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James Stewart

1908 - 1997

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James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor. Known for his distinctive drawl and everyman screen persona, Stewart's film career spanned 80 films from 1935 to 1991. With the strong morality he portrayed both on and off the screen, he epitomized the "American ideal" in the mid-twentieth century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Stewart has received more than 16,337,008 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). James Stewart is the 22nd most popular actor (down from 20th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from United States (down from 58th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Actor.

James Stewart is most famous for his portrayal of a middle-aged, Midwestern everyman in films including "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939), "The Philadelphia Story" (1940), "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946), and "Harvey" (1950).

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  • 16M

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  • 78.21

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  • 83

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.24

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, James Stewart ranks 22 out of 9,996Before him are Marlene Dietrich, Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, Amitabh Bachchan, Richard Burton, and Louis de Funès. After him are Jackie Chan, Morgan Freeman, Bud Spencer, Danny DeVito, Patrick Swayze, and James Dean.

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Among people born in 1908, James Stewart ranks 4Before him are Simone de Beauvoir, Oskar Schindler, and Abraham Maslow. After him are Salvador Allende, Enver Hoxha, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, Lyndon B. Johnson, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Among people deceased in 1997, James Stewart ranks 3Before him are Mother Teresa and Deng Xiaoping. After him are Jacques Cousteau, Diana, Princess of Wales, Viktor Frankl, Jeanne Calment, Gianni Versace, Toshiro Mifune, Mobutu Sese Seko, Victor Vasarely, and Anton LaVey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Stewart ranks 59 out of 18,182Before him are Jack London (1876), Charles Manson (1934), John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), Louis Armstrong (1901), Maria Callas (1923), and Martin Luther King Jr. (1929). After him are George H. W. Bush (1924), Robert Frost (1874), Donald Trump (1946), Toni Morrison (1931), Charles Lindbergh (1902), and Al Gore (1948).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Stewart ranks 9Before him are Grace Kelly (1929), Bruce Lee (1940), Al Pacino (1940), Robert De Niro (1943), Marlon Brando (1924), and Clint Eastwood (1930). After him are Morgan Freeman (1937), Danny DeVito (1944), Patrick Swayze (1952), James Dean (1931), Jack Nicholson (1937), and Charles Bronson (1921).

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