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James Stewart

Officer (armed Forces) / Aircraft Pilot / Character Actor / Television Director / Screenwriter / Military Personnel / Poet / Film Director / Actor | * 05/20/1908 († 89, 07/02/1997) | Indiana, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
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James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military officer. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart's film career spanned 80 films from 1935 to 1991. With the strong morality, which he portrayed both on and off the screen, he epitomized the "American ideal" in the mid-twentieth century. In 1999, the American Film Institute (AFI) ranked him third on its list of the greatest American male actors. He received numerous honors including the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1980, the Kennedy Center Honor in 1983, as well as the Academy Honorary Award and Presidential Medal of Freedom, both in 1985. Born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Stewart started acting while at Princeton University. After graduating, he began a career as a stage actor making his Broadway debut in the play Carry Nation (1932). He landed his first supporting role in The Murder Man (1935) and had his breakthrough in Frank Capra's ensemble comedy You Can't Take It with You (1938). Stewart went on to receive the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in George... ()
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James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive voice and his everyman persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics and was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Lifetime Achievement award. He was a major MGM contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve.Throughout his seven decades in Hollywood, Stewart cultivated a versatile career and recognized screen image in such classics as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, Harvey, It's a Wonderful Life, Shenandoah, Rear Window, Rope, The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Vertigo. He is the most represented leading actor on the AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) and AFI's 10 Top 10 lists. He is also the most represented leading actor on the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time list presented by Entertainment Weekly. As of 2007, ten of his films have been inducted into the United States National Film Registry.Stewart left his mark on a wide range of film genres, including westerns, suspense thrillers, family films, biographies and screwball comedies. He worked for a number of renowned directors later in his career, most notably Alfred Hitchcock, John Ford, Billy Wilder, Frank Capra, George Cukor, and Anthony Mann. He won many of the industry's highest honors and earned Lifetime Achievement awards from every major film organization. He died at age 89, leaving behind a legacy of classic performances, and is considered one of the finest actors of the "Golden Age of Hollywood". He was named the third Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute.

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 (United States) 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 Silver Bear Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army) European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal Golden Boot Awards Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame 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(145)

as himself2021 I Am Alfred Hitchcock
as Self (archive footage)2017 This Is Bob Hope...
as Self (archive footage)2017 Stewart & Mitchum: The Two Faces of America
as Self (archive footage)2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
as Self (archive footage)2013 John Ford & Monument Valley
as Self (archive footage)2009 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year
as Self (archive footage)2001 Rope Unleashed
as Self (archive footage)2000 The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much'
as Self (archive footage)1999 Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood
as Self (archive footage)1997 Frank Capra's American Dream
as Jacques (archive footage)1993 La Classe américaine
as himself1992 Fonda on Fonda
as Wylie Burp (voice)1991 An American Tail: Fievel Goes West
as himself1990 Night Of 100 Stars III
as Self (archival footage)1990 The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life'
as himself1989 Son of Dinosaurs
as Teddy Dwyer1983 Right of Way
as (archive footage)1982 Showbiz Goes to War
as Self (archive footage)1982 Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers!
as Old Man1980 Green Horizons
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. Hostetler1976 The Shootist
as Self (archive footage)1975 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?
as Self - Host / Narrator1974 That's Entertainment!
as Elwood P. Dowd1972 Harvey
as Self - Narrator1971 The American West of John Ford
as Mattie Appleyard1971 Fools' Parade
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 Self (archive footage)1965 Hollywood My Home Town
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 himself1942 Winning Your Wings
as Narrator (voice)1942 Fellow Americans
as Gilbert Young1941 Ziegfeld Girl
as Bill Smith1941 Come Live with Me
as Self (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 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 Jason Wilkins1938 Of Human Hearts
as Tony Kirby1938 You Can't Take It with You
as 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 Self (archive footage)1937 The Romance of Celluloid
as Roderick "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(25)

as Self (archive footage)2013 Talking Pictures
as himself1977 Bitte umblättern
as Billy Jim Hawkins1973 Hawkins
as himself1971 V.I.P. Schaukel
as himself1971 The Pet Set
as Prof. James K. Howard1971 The Jimmy Stewart Show
as himself1971 Great Performances
as himself1960 My Three Sons
as Azel Dorsey1959 Startime
as Joe Newman1953 GE Theater
as Britt Ponset1953 GE Theater
as Bart1953 GE Theater
as Elwood P. Dowd1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame
as Jimmy Stewart1950 The Jack Benny Program
as Self - Mystery Guest1950 What's My Line?
as himself1948 The Ed Sullivan Show

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

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

Full Name: James Stewart
Born: Wednesday, 05/20 1908 (May) in Indiana, Pennsylvania (United States of America (USA))
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.
Spouses (current/former): Gloria Hatrick McLean
Mother: Elizabeth Ruth Stewart
Other names for James Stewart (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Jimmy Stewart"
"Джеймс Стюарт"
"James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart"
"제임스 스튜어트"
"James Maitland Stewart"
James Stewart frequently works together with these people:
Mickey Rooney (26x, Actor)
Cedric Gibbons (20x, Crew)
Spencer Tracy (18x, Actor)
Frank Capra (17x, Crew)
Alfred Hitchcock (16x, Crew)
Vincent Price (16x, Actor)
Charlton Heston (16x, Actor)
Cary Grant (16x, Actor)
Eddie Albert (15x, Actor)
Adrian (15x, Crew)
Douglas Shearer (15x, Crew)
Clark Gable (14x, Actor)

Other people with this name: James Stewart (AU)

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