Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are ideal as malevolent marrieds Martha and George in first-time film director Mike Nichols' searing film of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Taylor won her second Academy Award'' (and New York Film Critics National Board of Review and British Film Academy Best Actress Awards). Burton matches her as her emotionally spent spouse. And George Segal and Best Supporting Actress Oscar'' winner Sandy Dennis score as another couple straying into their destructive path. The movie won a total of five Academy Awards'' and remains after 40 years a taboo-toppling landmark.
This is the second of two Academy Winning performances from her (Butterfield 8 being her first), and one of her finest roles.