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World War II Hero Who Left Hollywood to Fight for America: Incredible New Look at 'It's a Wonderful Life' Star Jimmy Stewart's Story

Billy Hallowell : Apr 11, 2024  Faithwire.com

...At that time in the early 1940s, the world's instability was coming to a head, with "war clouds on the horizon." That's when Stewart made a stunning decision. "[Stewart] says, 'I want to be something more than just a Tinseltown hero. I wanted to serve my country, serve my fellow Americans.'"

[Faithwire.com] The actor who brought the beloved character George Bailey to life in the seminal classic "It's a Wonderful Life" will soon be the subject of a feature film that will shed light on his own journey. (Screengrab image: via Paramount /YouTube)

The late actor Jimmy Stewart is the inspiration for filmmaker Aaron Burns' new project "A Truly Wonderful Life," a movie set to offer a lens into Stewart's personal story of heroism, faith, and navigating Hollywood. Burns recently told CBN News about the exciting project.

"We just announced that we're partnering with the Stewart family—Jimmy Stewart's daughter and her family—to bring his life to the big screen," he said. "He's known as ... the every man of America."

Burns said he, like so many other Americans, has long known Stewart as an actor, but his perspective was widened a few years ago when he stumbled upon an article detailing the performer's back story—a decision to fight in World War II that took Stewart out of Hollywood and onto the battlefield... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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