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James Stewart

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.

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May 20, 1908 In Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Art Trouble 1934-06-23
Latest Project:
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts 2022
Known For
Poster of Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life': A Personal Remembrance
Poster of Vertigo
Poster of The Man Who Knew Too Much
Poster of Rear Window
Movie Bar to Bar Supercross 2005 Himself 2022
Movie Bar to Bar Supercross 2003 2022
Series The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts Unknown 2022
Movie Stewart & Mitchum: The Two Faces of America Himself 2017-11-09
Movie This Is Bob Hope... Himself (archive footage) 2017-12-29
Series Hiding Troy Quigg / Lincoln Swift 2015-02-05
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Unknown 2014-02-01
Series Talking Pictures Himself - Archive footage 2013-01-05
Movie John Ford & Monument Valley Himself (archive footage) 2013-03-05
Movie Kickstart 3 Whiskey Throttle 2011-12-11
Movie 1939: Hollywood's Greatest Year Unknown 2009-07-02
Movie Kickstart 2009-01-13
Movie Warner at War Unknown 2008-11-11
Series H2O: Just Add Water Unknown 2006-07-07
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Hell's Highway: The True Story of Highway Safety Films Narrator (archive footage) 2003-06-27
Movie The Making of 'The Man Who Knew Too Much' Himself (archive footage) 2000-04-01
Movie Hitchcock, Selznick and the End of Hollywood (archive footage) 1999-01-23
Movie No Angel: A Life of Marlene Dietrich Unknown 1996-07-24
Movie The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies Unknown 1995-06-05
Movie Terrafirma 1994-10-15
Movie La Classe américaine Jacques (archive footage) 1993-12-31
Movie Fonda on Fonda Himself 1992-01-13
Movie Rock Hudson's Home Movies Archive footage 1992-09-12
Movie Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life': A Personal Remembrance Self 1991-10-18
Movie Preminger: Anatomy of a Filmmaker Unknown 1991-10-28
Movie An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Wylie Burp (voice) 1991-11-21
Movie The Making of 'It's a Wonderful Life' Self 1990-10-18
Series Home and Away Justin Morgan 1988-01-17
Movie James Stewart's Wonderful Life Himself 1988-11-22
Movie Grace Kelly: The American Princess Himself 1987-01-01
Movie Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood Himself 1987-05-18
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder Self 1986-04-26
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Gene Kelly Self 1985-05-07
Movie All-Star Party for Burt Reynolds Himself 1984-01-01
Movie James Bond: The First 21 Years Self 1983-05-27
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Right of Way Teddy Dwyer 1983-11-21
Movie All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra Unknown 1983-12-11
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Frank Capra Himself 1982-04-03
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire Self 1981-04-18
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to James Stewart Himself 1980-03-16
Movie A Tale of Africa Old Man 1980-07-19
Movie Mr. Krueger's Christmas Mr. Krueger 1980-12-21
Movie The Big Sleep General Sternwood 1978-03-13
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Henry Fonda Himself 1978-03-15
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Movie The Magic of Lassie Clovis Mitchell 1978-08-02
Movie Airport '77 Philip Stevens 1977-03-11
Series Bitte umblättern Self 1977-04-20
Movie Sentimental Journey Unknown 1976-01-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler Himself 1976-03-14
Movie That's Entertainment, Part II (archive footage) 1976-05-16
Movie The Shootist Dr. E.W. Hostetler 1976-08-11
Movie Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? (archive footage) 1975-08-06
Movie That's Entertainment! Himself - Host / Narrator 1974-06-21
Series Hawkins Billy Jim Hawkins 1973-03-13
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford Himself 1973-04-02
Series The American Film Institute Salute to ... Unknown 1973-04-02
Movie Harvey Elwood P. Dowd 1972-03-20
Series The Julie Andrews Hour Himself 1972-09-13
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Series V.I.P. Schaukel Unknown 1971-05-09
Movie Fools' Parade Mattie Appleyard 1971-08-18
Movie The American West of John Ford Himself 1971-12-05
Movie Directed by John Ford Himself (uncredited) 1971-10-06
Series The Jimmy Stewart Show Prof. James K. Howard 1971-09-19
Movie The Cheyenne Social Club John O'Hanlan 1970-06-12
Movie Firecreek Johnny Cobb 1968-01-24
Movie Bandolero! Mace Bishop 1968-06-01
Movie The Rare Breed Sam Burnett 1966-02-02
Movie Dear Brigitte Professor Robert Leaf 1965-01-01
Series The Dean Martin Show Unknown 1965-09-16
Movie Shenandoah Charlie Anderson 1965-06-03
Movie The Flight of the Phoenix Capt. Frank Towns 1965-12-15
Movie Hollywood My Home Town Unknown 1965-12-31
Movie Cheyenne Autumn Wyatt Earp 1964-10-03
Movie Take Her, She's Mine Frank Michaelson 1963-11-13
Movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Ransom Stoddard 1962-04-22
Movie Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Roger Hobbs 1962-06-15
Movie How the West Was Won Linus Rawlings 1962-10-01
Movie Flashing Spikes Slim Conway 1962-10-04
Movie Two Rode Together Marshal Guthrie McCabe 1961-07-26
Series Alcoa Premiere Unknown 1961-10-10
Movie X-15 Himself / Narrator (voice) 1961-12-22
Movie The Mountain Road Major Baldwin 1960-06-15
Series My Three Sons James Stewart 1960-09-29
Series Startime Azel Dorsey 1959-10-06
Movie Anatomy of a Murder Paul Biegler 1959-07-01
Movie The FBI Story John Michael ('Chip') Hardesty 1959-10-01
Series Lux Playhouse Unknown 1958-10-03
Movie Vertigo Det. John 'Scottie' Ferguson 1958-05-28
Movie Bell, Book and Candle Shep Henderson 1958-12-25
Movie The Spirit of St. Louis Charles Augustus 'Slim' Lindbergh 1957-04-01
Movie Night Passage Grant McLaine 1957-07-24
Series Tony Awards Presenter 1956-04-01
Movie The Man Who Knew Too Much Dr. Ben McKenna 1956-05-16
Movie Strategic Air Command Robert "Dutch" Holland 1955-07-12
Movie The Man from Laramie Will Lockhart 1955-08-31
Movie Rear Window L.B. 'Jeff' Jefferies 1954-09-01
Movie Tomorrow's Drivers the story teller 1954-01-01
Movie The Glenn Miller Story Glenn Miller 1954-01-04
Movie The Far Country Jeff Webster 1954-02-12
Movie The Naked Spur Howard Kemp 1953-01-30
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Thunder Bay Steve Martin 1953-05-21
Series The Oscars Himself 1953-03-18
Movie Bend of the River Glyn McLyntock 1952-02-13
Movie Carbine Williams Marsh Williams 1952-05-01
Movie The Greatest Show on Earth Buttons 1952-02-16
Movie No Highway Theodore Honey 1951-06-28
Series Schlitz Playhouse of Stars Unknown 1951-10-05
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Movie Winchester '73 Lin McAdam 1950-07-12
Movie Broken Arrow Tom Jeffords 1950-08-01
Movie And Then There Were Four Narrator 1950-01-01
Series The Colgate Comedy Hour Unknown 1950-09-10
Movie Harvey Elwood P. Dowd 1950-12-04
Movie The Jackpot William J. 'Bill' Lawrence 1950-11-01
Movie The Stratton Story Monty Stratton 1949-05-12
Movie Malaya John Royer 1949-12-27
Movie Call Northside 777 P.J. 'Jim' McNeal 1948-02-13
Movie On Our Merry Way Slim 1948-02-03
Movie Rope Rupert Cadell 1948-03-11
Movie You Gotta Stay Happy Marvin Payne 1948-10-28
Series The Ed Sullivan Show Unknown 1948-06-20
Movie 10,000 Kids and a Cop Narrator 1948-10-01
Movie Thunderbolt Himself 1947-07-26
Movie Blow-Ups of 1947 Himself 1947-01-01
Movie Magic Town Rip Smith 1947-10-07
Movie It's a Wonderful Life George Bailey 1946-12-20
Movie Fellow Americans Narrator (voice) 1942-03-27
Movie Winning Your Wings Himself (as Lieutenant James Stewart) 1942-05-28
Movie Come Live with Me Bill Smith 1941-01-31
Movie Pot o' Gold James Hamilton 'Jimmy' Haskell 1941-04-03
Movie Ziegfeld Girl Gilbert Young 1941-04-25
Movie Breakdowns of 1941 Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 1941-11-14
Movie The Shop Around the Corner Alfred Kralik 1940-01-12
Movie The Miracle of Sound Unknown 1940-01-01
Movie Hollywood: Style Center of the World Himself 1940-05-29
Movie The Philadelphia Story Macaulay 'Mike' Connor 1940-12-05
Movie The Mortal Storm Martin Breitner 1940-06-14
Movie No Time for Comedy Gaylord 'Gay' Esterbrook 1940-09-14
Movie Cavalcade of the Academy Awards Himself 1940-07-31
Movie Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 8 James Stewart 1939-04-08
Movie Hollywood Hobbies Himself (uncredited) 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 It's a Wonderful World Guy Johnson 1939-05-19
Movie Destry Rides Again Tom Destry Jr. 1939-11-30
Movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Jefferson Smith 1939-10-19
Movie Of Human Hearts Jason Wilkins 1938-02-11
Movie Vivacious Lady Peter Morgan Jr. 1938-05-13
Movie The Shopworn Angel Pvt. William 'Texas' Pettigrew 1938-07-15
Movie Hollywood Goes to Town Himself 1938-07-07
Movie You Can't Take It with You Tony Kirby 1938-09-01
Movie The Romance of Celluloid Unknown 1937-08-26
Movie Seventh Heaven Chico 1937-03-25
Movie The Last Gangster Paul North Sr. 1937-11-12
Movie Navy Blue and Gold John 'Truck' Cross 1937-11-19
Movie Important News Cornelius 'Corn' Stevens 1936-02-29
Movie Wife vs. Secretary Dave 1936-02-28
Movie Rose Marie John Flower 1936-01-31
Movie Next Time We Love Christopher Tyler 1936-01-30
Movie Small Town Girl Elmer Clampett 1936-04-10
Movie Speed Terry Martin 1936-05-08
Movie After the Thin Man David Graham 1936-12-25
Movie The Gorgeous Hussy Roderick "Rowdy" Dow 1936-08-28
Movie Born to Dance Ted Barker 1936-11-27
Movie Screen Snapshots (Series 16, No. 1) Unknown 1936-09-11
Movie The Murder Man Shorty 1935-07-12
Movie Art Trouble Jack Burton 1934-06-23