George Roy Hill
- Category : Film - Director
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Vessel of Love 4
American film director, highly successful as a master of nostalgia and credited with returning a straight narrative form to films. His work included "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?", "Slaughterhouse 5," "The Sting" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."
Hill studied music at Yale and Dublin's Trinity College and started his professional career as an actor of repertory theatre in Dublin. He then toured the U.S. in a Shakespearean company and went into the service during WW II as a Naval pilot in the Pacific. A first stage production in 1948 in Dublin was succeeded by another stint in the military during the Korean War as a pilot, discharged with the rank of Major.
Hill began directing Broadway with a debut on 11/28/1957 for "Look Homeward Angel." His Hollywood films began in 1962. He received the special jury prize at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival and in 1973 the Best Director Academy Award for his film "The Sting."
He married on 4/07/1961; four kids.