Roman Holiday (Paramount Pictures, 1953)
Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn, Roman Holiday won three Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Writing. Hepburn’s performance as a
sheltered princess who falls for an American newsman in Rome has made this film an American classic and ensured that the love for the movie endures. Roman Holiday was directed and produced by William Wyler and written by John Bighton and Dalton Trumbo. Due to his blacklisting, Ian McLellan Hunter had to front for him. In 1999, Roman Holiday was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. Produced for $1.5 million, Roman Holiday made Paramount $12 million.