David Lean (I) (1908–1991)

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Photos

  • Sophia Loren and David Lean in The 30th Annual Academy Awards (1958)
  • Robert Mitchum, David Lean, and Sarah Miles in Ryan's Daughter (1970)
  • Katharine Hepburn and David Lean in Summertime (1955)
  • David Lean and Julie Christie in Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • David Lean and Julie Christie
  • David Lean

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Filmography


All Filmography

Did You Know

Trivia

In May 1988 he was given the Cannes Action Committee Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Film Industry.


Quotes

[shortly before his death from cancer, to friend John Boorman] Haven't we been lucky, John? They let us make movies.


Trademark

Trains/locomotives playing a significant role in the film's plot (e.g., Brief Encounter (1945), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Summertime (1955), Doctor Zhivago (1965), etc.).


Star Sign

Aries

Personal Details

Born


Croydon, Surrey, England, UK

Died

(age 83)
London, England, UK


Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)

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