James Stewart

Biography: During his younger days, James was an accordian player and an amateur magician. He first acted in a Boy Scout play. He later acted in shows for the Princeton Triangle Club. He graduated from Princeton with a degree in Architecture. JOSHUA LOGAN, one of his classmates, talked him into joining the UNIVERSITY PLAYERS in Falmouth, Massachusetts. This group also included HENRY FONDA and MARGARET SULLIVAN. JAMES and HENRY were once roommates together. MARGARET played a large part in JAMES' career as she insisted several times that he be given parts in her movies. Films such as IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON made in the late 30's, skyrocketed him to fame. In 1940 he won an ACADEMY AWARD for THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. He was the first movie star to join the Service, a year before the bombing of PEARL HARBOR. He weighed 5 pounds less than the minimum requirement of 148 pounds, but talked his way past that restriction. A bomber pilot inDuring his younger days, James was an accordian player and an amateur magician. He first acted in a Boy Scout play. He later acted in shows for the Princeton Triangle Club. He graduated from Princeton with a degree in Architecture. JOSHUA LOGAN, one of his classmates, talked him into joining the UNIVERSITY PLAYERS in Falmouth, Massachusetts. This group also included HENRY FONDA and MARGARET SULLIVAN. JAMES and HENRY were once roommates together. MARGARET played a large part in JAMES' career as she insisted several times that he be given parts in her movies. Films such as IT'S A WONDERFUL WORLD, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON made in the late 30's, skyrocketed him to fame. In 1940 he won an ACADEMY AWARD for THE PHILADELPHIA STORY. He was the first movie star to join the Service, a year before the bombing of PEARL HARBOR. He weighed 5 pounds less than the minimum requirement of 148 pounds, but talked his way past that restriction. A bomber pilot in WWII, he flew over 20 missions over Germany going from the rank of private to colonel. He received the DISTINGUISHED FLYING CROSS among other decorations. When he retired from the Service in 1968, he was a brigadier general. It has been reported that he actually flew a B-52 mission over Vietnam. In his later career, he went from playing the odd, awkward, shy guy to a hero in movies such as Westerns and Detective shows. During the 50's he became one of the first Stars to act for a percentage of the profits. This move became very profitable as he appeared in several hits directed by ALFRED HITCHCOCK and other notable directors. Many people remember him in HARVEY a story about a gentle man who drank a little too much and had this 6 foot invisible rabbit for a friend. Probably most people remember him in the movie IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. A story about small-town America in which a man sees what it would be like if he had never been born and learns to appreciate the good things in life instead of the bad. Ironically, although it has now become of legendary movie stature, especially during Christmas time, the movie was not a box-office hit when it first came out. He married his wife GLORIA HATRICK MCLEAN August 9, 1949 at the age of 41 and in 1951 they had twins. He was married to her until she died on February 16, 1994. He was always an out-spoken conservative with high values and a credit to AMERICA. Collapse

James Stewart's Scores

  • TV
  • Games
Highest Metascore: 80 Medal of Honor Infiltrator
Lowest Metascore: 59 The Spiderwick Chronicles
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 game reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
59 The Spiderwick Chronicles (X360) Feb 5, 2008 Engineer / Engineer 3.0
62 The Spiderwick Chronicles (WII) Feb 5, 2008 Engineer / Engineer 7.0
64 The Spiderwick Chronicles (PS2) Feb 5, 2008 Engineer / Engineer 7.8
61 The Spiderwick Chronicles (PC) Feb 5, 2008 Engineer / Engineer 9.5
80 Medal of Honor Infiltrator (GBA) Nov 17, 2003 Producer / Producer 7.2