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David Lean

David Lean
Real name: Sir David Lean
Birthdate: March 25, 1908
Date of death: April 16, 1991
Age: 82 years
Country: United Kingdom United Kingdom
Horoscope: Aries

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David Lean Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

 - Best Director WINNER
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 - Best Director NOMINATED
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   (Summertime)
 - Best Director NOMINATED
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Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Director WINNER
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 - Best Director WINNER
 - Best Director NOMINATED
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BAFTA

 - Best Director NOMINATED

David di Donatello

 - Best foreign director WINNER

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

 - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film WINNER
 - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film WINNER
 - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film NOMINATED
 - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film NOMINATED

New York Film Critics Circle

 - Best Director WINNER
 - Best Director WINNER
 - Best Director WINNER
   (Summertime)
 - Best Director NOMINATED
 - Best Director NOMINATED

 - Best Director WINNER
 - Best Director WINNER
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Sir David Lean was an British. He has won two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes Awards and an David di Donatello Awards. He's known for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and A Passage to India (1984).

All Movies of David Lean

  • The Making of The Bridge on the River Kwai
    This documentary, included with the film's DVD release treats movie fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Bridge on the River Kwai, about the determination of a group of British soldiers in a Japanese POW camp to m...
    United States  2000
  • A Passage to India
    8.0
    Circa 1920, during the Indian British rule, Dr. Aziz H. Ahmed was born and brought up in India. He is proficient in English, and wears Western style clothing. He meets an old lady, Mrs. Moore, at a mosque, who asks him to accompan...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1984
  • Ryan's Daughter
    7.5
    David Lean's epic tale of forbidden love, set during the Irish Rebellion of 1916 tells the story of Charles Shaughnessy (Robert Mitchum), a kind and gentle widower, who falls in love with and marries the much younger Rosy (Sarah M...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1970
  • The Greatest Story Ever Told
    6.6
    George Stevens presents his monumental adaptation of the story of Jesus Christ starring Max von Sydow. The film concentrates on the most familiar episodes of the biblical story, including the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, Herod's ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1965
  • Doctor Zhivago
    8.0
    Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago covers the years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet/physician Yuri Zhivago (Omar Sharif). In the tradition...
    Director of the film
    United States  1965
  • Lawrence of Arabia
    9.3
    David Leans masterpiece--perhaps the greatest of screen epics--stars Peter O'Toole. The film is less an ordinary adventure than an experience that leaves an overwhelming sense of the struggle between two powerful forces: the Arabi...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1962
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
    8.8
    British POWs in Burma are employed by the Japanese to build a bridge; meanwhile, British agents seek to destroy it. After surrendering his unit to the Japanese. Colonel Nicholson demands his men behave by the book, and refuses to ...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1957
  • Summertime
    7.4
    Jane Hudson, a jaunty as well as attractive middle-aged secretary from Akron, Ohio, has finally made it to Venice, Italy, for her long-awaited dream vacation. Never-married Jane is a self-described "independent type" who's content...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1955
  • Hobson's Choice
    David Lean backs up vicious wit with tender romance in this thrilling adaptation of Harold Brighouse's play. As Henry Hobson, a tyrannical bootshop owner, Charles Laughton (Mutiny on the Bounty) is a comical drunk of Falstaffian p...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1953
  • The Sound Barrier
    6.9
    Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight. Tony successful fighter pilot during World War II marries into the family of a wealthy oil magnate who also designs airplanes. The movie ...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1952
  • Madeleine
    Based on the true story of Madeleine Smith, a young Glasgow woman from a wealthy family, she stood trial in 1857 for the murder of her lover, Emile L'Angelier. Her trial was much publicized in the newspapers of the day and was lab...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1950
  • The Passionate Friends
    The Passionate Friends were in love when young, but separated, and she married an older man. Then Mary Justin meets Steven Stratton again and they have one last fling together in the Alps.
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1949
  • Oliver Twist
    Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist is about an orphan boy who runs away from a workhouse and meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Oliver is taken in by the pickpocket and he joins a household of young boys who...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1948
  • Great Expectations
    7.9
    Pip, a good-natured, gullible young orphan, lives with kind blacksmith Joe Gargery and his bossy, abusive wife 'Mrs. Joe'. When the boy finds two hidden escaped galley convicts, he obeys under -probably unnecessary- threat of a ho...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1946
  • Blithe Spirit
    7.2
    To get background for a new book, author Charles and his second wife Ruth light-heartedly arrange for local mystic Madame Arcati to give a séance. The unfortunate result is that Charles' first wife Elvira returns from beyond the ...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1945
  • Brief Encounter
    8.1
    This is the story, told in the first-person, of Laura Jesson, a country housewife. Bored with the security of her husband and family, Laura goes into town once a week for shopping and a matinee picture. On one of her weekly excurs...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1945
  • This Happy Breed
    Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs. An ordinary sort of life is led by the family through the years with average num...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1944
  • In Which We Serve
    7.2
    Based on the true story of Lord Mountbatten's destroyer, In Which We Serve is one of the most memorable British films made during World War II. Unfolding in flashback as survivors cling to a dingy, the film interweaves the history...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1942
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