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George W. Hill (1895–1934)

Beginning his career at age 13 as a stagehand for D.W. Griffith, George W. Hill worked his way up through cinematography and screenwriting to finally begin directing films in the early 1920s. His later films took on a stark, brutally realistic atmosphere and were renowned for their effective use of shadows in the lighting as in The Big House (1930)... See full bio »

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Directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: Wallace Beery (Best Actor, The Big House (1930)) and Marie Dressler (Best Actress, Min and Bill (1930)). Dressler won an Oscar for her performance in Hill's film. See more »

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