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Howard Hawks (1896–1977)


What do the classic and near-classic films I Was a Male War Bride (1949), Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), Air Force (1943), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) and Rio Bravo (1959) ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 1970 Rio Lobo
 1966 El Dorado
 1965 Red Line 7000
 1962 Hatari!
 1959 Rio Bravo
 1952 Full House (segment "The Ransom of Red Chief")
 1952 The Big Sky
 1951 The Thing from Another World (uncredited)
 1948 Red River
 1946 The Big Sleep
 1943 Corvette K-225 (uncredited)
 1943 The Outlaw (uncredited)
 1943 Air Force
 1941 Ball of Fire
 1941 Sergeant York
 1936 Ceiling Zero
 1935 Barbary Coast
 1934 Viva Villa! (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady (uncredited)
 1933 Today We Live
 1932 Tiger Shark
 1932 Scarface
 1931 The Criminal Code (uncredited)
 1928 Fazil
 1927 Paid to Love
 1926 Fig Leaves
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Other Works:

Story: "The Chariot of the Gods" (filmed as The Road to Glory (1926), The Road to Glory (1936)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 1 Article | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[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. See more »

Trivia:

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... See more »

Trademark:

In most of his films there is at least one scene that involves his characters singing and playing instruments. See more »

Nickname:

The Silver Fox

Star Sign:

Gemini

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