Jimmy Stewart

Icons of the Century

The gangly, eternally boyish small-town hero best known for his forthrightness and integrity, plus sharp comic timing, Jimmy Stewart represented America’s most ideal view of itself.

In movies like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Shop Around the Corner,” Stewart built his stardom before he heroically served in WWII. He’d have a permanent place in our collective hearts just for his role as self-sacrificing George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” but like other returning GIs, he’d seen hell on Earth, and his postwar roles became more complex and mature.

Stewart the actor thrived: Hitchcock played with Stewart’s aw-shucks public persona in “Rear Window,” “The Man Who Knew Too Much” and “Vertigo”; while Stewart also shone in dark Westerns like “Winchester ’73” and courtroom drama “Anatomy of a Murder.”

More Scene

  • Common Would Support Oprah for President

    Common Says An Oprah Presidency Would Bring America Back to 'Compassionate Leaders' That 'Care About Human Beings' (EXCLUSIVE)

    The gangly, eternally boyish small-town hero best known for his forthrightness and integrity, plus sharp comic timing, Jimmy Stewart represented America’s most ideal view of itself. In movies like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Shop Around the Corner,” Stewart built his stardom before he heroically served in WWII. He’d have […]

  • SAG Awards Prep

    Sneak Peek at 2018 SAG Awards Post-Show Gala

    The gangly, eternally boyish small-town hero best known for his forthrightness and integrity, plus sharp comic timing, Jimmy Stewart represented America’s most ideal view of itself. In movies like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Shop Around the Corner,” Stewart built his stardom before he heroically served in WWII. He’d have […]

  • grace and frankie lisa kudrow

    Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin Talk the Realities of Aging at ‘Grace and Frankie’ Season 4 Premiere

    The gangly, eternally boyish small-town hero best known for his forthrightness and integrity, plus sharp comic timing, Jimmy Stewart represented America’s most ideal view of itself. In movies like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Shop Around the Corner,” Stewart built his stardom before he heroically served in WWII. He’d have […]

  • Sundance Parties

    Sundance 2018: The Insider's Party Guide

    The gangly, eternally boyish small-town hero best known for his forthrightness and integrity, plus sharp comic timing, Jimmy Stewart represented America’s most ideal view of itself. In movies like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Shop Around the Corner,” Stewart built his stardom before he heroically served in WWII. He’d have […]

  • '12 Strong' film premiere

    '12 Strong': Chris Hemsworth Hopes Film Can Reduce 'Misconceptions' About Afghanistan

    The gangly, eternally boyish small-town hero best known for his forthrightness and integrity, plus sharp comic timing, Jimmy Stewart represented America’s most ideal view of itself. In movies like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Shop Around the Corner,” Stewart built his stardom before he heroically served in WWII. He’d have […]

  • Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig and

    Timothée Chalamet Says He'd Love to Work With Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro

    The gangly, eternally boyish small-town hero best known for his forthrightness and integrity, plus sharp comic timing, Jimmy Stewart represented America’s most ideal view of itself. In movies like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Shop Around the Corner,” Stewart built his stardom before he heroically served in WWII. He’d have […]

  • Tracee Ellis Ross

    Tracee Ellis Ross at Image Makers Awards: 'Clothing Started as Armor for Me'

    The gangly, eternally boyish small-town hero best known for his forthrightness and integrity, plus sharp comic timing, Jimmy Stewart represented America’s most ideal view of itself. In movies like “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” “The Philadelphia Story” and “The Shop Around the Corner,” Stewart built his stardom before he heroically served in WWII. He’d have […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content