“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."
One of the greatest American actors, he was a character actor who could work in any genre.
He could portray a man deeply obsessed with a deceased woman and still make us feel for him.
He embodied America and all the things that we love about it and wish to be true.
He could play an average joe who was shown in such detail the fact that everyone in this world matters, even him.
Or he could just plain make us laugh! He says one of my favorite movie quotes ever in this film -
“Well, I’ve wrestled with reality for 35 years doctor. I’m glad to say I’ve finally won out over it.” =)
Jimmy Stewart on the Dean Martin Show, showing his great sense of humor
The Famous speech from ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE, a great American film.
James Stewart is fantastic in MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTONRead less