James Stewart

Birthday:
05/20/1908
Place of birth:
Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA:
Biography:
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.

Credits

I Am Alfred Hitchcock (2021)
as Himself
This Is Bob Hope... (2017)
as Himself (archive footage)
Stewart & Mitchum: The Two Faces of America (2017)
as Himself
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
John Ford & Monument Valley (2013)
as Himself (archive footage)
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year (2009)
Warner at War (2008)
Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films (2003)
as Narrator (archive footage)
The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' (2000)
as Himself (archive footage)
Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (1999)
as (archive footage)
No Angel: A Life of Marlene Dietrich (1996)
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies (1995)
La Classe américaine (1993)
as Jacques (archive footage)
Fonda on Fonda (1992)
as Himself
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)
as Wylie Burp (voice)
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker (1991)
Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life': A Personal Remembrance (1991)
as Self
The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life' (1990)
as Self
James Stewart's Wonderful Life (1988)
as Himself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood (1987)
as Himself
Grace Kelly: The American Princess (1987)
as Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder (1986)
as Self
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly (1985)
as Self
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds (1984)
as Himself
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra (1983)
Right of Way (1983)
as Teddy Dwyer
James Bond: The First 21 Years (1983)
as Self
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983)
as Himself (archive footage)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra (1982)
as Himself
Night of 100 Stars (1982)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire (1981)
as Self
Mr. Krueger's Christmas (1980)
as Mr. Krueger
アフリカ物語 (1980)
as Old Man
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart (1980)
as Himself
The Magic of Lassie (1978)
as Clovis Mitchell
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda (1978)
as Himself
The Big Sleep (1978)
as General Sternwood
Airport '77 (1977)
as Philip Stevens
The Shootist (1976)
as Dr. E.W. Hostetler
That's Entertainment, Part II (1976)
as (archive footage)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler (1976)
as Himself
Sentimental Journey (1976)
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (1975)
as (archive footage)
That's Entertainment! (1974)
as Himself - Host / Narrator
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford (1973)
as Himself
Harvey (1972)
as Elwood P. Dowd
The American West of John Ford (1971)
as Himself
Directed by John Ford (1971)
as Himself (uncredited)
Fools' Parade (1971)
as Mattie Appleyard
The Cheyenne Social Club (1970)
as John O'Hanlan
Bandolero! (1968)
as Mace Bishop
Firecreek (1968)
as Johnny Cobb
The Rare Breed (1966)
as Sam Burnett
Hollywood My Home Town (1965)
as Himself
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
as Capt. Frank Towns
Shenandoah (1965)
as Charlie Anderson
Dear Brigitte (1965)
as Professor Robert Leaf
Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
as Wyatt Earp
Take Her, She's Mine (1963)
as Frank Michaelson
Flashing Spikes (1962)
as Slim Conway
How the West Was Won (1962)
as Linus Rawlings
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
as Roger Hobbs
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
as Ransom Stoddard
X-15 (1961)
as Himself / Narrator (voice)
Two Rode Together (1961)
as Marshal Guthrie McCabe
The Mountain Road (1960)
as Major Baldwin
The FBI Story (1959)
as John Michael ('Chip') Hardesty
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
as Paul Biegler
Bell, Book and Candle (1958)
as Shep Henderson
Vertigo (1958)
as Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson
Night Passage (1957)
as Grant McLaine
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)
as Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
as Dr. Ben McKenna
The Man From Laramie (1955)
as Will Lockhart
Strategic Air Command (1955)
as Robert "Dutch" Holland
Rear Window (1954)
as L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies
The Far Country (1954)
as Jeff Webster
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
as Glenn Miller
Tomorrow's Drivers (1954)
as the story teller
Thunder Bay (1953)
as Steve Martin
The Naked Spur (1953)
as Howard Kemp
Carbine Williams (1952)
as Marsh Williams
The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
as Buttons
Bend of the River (1952)
as Glyn McLyntock
No Highway (1951)
as Theodore Honey
Harvey (1950)
as Elwood P. Dowd
The Jackpot (1950)
as William J. 'Bill' Lawrence
Broken Arrow (1950)
as Tom Jeffords
Winchester '73 (1950)
as Lin McAdam
And Then There Were Four (1950)
as Narrator
Malaya (1949)
as John Royer
The Stratton Story (1949)
as Monty Stratton
You Gotta Stay Happy (1948)
as Marvin Payne
10,000 Kids and a Cop (1948)
as Narrator
Rope (1948)
as Rupert Cadell
Call Northside 777 (1948)
as P.J. 'Jim' McNeal
On Our Merry Way (1948)
as Slim
Magic Town (1947)
as Rip Smith
Thunderbolt (1947)
as Himself
Blow-Ups of 1947 (1947)
as Himself
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
as George Bailey
Winning Your Wings (1942)
as Self
Fellow Americans (1942)
as Narrator (voice)
Breakdowns of 1941 (1941)
as Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
as Gilbert Young
Pot o' Gold (1941)
as James Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell
Come Live with Me (1941)
as Bill Smith
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
as Macaulay 'Mike' Connor
No Time for Comedy (1940)
as Gaylord 'Gay' Esterbrook
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards (1940)
as Himself
The Mortal Storm (1940)
as Martin Breitner
Hollywood: Style Center of the World (1940)
as Self
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
as Alfred Kralik
A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound (1940)
as Self
Destry Rides Again (1939)
as Tom Destry Jr.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
as Jefferson Smith
It's a Wonderful World (1939)
as Guy Johnson
Hollywood Hobbies (1939)
as Himself (uncredited)
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 (1939)
as James Stewart
The Ice Follies of 1939 (1939)
as Mort Hodges
Made for Each Other (1939)
as John Horace 'Johnny' Mason
You Can't Take It with You (1938)
as Tony Kirby
The Shopworn Angel (1938)
as Pvt. William 'Texas' Pettigrew
Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
as Himself
Vivacious Lady (1938)
as Peter Morgan Jr.
Of Human Hearts (1938)
as Jason Wilkins
Navy Blue and Gold (1937)
as John 'Truck' Cross
The Last Gangster (1937)
as Paul North Sr.
The Romance of Celluloid (1937)
as Self
Seventh Heaven (1937)
as Chico
After the Thin Man (1936)
as David Graham
Born to Dance (1936)
as Ted Barker
Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) (1936)
as Himself
The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
as Roderick "Rowdy" Dow
Speed (1936)
as Terry Martin
Small Town Girl (1936)
as Elmer Clampett
Important News (1936)
as Cornelius 'Corn' Stevens
Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
as Dave
Rose Marie (1936)
as John Flower
Next Time We Love (1936)
as Christopher Tyler
The Murder Man (1935)
as Shorty
Art Trouble (1934)
as Jack Burton
Hypnos
as Michael (archive footage)

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