Howard Hawks

Howard Hawks

Highest Rated: 100% The Cradle Snatchers (1927)

Lowest Rated: 20% Today We Live (1933)

Birthday: May 30, 1896

Birthplace: Goshen, Indiana, USA

Viewed as a competent director of successful genre pictures at the height of his career, Howard Hawks later came to be recognized as one of the greatest American filmmakers of the Hollywood studio era. After receiving his start in silent movies, Hawks worked in nearly every film genre imaginable, and collaborated with the greatest acting and writing talent of the day. "Scarface" (1932), scripted by Ben Hecht, set the standard for the gangster film, while the Cary Grant vehicles "Bringing Up Baby" (1938) and "His Girl Friday" (1940), as well as the Carole Lombard classic "Twentieth Century" (1934) became three of the most often imitated screwball comedies of all time. The wartime biopic "Sergeant York" (1941) earned Gary Cooper an Oscar and the drama "To Have and Have Not" (1944) introduced the world to the onscreen combo of Bogie and Bacall. Hawks worked with the likes of literary legend William Faulkner on the film noir "The Big Sleep" (1946) and forever altered the genre of science fiction with his terrifying production of "The Thing from Another World" (1951). The director boosted the careers of such screen icons as Marilyn Monroe in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953) and reunited time and again with favored screenwriter Leigh Brackett on projects like the influential John Wayne Western "Rio Bravo" (1959). Telling his stories in a deceptively straightforward manner that belied the subtle artistry of his work, Hawks produced rousing adventures in which men were bound together by adversity, and raucous comedies, wherein the male's orderly world was hilariously undone by the free-spirited, sharp-tongued woman. Finally acknowledged for his contributions to film with an honorary Academy Award late in life, Hawks was more importantly recognized as a master craftsman by such auteur directors as Peter Bogdanovich, Brian de Palma and John Carpenter, whose admiration of Hawks exposed new generations to the varied works of the long undervalued filmmaker.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
100% 95% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself (archive footage) (Character) - 1995
68% 72% Rio Lobo Director,
Producer
- 1970
100% 87% El Dorado Director,
Producer
- 1967
60% 33% Red Line 7000 Director,
Writer (Story),
Producer
- 1965
64% 73% Man's Favorite Sport? Director,
Producer
- 1964
63% 77% Hatari! Director,
Producer
- 1962
100% 91% Rio Bravo Director,
Producer
- 1959
78% 43% Land of the Pharaohs Director - 1955
98% 83% Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Director - 1953
88% 68% Monkey Business Director,
Screenwriter
- 1952
100% 65% The Big Sky Director,
Producer
- 1952
No Score Yet 64% O. Henry's Full House Director - 1952
89% 73% The Thing Producer - 1951
76% 72% I Was a Male War Bride Director - 1949
50% 76% A Song Is Born Director - 1948
100% 87% Red River Director,
Producer
- 1948
97% 91% The Big Sleep Director,
Producer
- 1946
97% 90% To Have and Have Not Director,
Producer
- 1944
80% 70% Air Force Director - 1943
No Score Yet No Score Yet Corvette K-225 Director - 1943
88% 87% Sergeant York Director,
Producer
- 1941
100% 90% Ball of Fire Director - 1941
98% 90% His Girl Friday Director,
Producer
- 1940
100% 82% Only Angels Have Wings Director,
Writer,
Producer
- 1939
93% 89% Bringing Up Baby Director,
Producer
- 1938
75% 69% Test Pilot Writer - 1938
No Score Yet 89% The Road to Glory Director - 1936
91% 64% Come and Get It Director - 1936
92% 47% Barbary Coast Director - 1935
100% 70% Ceiling Zero Director - 1935
86% 76% Twentieth Century Director,
Producer
- 1934
20% 27% Today We Live Director,
Producer
- 1933
No Score Yet 26% Tiger Shark Writer (Story) - 1932
80% 56% The Crowd Roars Director - 1932
98% 86% Scarface Director - 1932
No Score Yet 47% The Criminal Code Director - 1931
No Score Yet 72% Flight Commander Director - 1930
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trent's Last Case Director - 1929
No Score Yet 57% A Girl in Every Port Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fazil Director - 1928
No Score Yet No Score Yet Paid to Love Director - 1927
100% No Score Yet The Cradle Snatchers Director - 1927
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fig Leaves Director,
Story
- 1926

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