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Howard Hawks (1896–1977)


What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in common? Aside from their displays of great ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep Director
(1946)
His Girl Friday
His Girl Friday Director
(1940)
Rio Bravo
Rio Bravo Director
(1959)
Bringing Up Baby
Bringing Up Baby Director
(1938)

Filmography

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 1970 Rio Lobo
 1967 El Dorado
 1965 Red Line 7000
 1962 Hatari!
 1959 Rio Bravo
 1952 O. Henry's 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 | 6 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When [John Ford] was dying, we used to discuss how tough it was to make a good Western without [John Wayne]. See more »

Trivia:

He never got over the plane crash death of his brother Kenneth Hawks of whom, Howard later said, probably had the potential to be an even greater filmmaker than himself. Nonetheless, he continued to fly after his brother's death and went on to shoot many films about pilots. See more »

Trademark:

His female characters are frequently "just one of the guys," coining the term "Hawksian Women." See more »

Nickname:

Wife No. 2, "Nancy" Gross, went by nickname, "Slim" See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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