George Cukor

George Cukor

  • Highest Rated: 100% Les Girls (1957)
  • Lowest Rated: 33% The Two-Faced Woman (1941)
  • Birthday: Jul 7, 1899
  • Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
  • A successful stage director in New York by the late 1920s, George Cukor began working in Hollywood as a dialogue director and filling other uncredited crew roles on such films as All Quiet on the Western Front. In 1930, he co-directed his first features: Grumpy with Cyril Gardner, The Virtuous Sin with Louis Gasnier, and The Royal Family of Broadway with Gardner; Cukor had his solo debut the following year, directing Tallulah Bankhead in Tarnished Lady. For the next fifty years, he showed a flair for bringing out the best in actors, particularly women, although that specialty could occassionally work against him, as when he was removed from the production of Gone With the Wind at the insistence of Clark Gable. But it defined his best work, starting in 1932 with Katharine Hepburn's first film, A Bill of Divorcement. Cukor also directed her idiosyncratic '30s performances in Little Women, Sylvia Scarlett, and Holiday. In that same decade, he also made the all-star comedies Dinner at Eight and The Women; the prestigious adaptations David Copperfield and Romeo and Juliet; and Greta Garbo's iconic Camille. He made the award-winning dramas Gaslight and A Double Life during the '40s, as well as the classic comedies The Philadelphia Story and Adam's Rib. Comedy remained his forte in the '50s with Born Yesterday and Pat and Mike. One of Cukor's finest films was the 1954 musical A Star Is Born with Judy Garland and James Mason (despite its having been cut to ribbons by the studio). Another musical was also his biggest hit of the '60s: My Fair Lady. He reunited with Katharine Hepburn in the '70s for the television films Love Among the Ruins and The Corn Is Green. Cukor died in 1983.


Highest Rated Movies








No Score Yet Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star Actor 2002
No Score Yet On Cukor Actor 2000
57% Rich and Famous Director 1981
No Score Yet The Corn Is Green Director 1978
No Score Yet The Blue Bird Director 1976
No Score Yet Love Among the Ruins Director 1975
50% Travels With My Aunt Director Executive Producer 1972
No Score Yet Justine Director 1969
95% My Fair Lady Director 1964
No Score Yet The Chapman Report Director 1962
No Score Yet Something's Got to Give Director 1962
67% Let's Make Love Director 1960
83% Song Without End Director 1960
No Score Yet Heller in Pink Tights Director 1960
No Score Yet Wild Is the Wind Director 1957
100% Les Girls Director 1957
100% Bhowani Junction Director 1956
98% A Star Is Born Director 1954
100% It Should Happen to You Director 1954
60% The Actress Director 1953
90% Pat and Mike Director 1952
67% The Marrying Kind Director 1952
No Score Yet The Model and the Marriage Broker Director 1951
95% Born Yesterday Director 1950
No Score Yet A Life of Her Own Director 1950
100% Adam's Rib Director 1949
No Score Yet Edward, My Son Director 1949
No Score Yet Desire Me Director 1947
71% A Double Life Director 1947
87% Gaslight Director 1944
No Score Yet Winged Victory Director 1944
No Score Yet Keeper of the Flame Director 1942
No Score Yet Her Cardboard Lover Director 1942
100% A Woman's Face Director 1941
33% The Two-Faced Woman Director 1941
100% The Philadelphia Story Director 1940
No Score Yet Susan and God Director 1940
No Score Yet Zaza Director 1939
92% The Women Director 1939
100% Holiday Director 1938
No Score Yet I Met My Love Again Director 1938
100% The Prisoner of Zenda Director 1937
78% Romeo and Juliet Director 1936
92% Camille Director 1936
82% Sylvia Scarlett Director 1935
No Score Yet No More Ladies Director 1935
No Score Yet David Copperfield (The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, & Observation of David Copperfield the Younger) Director 1935
94% Little Women Director 1933
95% Dinner at Eight Director 1933
No Score Yet Our Betters Director 1933
No Score Yet The Royal Family of Broadway Director 1933
No Score Yet Rockabye Director 1933
No Score Yet The Animal Kingdom (The Woman in His House) Director 1932
100% One Hour With You Director 1932
No Score Yet A Bill of Divorcement Director 1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood? Director 1932
No Score Yet Tarnished Lady Director 1931
No Score Yet The Virtuous Sin Director 1930
No Score Yet Grumpy Director 1930
No Score Yet Born Yesterday - The Films of Judy Holliday Director


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