Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy belated Birthday to the late James Stewart

James Stewart would have been 103 yesterday.

A movie icon and an American war veteran, Stewart was nominated for 5 Best Actor Oscars, and won once - strangely enough for The Philadelphia Story (a great performance, but hardly the first to come to mind).

Pretty pictures from some of his most memorable performances:

Mr Smith Goes to Washington - 1939 (Oscar Nominee)

With Marlene Dietrich in Destry Rides Again - 1939
With Margaret Sullavan in The Shop Around the Corner - 1940
With Kate Hepburn, Cary Grant & John Howard in The Philadelphia Story - 1940 (Oscar winner)
It's a Wonderful Life - 1946 (Oscar Nominee)
Harvey - 1950 (Oscar Nominee)
With Grace Kelly in Hitchcock's Rear Window - 1954
Re-teaming with Hitchcock for Vertigo - 1958
Anatomy of a Murder - 1959 (Oscar Nominee)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - 1962