David Lean

Born:  March 25, 1908, Croydon, England

Died:  April 16, 1991, London, England

 

1941:  Major Barbara

1942:  In Which We Serve

1944:  This Happy Breed

1945:  Blithe Spirit, Brief Encounter

1946:  Great Expectations

1948:  Oliver Twist

1949:  The Passionate Friends

1950:  Madeleine

1952:  Breaking The Sound Barrier

1954:  Hobson’s Choice

1955:  Summertime

1957:  The Bridge on the River Kwai

1962:  Lawrence of Arabia

1965:  The Greatest Story Ever Told, Doctor Zhivago

1970:  Ryan’s Daughter

1984:  A Passage To India

 

Academy Awards:  Best Director, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957); Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Nominations:  Best Director, Brief Encounter (1946); Best Screenplay, Brief Encounter (1946); Best Director, Great Expectations (1947); Best Screenplay, Great Expectations (1947); Best Director, Summertime (1955); Doctor Zhivago (1965); A Passage To India (1984); Best Screenplay, A Passage To India (1984); Best Film Editing, A Passage To India (1984)

Berlin Film Festival Award:  Golden Bear, Hobson’s Choice (1954)

Cannes Film Festival Award:  Grand Prize of the Festival, Brief Encounter (1946)
Nominations:  In Competition, The Passionate Friends (1949); Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Golden Globe Awards:  Best Director, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957); Lawrence of Arabia (1962); Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Nominations:  Best Director, A Passage To India (1984); Best Screenplay, A Passage To India (1984)

Venice Film Festival Nomination:  In Competition, Oliver Twist (1948)