Does any movie in the Oscar race stand a chance against “The Post”? The latest from Steven Spielberg unites three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep and two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks for the first time on the big screen. That alone demands serious awards season attention.
The film tracks the efforts made by journalists at the Washington Post to declassify the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War. Spielberg has assembled one of his most star-studded casts for “The Post,” which you can see for yourself by clicking through the gallery.
Graham was the country’s first female newspaper publisher of The Washington Post, which she ran for more than two decades.
Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. Jason Robards won an Oscar for portraying him in “All the President’s Men.”
Greenfield spent 20 years at The Washington Post as the newspaper’s editorial page editor. She worked closely with Katharine Graham and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing in 1978.
Ignatius served as president of The Washington Post newspaper and executive vice president of The Washington Post Company.
Martin became famous for her column on etiquette authority under the name Miss Manners. Prior to this column, she covered social events at the White House.
Antoinette was Ben Bradlee’s second wife. They had two children together, Dominic and Marina Bradlee.
Bagdikian came into possession of the Pentagon Papers and pushed the Washington Post to publish them. Prior to his work at the Post, he was an investigative journalist for The Providence Journal, where he won a Peabody Award and a Pulitzer Prize.
McNamara serves as Secretary of Defense under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He is infamous for escalating America’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
Beebe was the Washington Post’s chief corporate officer. He later served as chairman of the board of the Washington Post Company.