James Stewart

1908 - 1997

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James Maitland 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 twentieth century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Stewart has received more than 13,062,236 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). James Stewart is the 20th most popular actor (down from 19th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from United States (down from 51st in 2019) and the 11th 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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  • 83.75

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  • 82

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  • 11.67

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  • 3.04

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Among actors, James Stewart ranks 20 out of 10,030Before him are Brigitte Bardot, Morgan Freeman, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kirk Douglas, Marlene Dietrich, and Jack Nicholson. After him are Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Jackie Chan, Judy Garland, Bud Spencer, and Sarah Bernhardt.

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Among people born in 1908, James Stewart ranks 3Before him are Simone de Beauvoir and Oskar Schindler. After him are Abraham Maslow, Salvador Allende, Enver Hoxha, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Lyndon B. Johnson, Herbert von Karajan, Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. 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, Toshiro Mifune, Gianni Versace, Victor Vasarely, Mobutu Sese Seko, and Roy Lichtenstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Stewart ranks 58 out of 15,968Before him are Al Capone (1899), Louis Armstrong (1901), Kirk Douglas (1916), Warren Buffett (1930), Jack London (1876), and Jack Nicholson (1937). After him are Abraham Maslow (1908), Robert Frost (1874), John D. Rockefeller (1839), George W. Bush (1946), John Forbes Nash Jr. (1928), and Harry S. Truman (1884).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Stewart ranks 11Before him are Al Pacino (1940), Marlon Brando (1924), Robert De Niro (1943), Morgan Freeman (1937), Kirk Douglas (1916), and Jack Nicholson (1937). After him are Judy Garland (1922), Danny DeVito (1944), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Patrick Swayze (1952), James Dean (1931), and Debbie Reynolds (1932).

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