BirthdayMarch 25, 1908

Celebrity biographies

  1. About David Lean

    Full name: David Lean
    Also known as: Lean, Sir David, Sir David Lean, Sir David Lean,CBE
    Professions: UK film director, producer
    Nationality: British
    Work: NFTS Honorary Fellowship

  2. David Lean Measurements

    Height: 6' (1.83 m)

  3. David Lean Known for

    Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), A Passage to India (1984), Doctor Zhivago (1965)

  4. David Lean Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 16th of April, 1991 (Age: 83)

  5. David Lean Biography

    Sir David Lean, CBE (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor, best remembered for big-screen epics such as The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and Doctor Zhivago (1965); for perhaps the most highly regarded of all the adaptations of Dickens' novels with Great Expectations (1946) and Oliver Twist (1948); and for the renowned romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).Acclaimed by directors including Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick, Lean was voted 9th greatest film director of all time in the British Film Institute Sight & Sound "Directors' Top Directors" poll 2002. Nominated seven times for the Academy Award for Best Director, for which he won twice for The Bridge on the River Kwai, and Lawrence of Arabia. Lean has three films in the top five of the British Film Institute's Top 100 British Films.

  6. David Lean Family

    Spouse: Isabel Lean child

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