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George Roy Hill is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Additional Writing American born on 20 december 1921 at Minneapolis (USA)

George Roy Hill

George Roy Hill
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 december 1921 at Minneapolis (USA)
Death 27 december 2002 (at 81 years) at New York City (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Director

George Roy Hill (December 20, 1921 – December 27, 2002) was an American film director. He is most noted for directing such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and The Sting, which both starred the acting duo Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Other notable films are Slaughterhouse-Five, The World According to Garp, The World of Henry Orient, Hawaii, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Great Waldo Pepper, Slap Shot, Funny Farm, A Little Romance with Laurence Olivier, and The Little Drummer Girl.

Best films

The Sting (1973)
(Director)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
(Director)
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
(Director)
Hawaii (1966)
(Director)
A Little Romance (1979)
(Director)

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Filmography of George Roy Hill (16 films)

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Actor

The World According to Garp, 2h16
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Mark Soper, Hume Cronyn
Roles Pilot (uncredited)
Rating70% 3.547383.547383.547383.547383.54738
T. S. Garp is the illegitimate son of a feminist mother, Jenny Fields, who wanted a child but not a husband. A nurse during World War II, she encounters a dying ball turret gunner known only as Technical sergeant Garp (that being the only sound he is capable of uttering) who was severely brain damaged in combat. Unconstrained by convention and driven by practicality and her desire for a child, Jenny is able to rape Garp due to his priapism, thus impregnating herself. She names the resultant child after Garp and raises him on her own.
Slaughterhouse-Five, 1h44
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Historical, Comic science fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films about psychiatry, Political films
Actors Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Valerie Perrine, Eugene Roche, Perry King, Sharon Gans
Roles Tralfamadorian Speaker (voice) (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.3973653.3973653.3973653.3973653.397365
The film follows the novel in presenting a first-person narrative from the point of view of Billy Pilgrim (Sacks), who becomes "unstuck in time" and experiences the events of his life in a seemingly random order, including a period spent on the alien planet of Tralfamadore. Particular emphasis is placed on his experiences during World War II, including the bombing of Dresden in World War II, as well as time spent with fellow prisoners of war Edgar Derby (Roche) and the psychopathic Paul Lazzaro (Leibman). His life as a husband to Valencia (Gans), and father to Barbara (Near) and Robert (King) are also depicted, as they live and sometimes even enjoy their life of affluence in Ilium, New York. A "sink-or-swim" scene with Pilgrim's father is also featured. The scenes of extraterrestrial life on Tralfamadore feature Hollywood starlet Montana Wildhack (Perrine).
Walk East on Beacon!, 1h38
Directed by Alfred L. Werker
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors George Murphy, Finlay Currie, Virginia Gilmore, Karel Štěpánek, Louisa Horton Hill, Peter Capell
Roles Nicholas Wilben
Rating57% 2.8968752.8968752.8968752.8968752.896875
Federal agent Belden (George Murphy) is assigned to locate the communist mastermind behind the leak, and to trace all avenues of informational access utilized by the Communists. Professor Albert Kafer (Finlay Currie) a scientist who is being blackmailed by the Reds into cooperating with them, while Alexi Laschenkov (Karel Stepanek) is the top Eastern-Bloc spy.

Director

Funny Farm
Funny Farm (1988)
, 1h41
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Chevy Chase, Madolyn Smith, Kevin O'Morrison, Joseph Maher, Kevin Conway, Jack Gilpin
Rating61% 3.099873.099873.099873.099873.09987
Andy Farmer (Chase) is a New York City sports writer who moves with his wife, Elizabeth (Smith) to the seemingly charming town of Redbud, Vermont, so he can write a novel. They do not get along well with the residents, and other quirks arise such as being given exorbitant funeral bills for a long-dead man buried on their land years before they acquired the house. Marital troubles soon arise from the quirkiness of Redbud as well as the fact that Elizabeth was critical of Andy's manuscript, while secretly getting her ideas for children's books published. They soon decide to divorce and sell their home. To expedite the sale, the Farmers offer the town's residents a $15,000 donation to Redbud, and $50 cash each if they help make a good impression on their prospective home buyers. To that end, the citizens remake Redbud into a perfect Norman Rockwell-style town. Their charade dazzles a pair of prospective buyers, who make the Farmers an offer on the house; however, Andy declines to sell, realizing that he genuinely enjoys small-town living. He and Elizabeth decide to stay together in Redbud, much to the chagrin of the locals, who are now angry that they lost their promised money. Though the mayor does not hold the Farmers liable for the $15,000, as the sale of their house did not occur, Andy decides to pay everyone in Redbud their $50, which helps improve his standing among the townspeople. The film ends with Andy taking a job as a sports writer for the Redbud newspaper, and Elizabeth, now pregnant with their first child, has written multiple children's stories.
The Little Drummer Girl, 2h10
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Diane Keaton, Klaus Kinski, Sami Frey, Thorley Walters, Eli Danker, Julian Firth
Rating60% 3.046113.046113.046113.046113.04611
Set in Europe and the Middle East, the plot follows the Mossad's clandestine attempt to flush out a PLO bomber named Khalil. To capture him, they kidnap and later kill his brother, then recruit an anti-Zionist American actress named Charlie to impersonate the dead man's girlfriend, hoping Khalil will contact her. Charlie does everything the Mossad asks of her, but as she goes deeply undercover, she questions just how far she should go before reaching a point where she is unable to escape.
The World According to Garp, 2h16
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Mark Soper, Hume Cronyn
Rating70% 3.547383.547383.547383.547383.54738
T. S. Garp is the illegitimate son of a feminist mother, Jenny Fields, who wanted a child but not a husband. A nurse during World War II, she encounters a dying ball turret gunner known only as Technical sergeant Garp (that being the only sound he is capable of uttering) who was severely brain damaged in combat. Unconstrained by convention and driven by practicality and her desire for a child, Jenny is able to rape Garp due to his priapism, thus impregnating herself. She names the resultant child after Garp and raises him on her own.
A Little Romance, 1h48
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Laurence Olivier, Diane Lane, Arthur Hill, Sally Kellerman, Broderick Crawford, David Dukes
Rating73% 3.6956753.6956753.6956753.6956753.695675
Lauren King (Diane Lane) is a book-smart 13-year-old American girl with an IQ of 167 living in Paris with her affluent family. She spends her free time reading Heidegger. Daniel Michon (Thelonious Bernard) is a street-wise 13-year-old French boy who lives in La Garenne with his father, a cabbie. He loves Hollywood films and amuses himself handicapping theoretical wagers on horse races. The two meet in the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, where a movie is being filmed, and fall in love. Lauren's self-absorbed mother (Sally Kellerman), who consorts openly with her movie director boyfriend George in front of Lauren and her stepfather (Arthur Hill), fiercely objects to the romance, calling Daniel a "filthy French boy". When Daniel punches George at Lauren's birthday party for making a crude innuendo about Lauren, the two are forbidden to date.
Slap Shot
Slap Shot (1977)
, 2h3
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Ice hockey films, Sports d'hiver
Actors Paul Newman, Strother Martin, Michael Ontkean, Lindsay Crouse, Jerry Houser, Jennifer Warren
Rating72% 3.6478953.6478953.6478953.6478953.647895
Reggie Dunlop (Paul Newman) is the aging player-coach of the Charlestown Chiefs hockey team in the fictional Federal League. A perennial loser for years, the team's manager Joe McGrath (Strother Martin) has resorted to extreme cost-cutting techniques and embarrassing promotional antics to keep local interest alive. Dunlop, while not particularly talented as either a player or coach, is a skilled con man, and regularly manipulates the team to his own advantage. During a hopeless season, the Chiefs pick up the Hanson Brothers, bespectacled violent goons with childlike mentalities, complete with toys in their luggage. Horrified at being given players who seem stupid, immature, and unreliable, Dunlop initially chooses not to play them.
The Great Waldo Pepper, 1h47
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Margot Kidder, Bo Brundin, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Lewis
Rating66% 3.3476453.3476453.3476453.3476453.347645
World War I veteran Waldo Pepper (fictitiously 1895-1931, played by Robert Redford) feels he has missed out on the glory of aerial combat after being made a flight instructor. After the war, Waldo had taken up barnstorming to make a living. He soon tangles with rival barnstormer (and fellow war veteran) Axel Olsson (Bo Svenson).
The Sting
The Sting (1973)
, 2h4
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Buddy films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Eileen Brennan
Rating82% 4.14864.14864.14864.14864.1486
The film takes place in 1936, at the height of the Great Depression. Johnny Hooker, a grifter in Joliet, Illinois, cons $11,000 in cash from an unsuspecting victim with the aid of his partners Luther Coleman and Joe Erie. Buoyed by the windfall, Luther announces his retirement and advises Hooker to seek out an old friend, Henry Gondorff, in Chicago to teach him "the big con". Unfortunately, their victim was a numbers racket courier for vicious crime boss Doyle Lonnegan. Corrupt Joliet police Lieutenant William Snyder confronts Hooker, revealing Lonnegan's involvement and demanding part of Hooker’s cut. Having already spent his share, Hooker pays Snyder in counterfeit bills. Lonnegan's men murder Luther, and Hooker flees for his life to Chicago.
Slaughterhouse-Five, 1h44
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, War, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Historical, Comic science fiction
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Time travel films, Films based on science fiction novels, Comedy science fiction films, Films about psychiatry, Political films
Actors Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Valerie Perrine, Eugene Roche, Perry King, Sharon Gans
Rating67% 3.3973653.3973653.3973653.3973653.397365
The film follows the novel in presenting a first-person narrative from the point of view of Billy Pilgrim (Sacks), who becomes "unstuck in time" and experiences the events of his life in a seemingly random order, including a period spent on the alien planet of Tralfamadore. Particular emphasis is placed on his experiences during World War II, including the bombing of Dresden in World War II, as well as time spent with fellow prisoners of war Edgar Derby (Roche) and the psychopathic Paul Lazzaro (Leibman). His life as a husband to Valencia (Gans), and father to Barbara (Near) and Robert (King) are also depicted, as they live and sometimes even enjoy their life of affluence in Ilium, New York. A "sink-or-swim" scene with Pilgrim's father is also featured. The scenes of extraterrestrial life on Tralfamadore feature Hollywood starlet Montana Wildhack (Perrine).
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1h50
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Crime, Western
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films, Gangster films
Actors Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Henry Jones, Cloris Leachman, Ted Cassidy
Rating79% 3.9980853.9980853.9980853.9980853.998085
In late 1890s Wyoming, Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) is the affable, clever, talkative leader of the outlaw Hole in the Wall Gang. His closest companion is the laconic dead-shot "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford). The two return to their hideout at Hole-in-the-Wall (Wyoming) to discover that the rest of the gang, irked at Butch's long absences, have selected Harvey Logan (Ted Cassidy) as their new leader. Harvey challenges Butch to a knife fight over the gang's leadership. Butch defeats him using trickery, but embraces Harvey's idea to rob the Union Pacific Overland Flyer train on both its eastward and westward runs, agreeing that the second robbery would be unexpected and likely reap even more money than the first.
Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2h18
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore, John Gavin, Carol Channing, Beatrice Lillie
Rating68% 3.44893.44893.44893.44893.4489
In New York City in 1922, flapper Millie Dillmount (Julie Andrews) is determined to find work as a stenographer to a wealthy businessman and then marry him – a "thoroughly modern" goal. Millie befriends the sweet yet naive Miss Dorothy Brown (Mary Tyler Moore) as the latter checks into the Priscilla Hotel. When house mother Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie) learns Miss Dorothy is an orphan, she remarks, "Sad to be all alone in the world." Unbeknown to Millie, the woman is selling her tenants into white slavery, and those without family or close friends are her primary targets.
Hawaii
Hawaii (1966)
, 3h9
Directed by George Roy Hill, James Blue, Richard Talmadge
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Julie Andrews, Max von Sydow, Gene Hackman, Jocelyne LaGarde, Richard Harris, Carroll O'Connor
Rating64% 3.248043.248043.248043.248043.24804
The story follows Prince Keoki Kanakoa, the Reverend Abner Hale and his wife Jerusha, who join the prince on mission to the Islands of Hawaii for the Calvinist church with the promise to make Kanakoa a minister. Upon their arrival to the islands, the ship stops in Lahaina, Maui before going on to Honolulu, Oahu where the main church has been established. There they are greeted by the aliʻi nui, Malama Kanakoa, Keoki's mother, who stops the Hales from traveling further when she demands Jerusha remain in Lahaina to teach her to write. Reverend Hale attempts to teach her of the Christian God first but she refuses until she, herself can write. Only after that will she listen to Abner's Christian teachings. As Hale learns, there is a serious difference between a destiny calling to him and the call to recognize the needs of others.
The World of Henry Orient, 1h46
Directed by George Roy Hill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Peter Sellers, Paula Prentiss, Tippy Walker, Tom Bosley, Angela Lansbury, Phyllis Thaxter
Rating65% 3.295043.295043.295043.295043.29504
Concert pianist Henry Orient (Peter Sellers) pursues an affair with a married woman, Stella Dunnworthy (Paula Prentiss), while two teenage private-school girls, Valerie Boyd (Tippy Walker) and Marian Gilbert (Merrie Spaeth), stalk him and write their fantasies about him in a diary.