James Stewart

James Stewart

Highest Rated: 100% Vivacious Lady (1938)

Lowest Rated: 20% Bandolero! (1968)

Birthday: May 20, 1908

Birthplace: Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA

Considered by many to be the embodiment of the very best aspects of America, actor James Stewart endeared himself to generations of film lovers with his portrayals of noble, idealistic, yet often conflicted characters who prevailed against the most daunting of odds. It was his refreshingly unaffected performances in hits like "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939) and his Oscar-winning turn in "The Philadelphia Story" (1940) that won over critics and audiences alike. A highly-decorated bomber pilot during World War II, Stewart returned to motion pictures in Frank Capra's "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946). A film widely regarded as overly sentimental upon its initial release, it went on to become a beloved holiday classic decades later. Another nostalgic favorite, although more appreciated in its day, was Stewart's charming fantasy about a gentle man and his best friend - an invisible talking rabbit named "Harvey" (1950). In the decade that followed, however, Stewart set about redefining his naïve screen persona with portrayals of troubled heroes in frequent collaborations with director Anthony Mann in rugged Westerns like "Winchester 73" (1950) and "The Naked Spur" (1953), as well as four remarkable films with Alfred Hitchcock that included "Rear Window" (1954) and "Vertigo" (1958). An actor of remarkable talent and a man of unquestionable integrity, Stewart was that rarest example of a personal reality living up to Hollywood mythology.

Highest rated movies

Shenandoah
Anatomy of a Murder
The Man From Laramie
The Far Country
The Naked Spur
Bend of the River
Winchester '73
The Philadelphia Story

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chalkdust Memories Unknown (Character) - 2007
57% 62% An American Tail: Fievel Goes West Wylie Burp (Voice) $20.2M 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Grace Kelly: An American Princess Unknown (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 67% Right of Way Teddy Dwyer (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Green Horizon Old Man (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 66% The Magic of Lassie Clovis Mitchell (Character) - 1978
57% 27% The Big Sleep General Sternwood (Character) - 1978
33% 32% Airport '77 Philip Stevens (Character) - 1977
87% 88% The Shootist Dr. E.W. Hostetler (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in the Slave Trade Billy Jim Hawkins (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Candidate for Murder Billy Jim Hawkins (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder on the 13th Floor Unknown (Character) - 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Life for a Life Billy Jim Hawkins (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 59% Death and the Maiden Billy Jim Hawkins (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Movieland Billy Jim Hawkins (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blood Feud Billy Jim Hawkins (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Die, Darling, Die Billy Jim Hawkins (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harvey Elwood P. Dowd (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 65% Fool's Parade Mattie Appleyard (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 68% The Cheyenne Social Club John O'Hanlan (Character) - 1970
20% 50% Bandolero! Mace Bishop (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet 56% Firecreek Johnny Cobb (Character) - 1968
29% 57% The Rare Breed Sam Burnett (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 53% Dear Brigitte Professor Robert Leaf (Character) - 1965
100% 79% Shenandoah Charlie Anderson (Character) - 1965
86% 81% The Flight of the Phoenix Frank Towns (Character) - 1965
60% 46% Cheyenne Autumn Wyatt Earp (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 67% Take Her, She's Mine Frank Michaelson/Narrator (Character) - 1963
86% 74% How the West Was Won Linus Rawlings (Character) - 1962
94% 92% The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Ransom Stoddard (Character) - 1962
80% 69% Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Roger Hobbs (Character) - 1962
83% 53% Two Rode Together Marshal Guthrie McCabe (Character) - 1961
No Score Yet 60% The Mountain Road Maj. Baldwin (Character) - 1960
100% 90% Anatomy of a Murder Paul Biegler (Character) - 1959
No Score Yet 47% The FBI Story John Michael `'Chip'` Hardesty (Character) - 1959
94% 93% Vertigo John "Scottie" Ferguson (Character) $1.8M 1958
75% 65% Bell, Book and Candle Shep Henderson (Character) - 1958
86% 75% The Spirit of St. Louis Charles Augustus "Slim" Lindbergh (Character) - 1957
50% 54% Night Passage Grant McLaine (Character) - 1957
87% 84% The Man Who Knew Too Much Dr. Ben McKenna (Character) - 1956
100% 79% The Man From Laramie Will Lockhart (Character) - 1955
100% 76% The Far Country Jeff Webster (Character) - 1955
No Score Yet 50% Strategic Air Command Lt. Col. Robert `'Dutch'` Holland (Character) - 1955
98% 95% Rear Window L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies (Character) $1.6M 1954
88% 80% The Glenn Miller Story Glenn Miller (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 63% Thunder Bay Steve Martin (Character) - 1953
100% 76% The Naked Spur Howard Kemp (Character) - 1953
100% 79% Bend of the River Glyn McLyntock (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 54% Carbine Williams Marsh Williams (Character) - 1952
48% 54% The Greatest Show on Earth Buttons (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 66% No Highway in the Sky Theodore Honey (Character) - 1951
No Score Yet 62% The Jackpot William J. `Bill' Lawrence (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet 43% Malaya John Royer (Character) - 1950
100% 86% Winchester '73 Lin McAdam (Character) - 1950
86% 93% Harvey Elwood P. Dowd (Character) - 1950
89% 70% Broken Arrow Tom Jeffords (Character) - 1950
89% 81% The Stratton Story Monty Stratton (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 44% You Gotta Stay Happy Marvin Payne (Character) - 1948
79% 73% Call Northside 777 McNeal (Character) - 1948
94% 90% Rope Rupert Cadell (Character) - 1948
20% 33% On Our Merry Way Slim (Character) - 1948
50% 37% Magic Town Rip Smith (Character) - 1947
No Score Yet 45% Thunderbolt Narrator - 1946
94% 95% It's a Wonderful Life George Bailey (Character) $3.3M 1946
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winning Your Wings Unknown (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 54% Pot o' Gold James Hamilton `'Jimmy'` Haskell (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 70% Come Live With Me Bill Smith (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 78% Ziegfeld Girl Gilbert 'Gil' Young (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 53% No Time for Comedy Gaylord "Gay" Esterbrook (Character) - 1940
100% 93% The Philadelphia Story Mike Connor (Character) - 1940
100% 85% The Mortal Storm Martin Breitner (Character) - 1940
100% 91% The Shop Around the Corner Alfred Kralik (Character) - 1940
96% 82% Destry Rides Again Tom Destry, Jr. (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 56% Made for Each Other John Horace Mason (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 78% It's a Wonderful World Guy Johnson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet 29% Ice Follies of 1939 Larry Hall (Character) - 1939
96% 94% Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Jefferson Smith (Character) - 1939
100% 80% Vivacious Lady Prof. Peter Morgan Jr. (Character) - 1938
93% 88% You Can't Take It With You Tony Kirby (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 79% The Shopworn Angel Pvt. William 'Texas' Pettigrew (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 55% Of Human Hearts Jason Wilkins (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet 64% Navy Blue and Gold John Cross (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 58% The Last Gangster Paul North Sr. (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet 56% Seventh Heaven Chico (Character) - 1937
100% 90% After the Thin Man David Graham (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 70% Wife vs. Secretary Dave (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Important News Cornelius Stevens (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indian Love Call John Flower (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 52% Born to Dance Ted Barker (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet No Score Yet Speed Terry Martin (Character) - 1936
83% 73% Rose Marie John Flower (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 31% The Gorgeous Hussy "Rowdy" Dow (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 45% Next Time We Love Christopher Tyler (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Murder Man Shorty (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dr. Blake Mysteries archive footage (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Night at the Movies Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Secret Identity Unknown (Guest Star) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1977 1980 1982 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet North and South, Book II Miles Colbert (Character) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jimmy Stewart Show Prof. James K. Howard (Character) 1971-1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet What's My Line? Guest 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jack Benny Program Guest 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Startime Unknown (Character) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lux Radio Theatre Unknown (Character) 1945