George Stevens

Director + Cinematographer + Editor + Writer + Producer
Born Dec 18, 1904

George Stevens was an American film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer. Among his most notable films were Diary of Anne Frank (1959), nominated for Best Director, Giant (1956), winner of Oscar for Best Director, Shane (1953), Oscar nominated, and A Place in the Sun (1951), winner of Oscar for Best Director.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of George Stevens.


1904 Birth Born on December 18, 1904.


1933 28 Years Old His first feature film was The Cohens and Kellys in Trouble in 1933.
1934 29 Years Old In 1934 he got his first directing job, the slapstick Kentucky Kernels.


1935 30 Years Old His big break came when he directed Katharine Hepburn in Alice Adams in 1935. … Read More
1940 35 Years Old In 1940, he directed Carole Lombard in Vigil in the Night, and the film has an alternate ending for European audiences in recognition of World War II, which at the time the U.S. had not yet entered. … Read More


1948 43 Years Old One result of his World War II experiences was that his subsequent films became more dramatic. The motion picture I Remember Mama from 1948 was the last movie that he made with comic scenes. … Read More


1970 65 Years Old He ended his directing career with the 1970 film The Only Game in Town with Warren Beatty and Elizabeth Taylor. … Read More
1973 68 Years Old In 1973 he was a member of the jury at the 8th Moscow International Film Festival. … Read More
1975 70 Years Old Stevens died following a heart attack on March 8, 1975, on his ranch in Lancaster, California, north of Los Angeles. … Read More
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