David Lean

Born in March 25th, 1908

From Croydon, Surrey, England, UK

David Lean Biography

Sir David Lean CBE (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. Widely considered one of the most important figures in British cinema, he is best remembered for adapting the works of Charles Dickens and Noël Coward, and for his large scale period epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970), and A Passage to India (1984).

Acclaimed and praised by directors such as Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Lean was voted 9th greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute Sight & Sound "Directors Top Directors" poll 2002. Nominated seven times for the Academy Award for Best Director, winning twice for The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia, he has seven films in the British Film Institute's Top 100 British Films (with three of them being in the top five).

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David Lean Movies

Lawrence of Arabia Poster
September 20, 2002
A Passage to India Poster
December 14, 1984
Ryan's Daughter Poster
November 9, 1970
Pasternak Poster
December 31, 1965
Doctor Zhivago Poster
December 22, 1965

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