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George Roy Hill (1921–2002)


Combative director George Roy Hill never hit it off with the critics, despite the fact that two of his films -- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973) -- had remained among the top ten box office hits by 1976. His work was frequently derided as 'impersonal' or lacking in stylistic trademarks, Andrew Sarris famously ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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 1988 Funny Farm
 1977 Slap Shot
 1973 The Sting
 1966 Hawaii
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1956-1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Carnival (1956)
 1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Happy Man (1955)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Greenwillow. Musical comedy. Book by Lesser Samuels and Frank Loesser. Based on the novel by B.J. Chute. Music by Frank Loesser. Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Musical Director: Abba Bogin. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Directed by George Roy Hill. Alvin Theatre: 8 Mar 1960- 28 May 1960 (97 ... See more »

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A George Roy Hill Paul Monash Production
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[on Robert Redford] Redford is a dangerous man to let loose on the streets. He has holes in his head, he should be arrested. See more »

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Taught drama at Yale after retiring from his career as a director. See more »

Trademark:

Features polychromatic montages (The Sting (1973), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)) See more »

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