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David Lean
Name
David Lean
Birthplace
Croydon, Surrey, UK
Birth date
(1908-03-25)March 25, 1908
Death place
Limehouse, London, UK
Death date
April 16, 1991(1991-04-16) (aged 83)
Occupation
Director, producer, screenwriter, editor
Active Years
1942–1991
Notable Films


Sir David Lean CBE (25 March 1908 – 16 April 1991) was an English film director, producer, screenwriter and editor. He was best known for his films such as Oliver Twist (1948), The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.

Early life[]

Career[]

Filmography[]

  • Brief Encounter (1945) - Director, writer
  • Great Expectations (1946) - Director, writer
  • Oliver Twist (1948) - Director, writer
  • The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - Director; Oscar win for Best Director
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - Director; Oscar win for Best Director
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965) - Director
  • Ryan's Daughter (1970) - Director
  • A Passage to India (1984) - Director, writer, editor

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