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The Best Years of Our Lives movie poster

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

Marker over paper plus digital color | ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’ movie poster

“The Best Years of Our Lives” movie poster

Ghen Martin draws a new poster for this classic movie

Cinema and illustration are my two big passions, so it’s not difficult for me to find a film to think about and draw. This was the time for classics (yes, once more!) and sketch a new movie poster of The Best Years of Our Lives, directed by one of my favorite directors, William Wyler, who still holds this record: nominated 12 times for an Academy Award as Best Director; he won three Oscars*, and this was the second one.

Academy Awards won by The Best Years of Our Lives:

  1. Best Picture.
  2. Best Director: William Wyler.
  3. Best Actor in a Leading Role: Fredric March.
  4. Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Harold Russell, who also received a Honorary Award “for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in the film”.
  5. Best Writing, Screenplay: Robert E. Sherwood.
  6. Best Film Editing: Daniel Mandell.
  7. Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Hugo Friedhofer.


*William Wyler’s two other Oscars: Mrs Miniver in 1943 and for Ben-Hur in1960.