Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Turbulent were the times and fiery was the love story of Zhivago, his wife and the passionate, tender Lara.

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, War
  • Release Date: 1965-12-22
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 921 ratings
  • Runtime: 3h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Production Country: Italy, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: David Lean
star 7.5/10
From 921 Ratings


The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.


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  • Omar Sharif

    as Dr. Yuri Zhivago
  • Julie Christie

    as Lara Antipova
  • Geraldine Chaplin

    as Tonya Gromeko
  • Rod Steiger

    as Viktor Komarovsky
  • Alec Guinness

    as Gen. Yevgraf Zhivago
  • Tom Courtenay

    as Pasha Antipov / Strelnikov
  • Siobhán McKenna

    as Anna
  • Ralph Richardson

    as Alexander Gromeko
  • Rita Tushingham

    as The Girl
  • Adrienne Corri

    as Amelia
  • Bernard Kay

    as The Bolshevik
  • Geoffrey Keen

    as Medical Professor
  • Klaus Kinski

    as Kostoyed Amourski
  • Jeffrey Rockland

    as Sasha
  • Gérard Tichy

    as Liberius
  • Noel Willman

    as Razin, Liberius' Lieutenant
  • Tarek Sharif

    as Yuri at 8 Years Old
  • Jack MacGowran

    as Petya
  • Mark Eden

    as Engineer at dam
  • Erik Chitty

    as Sergei (Old Soldier)
  • Roger Maxwell

    as Beef-Faced Colonel
  • Wolf Frees

    as Delegate
  • Gwen Nelson

    as Female Janitor
  • Lucy Westmore

    as Katya
  • Lili Muráti

    as The Train Jumper
  • Peter Madden

    as Political Officer
  • Luana Alcañiz

    as Mrs. Sventytski (uncredited)
  • Emilio Carrer

    as Mr. Sventytski (uncredited)
  • José María Caffarel

    as Militiaman (uncredited)
  • Catherine Ellison

    as Raped Woman (uncredited)
  • Víctor Israel

    as Hospital Inmate (uncredited)
  • Inigo Jackson

    as Major (uncredited)
  • Leo Lähteenmäki

    as Siberian Husband (uncredited)
  • María Martín

    as Gentlewoman (uncredited)
  • José Nieto

    as Priest (uncredited)
  • Ricardo Palacios

    as Extra (uncredited)
  • Ingrid Pitt

    as Extra (uncredited)
  • Robert Rietti

    as Kostoyed (voice) (uncredited)
  • Virgilio Teixeira

    as Captain (uncredited)
  • María Vico

    as Demented Woman (uncredited)
  • Pilar Gómez Ferrer

    as (uncredited)
  • Aldo Sambrell

    as (uncredited)
Sound Winston Ryder Sound Editor
Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Sound Maurice Jarre Conductor
Sound Van Allen James Sound Editor
Production Carlo Ponti Producer
Art Terence Marsh Art Direction
Art Roy Walker Assistant Art Director
Production Irene Howard Casting
Camera Freddie Young Director of Photography
Production Douglas Twiddy Production Manager
Editing John Grover Assistant Editor
Directing David Lean Director
Writing Robert Bolt Screenplay
Art John Box Production Design
Writing Boris Pasternak Novel
Production Arvid Griffen Executive Producer
Editing Norman Savage Editor
Art Gil Parrondo Art Direction
Art Dario Simoni Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Phyllis Dalton Costume Design
Sound William Steinkamp Sound Designer
Crew Eddie Fowlie Special Effects
Art William Hutchinson Assistant Art Director
Production John Palmer Production Supervisor
Camera Alex Thomson Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Grazia De Rossi Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Mario Van Riel Makeup Artist
Sound Leo Arnaud Orchestrator
Directing Roy Stevens Assistant Director
Camera Ernest Day Camera Operator
Camera Manuel Berenguer Second Unit Director of Photography
Crew Hugh Miller Dialogue Coach
Art Ernest Archer Assistant Art Director
Directing José María Ochoa Assistant Director
Crew Andrew Mollo Creative Consultant
Directing Barbara Cole Continuity
Directing Roy Rossotti Second Unit Director
Sound Paddy Cunningham Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Anna Cristofani Hairstylist
Production Tadeo Villalba Unit Manager
Sound Robert Bain Additional Soundtrack
Crew Lee Turner Second Unit
Production Stanley Goldsmith Production Manager
Art Fred Bennett Construction Manager
Art Mickey Lennon Dressing Prop
Camera Kenneth J. Withers Focus Puller
Directing Pedro Vidal Assistant Director
Art Gus Walker Construction Manager
Production Agustín Pastor Production Manager
Lighting Miguel Sancho Electrician