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Job Film director, film producer, screenwriter, film editor
Years active 1942-1991
Top Roles Motorcyclist by Suez Canal, Man at Café, Reporter
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Film Adaptation, War, Comedy, Adventure
Top TopicsBook-Based, Based on Play, Period Piece
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Shares birthday with Binnie Barnes, Simone Signoret, Ed Begley  see more..

David Lean Overview:

Legendary director, David Lean, was born on Mar 25, 1908 in Croydon, England. Lean died at the age of 83 on Apr 16, 1991 in London, England and was laid to rest in Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium in London, England.

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David Lean was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning two for Best Director for The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia in 1957 and 1962 respectively.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1946Best DirectorBrief Encounter (1945)N/ANominated
1947Best DirectorGreat Expectations (1946)N/ANominated
1955Best DirectorSummertime (1955)N/ANominated
1957Best DirectorThe Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)N/AWon
1962Best DirectorLawrence of Arabia (1962)N/AWon
1965Best DirectorDoctor Zhivago (1965)N/ANominated
1984Best DirectorA Passage to India (1984)N/ANominated
1984Best WritingA Passage to India (1984)N/ANominated
1984Best Film EditingA Passage to India (1984)N/ANominated
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BlogHub Articles:

No?l Coward on Screen: Blithe Spirit (, 1945)

By Virginie Pronovost on Jul 26, 2019 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

British playwriter No?l Coward was considered one of the most prolific figures of the theatre world. Not only did he wrote plays, but also directed, acted (both on stage and in films), composed, and sang. Known for his unique fancy style and his originality, No?l Coward surely became an undeniable B... Read full article


THE BLOGATHON: Great Expectations (1946)

on Jul 20, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films and her blogathons! The blogathon is in full swing on July 20th and 21st. Click HERE to read the tributes to the master filmmaker. Charles Dickens' 13th novel, Great Expectations was serialized in 1860-1861 and found a welcome home on many bookshelves. Lik... Read full article


Blue Eyes in the Desert: Lawrence of Arabia (, 1962)

By Virginie Pronovost on Jul 20, 2018 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Ah, Lawrence of Arabia… An?illustrious man and the subject of one of movie history’s best films. It is British movie director who created this masterpiece. With movies like Lawrence of Arabia (of course), Great Expectations,? The Bridge on the River Kwai, Doctor Zhivago and Br... Read full article


The Sound Barrier (1952, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 20, 2018 From The Stop Button

There?s a lot to The Sound Barrier. Outside the truly magnificent aerial photography, not much of it has to do with the film itself. Other than director Lean and writer Terence Rattigan rewriting actual history to make it so a private British aircraft company ?broke? the sound barrier some five year... Read full article


THE BLOGATHON: Great Expectations (1946)

on Jul 20, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films and her blogathons!The blogathon is in full swing on July 20th and 21st. Click HERE to read the tributes to the master filmmaker. Charles Dickens' 13th novel, Great Expectations was serialized in 1860-1861 and found a welcome home on many bookshelves. Like... Read full article


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Towards the end of his life, he said he'd like to have another go at filming Boris Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago." The prerequisite for remaking the film would be the casting of Julie Christie once again as Lara, but since she would be too old for the part, he wouldn't be able to do it.

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

He was married 6 times and at all times briefly, apparently having been unable to maintain a marriage due to his wandering eye. He also declined to discuss his personal life.

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