film meme » seven actors [2/7]: James Stewart
"I was going to be an architect. I graduated with a degree in architecture and I had a scholarship to go back to Princeton and get my Masters in architecture. I’d done theatricals in college, but I’d done them because it was fun."
When filming the long shot of his prayer in It´s A Wonderful Life (1946), Stewart was so moved, he began sobbing for real. Rather than risk losing the intensity by shooting additional takes, director Frank Capra created close-ups by enlarging frames of the long shot.
Most popular movies: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It´s a Wonderful Life, The Shop around the Corner, Harvey, The Philadelphia Story, Vertigo & Rear Window
Just a few random moments to show how gorgeous Jimmy is.