About

Using archival footage, United States Cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the 85-year-old Robert McNamara, THE FOG OF WAR depicts his life, from working as a WWII whiz kid military officer, to being the Ford Motor Company's president, to managing the American Vietnam War, as defense secretary for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

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Directed by

Errol Morris

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Cast

Keywords

politics war vietnam lesson auto industry cuban missile crisis armed forces lyndon johnson secretary of defense anti war protest dominoes cabinet position spin doctor self immolation

Photos

Lists

#153 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar for Best Documentary, Features