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George Roy Hill (1921–2002)


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 »

Known For

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: Henry, Sweet Henry. Musical. Music by Bob Merrill. Lyrics by Bob Merrill. Book by Nunnally Johnson. Based on the novel "The World of Henry Orient" by Nora Johnson. Musical Director: Shepard Coleman. Vocal arrangements by Shepard Coleman. Music orchestrated by Eddie Sauter; Dance arrangements by William Goldenberg and Marvin ... See more »

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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 »

Trivia:

He directed 5 different performers in Oscar-nominated performances: Jocelyne LaGarde, Carol Channing, Robert Redford, Glenn Close and John Lithgow. See more »

Trademark:

The use of Jump cuts in action sequences See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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