George Roy Hill Overview:

Director, George Roy Hill, was born on Dec 20, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN. Hill died at the age of 81 on Dec 27, 2002 in New York City, NY .



George Roy Hill was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for The Sting in 1973.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1969Best DirectorButch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)N/ANominated
1973Best DirectorThe Sting (1973)N/AWon

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Slaughterhouse-Five (1972, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jul 7, 2017 From The Stop Button

When Slaughterhouse-Five is just about World War II, director Hill can handle it. He doesn?t understand the humor, but he can handle it. The script doesn?t understand its own humor, as screenwriter Stephen Geller tries to force his own sense of humor on the source material, but Hill just makes it wo... Read full article

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Jun 27, 2016 From The Stop Button

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid opens with a sepia-toned silent film newsreel. It’s exposition, but also contrast. The silent images of a daring train robbery distract from reading the film’s accompanying opening titles. When the film itself starts, it’s just as sepia-toned. Onl... Read full article

The Sting (1973, )

on Dec 18, 2013 From The Stop Button

There are two immediate peculiar things about The Sting. The opening credits introduce the cast with scenes from the film, so one watches the picture waiting for a particular actor to come up. While it might have been done to get Paul Newman’s face onscreen sooner (he takes about fifteen minut... Read full article

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Not to be confused with another ace director of an earlier generation, George W. Hill (1895-1934).

Uncle of Tim Hill.

Was nominated for Broadway's 1958 Tony Award as Best Director for "Look Homeward, Angel."

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