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George Stevens Jr.

Lowest Rated:   81% The Thin Red Line (1998)
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The son of prominent American director/cinematographer George Stevens, George Stevens Jr. was involved in the entertainment industry from the age of one--though not voluntarily. His father sent him along to the Hal Roach studios to film one closeup for the Our Gang comedy Wild Poses; it was evidently a sentimental gesture on the part of Stevens, who'd gotten his start at Roach. Years later, the younger Stevens reacted in mock horror upon discovering that he'd been an Our Gang candidate, noting that he was "well below the age of consent" at the time (Stevens' scene was ultimately cut from the release print). When Stevens made his official entree into the film world, it was completely on his own volition. After graduation from Occidental College, Stevens worked with his father as an assistant on such productions as Giant (1956) and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959). In 1962, Stevens was appointed head of the United States Information Agency's motion picture division, where he supervised the assembly of the classic documentary John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning - Day of Drums (1964). From 1967 through 1979, he was in charge of the American Film Institute, the independent, non-profit organization responsible for the preservation and restoration of so many rare films of the Nitrate Era (1895-1950). Stevens produced the AFI's 1976 compilation America at the Movies, which unsuccessfully attempted to mirror the progress of America with a succession of often inappropriately chosen film clips. Far better was Stevens' 1984 documentary tribute to his father, George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey, which brought to public attention several reels of rare Technicolor footage shot by Stevens Sr. during the Allied Invasion of Europe (1944-45). George Stevens Jr. won an Emmy for his first significant non-documentary work, the TV miniseries Separate but Equal (1991) in which Sidney Poitier played Thurgood Marshall.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Les enfants de Géant
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet James Dean: Sense Memories
  • Actor
2005
88% Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet George Stevens: D-Day to Berlin
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Host/Narrator
2003
81% The Thin Red Line
  • Executive Producer
1998
83% Separate But Equal
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
1991
No Score Yet George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
  • HimselfNarrator
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1984
No Score Yet AFI Salute to Lillian Gish
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
1984
No Score Yet America at the Movies
  • Director
  • Producer
1976
No Score Yet Directed by John Ford
  • Producer
1971
No Score Yet John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums
  • Producer
1966

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011-2018
  • Appearing
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet American Masters
1986
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • 2005
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
  • Director
  • 1961
  • 1960

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