TV Movie | R | | Biography, Drama
This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.
Mira Sorvino has stated that the best compliment she ever got came from Marilyn Monroe's ex-husband, Arthur Miller. At the time, Miller was working with Winona Ryder on The Crucible (1996). After seeing this movie, he told Ryder he'd been very impressed by how well Sorvino understood Marilyn's pain. Ryder happily relayed the compliment to Sorvino.
How can you be so cold?
Marilyn Monroe: Because you let me.
The film portrays Norma Jeane/Marilyn getting plastic surgery as a way of landing a contract with 20 Century Fox in 1947. In reality Monroe's plastic surgery occurred in 1950 consisting of a chin implant and a minor nose job to correct her somewhat bulbous nose. Monroe had made several films up to that point thus the explanation for her slightly different appearance in films before 1950.