Director of classic films like Great Expectations, Lawrence of Arabia, and Dr. Zhivago.
He worked at his dad's accounting firm.
He was nominated seven times for an Academy Award, winning twice for The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia.
He married 6 times: Isabel Lean on June 28, 1930; Kay Walsh on November 23, 1940;
He was able to promote the works of Charles Dickens by bringing the author's novels to life.