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James Stewart (1908 – 1997)

Born: James Maitland Stewart
May 20, 1908

James_StewartBiopicJames Stewart began his film career in 1935 and appeared in a total 92 films. He was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for best actor in The Philadelphia Story (1940). Known for his boyish good looks and cheerful personality, five of Stewart’s movies are included on the American Film Institute’s list of 100 greatest American films. In addition to The Philadelphia Story, thirteen of Stewart’s other films have made their way on the current 1001 list, including: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), Destry Rides Again (1939), The Mortal Storm (1940), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), Rope (1948), Winchester ’73 (1950), The Naked Spur (1953), Rear Window (1954), The Man from Laramie (1955), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), Vertigo (1958), Anatomy of a Murder (1959), and The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (1962) (Klaus Ming January 2013).


2 comments on “James Stewart (1908 – 1997)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins

    I haven’t seen all of the movies listed (and a couple of the ones I have seen aren’t really all that great) but can I mention again how great Anatomy of a Murder is? (I just watched it again last week. 🙂 )

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