Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Arts & Entertainment
  3. Movies

Iconic director David Lean was born on this day in 1908

See also

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.


Today's top buzz...

  • La Toya Jackson
    La Toya Jackson hits the club in music video for 'Feels Like Love'
    Music Buzz
  • Kliff Kingsbury
    Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins the 2014 Tour de France
    Today's Buzz
  • Johnny Manziel
    Here's why there is no need for Jonny Manziel to apologize for his offseason partying
    NFL Buzz
  • Guys and Dolls
    Guys and Dolls at the PACE Center: Community theater at it's finest
    15 Photos
  • Cheap Trick
    Cheap Trick brings an explosive set of hits to Phoenix on their U.S. tour
    20 Photos
  • Most Wanted Man
    'A Most Wanted Man' shows Phillip Seymour Hoffman at his best
    14 Photos