Actor James Stewart starred in such movies as "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," "It's a Wonderful Life" and "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence." He also starred in four films directed by the famed director Alfred Hitchcock: "Rope," "Rear Window," "The Man Who Knew Too Much" and "Vertigo."
James Stewart's professional acting career began in 1935 and lasted for almost 60 years. He won an Oscar for his performance in the 1940 film "The Philadelphia Story" and received four other Oscar nominations throughout his career. His final nomination was for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 1960 Academy Awards for his performance in "Anatomy of a Murder." He also received Lifetime Achievement awards from the Screen Actors Guild, the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute.