James Stewart
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"James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart" was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many films widely considered classics. He was known for portraying the Average Joe/average American middle class man, with everyday life struggles.

Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one in competition and receiving one Academy Honorary Award/Lifetime Achievement award. Stewart was named the third greatest male screen legend in cinema history by the American Film Institute. He was a major Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract star. He also had a noted military career and was a World War II and Vietnam War veteran, who rose to the rank of Brigadier General (United States)/Brigadier General in the Air Force Reserve Command/United States Air Force Reserve.

The actor Cary Grant said of Stewart's acting technique, "He had the ability to talk naturally. He knew that in conversations people do often interrupt one another and it's not always so easy to get a thought out. It took a little time for the sound men to get used to him, but he had an enormous impact. And then, some years later, Marlon Brando/Marlon came out and did the same thing all over again—but what people forget is that Jimmy did it first."

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I've wrestled with reality for 35 years, and I'm happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it.

If I had my career over again? Maybe I'd say to myself, speed it up a little.

My mother approved, my father just didn't accept the idea of my being an actor. I think that's the reason he kept the hardware store in operation, because I think he was pretty sure that I was going to be found out sooner or later, and he wanted to have a job for me to come back to.

When it came to kissing, Harlow was the best.

One time they traded me for seven horses. Seven stunt horses.

It's well done if you can do a part and not have the acting show.

Frank called me one day and said, 'I have an idea for a movie, why don't you come over and I'll tell you?' So I went over and we sat down and he said, 'This picture starts in heaven'. That shook me.

I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I'd done theatricals in college, but I'd done them because it was fun.