The Green Mile is an Academy Award-nominated 1999 drama film, directed by Frank Darabont and adapted by him from the 1996 Stephen King novel The Green Mile. The film stars Tom Hanks as Paul Edgecombe and Michael Clarke Duncan as the 8 foot giant John Coffey.
The movie is primarily about Edgecombe and his life as a corrections officer on Death Row in the 1930s. The movie is told in flashback by the protagonist in a nursing home and follows a string of supernatural and metaphysical events upon the arrival of Coffey, a convicted murderer.
In the 1999 Academy Awards, the movie was nominated for four awards (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Picture, Best Sound, and Best Writing: Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published).