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James Stewart

1908-05-20 Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA

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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.


The Bloody Hundredth Self - Pilot, 453rd Bomb Group (archive footage) 2024-03-14
AFI Life Achievement Award: 50th Anniversary Special Self (archive footage) 2023-12-30
Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues Self (archive Footage)- Glenn Miller 2022-10-27
Rat Pack Self (archive footage) 2022-01-11
I Am Alfred Hitchcock Self 2021-05-02
This Is Bob Hope... Self (archive footage) 2017-12-29
Stewart & Mitchum: The Two Faces of America Self (archive footage) 2017-11-09
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
John Ford & Monument Valley Self (archive footage) 2013-03-05
Casino Jack and the United States of Money Jefferson Smith (archive footage) 2010-05-09
The Size of Legends, The Soul of Myth Self (Archive) 2009-01-01
1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year Self (archive footage) 2009-07-02
Warner at War Self (archive footage) 2008-11-11
Frank Capra Jr. Remembers... You Can't Take It With You Self (archive footage) 2008-12-09
Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films Narrator (archive footage) 2003-06-27
The Ultimate Collection starring Johnny Carson - The Best of the 70s and 80s 2002-10-13
Rope Unleashed Self (archive footage) 2001-03-06
'Rear Window' Ethics: Remembering and Restoring a Hitchcock Classic Self (archive footage) 2001-03-06
The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' Self (archive footage) 2000-04-01
Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood Self (archive footage) 1999-01-23
Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas George Bailey (archive footage) 1997-12-01
Obsessed with Vertigo: New Life for Hitchcock's Masterpiece Self (archive footage) 1997-06-01
Frank Capra's American Dream Self (archive footage) 1997-01-01
No Angel: A Life of Marlene Dietrich 1996-07-24
The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Self 1995-06-05
La Classe américaine Jacques (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Fonda on Fonda Self 1992-01-13
Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker Self 1991-10-28
Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life': A Personal Remembrance Self 1991-10-18
An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Wylie Burp (voice) 1991-11-21
The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life' Self (archival footage) 1990-10-18
Night of 100 Stars III Self 1990-05-21
Son of Dinosaurs Himself 1989-11-29
Happy Birthday, Bob: 50 Stars Salute Your 50 Years with NBC Self 1988-05-16
James Stewart: A Wonderful Life Self 1988-11-22
A Beverly Hills Christmas Self - Host 1987-12-22
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Self 1987-05-18
Grace Kelly: The American Princess Self 1987-06-08
Kraft Salutes the George Burns 90th Birthday Special Self 1986-01-17
Night of 100 Stars II Self 1985-03-10
All Star Party for Lucille Ball Self 1984-12-09
James Bond: The First 21 Years Self 1983-05-27
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1983-02-25
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra Self 1983-12-11
Right of Way Teddy Dwyer 1983-11-21
Night of 100 Stars Self 1982-03-08
Oops, Those Hollywood Bloopers! Self (archive footage) 1982-01-01
Showbiz Goes to War (archive footage) 1982-12-31
All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds Self 1981-12-13
アフリカ物語 Old Man 1980-07-19
Mr. Krueger's Christmas Mr. Krueger 1980-12-21
The Magic of Lassie Clovis Mitchell 1978-08-02
The Big Sleep General Sternwood 1978-03-13
Airport '77 Philip Stevens 1977-03-11
Sentimental Journey 1976-01-01
CBS Salutes Lucy: The First 25 Years Self 1976-11-28
The Shootist Dr. Hostetler 1976-07-21
That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Self (archive footage) 1975-08-06
That's Entertainment! Self - Host / Narrator 1974-06-21
Hollywood: The Dream Factory Self (archive footage) 1972-01-10
Harvey Elwood P. Dowd 1972-03-20
The American West of John Ford Self - Narrator 1971-12-05
Fools' Parade Mattie Appleyard 1971-08-18
Directed by John Ford 1971-09-06
The Cheyenne Social Club John O'Hanlan 1970-06-12
The Dean Martin Christmas Show 1968-12-19
Bandolero! Mace Bishop 1968-06-01
Firecreek Johnny Cobb 1968-01-24
The Rare Breed Sam Burnett 1966-02-02
Shenandoah Charlie Anderson 1965-06-03
Dear Brigitte Professor Robert Leaf 1965-01-08
The Flight of the Phoenix Capt. Frank Towns 1965-12-15
Cheyenne Autumn Trail Narrator 1964-01-01
Cheyenne Autumn Wyatt Earp 1964-10-15
Take Her, She's Mine Frank Michaelson 1963-11-13
How the West Was Won Linus Rawlings 1962-11-02
Flashing Spikes Slim Conway 1962-10-04
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Ransom Stoddard 1962-04-13
Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Roger Hobbs 1962-06-15
X-15 Himself / Narrator (voice) 1961-12-22
Two Rode Together Marshal Guthrie McCabe 1961-05-24
The Mountain Road Major Baldwin 1960-06-15
Hedda Hopper's Hollywood Self 1960-01-10
Anatomy of a Murder Paul Biegler 1959-01-07
The FBI Story John Michael ('Chip') Hardesty 1959-10-01
Vertigo Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson 1958-05-28
Bell, Book and Candle Shep Henderson 1958-12-25
The Spirit of St. Louis Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh 1957-04-01
Night Passage Grant McLaine 1957-07-24
The Man Who Knew Too Much Dr. Ben McKenna 1956-05-16
Strategic Air Command Robert "Dutch" Holland 1955-07-12
The Man from Laramie Will Lockhart 1955-08-19
The Glenn Miller Story Glenn Miller 1954-01-04
Rear Window L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies 1954-08-01
Tomorrow's Drivers the story teller 1954-01-01
The Far Country Jeff Webster 1954-02-12
The Naked Spur Howard Kemp 1953-01-30
Thunder Bay Steve Martin 1953-05-21
The Greatest Show on Earth Buttons 1952-02-16
Carbine Williams Marsh Williams 1952-05-01
Bend of the River Glyn McLyntock 1952-01-23
No Highway in the Sky Theodore Honey 1951-06-28
Broken Arrow Tom Jeffords 1950-08-01
Winchester '73 Lin McAdam 1950-07-12
Harvey Elwood P. Dowd 1950-12-04
And Then There Were Four Self - Narrator (voice) 1950-06-23
The Jackpot Bill Lawrence 1950-11-01
The Stratton Story Monty Stratton 1949-05-12
Malaya John Royer 1949-12-27
Rope Rupert Cadell 1948-03-11
On Our Merry Way Slim 1948-02-03
10,000 Kids and a Cop Narrator 1948-10-01
Call Northside 777 P.J. 'Jim' McNeal 1948-02-13
You Gotta Stay Happy Marvin Payne 1948-10-28
Magic Town Rip Smith 1947-10-07
Thunderbolt Himself, Introduction 1947-07-26
Blow-Ups of 1947 Self 1947-12-31
It's a Wonderful Life George Bailey 1946-12-20
Fellow Americans Narrator (voice) 1942-03-27
Winning Your Wings Self 1942-05-28
Ziegfeld Girl Gilbert Young 1941-04-25
Come Live with Me Bill Smith 1941-01-31
Breakdowns of 1941 Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Pot o' Gold James Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell 1941-04-03
The Shop Around the Corner Alfred Kralik 1940-01-12
The Philadelphia Story Macaulay 'Mike' Connor 1940-12-05
No Time for Comedy Gaylord 'Gay' Esterbrook 1940-09-14
Hollywood: Style Center of the World Self 1940-05-29
Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Self 1940-07-31
The Mortal Storm Martin Breitner 1940-06-20
A New Romance of Celluloid: The Miracle of Sound Self 1940-10-24
Hollywood Hobbies 1939-05-03
The Ice Follies of 1939 Mort Hodges 1939-03-10
Destry Rides Again Tom Destry Jr. 1939-11-30
Made for Each Other John Horace Mason 1939-02-10
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Jefferson Smith 1939-10-19
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 James Stewart (archive footage) 1939-04-08
It's a Wonderful World Guy Johnson 1939-05-19
The Shopworn Angel Pvt. William 'Texas' Pettigrew 1938-07-15
You Can't Take It with You Tony Kirby 1938-09-01
Vivacious Lady Peter 1938-05-13
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 12 James Stewart 1938-07-29
Of Human Hearts Jason Wilkins 1938-02-11
Hollywood Goes to Town Self 1938-07-07
The Last Gangster Paul North Sr. 1937-11-12
Navy Blue and Gold John 'Truck' Cross 1937-11-19
Seventh Heaven Chico 1937-03-25
The Romance of Celluloid Self (archive footage) 1937-08-27
Important News Cornelius 'Corn' Stevens 1936-02-29
After the Thin Man David Graham 1936-12-25
Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) Self 1936-09-11
Rose Marie John Flower 1936-01-31
Born to Dance Ted Barker 1936-11-27
Speed Terry Martin 1936-05-08
The Gorgeous Hussy Roderick "Rowdy" Dow 1936-08-28
Small Town Girl Elmer Clampett 1936-04-10
Wife vs. Secretary Dave 1936-02-28
Next Time We Love Christopher Tyler 1936-01-30
The Murder Man Shorty 1935-07-12
Art Trouble Jack Burton 1934-06-23