George Roy Hill (1921–2002)


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George Roy Hill was never able to 'hit it off' with the critics despite the fact that 2 of his films - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and The Sting (1973) - had remained among the top 10 box office hits by 1976. His work was frequently derided as 'impersonal' or lacking in stylistic trademarks. Andrew Sarris famously referred to it as ... See full bio »

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

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The Sting Director
(1973)
Slap Shot Director
(1977)
(1972)

Filmography

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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)
 1955-1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (5 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: Look Homeward, Angel. Drama. Written by Ketti Frings. Based on the novel by Thomas Wolfe. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Motley. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Hair Design by Ernest Adler. Directed by George Roy Hill. Ethel Barrymore Theatre (moved to The 54th Street Theatre 9 Mar 1959- close): 28 Nov 1959- ... See more »

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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

He has directed two films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and The Sting (1973). See more »

Trademark:

The use of Jump cuts in action sequences See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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