David Lean (I) (1908–1991)


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An important British filmmaker, David Lean was born in Croydon on March 25, 1908 and brought up in a strict Quaker family (ironically, as a child he wasn't allowed to go to the movies). During the 1920s, he briefly considered the possibility of becoming an accountant like his father before finding a job at Gaumont British Studios in 1927. He ... See full bio »

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(age 83) in London, England, UK

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1962)
Doctor Zhivago Director
(1965)
Brief Encounter Director
(1945)

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 1984 A Passage to India (edited by)
 1942 In Which We Serve (uncredited)
 1941 49th Parallel
 1941 Major Barbara
 1938 Pygmalion
 1937 Dreaming Lips
 1935 Turn of the Tide (uncredited)
 1935 Brewster's Millions (uncredited)
 1934 Java Head (uncredited)
 1934 Tiger Bay
 1933 Matinee Idol
 1933 The Fortunate Fool (as D. Lean)
 1932 Insult
 1930 The Night Porter (uncredited)
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3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

D. Lean | Sir David Lean

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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I realise more and more that reality on the screen, which used to be the thing to aim at, is a sort of bore. I don't mean that the audience should sit there and say, "Oh, that's unreal". But movies are a kind of dream and I think they should have an unreal edge to them, and that's what I try to do. See more »

Trivia:

Peter O'Toole based his performance in The Stunt Man (1980) on Lean. See more »

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Stories are often set against the backdrop of political discourse (Russian Revolution, Easter Rising) See more »

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