Maverick is a 1994 Western comedy film directed by Richard Donner and written by William Goldman, based on the 1950s television series of the same name created by Roy Huggins. The film stars Mel Gibson as the eponymous Bret Maverick, a card player and con-artist collecting money to enter a high-stakes poker game for the prize and to prove himself the best player. He is joined in his adventure by Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster), another con-artist, and legendary lawman Marshall Zane Cooper (James Garner). The film also stars Graham Greene, James Coburn, Alfred Molina and a large cast of cameo appearances by Western film actors, country music stars and other actors. The film received a favorably critical reception for its light-hearted charm, and was financially successful, earning over $180 million during its theatrical run. It received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.