Howard Hawks (1896–1977)


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What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in common? Aside from their displays of great ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Red River Director
(1948)
Rio Bravo Director
(1959)
Hatari! Director
(1962)
(1944)

Filmography

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 1970 Rio Lobo
 1967 El Dorado
 1965 Red Line 7000
 1962 Hatari!
 1959 Rio Bravo
 1952 O. Henry's Full House (segment "The Ransom of Red Chief")
 1952 The Big Sky
 1951 The Thing from Another World (uncredited)
 1948 Red River
 1946 The Big Sleep
 1943 Corvette K-225 (uncredited)
 1943 The Outlaw (uncredited)
 1943 Air Force
 1941 Ball of Fire
 1941 Sergeant York
 1936 Ceiling Zero
 1935 Barbary Coast
 1934 Viva Villa! (uncredited)
 1933 The Prizefighter and the Lady (uncredited)
 1933 Today We Live
 1932 Tiger Shark
 1932 Scarface
 1930 The Criminal Code (uncredited)
 1928 Fazil
 1927 Paid to Love
 1926 Fig Leaves
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Other Works:

Story: "Plane From Barranca" (filmed as Only Angels Have Wings (1939)) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 10 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the initial critical reception of Only Angels Have Wings (1939)] A certain critic said, "It's the only picture Hawks ever made that didn't have any truth in it". I wrote him a letter and said, "Every blooming thing in that movie was true. I knew the men that were in it and everything about it". But it was just where truth was stranger than fiction. See more »

Trivia:

He has directed eleven films that have been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant, tying with John Ford for the most: Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), Ball of Fire (1941), The Big Sleep (1946), ... See more »

Trademark:

Heroes in his films are often professionals who always get the "job" done and who often wind up learning teamwork is the best way of dealing with problems. See more »

Nickname:

Wife No. 2, "Nancy" Gross, went by nickname, "Slim" See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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