Love Story actors Ali MacGraw and Ryan O’Neal were honored with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the first virtual double-star ceremony in history on February 12, 2021, just in time for Valentine’s Day. O’Neal’s star is between MacGraw’s and his real-life love, Farrah Fawcett.
O’Neal and MacGraw both received Oscar nominations for their starring roles in Love Story, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The film became a cultural phenomenon, earning over $100 million at the domestic box office and becoming the top-grossing movie of the year. In 2002, the AFI named it as #9 on its list of the 100 greatest love stories of all time. A timeless classic about the highs and lows of young love, the film remains as impactful as ever, 50 years after its original release. Newly restored for its anniversary, LOVE STORY is available in a limited-edition Blu-ray with collectible packaging, commentary by director Arthur Hiller, a look at the film’s impact, and more.
Students Oliver (O’Neal) and Jenny (MacGraw) come from opposite backgrounds, but they share a chemistry they cannot deny—and a love they can’t ignore. Despite Oliver’s wealthy father threatening to disown him, the young couple marries and begins to build their new life together. But fate has other plans, and soon Oliver and Jenny face a crisis only the strongest of loves can endure. Based on Erich Segal’s best-selling novel, Love story was nominated for seven* Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The film became a cultural phenomenon, earning over $100 million at the domestic box office and becoming the top-grossing movie of the year. In 2002, the AFI named it as #9 on its list of the 100 greatest love stories of all time.
A man from a well-to-do family, a Harvard law student, meets a young girl at the library where she works to pay for her education. Despite the fact that they belong to different social classes, their love becomes stronger than anything else but will be subjected to life's trials and tribulations...
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Produced by Howard G. Minsky
Screenplay by Erich Segal
Based on Love Story by Erich Segal
Starring Ali MacGraw, Ryan O'Neal
Music by Francis Lai
Cinematography : Richard Kratina
Edited by Robert C. Jones
Production company : Paramount Pictures, Love Story Company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date : December 16, 1970 (USA), March, 20 1971 (France)
Running time : 101 minutes
Photos : Copyright Photo by Paramount Home Entertainment