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George Roy Hill (1921–2002)


George Roy Hill was never able to 'hit it off' with the critics despite the fact that 2 of his films - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), and The Sting (1973) - had remained among the top 10 box office hits by 1976. His work was frequently derided as 'impersonal' or lacking in stylistic trademarks. Andrew Sarris famously referred to it as ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Sting Director
(1973)
Slap Shot Director
(1977)
(1972)

Filmography

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 1988 Funny Farm
 1977 Slap Shot
 1973 The Sting
 1966 Hawaii
 1957-1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (4 episodes)
 1958 The Seven Lively Arts (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1956-1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Hour (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Carnival (1956)
 1955-1956 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (5 episodes)
 1955 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Happy Man (1955)
 1954 Ponds Theater (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: King Richard II (1951). Historical drama (revival). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Spouse:

Louisa Horton  (divorced)  (4 children)

Parents:

George Roy Hill | Helen Frances Hill
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Personal Quote:

[on Robert Redford] Redford is a dangerous man to let loose on the streets. He has holes in his head, he should be arrested. See more »

Trivia:

He was offered the chance to direct The Sound of Music (1965) but he turned it down. See more »

Trademark:

Features polychromatic montages (The Sting (1973), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)) See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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