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Iconic director David Lean was born on this day in 1908

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If not every, almost every classic movie fan or just movie fan in general has heard of David Lean. He's probably one of the most iconic directors of his time because of his epic films. He was a storyteller.

Lean was born on this day in 1908. He wasn't just a director, Lean also did some film editing. Some of the films that he edited were "As You Like It," "Pygmalion," and "49th Parallel."

"In Which We Serve" was the first movie that Lean directed. The film had been released in 1942.

Lean directed several iconic classic movies like:

  • "The Bridge on the River Kwai,"
  • "Doctor Zhivago,"
  • "Lawrence of Arabia,"
  • "Brief Encounter,"
  • "Great Expectations,"
  • "Oliver Twist."

His last film that he directed was "A Passage to India" (1984). Before that his last movie that he directed was the 1970 movie "Ryan's Daughter." It's fun to note that "A Passage to India," was garnished with 11 Academy Awards nominations. It won that year for Best Music (Original Score) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role."

David Lean had passed away in 1991.

So to honor his birthday, check out some of his films. For a complete list: Filmography.

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