WTL-354 Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon portray Johnny Cash and June Carter, in WALK THE LINE, which examines the early years of the music legend. Photo credit: Suzanne Tenner TM and © 2005 Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

Walk The Line (2005)

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Movie Story

The Oscar®-winning WALK THE LINE chronicles the birth of a new kind of American artist, Johnny Cash, who had to move past raw anger, the ravages of addiction, and the temptations of stardom to discover the voice that would make him a hero to generations.

In 1955, tough, skinny guitar-slinger who called himself J.R. Cash walked into the soon-to-be-famous Sun Studios in Memphis. It was a moment that would have an indelible effect on American culture. With his driving freight-train chords, steel-eyed intensity and a voice as deep and black as night, Cash sang blistering songs of heartache and survival that were gutsy, full of real-life and unlike anything heard before.

That day kicked off the electrifying early career of Johnny Cash. As he pioneered a fiercely original sound that blazed a trail for rock, country, punk, folk and rap stars to come, Cash began a rough-and-tumble journey of personal transformation. In the most volatile period of his life, he evolved from a self-destructive pop star into the iconic “Man in Black” — facing down his demons, fighting for the love that would raise him up, and learning how to walk the razor-thin line between destruction and redemption.


© 2005 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.


  • Academy Awards 2006 - Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Reese Witherspoon
  • Golden Globes, 2006 - Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Joaquin Phoenix
  • Golden Globes, 2006 - Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Reese Witherspoon
  • Golden Globes, 2006 - Winner Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
  • BAFTA Awards 2006 - Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Reese Witherspoon
  • BAFTA Awards 2006 - Winner Best Sound Paul Massey Doug Hemphill Peter F. Kurland Donald Sylvester
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Reese Witherspoon
  • African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2005 - Winner Top 10 Films 6th place
  • Amanda Awards, Norway 2006 - Winner Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm) James Mangold USA.
  • American Cinema Editors, USA 2006 - Winner Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical Michael McCusker
  • Art Directors Guild 2006 - Winner Contemporary Film David J. Bomba (production designer) Rob Simons (art director) John R. Jensen (art director)
  • Austin Film Critics Association 2006 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Awards Circuit Community Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actress in a Leading Role Reese Witherspoon
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2006 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2006 - Winner Best Soundtrack
  • Camerimage 2005 - Winner Phedon Papamichael
  • Cinema Audio Society, USA 2006 - Winner Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures Paul Massey (re-recording mixer) Doug Hemphill (re-recording mixer) Peter F. Kurland (production mixer)
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Golden Schmoes Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actor of the Year Joaquin Phoenix
  • Golden Schmoes Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actress of the Year Reese Witherspoon
  • Golden Schmoes Awards 2005 - Winner Best Music in a Movie
  • Grammy Awards 2007 - Winner Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Joaquin Phoenix T Bone Burnett (Producer) Mike Piersante (Engineer/Mixer)
  • Hollywood Film Awards 2005 - Winner Actor of the Year Joaquin Phoenix
  • Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2006 - Winner Best Sound Editing in Feature Film - Music - Musical Mark Jan Wlodarkiewicz (supervising music editor) Terry Delsing (music editor) Bunny Andrews (scoring editor) Frank Wolf (scoring editor)
  • National Board of Review, USA 2005 - Winner Top Ten Films
  • National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2006 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2006 - Winner Best Picture
  • North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2006 - Winner Best Actor Joaquin Phoenix
  • North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2006 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Online Film & Television Association 2006 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Online Film & Television Association 2006 - Winner Best Music, Adapted Song Johnny Cash (music and lyrics by) Joaquin Phoenix (performed by) For the song "Walk the Line".
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards 2006 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2005 - Winner Best Use of Previously Published or Recorded Music
  • Publicists Guild of America 2006 - Winner Motion Picture
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2005 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Satellite Awards 2005 - Winner Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Reese Witherspoon
  • Satellite Awards 2005 - Winner Outstanding Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
  • Teen Choice Awards 2006 - Winner Movies Choice Actress: Drama/Action Adventure Reese Witherspoon
  • Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2005 - Winner Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
  • Young Artist Awards 2006 - Winner Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor Ridge Canipe

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WTL-453 Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) performs at Folsom Prison in WALK THE LINE. Photo credit: Suzanne Tenner TM and © 2005 Twentieth Century Fox. All Rights Reserved. Not for sale or duplication.

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