4 Biographical Movies |
10 Print Biographies |
5 Portrayals |
1 Article |
2 Pictorials |
6' 1½" (1.87 m)
Did You Know?
[on the initial critical reception of Only Angels Have Wings
(1939)] A certain critic said, "It's the only picture Hawks ever made that didn't have any truth in it". I wrote him a letter and said, "Every blooming thing in that movie was true". I knew the men that were in it and everything about it". But it was just where truth was stranger than fiction.
Hawks had said in interviews that he was supposed to direct the now-beloved Casablanca
(1942) and Michael Curtiz
was meant to direct Sergeant York
(1941). However, the two directors had lunch together and Curtiz complained that he knew nothing about the "hill people", while Hawks was struggling to make this "musical comedy", so they switched films. Hawks said that he always considered "Casablanca...
In most of his films there is at least one scene that involves his characters singing and playing instruments.
The Silver Fox