Critics' Pick: 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf'

'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf', starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. A. O. Scott takes a look at a very unusual relationship at the heart of Mike Nichols's 1966 film, adapted from Edward Albee's Broadway play.

Early candidates for the role of Martha included Bette Davis, Ingrid Bergman, Rosalind Russell and Patricia Neal. Early candidates for the role of George included James Mason, Cary Grant, Henry Fonda, Arthur Hill, Jack Lemmon and Peter O'Toole.