James Stewart filmography
James Stewart was an American actor, World War II and Vietnam War veteran, and Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Reserve who appeared in multiple film roles. From the beginning of his career in 1935 through his final theatrical project in 1991, Stewart appeared in more than 92 films, television programs, and shorts.
Stewart received several awards and nominations for his work. Ten of his films have been preserved in the United States National Film Registry. His roles in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, The Philadelphia Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Harvey and Anatomy of a Murder earned him Academy Award nominations (he won for The Philadelphia Story). He also won a Golden Globe Award for his role in the television series Hawkins.
Stewart made his mark in screwball comedies, suspense thrillers, westerns and family comedies. While he worked multiple times with directors such as Anthony Mann (Winchester '73 and Bend of the River), Alfred Hitchcock (Rear Window and Vertigo), John Ford (The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and Cheyenne Autumn), he also worked with Frank Borzage (The Mortal Storm), Frank Capra (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), Billy Wilder (The Spirit of St. Louis), and Otto Preminger (Anatomy of a Murder).
Actors with whom Stewart worked include Henry Fonda, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, John Wayne, Rock Hudson, Lionel Barrymore, William Powell, Edward G. Robinson, Lee Marvin, Richard Widmark, and Robert Mitchum. His leading ladies include Margaret Sullavan, Katharine Hepburn, Paulette Goddard, Joan Crawford, Jean Harlow, Joan Fontaine, Jean Arthur, Bette Davis, Hedy Lamarr, Marlene Dietrich, Grace Kelly, Maureen O'Hara, Donna Reed, Ginger Rogers, and Eleanor Powell.
Filmography (feature films)
Stewart had made guest appearances on television, The Jack Benny Program, in the 1950s, but first starred in Flashing Spikes, an hour-long episode of Alcoa Premiere directed by John Ford. In the early 1970s, he transitioned his career from cinema to television. For the series Hawkins, Stewart received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama. In 1972, Stewart reprised his role from the film Harvey in a television film of the same name.
|1959||Lux Playhouse||Narrator||single episode||Narrator for the episode Cowboy Five Seven, which documented a Strategic Air Command crew at Westover Air Force Base|
|1962||Flashing Spikes||Slim Conway||single episode||part of the Alcoa Premiere anthology series|
|1971||The Jimmy Stewart Show||Prof. James K. Howard||1971–1972||NBC Television series|
|1972||Harvey||Elwood P. Dowd||—||PBS Television film|
|1973||Hawkins||Billy Jim Hawkins||1973–1974||CBS Television series
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama
|1980||Mr. Krueger's Christmas||Mr. Krueger||—||Television film|
|1982||The American Film Institute Salute to Frank Capra||Himself – Host||—||American Film Institute Television film|
|1983||Right of Way||Teddy Dwyer||—||HBO Television film
Nominated - CableACE Award for Actor in a Dramatic or Theatrical Program
|1986||North and South, Book II||Miles Colbert||—||ABC Miniseries|
Documentaries and short subject
|1934||Art Trouble||Mr. Burton||Ralph Staub||Uncredited; Shemp Howard short|
|1936||Important News||Cornelius "Corn" Stevens||—|
|1938||Hollywood Goes to Town||Himself||—|
|1942||Fellow Americans||Narrator||for the USAAF|
|Winning Your Wings||Narrator||John Huston||for the USAAF|
|1943||Screen Snapshots: Hollywood in Uniform||Himself||—|
|for the USAF|
|1948||10,000 Kids and a Cop||Narrator||Charles Barton||—|
|1956||Screen Snapshots: Hollywood, City of Stars||Himself||—|
|1957||The Heart of Show Business||Narrator||—|
|1971||Directed by John Ford||Himself||Peter Bogdanovich||—|
|1974||The World at War||Himself||Thames Television ITV series|
|Just One More Time||Himself||—|
|That's Entertainment!||Himself and Archive Footage||Jack Haley, Jr.||—|
|1994||A Century of Cinema||Himself and Archive Footage||Caroline Thomas||—|