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Sir David Lean, CBE
Born25 Mairch 1908(1908-03-25)
Croydon, Lunnon, UK
Dee'd16 Apryle 1991(1991-04-16) (aged 83)
Limehouse, Lunnon
  • Film director
  • film producer
  • screenwriter
  • film editor
Years active1942–91
Hauf-marrae(s)Isabel Lean (1930–36) (divorce) 1 child, Kay Walsh (1940–49) (divorce), Ann Todd (1949–57) (divorce), Leila Matkar (1960–78) (divorce), Sandra Hotz (1981–84) (divorce),Sandra Cooke (1990–91) (his daith)
BairnsPeter Lean

Sir David Lean, CBE (25 Mairch 1908 – 16 Aprile 1991) wis an Inglis film director, producer, screenwriter an editor, best remembered for big-screen epics The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), an Doctor Zhivago (1965); for aiblins the maist heichly regardit o aw the adaptations o Dickens' novels wi Great Expectations (1946) a Oliver Twist (1948); an for the renowned romantic drama Brief Encounter (1945).

Acclaimed bi directors includin Steven Spielberg[1] an Stanley Kubrick,[2] Lean wis votit 9t greatest film director o aw time in the Breetish Film Institute Sight & Sound "Directors' Top Directors" poll 2002.[3] Nominatit seiven times for the Academy Awaird for Best Director, for which he wan twice for The Bridge on the River Kwai, an Lawrence of Arabia. Lean haes three films in the tap five o the Breetish Film Institute's Tap 100 Breetish Films.[4][5]


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  1. Indiana Jones' Influences: Inspirations. TheRaider.net. Retrieved on 2011-05-29.
  2. The Kubrick Site FAQ. Visual-memory.co.uk. Retrieved on 2011-05-29.
  3. The directors’ top ten directors Archived 2018-09-29 at the Wayback Machine. Bfi.org.uk (5 September 2006). Retrieved on 2011-05-29.
  4. The BFI 100: 1–10. Bfi.org.uk (6 September 2006). Retrieved on 2011-05-29.
  5. The BFI 100: 11–20 Archived 2004-06-03 at the Wayback Machine. Bfi.org.uk (6 September 2006). Retrieved on 2011-05-29.