This article is about the 1995 film directed by Gus Van Sant; 'To Die For is also a 1994 film by Peter Mackenzie Litten. For the gothic metal band, see To/Die/For.
To Die For is a 1995 film written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard (ISBN 0-595-26939-7), and directed by Gus Van Sant. It stars Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon and Joaquin Phoenix. Major supporting roles feature Illeana Douglas, Wayne Knight, Casey Affleck, Dan Hedaya and Alison Folland. Kidman's performance as the cold-hearted, vindictive, manipulative, and overly ambitious newsreader determined to achieve fame by any measures drew enormous critical praise. Kidman was nominated for a BAFTA and won a Golden Globe Award for her performance.The film includes cameo appearances by George Segal, David Cronenberg, author Maynard, and screenwriter Henry. It features original music by Danny Elfman. The film's tagline is: "All she wanted was a little attention."To Die For is a mixture of styles, combin