With Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale, Anton Rodgers, Jean Sorel, Barrie Ingham, Vernon Dobtcheff, Alan Badel, Olga Georges-Picot, Delphine Seyrig, Eric Porter, Tony Britton, Cyril Cusack, Michel Auclair, Maurice Denham, Terence Alexander, Adrien Cayla-Legrand, Denis Carey, Derek Jacobi, Jacques François, Raymond Gérôme
The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 British-French thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox and Michael Lonsdale. Based on the 1971 novel The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth, the film is about a professional assassin known only as the "Jackal" who is hired to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle in the summer of 1963.
The Day of the Jackal received positive reviews and went on to win the BAFTA Award for Best Film Editing, five additional BAFTA Award nominations, two Golden Globe Award nominations, and one Academy Award nomination. The film grossed $16,056,255 at the box office, and earned an additional $8,525,000 in North American rentals.