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Frank Capra

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 05/18/1897 († 94, 09/03/1991) | Bisacquino, Sicilia (Italy)
Frank Russell Capra (born Francesco Rosario Capra; May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. Born in Italy and raised in Los Angeles from the age of five, his rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American Dream personified". Capra became one of America's most influential directors during the 1930s, winning three Academy Awards for Best Director from six nominations, along with three other Oscar wins from nine nominations in other categories. Among his leading films were It Happened One Night (1934), Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936), You Can't Take It with You (1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939). During World War II, Capra served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and produced propaganda films, such as the ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Documentaries | Drama
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Awards & Nominations for Frank Capra

National Medal of Arts 3x Academy Award for Best Director AFI Life Achievement Award Golden Plate Award Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army) Legion of Merit Victory Medal American Campaign Medal World War II Victory Medal National Board of Review Award for Best Film Honorary Officer of The Order of The British Empire Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Inkpot Award 6x Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with Frank Capra as Actor(21)

TV Shows/Series with Frank Capra as Actor(2)

as Himself - Guest1968 The Dick Cavett Show

Movies with Frank Capra as Crew(110)

Directing/Director1964 Rendezvous in Space
Directing/Director1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Production/Producer1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Directing/Director1959 A Hole in the Head
Production/Producer1959 A Hole in the Head
Writing/Writer1958 The Unchained Goddess
Directing/Director1957 Hemo the Magnificent
Writing/Writer1957 Hemo the Magnificent
Production/Producer1957 The Strange Case of the Cosmic Rays
Directing/Director1956 Our Mr. Sun
Production/Producer1956 Our Mr. Sun
Writing/Writer1956 Our Mr. Sun
Directing/Director1951 Here Comes the Groom
Production/Producer1951 Here Comes the Groom
Writing/Story1951 Westward the Women
Directing/Director1950 Riding High
Directing/Director1948 State of the Union
Production/Producer1948 State of the Union
Directing/Director1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Production/Producer1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Writing/Screenplay1946 It's a Wonderful Life
Directing/Director1945 Know Your Enemy: Japan
Writing/Writer1945 Know Your Enemy: Japan
Production/Producer1945 Know Your Enemy: Japan
Directing/Director1945 Here Is Germany
Directing/Director1945 Why We Fight: War Comes to America
Directing/Director1945 Two Down and One to Go
Directing/Director1945 Your Job in Germany
Production/Producer1945 Your Job in Germany
Directing/Director1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Production/Producer1944 Arsenic and Old Lace
Production/Producer1944 The Negro Soldier
Directing/Director1944 Tunisian Victory
Directing/Director1944 Why We Fight: The Battle of China
Directing/Director1943 Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer
Production/Producer1943 Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer
Directing/Director1943 Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
Production/Producer1943 Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
Directing/Director1943 Why We Fight: The Nazis Strike
Directing/Director1942 Why We Fight: Prelude to War
Production/Producer1942 Why We Fight: Prelude to War
Directing/Director1941 Meet John Doe
Production/Producer1941 Meet John Doe
Crew/Supervisor of Production Resources1940 Cavalcade of the Academy Awards
Directing/Director1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Production/Producer1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Directing/Director1938 You Can't Take It with You
Production/Producer1938 You Can't Take It with You
Directing/Director1937 Lost Horizon
Production/Producer1937 Lost Horizon
Directing/Director1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Production/Producer1936 Mr. Deeds Goes to Town
Directing/Director1934 It Happened One Night
Production/Producer1934 It Happened One Night
Directing/Director1934 Broadway Bill
Production/Producer1934 Broadway Bill
Directing/Director1933 Lady for a Day
Directing/Director1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen
Production/Producer1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen
Directing/Director1932 Forbidden
Production/Producer1932 Forbidden
Writing/Writer1932 Forbidden
Directing/Director1932 American Madness
Production/Producer1932 American Madness
Directing/Director1931 Dirigible
Directing/Director1931 Platinum Blonde
Production/Producer1931 Platinum Blonde
Directing/Director1931 The Miracle Woman
Production/Producer1931 The Miracle Woman
Directing/Director1930 Rain or Shine
Directing/Director1930 Ladies of Leisure
Directing/Director1929 The Donovan Affair
Directing/Director1929 Flight
Directing/Director1929 The Younger Generation
Directing/Director1928 That Certain Thing
Directing/Director1928 So This Is Love
Directing/Director1928 The Power of the Press
Writing/Writer1928 The Swim Princess
Directing/Director1928 The Way of the Strong
Directing/Director1928 Say It with Sables
Writing/Story1928 Say It with Sables
Directing/Director1928 Submarine
Directing/Director1928 The Burglar
Writing/Writer1928 The Burglar
Directing/Director1928 The Matinee Idol
Production/Producer1928 The Matinee Idol
Directing/Director1927 Long Pants
Writing/Story1927 His First Flame
Writing/Story1927 Fiddlesticks
Directing/Director1927 For the Love of Mike
Writing/Scenario Writer1926 Tramp, Tramp, Tramp
Directing/Director1926 The Strong Man
Writing/Story1926 Saturday Afternoon
Writing/Writer1925 Super-Hooper-Dyne Lizzies
Writing/Writer1925 Sneezing Beezers
Writing/Writer1925 The Iron Nag
Writing/Writer1925 Boobs in the Wood
Writing/Writer1925 The Marriage Circus
Writing/Scenario Writer1925 Cold Turkey
Writing/Writer1925 The Wild Goose Chaser
Writing/Writer1924 All Night Long
Writing/Writer1924 Little Robinson Corkscrew
Writing/Writer1924 Riders of the Purple Cows
Writing/Scenario Writer1924 Jubilo, Jr.
Directing/Director1922 Fultah Fisher's Boarding House
Directing/Director1921 The Italian Warship Libia
Writing/Writer1921 The Italian Warship Libia

Full Name: Frank Capra
Born: Tuesday, 05/18 1897 (May) in Bisacquino, Sicilia (Italy)
Died: Tuesday, 09/03 1991 (September) in La Quinta (aged: 94)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN), Italian (IT)
Educated at: California Institute of Technology, Manual Arts High School
Spouses (current/former): Helen Howell
Other names for Frank Capra (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Francesco Rosario Capra"
Frank Capra frequently works together with these people:
Robert Riskin (17x, Crew)
Joseph Walker (15x, Crew)
James Stewart (13x, Actor)
Irving Bacon (13x, Actor)
William Hornbeck (13x, Crew)
Harry Langdon (13x, Actor)
Harry Cohn (10x, Crew)
Mack Sennett (10x, Crew)
Charles Lane (10x, Actor)
Dimitri Tiomkin (10x, Crew)
Jo Swerling (9x, Crew)
Michael Parkinson (2x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:12048, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/16/2022