Green Card is a 1990 romantic comedy film written, produced, and directed by Peter Weir and starring Gérard Depardieu and Andie MacDowell. The screenplay focuses on an American woman who enters into a marriage of convenience with a Frenchman so he can obtain a green card and remain in the United States. Depardieu won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. The film won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Brontë Parrish (Andie MacDowell), a horticulturalist and an environmentalist, enters into a Green Card marriage with Georges Fauré (Depardieu), an undocumented immigrant from France, so he may stay in the United States. In turn, Brontë uses her fake marriage credentials to rent the apartment of her dreams. After moving in, to explain her spouse's absence, she tells the doorman and neighbors he is conducting musical research in Africa.
|award||Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy|
|contentLocation||New York City Paris|
|editor||William M. Anderson|
|keywords||alien best friend deportation dinner party environmental issues environmentalism environmentalist fake marriage green card green card marriage handyman horticulturalist horticulture immigration and naturalization service impressionist music impressionistic inner city kiss laugh moving in obsess piano undocumented immigrant wait wedding ring|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay|
|publisher||Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures|
|recordedAt||New York City|