George Stevens
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"Academy Award for Best Director"}}

*nominated in 1943 for The More the Merrier

*awarded in 1951 for A Place in the Sun (film)/A Place in the Sun

*nominated in 1954 for Shane (film)/Shane

*awarded in 1956 for Giant (1956 film)/Giant

*nominated in 1959 for The Diary of Anne Frank (1959 film)/The Diary of Anne Frank

"Legion of Merit"

star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame"

"Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award"

"Academy Honorary Award/Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences" (1954)

"National Board of Review Award for Best Director"

"New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director"


"George Stevens" (December 18, 1904 – March 8, 1975) was an United States/American film director, film producer/producer, screenwriter and cinematographer.

Among his most notable films are A Place in the Sun (film)/A Place in the Sun (1951; winner of six Academy Awards including Best Director), Shane (film)/Shane (1953; Oscar nominated), Giant (1956 film)/Giant (1956; Academy Award/Oscar for Best Director), and The Diary of Anne Frank (1959 film)/Diary of Anne Frank (1959; nominated for Academy Award for Best Director/Best Director).

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They played very aggressive and took it to us physically. They are a talented team with plenty of speed and that really showed tonight. They have a talented upper class that features the play of their 10 seniors.

We felt that under the circumstances, it made perfect sense to honor his request, ... We are happy that he will be able to be honored next year.

This is the kind of game we come to expect when we play Poland. Unfortunately for us we came out of the wrong end.

For me it's absolutely necessary to start from the very beginning. I can't think of coming and contributing something anywhere along the line other than the very start.

We played hard tonight and I was really pleased with our effort. While I was disappointed that our goal was taken away, it was the right call made by the officials.

I see myself capable of arrogance and brutality... That's a fierce thing, to discover within yourself that which you despise the most in others.

When a poor man, hungry and unseeing because his eyesight is failing, grabs me and starts begging, I feel the Nazi in myself. I abhor this man, and I want him to keep his hands off me.

When we passed the ball well, we kind of had Poland back on their heels a bit. We told our kids the game does not end at the half.

I've always been of the opinion that a director should never touch a film without having a basic knowledge of its contents.