David Lean

Editor · Director · Actor
IVA Star Rating : 75
Sir David Lean was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. Widely considered as one of the most influential directors of all time, Lean was mostly famous for his large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984). read more

Sir David Lean was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. Widely considered as one of the most influential directors of all time, Lean was mostly famous for his large-scale epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and A Passage to India (1984). He also directed adaptations of Charles Dickens novels Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948), and the romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).

Born

Wednesday, 25 March 1908

Died

Tuesday, 16 April 1991

Actor Filmography

The Movies Self (archive footage) 2019
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Himself (archive footage) 2018
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Himself (archive footage) 2011
David Lean in Close-Up Himself (archive footage) (archive sound) 2009
The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia' himself 2003
The Golden Gong Himself-Interviewee 1985
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor himself 1979
The South Bank Show Self 1978
Arena Himself (archive footage) 1975
Great Performances Self (archive footage) 1971
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

The Movies Self (archive footage) 2019
What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael Himself (archive footage) 2018
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Himself (archive footage) 2011
David Lean in Close-Up Himself (archive footage) (archive sound) 2009
The Making of 'Lawrence of Arabia' himself 2003
The Golden Gong Himself-Interviewee 1985
Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor himself 1979
The South Bank Show Self 1978
Arena Himself (archive footage) 1975
Great Performances Self (archive footage) 1971
The David Frost Show Himself 1969
Lawrence Of Arabia Motorcyclist by Suez Canal (uncredited) 1962
This Is Your Life Himself 1955

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1985 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1985 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1985 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1985 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
1966 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1966 Golden Globe Best Director Won
1963 Oscar Best Director Won
1963 Golden Globe Best Director Won
1958 Oscar Best Director Won
1958 Golden Globe Best Director Won
1956 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1948 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1948 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1947 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Nominated
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