James Stewart

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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.wikipedia
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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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He first established himself as a movie star working with Frank Capra where he played idyllic and moral characters for You Can't Take It with You (1938) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), the latter of which earned him his first of five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor.
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is a 1939 American political comedy-drama film directed by Frank Capra, starring Jean Arthur and James Stewart, and featuring Claude Rains and Edward Arnold.

The Philadelphia Story (film)

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The following year he won the Academy Award for his work in the screwball comedy The Philadelphia Story, which also starred Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
The Philadelphia Story is a 1940 American romantic comedy film directed by George Cukor, starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, and James Stewart, and featuring Ruth Hussey.

Katharine Hepburn

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The following year he won the Academy Award for his work in the screwball comedy The Philadelphia Story, which also starred Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant.
That comedy film, again co-starring Cary Grant, was a box office success and landed her a third Academy Award nomination, plus won her other co-star, James Stewart, his only Academy Award.

It's a Wonderful Life

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In 1946 Stewart starred as George Bailey in Capra's Christmas classic It's a Wonderful Life.
The film stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others, and whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers).

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956 film)

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Among his nine films with Mann are Winchester '73 (1950) and The Naked Spur (1953), while amongst his four films with Hitchcock came Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958).
The Man Who Knew Too Much is a 1956 American suspense thriller film directed and produced by Alfred Hitchcock, starring James Stewart and Doris Day.

Vertigo (film)

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Among his nine films with Mann are Winchester '73 (1950) and The Naked Spur (1953), while amongst his four films with Hitchcock came Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958).
The film stars James Stewart as former police detective John "Scottie" Ferguson.

Anthony Mann

He expanded his performances during his later career to include more flawed and disillusioned characters in films by Alfred Hitchcock and Anthony Mann.
He made several Westerns with James Stewart, such as Winchester '73 (1950), and he was the director of the medieval epic El Cid (1961), working with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren.

Winchester '73

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Among his nine films with Mann are Winchester '73 (1950) and The Naked Spur (1953), while amongst his four films with Hitchcock came Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958).
Winchester '73 is a 1950 American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea and Stephen McNally.

Harvey (film)

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Stewart's other later prominent films included the comedy-drama Harvey (1950) and the courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder (1959), both of which landed him Academy Award nominations.
Harvey is a 1950 American comedy-drama film based on Mary Chase's play of the same name, directed by Henry Koster, and starring James Stewart and Josephine Hull.

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

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Stewart also appeared in westerns such as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964), both directed by John Ford.
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a 1962 American Western film directed by John Ford, starring John Wayne and James Stewart.

Rear Window

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Among his nine films with Mann are Winchester '73 (1950) and The Naked Spur (1953), while amongst his four films with Hitchcock came Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958).
Originally released by Paramount Pictures, the film stars James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter, and Raymond Burr.

Cheyenne Autumn

Stewart also appeared in westerns such as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964), both directed by John Ford.
Cheyenne Autumn is a 1964 American epic western film starring Richard Widmark, Carroll Baker, James Stewart, and Edward G. Robinson.

The Naked Spur

Among his nine films with Mann are Winchester '73 (1950) and The Naked Spur (1953), while amongst his four films with Hitchcock came Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958).
The Naked Spur is a 1953 Technicolor American Western film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan and Ralph Meeker.

Rope (film)

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Among his nine films with Mann are Winchester '73 (1950) and The Naked Spur (1953), while amongst his four films with Hitchcock came Rope (1948), Rear Window (1954), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), and Vertigo (1958).
Starring James Stewart, John Dall and Farley Granger, this is the first of Hitchcock's Technicolor films, and is notable for taking place in real time and being edited so as to appear as a single shot through the use of long takes.

Margaret Sullavan

In the University Players, Stewart met married couple Henry Fonda and Margaret Sullavan, who became his close friends.
Sullavan preferred working on the stage and made only 16 movies, four of which were opposite James Stewart in a popular partnership that included The Mortal Storm and The Shop Around the Corner.

Princeton Triangle Club

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He excelled at studying architecture, so impressing his professors with his thesis on an airport design that he was awarded a scholarship for graduate studies, but he became attracted to the school's drama and music clubs, including the Princeton Triangle Club.
Among the club's notable alumni are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Booth Tarkington, Russel Wright, Joshua Logan, Brooks Bowman, Jimmy Stewart, José Ferrer, Wayne Rogers, Clark Gesner, Jeff Moss, David E. Kelley, Nicholas Hammond, Zachary Pincus-Roth, and Brooke Shields.

Anatomy of a Murder

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Stewart's other later prominent films included the comedy-drama Harvey (1950) and the courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder (1959), both of which landed him Academy Award nominations.
The film stars James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, George C. Scott, Arthur O'Connell, Kathryn Grant, Brooks West (Arden's husband), Orson Bean, and Murray Hamilton.

Joshua Logan

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Its directors included Joshua Logan, Bretaigne Windust and Charles Leatherbee.
At Princeton, he was involved with the intercollegiate summer stock company, known as the University Players, with fellow student James Stewart and also non-student Henry Fonda.

John Ford

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Stewart also appeared in westerns such as The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and Cheyenne Autumn (1964), both directed by John Ford.
Many famous stars appeared in at least two or more Ford films, including Harry Carey Sr., (the star of 25 Ford silent films), Will Rogers, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, James Stewart, Woody Strode, Richard Widmark, Victor McLaglen, Vera Miles and Jeffrey Hunter.

Bretaigne Windust

Its directors included Joshua Logan, Bretaigne Windust and Charles Leatherbee.
The company lasted five years and included later luminaries Joshua Logan, Henry Fonda, James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Mildred Natwick, Eleanor Phelps, Barbara O'Neil, Myron McCormick, Kent Smith, and Aleta Freel.

Born to Dance

He had only a bit part in The Gorgeous Hussy, but a starring role in the musical Born to Dance.
Born to Dance is an American musical film starring Eleanor Powell and James Stewart, directed by Roy Del Ruth and released in 1936 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

Mercersburg Academy

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Stewart began attending Mercersburg Academy prep school in fall 1923, because his father did not believe he would be accepted into Princeton if he attended public high school.
In the spring, Stony Batter typically performs scenes from the classical or Shakespearean repertoire or a modern “10-Minute Play Festival.” Hollywood legend and Oscar-winner Jimmy Stewart '28 performed in Stony Batter productions while a student at Mercersburg.

AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars

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Stewart received an Academy Honorary Award for his achievements in 1985 and 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.

Shemp Howard

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During the summer, Stewart made his film debut with an unbilled appearance in a Shemp Howard comedy short Art Trouble (1934), filmed in Brooklyn, and acted in summer stock productions of We Die Exquisitely and All Paris Knows at the Red Barn Theater on Long Island.
A Gribbon-Howard short, Art Trouble (1934), also features then-unknown James Stewart in his first film role.

Speed (1936 film)

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After an appearance in the short subject Important News (1936), Stewart had his first top-billed role in the low-budget "B" movie Speed (1936), in which he played a mechanic and speed driver competing in the Indianapolis 500.
Speed is a 1936 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer action film directed by Edwin L. Marin and starring James Stewart in his first starring role, and Wendy Barrie.