Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a 1961 American film starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, and featuring Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Martin Balsam,. It was directed by Blake Edwards and released by Paramount Pictures. Audrey Hepburn’s portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naive, eccentric socialite is generally considered to be the actress’s most memorable and identifiable role. She herself regarded it as one of her most challenging roles to play, as she was an introvert who had to play an extrovert. 1 Hepburn’s singing of “Moon River” helped gain her an Oscar for Best Song for composer Henry Mancini and lyricist Johnny Mercer. The film also featured what was arguably George Peppard’s greatest acting role and the high point of his career. The film is loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote.