Skip to main content
picture

Leo McCarey

Born on October 3, 1898 in Los Angeles, CA
Share on
Los Angeles-born Leo McCarey was, along with Frank Capra, one of the most popular and successful comedy directors of the pre-World War II era. Unlike Capra, however, McCarey's success endured well after World War II, and like Capra, his work was ... Read Full Biography
Year Award Category Movie Result
1959 Directors Guild of America Best Director Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! Nominated
1957 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song An Affair To Remember Nominated
1957 Directors Guild of America Best Director An Affair To Remember Nominated
1952 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Story My Son, John Nominated
1945 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Director The Bells of St. Mary Nominated
  • Directors We Love: Leo McCarey

    by Jeffrey M. Anderson

    Throughout cinema history, comedians and comedy filmmakers have always suffered from the impulse to do something serious. They all eventually come to realize -- perhaps through watching themselves not get nominated on Oscar...

  • Scenes We Love: The Awful Truth

    by Jessica Barnes

    Over the course of earning a degree in Cinema Studies, I'll be honest with you; I hardly ever got to watch the kind of movies that I liked. Call me lowbrow if you must, but remember, I'm talking about my university years, and...

  • Cinematical's SmartGossip: The Weekend Edition!

    by Erik Davis

    Rob Schneider Attacks Mel! Of all the actors to publicly criticize Mel Gibson over his recent driving incident, Rob Schneider has gone on record and promised to never work with the Braveheart actor again. Rob Schneider. You've...



'The Matrix' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)
'Office Space' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)
'Working Girl' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)
'Rain Man' Cast: Where Are They Now?
'Scrooged' Cast: Where Are They Now? (PHOTOS)

Hot on Moviefone

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X