James Stewart

Officer (armed Forces) / Aircraft Pilot / Character Actor / Television Director / Screenwriter / Military Personnel / Poet | * 05/20/1908 († 89, 07/02/1997) | Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart had a film career that spanned over 55 years from 1935 and 1991 and 80 films. With the strong morality he portrayed both on and off the screen, Stewart epitomized the "American ideal" in twentieth-century United States. In 1999, the American Film Institute (AFI) ranked him third on its list of the greatest American male actors. Born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Stewart started acting while studying at Princeton University. After graduating in 1932, he began a career as a stage actor, appearing on Broadway and in summer stock productions. In 1935, he signed a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). The studio did not see leading man material in Stewart, but after three years of supporting roles and being loaned out to other studios, he had his big breakthrough in Frank Capra's ensemble comedy You Can't Take It with You (1938). The following year, Stewart garnered his first of five Academy Award nominations for his portrayal of an idealized and virtuous man who becomes a senator in Capra's ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for James Stewart

Croix De Guerre 1939–1945 Distinguished Flying Cross 2x Presidential Medal of Freedom Air Medal Commendation Medal Armed Forces Reserve Medal Croix De Guerre Academy Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Cecil B. Demille Award Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award AFI Life Achievement Award Kennedy Center Honors Academy Honorary Award National Aviation Hall of Fame World War Ii Victory Medal Academy Awards Silver Bear Distinguished Service Medal European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal 5x Academy Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Golden Globe Cecil B. Demille Award

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Movies with James Stewart as Actor(127)

as Himself (archive footage)2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as Himself (archive footage)2013 John Ford & Monument Valley
as Himself (archive footage)2000 The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'
as Jacques (archive footage)1993 La Classe américaine
as Wylie Burp (voice)1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
as Himself (archive footage)1983 Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage
as Teddy Dwyer1983 Right of Way
as Old Man1980 A Tale of Africa
as Mr. Krueger1980 Mr. Krueger's Christmas
as General Sternwood1978 The Big Sleep
as Clovis Mitchell1978 The Magic of Lassie
as Philip Stevens1977 Airport '77
as (archive footage)1976 That's Entertainment, Part II
as Dr. E.W. Hostetler1976 The Shootist
as (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Himself - Host / Narrator1974 That's Entertainment!
as Elwood P. Dowd1972 Harvey
as Mattie Appleyard1971 Fools' Parade
as Himself (uncredited)1971 Directed by John Ford
as John O'Hanlan1970 The Cheyenne Social Club
as Mace Bishop1968 Bandolero!
as Johnny Cobb1968 Firecreek
as Sam Burnett1966 The Rare Breed
as Professor Robert Leaf1965 Dear Brigitte
as Capt. Frank Towns1965 The Flight of the Phoenix
as Charlie Anderson1965 Shenandoah
as Wyatt Earp1964 Cheyenne Autumn
as Frank Michaelson1963 Take Her, She's Mine
as Ransom Stoddard1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
as Linus Rawlings1962 How the West Was Won
as Roger Hobbs1962 Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation
as Slim Conway1962 Flashing Spikes
as Himself / Narrator (voice)1961 X-15
as Marshal Guthrie McCabe1961 Two Rode Together
as Major Baldwin1960 The Mountain Road
as Paul Biegler1959 Anatomy of a Murder
as John Michael ('Chip') Hardesty1959 The FBI Story
as Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson1958 Vertigo
as Shep Henderson1958 Bell, Book and Candle
as Grant McLaine1957 Night Passage
as Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh1957 The Spirit of St. Louis
as Dr. Ben McKenna1956 The Man Who Knew Too Much
as Robert "Dutch" Holland1955 Strategic Air Command
as Will Lockhart1955 The Man from Laramie
as Jeff Webster1954 The Far Country
as Glenn Miller1954 The Glenn Miller Story
as L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies1954 Rear Window
as the story teller1954 Tomorrow's Drivers
as Howard Kemp1953 The Naked Spur
as Steve Martin1953 Thunder Bay
as Glyn McLyntock1952 Bend of the River
as Marsh Williams1952 Carbine Williams
as Theodore Honey1951 No Highway
as William J. 'Bill' Lawrence1950 The Jackpot
as Narrator1950 And Then There Were Four
as Elwood P. Dowd1950 Harvey
as Lin McAdam1950 Winchester '73
as Tom Jeffords1950 Broken Arrow
as Monty Stratton1949 The Stratton Story
as John Royer1949 Malaya
as Rupert Cadell1948 Rope
as Slim1948 On Our Merry Way
as Marvin Payne1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
as Narrator1948 10,000 Kids and a Cop
as P.J. 'Jim' McNeal1948 Call Northside 777
as himself1947 Thunderbolt
as himself1947 Blow-Ups of 1947
as Rip Smith1947 Magic Town
as George Bailey1946 It's a Wonderful Life
as Himself (as Lieutenant James Stewart)1942 Winning Your Wings
as Narrator (voice)1942 Fellow Americans
as Gilbert Young1941 Ziegfeld Girl
as Bill Smith1941 Come Live with Me
as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)1941 Breakdowns of 1941
as James Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell1941 Pot o' Gold
as Martin Breitner1940 The Mortal Storm
as Macaulay 'Mike' Connor1940 The Philadelphia Story
as Alfred Kralik1940 The Shop Around the Corner
as Gaylord 'Gay' Esterbrook1940 No Time for Comedy
as Guy Johnson1939 It's a Wonderful World
as John Horace 'Johnny' Mason1939 Made for Each Other
as Jefferson Smith1939 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
as Tom Destry Jr.1939 Destry Rides Again
as Mort Hodges1939 The Ice Follies of 1939
as Himself (uncredited)1939 Hollywood Hobbies
as Jason Wilkins1938 Of Human Hearts
as Tony Kirby1938 You Can't Take It with You
as Prof. Peter Morgan Jr.1938 Vivacious Lady
as Pvt. William 'Texas' Pettigrew1938 The Shopworn Angel
as himself1938 Hollywood Goes to Town
as Chico1937 Seventh Heaven
as John 'Truck' Cross1937 Navy Blue and Gold
as Paul North Sr.1937 The Last Gangster
as 'Rowdy' Dow1936 The Gorgeous Hussy
as David Graham1936 After the Thin Man
as Elmer Clampett1936 Small Town Girl
as Christopher Tyler1936 Next Time We Love
as Terry Martin1936 Speed
as Cornelius 'Corn' Stevens1936 Important News
as Ted Barker1936 Born to Dance
as John Flower1936 Rose Marie
as Dave1936 Wife vs. Secretary
as Shorty1935 The Murder Man
as Jack Burton1934 Art Trouble

TV Shows/Series with James Stewart as Actor(16)

TV Shows/Series with James Stewart as Crew(3)

Sound/Music1985 EastEnders
Directing/Director1953 General Electric Theater
Directing/Director1951 Schlitz Playhouse of Stars

Full Name: James Stewart
Born: Wednesday, 05/20 1908 (May) in Indiana County
Died: Wednesday, 07/02 1997 (July) in Beverly Hills (aged: 89)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Princeton University School of Architecture, Mercersburg Academy
Represented by: Music Corporation of America, Inc.
Record Label: RCA Victor
Spouses (current/former): Gloria Hatrick McLean
Other names for James Stewart (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jimmy Stewart"
"Джеймс Стюарт"
"James Maitland Stewart"
James Stewart frequently works together with these people:
Mickey Rooney (18x, Actor)
Spencer Tracy (18x, Actor)
Cedric Gibbons (18x, Crew)
Frank Capra (15x, Crew)
Alfred Hitchcock (14x, Crew)
Clark Gable (14x, Actor)
Adrian (14x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (13x, Crew)
Cary Grant (12x, Actor)
Lionel Barrymore (12x, Actor)
William H. Daniels (12x, Crew)
Charlton Heston (8x, Actor)

Other people with this name: James Stewart (AU)

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