Atticus Finch was voted as the top screen hero of the last 100 years by the American Film Institute.
After being offered the part of Atticus Finch, Gregory Peck read Harper Lee's novel in one sitting and called Robert Mulligan immediately after to say that he would play the part.
The piano in Elmer Bernstein's score was played by John Williams.
Brock Peters started to cry while shooting the testifying scene, without rehearsing it this way, and Gregory Peck said that he had to look past him, instead of looking him in the eye, without choking up himself.
Brock Peters delivered Gregory Peck's eulogy on the day of his funeral and burial, June 16, 2003. Peck defended Peters in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
According to the comics, this is Clark Kent's (aka Superman) favorite movie. |