film meme » seven actors [2/7]: James Stewart
"I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I’d done theatricals in college, but I’d done them because it was fun."
When filming the long shot of his prayer in It´s A Wonderful Life (1946), Stewart was so moved, he began sobbing for real. Rather than risk losing the intensity by shooting additional takes, director Frank Capra created close-ups by enlarging frames of the long shot.
Most popular movies: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It´s a Wonderful Life, The Shop around the Corner, Harvey, The Philadelphia Story, Vertigo & Rear Window
Shortly before his 80th birthday, he was asked how he wanted to be remembered. “As someone who ‘believed in hard work and love of country, love of family and love of community.”
Rest in peace Jimmy Stewart (May 20th 1908 - July 2nd 1997)
The 12th Academy Awards, held at The Ambassador Hotel, 1940
Jimmy Stewart with family on the CBS gameshow “Password”, 1965
Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur in You Can’t Take It With You (1938)
Happy 105th Birthday, Jimmy Stewart
(May 20, 1908 - July 2, 1997)
“I’ve sort of gotten into the habit of looking for the vulnerable guy, the guy who makes mistakes, the guy who can’t figure things out all the time but keeps at it.”