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David Lean (I) (1908–1991)


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 »

Died:

(age 83) in London, England, UK

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lawrence of Arabia
(1962)
A Passage to India
(1984)
Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago Director
(1965)

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3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 3 Portrayals | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir David Lean

Height:

6' 1" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

I like making films about characters I'd like to have dinner with. See more »

Trivia:

He was awarded Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire at the 1984 Queen's Honours for his contributions and services to the arts. See more »

Trademark:

His films often examine relations and differences between two opposing cultures and viewpoints See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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