TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962). Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch. Mary Badham as Scout. Nominated for 8 Oscars, won 3. Life-Changing! Fiction that tells the truth. Harper Lee's 1960 novel won the Pulitzer Prize & is an American Lit classic. The plot and characters are loosely based on Lee's observations of her family & neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10. Atticus Finch is an icon of honor and honorable conduct.