin.
A major American icon, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has been portrayed, alluded to, and referred to in many media in the popular culture from the 1960s and continuing into the 21st century.
Bessette is a French Canadian surname. Notable people with the surname include:
On the evening of July 16, 1999, John F. Kennedy Jr., son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, died when the light aircraft he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Kennedy's wife, Carolyn Bessette, and sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette, were also on board and died. The single-engine Piper Saratoga had departed from New Jersey's Essex County Airport, and its intended route was along the coastline of Connecticut and across Rhode Island Sound to Martha's Vineyard Airport.
Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy was a publicist for Calvin Klein and the wife of John F. Kennedy Jr. After her marriage, Bessette-Kennedy's relationship with her husband and her fashion sense became the subjects of media scrutiny, drawing comparisons to her mother-in-law Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The couple and Bessette-Kennedy's older sister, Lauren, died in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard in July 1999.
Hoover vs. The Kennedys: The Second Civil War is a four-hour 1987 made-for-television mini-series depicting the political struggles between FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and President John F. Kennedy and Attorney-General Robert F. Kennedy. The film takes place between the 1960 Democratic National Convention in July 1960 and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968, with the majority of the mini-series focusing on the Kennedy Administration (1961–1963).
Jackie is a 2016 biographical drama film directed by Pablo Larraín and written by Noah Oppenheim. The film stars Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy. Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, and John Hurt also star; it was Hurt's final film released before his death in January 2017. The film follows Jackie Kennedy in the days when she was First Lady in the White House and her life immediately following the assassination of her husband, United States President John F. Kennedy, in 1963. It is partly based on Theodore H. White's Life magazine interview with the widow at Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, in November 1963.
The Kennedys: After Camelot is a 2017 American television drama miniseries based on the 2012 book After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family 1968 to the Present by J. Randy Taraborrelli as a follow-up to the 2011 miniseries The Kennedys. Katie Holmes reprised her role as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, while Matthew Perry played Ted Kennedy, Alexander Siddig appeared as Aristotle Onassis and Kristen Hager as Joan Bennett Kennedy, Ted's wife. The two-part miniseries aired on Reelz on April 2, 2017, and April 9, 2017.
Election Day is an alternate history short story written by Harry Turtledove. It was first published in the anthology Alternate Peace.
The wedding dress worn by Carolyn Bessette at her wedding to John F. Kennedy Jr. on September 21, 1996 was designed by Narciso Rodriguez of Cerruti. The gown was pearl-white silk crêpe with a cowl décolletage. The wedding took place on Cumberland Island in the U.S. state of Georgia.