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James Stewart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) 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. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Stewart, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
May 20, 1908 In Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
102
First Appeared:
In the movie Art Trouble 1934-06-23
Latest Project:
Series Tomorrow When the War Began 2016-04-23
Known For
Poster of The Colbert Report
Filmography
Series Tomorrow When the War Began Colonel 2016-04-23
Series Hiding Troy Quigg / Lincoln Swift 2015-02-05
Movie Lady Gaga's artRAVE: The ARTPOP Ball Mattie Appleyard 2014-11-24
Series Talking Pictures Himself - Archive footage 2013-01-05
Movie Aftershock Mattie Appleyard 2012-09-12
Movie Kickstart 3 Whiskey Throttle 2011-12-11
Movie Kickstart 2009-01-13
Series Packed to the Rafters Jake Barton 2008-08-26
Movie UFC 76: Knockout Craig 2007-09-22
Movie Hungama in Dubai Dr. Ben McKenna 2007-09-07
Movie Spider Lilies Narrator (archive footage) 2007-03-30
Movie Forfeit Martin Breitner 2007-03-01
Movie Voodoo Lagoon Craig 2006-01-01
Movie The Baby's Room George Bailey 2006-07-31
Series H2O: Just Add Water Unknown 2006-07-07
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger vs. Hurricaneger Himself (archive footage) 2004-03-12
Movie After You Monty Stratton 2003-12-17
Movie Caterina in the Big City Rip Smith 2003-10-24
Movie Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films Narrator (archive footage) 2003-06-27
Movie Southern Discomfort: Wrestling on the Indie Circuit Frank Michaelson 2002-11-26
Movie Kate & Leopold Gilbert Young 2001-12-25
Movie Christina Aguilera: Genie Gets Her Wish Lin McAdam 2000-08-02
Series Breakers 1998-02-02
Series Home and Away Justin Morgan 1988-01-17
Movie James Stewart: A Wonderful Life Himself 1987-03-13
Movie Right of Way Teddy Dwyer 1983-11-21
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Ripacsok 1981-04-16
Movie A Tale of Africa Old Man 1980-07-19
Movie The Big Sleep General Sternwood 1978-03-13
Movie Airport '77 Philip Stevens 1977-03-11
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Himself 1975-08-06
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Himself 1974-10-31
Movie That's Entertainment! Himself - Co-Host 1974-06-21
Series Hawkins Billy Jim Hawkins 1973-03-13
Movie Fools' Parade Mattie Appleyard 1971-08-18
Movie A Big Grey-Blue Bird Professor Robert Leaf 1971-04-09
Movie The Cheyenne Social Club John O'Hanlan 1970-06-12
Movie Bandolero! Mace Bishop 1968-06-01
Movie Firecreek Johnny Cobb 1968-01-24
Movie The Rare Breed Sam Burnett 1966-02-02
Movie Hollywood My Home Town 1965-12-31
Movie The Flight of the Phoenix Capt. Frank Towns 1965-12-15
Movie Shenandoah Charlie Anderson 1965-06-03
Movie Dear Brigitte Professor Robert Leaf 1965-01-01
Movie Cheyenne Autumn Wyatt Earp 1964-10-03
Movie Take Her, She's Mine Frank Michaelson 1963-01-01
Movie Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Roger Hobbs 1962-06-15
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Ransom Stoddard 1962-04-22
Movie Two Rode Together Marshal Guthrie McCabe 1961-07-26
Movie The Mountain Road Maj. Baldwin 1960-06-15
Movie The FBI Story John Michael ('Chip') Hardesty 1959-10-01
Movie Bell, Book and Candle Shep Henderson 1958-12-25
Movie Night Passage Grant McLaine 1957-07-24
Movie The Spirit of St. Louis Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh 1957-04-19
Movie The Man Who Knew Too Much Dr. Ben McKenna 1956-06-01
Movie The Man from Laramie Will Lockhart 1955-08-31
Movie Strategic Air Command Lt. Col. Robert 'Dutch' Holland 1955-07-12
Movie Rear Window L. B. Jefferies 1954-08-01
Movie The Far Country Jeff Webster 1954-07-22
Movie The Glenn Miller Story Glenn Miller 1954-01-08
Movie Thunder Bay Steve Martin 1953-05-21
Movie The Greatest Show on Earth Buttons 1952-01-10
Movie Bend of the River Glyn McLyntock 1952-02-13
Movie No Highway in the Sky Theodore Honey 1951-09-21
Movie Harvey Elwood P. Dowd 1950-10-13
Movie Winchester '73 Lin McAdam 1950-07-12
Movie Malaya John Royer 1949-12-27
Movie The Stratton Story Monty Stratton 1949-06-01
Movie Rope Rupert Cadell 1948-08-26
Movie Call Northside 777 P.J. 'Jim' McNeal 1948-02-13
Movie Magic Town Rip Smith 1947-10-07
Movie Blow-Ups of 1947 Himself 1947-01-01
Movie It's a Wonderful Life George Bailey 1946-12-20
Movie Winning Your Wings Himself (as Lieutenant James Stewart) 1942-05-28
Movie Come Live with Me Bill Smith 1941-01-31
Movie Ziegfeld Girl Gilbert Young 1941-04-25
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie The Philadelphia Story Macaulay 'Mike' Connor 1940-12-05
Movie No Time for Comedy Gaylord 'Gay' Esterbrook 1940-09-14
Movie The Mortal Storm Martin Breitner 1940-06-14
Movie The Shop Around the Corner Alfred Kralik 1940-01-11
Movie Destry Rides Again Tom Destry Jr. 1939-11-30
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Jefferson Smith 1939-10-19
Movie It's a Wonderful World Guy Johnson 1939-05-19
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Himself 1939-05-03
Movie The Ice Follies of 1939 Mort Hodges 1939-03-10
Movie Made for Each Other John Horace 'Johnny' Mason 1939-02-10
Movie Of Human Hearts Jason Wilkins 1938-02-11
Movie The Shopworn Angel Pvt. William 'Texas' Pettigrew 1938-07-15
Movie You Can't Take It with You Tony Kirby 1938-08-23
Movie Navy Blue and Gold John 'Truck' Cross 1937-11-19
Movie The Last Gangster Paul North Sr. 1937-11-12
Movie Born to Dance Ted Barker 1936-11-27
Movie The Gorgeous Hussy 'Rowdy' Dow 1936-08-28
Movie Speed Terry Martin 1936-05-08
Movie Small Town Girl Elmer Clampett 1936-04-10
Movie Wife vs. Secretary Dave 1936-02-28
Movie Rose Marie John Flower 1936-01-31
Movie The Murder Man Shorty 1935-07-12
Movie Art Trouble Jack Burton 1934-06-23