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James Stewart

Actor | * 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 who is among the most honored and popular stars in film history. With a career spanning 62 years, Stewart was a major Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player who was known for his distinctive drawl and down-to-earth persona, which helped him often portray American middle-class men struggling in crisis. Many of the films in which he starred have become enduring classics. Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for The Philadelphia Story (1940), and received an Academy Lifetime Achievement award in 1985. In 1999, Stewart was named the third-greatest male screen legend of the Golden Age of Hollywood by the American Film Institute, behind Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant. The American Film Institute has also named five of Stewart's films to its list of the 100 best American films ever made. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran and pilot, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve, becoming the highest-ranking actor in military history. In 1985, Stewart was promoted to Major General, reserve list by Pre... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

Known for these Movies & Shows

Anatomy of a Murder

Certification unknown

1959 | 4.0/5 | 2h 40min
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Vertigo

PG

1958 | 4.1/5 | 2h 8min
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The Philadelphia Story

NR

1940 | 3.9/5 | 1h 53min
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Certification unknown

1939 | 4.0/5 | 2h 9min
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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

Movies with James Stewart as Actor(123)

as Himself (archive footage)2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as Himself (archive footage)2013 John Ford & Monument Valley
as Himself (archive footage)2001 Rope Unleashed
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 - Co-Host1974 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 Maj. 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 Lt. Col. 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. 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 in the Sky
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 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 himself1939 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' Stevens (uncredited)1936 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

Additional Information

Full Name: James Stewart
Born: 05/20/1908 in Indiana County
Died: 07/02/1997 in Beverly Hills (aged: 89)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Princeton University, 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"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:604, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 01/17/2019