David Lean

David Lean

Sir David Lean, CBE (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984); for bringing Charles Dickens' novels to the silver screen with films such as Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948); and for the renowned romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).

Acclaimed by directors including 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. Lean has four films in the top eleven of the British Film Institute's Top 100 British Films.

Read more about David LeanEarly Life, Later Works, Reputation and Influence, Personal Life, Awards

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Alec Guinness - Film Career - David Lean
... Guinness won particular acclaim for his work with director David Lean, which today is his best-known and most critically acclaimed work ... After appearing in Lean's Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, he was given a starring role opposite William Holden in The Bridge on the River Kwai ... Despite a difficult and often hostile relationship, Lean, referring to Guinness as "my good luck charm", continued to cast Guinness in character roles ...
A Passage To India (film) - Production - Background
... David Lean had read the novel and saw the play in London in 1960 and, impressed, he attempted to purchase the rights at that time, but Forster, who had rejected Santha Rama Rau’s ... Brabourne, a great admirer of the film Doctor Zhivago, wanted David Lean to direct the film ... By September 1981, Lean had been approved as a director and Santha Rama Rau had completed a draft of the script ...
David Lean - Awards
... Lean was nominated for a total of nine Academy Awards seven for Best Director, one for Best Adapted Screenplay, and one for Best Film Editing, the latter ... Out of these nominations, Lean won two Oscars, both in the category of Best Director, for The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962 ... With seven nominations in the category of Best Director, Lean is the third most nominated director in Oscar history, tied with Martin Scorsese and Fred ...
List Of Film Director And Cinematographer Collaborations - David Lean - Freddie Young
... Young's work on Lean's films were all recognized with Academy Awards for Best Cinematography Ryan's Daughter (1970) Doctor Zhivago (1965) Lawrence of Arabia (1962) ...
Stephen B. Grimes - Work As Art Director or Production Designer
... David O Selznick was the producer.) Heaven Knows Mr Allison, 1957 (d John Huston) Locations in Tobago The Roots of Heaven, 1958 (d John Huston) Locs Congo ... near Reno and Dayton) (Lawrence of Arabia, 1962 (d David Lean) SG made some contributions to the art direction but not credited, John Box main PD) Freud (or Freud – The Secret Passion), 1962 ... Huston) Locs Austria and Italy Ryan’s Daughter, 1970 (d David Lean) Locs Dingle, Ireland (The Last Run, 1971 (d Richard Fleischer) Film was started by John Huston with SG as AD but Huston walked off the picture ...

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