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James Stewart

James Stewart young

Birth Date

May 20, 1908


United States

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Dark brown

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6 ft 3 in | 191 cm

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65 kg | 143 pounds

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

James Stewart was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, on May 20, 1908, was an American actor. Young James Stewart began his acting career on stage in a play “The Wolves” at Mercersburg. He made his Broadway debut in the play Carry Nation (1932) in role as Constable Gano. He made his big screen debut in role as Shorty in the crime drama movie The Murder Man (1935) opposite Spencer Tracy. Stewart's breakthrough performance came as Tony Kirby in romantic comedy film You Can't Take It with You (1938).

Best Movies

He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Macaulay "Mike" Connor in comedy film The Philadelphia Story (1940) opposite Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn.

He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his roles in films:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) political comedy drama in role as Jefferson "Jeff" Smith

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) fantasy comedy drama in role as George Bailey

Harvey (1950) comedy drama in role as Elwood P. Dowd

Anatomy of a Murder (1959) courtroom drama crime in roleas Paul Biegler

He received an Academy Lifetime Achievement award in 1985.

Rear Window (1954) mystery thriller with Grace Kelly and directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Vertigo (1958) noir psychological thriller opposite Kim Novak and directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) western with John Wayne and Lee Marvin

Rope (1948) psychological crime thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) romantic comedy opposite Margaret Sullavan

The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) drama thriller with Doris Day

Winchester '73 (1950) Western with Shelley Winters

The Shootist (1976) western with John Wayne and Lauren Bacall

Destry Rides Again (1939) western opposite Marlene Dietrich

The Man from Laramie (1955) Western drama in role as Will Lockhart


James has acted in more than 92 films during his career.

He was best friends with Ronald Reagan, Henry Fonda, Gary Cooper and John Wayne.

He was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran and pilot.

He had romance with Hollywood actress Norma Shearer (1938).

He was married to American actress and model Gloria Hatrick McLean (1949-1994), he adopted her two sons and with Gloria he had twin daughters.

Stewart died on July 2, 1997, Beverly Hills, California, United States, at age of 89.


I always told Hitch that it would have been better to put seats around the set and sell tickets.

I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun.

When it came to kissing, Harlow was the best.

If a western is a good western, it gives you a sense of that world and some of the qualities those men had - their comradeship, loyalty, and physical courage. The vogue for the new kind of western seems pretty unimportant to me. They try to destroy something that has been vital to people for so long.

I was six feet three and 138 pounds. They must have thought I looked like I had just survived a famine.

Learn from the masters, learn from your contemporaries. Always try to update yourself.

I don't need other people. I don't need help. I can take care of me.