Born on May 20, 1908 in Indiana, Pennsylvania
James Stewart as "Roger Hobbs"
Banker Roger Hobbs (James Stewart) wants to spend his vacation alone with his wife, Peggy (Maureen O'Hara), but she insists on a family vacation at a California beach house that turns out to be ugly and broken down. Daughter Katey (Lauri Peters), embarrassed by her braces, refuses to go to the beach, as does TV-addicted son Danny (Michael Burns). When the family is joined by Hobbs' two unhappily married daughters and their husbands, he must help everyone with their problems to get some peace.
|Golden Globe (1962)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical|
James Stewart as "Paul Biegler"
Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler (James Stewart) takes the case of Army Lt. Manion (Ben Gazzara), who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife (Lee Remick) claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick (Brooks West) and out-of-town prosecutor Claude Dancer (George C. Scott) to set his client free, but his case rests on the victim's mysterious business partner (Kathryn Grant), who's hiding a dark secret.
|Academy Award (1959)||Nominated||Actor in a Leading Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)||Nominated||Foreign Actor|
James Stewart as "Glenn Miller"
Glenn Miller (James Stewart) is a poor trombone player with dreams of fame. Eventually, through years of hard work and determination, he is able to start his own band, and they become one of the most successful groups of the big-band era. With a beautiful wife (June Allyson) and one of the biggest songs in America, "Moonlight Serenade," Miller has it all. But at the onset of World War II, Miller enlists, giving up his fame and success to help entertain the troops stationed in Europe.
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1954)||Nominated||Foreign Actor|
James Stewart as "Elwood P. Dowd"
Elwood P. Dowd (James Stewart) is a wealthy drunk who starts having visions of a giant rabbit named Harvey. Elwood lives with his sister Veta (Josephine Hull) and her daughter (Victoria Horne), and Veta worries that Elwood has gone insane. In the process of trying to have him committed, Veta admits that she occasionally sees Harvey herself. The director of the mental home, Dr. Chumley (Cecil Kellaway), tries to reconcile his duty to help Elwood with his own growing experiences with Harvey.
|Academy Award (1950)||Nominated||Actor|
|Golden Globe (1950)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama|
James Stewart as "George Bailey"
After George Bailey (James Stewart) wishes he had never been born, an angel (Henry Travers) is sent to earth to make George's wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.
|Academy Award (1946)||Nominated||Actor|
James Stewart as "Mike Connor"
This classic romantic comedy focuses on Tracy Lord (Katharine Hepburn), a Philadelphia socialite who has split from her husband, C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), due both to his drinking and to her overly demanding nature. As Tracy prepares to wed the wealthy George Kittredge (John Howard), she crosses paths with both Dexter and prying reporter Macaulay Connor (James Stewart). Unclear about her feelings for all three men, Tracy must decide whom she truly loves.
|Academy Award (1940)||Won||Actor|
James Stewart as "Jefferson Smith"
When the idealistic young Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) winds up appointed to the United States Senate, he gains the mentorship of Senator Joseph Paine (Claude Rains). However, Paine isn't as noble as his reputation would indicate, and he becomes involved in a scheme to discredit Smith, who wants to build a boys' campsite where a more lucrative project could go. Determined to stand up against Paine and his corrupt peers, Smith takes his case to the Senate floor.
|Academy Award (1939)||Nominated||Actor|