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William Wyler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a leading American motion picture director, producer, and screenwriter. Notable works included Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, and also won Best Picture. He earned his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, starring Walter Huston and Mary Astor, "sparking a 20-year run of almost unbroken greatness." Film historian Ian Freer calls Wyler a "bona fide perfectionist," whose penchant for retakes and an attempt to hone every last nuance, "became the stuff of legend." His ability to direct a string of classic literary adaptations into huge box-office and critical successes made him one of "Hollywood's most bankable moviemakers" during the 1930s and 1940s. Other popular films include Funny Girl (1968), How to Steal a Million (1966), The Big Country (1958), Roman Holiday (1953), The Heiress (1949), The Letter (1940), The Westerner (1940), Wuthering Heights (1939), Jezebel (1938), Dodsworth (1936), A House Divided (1931), and Hell's Heroes (1930). Description above from the Wikipedia article William Wyler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



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Born:
Jul 1, 1902 In Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
4
First Appeared:
In the series The Academy Awards 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema 2005-09-13
Known For
Poster of Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema
Poster of Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
Poster of The Honeymooners
Poster of The Academy Awards
Filmography

Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema (2005)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself (archive footage)
6 2 votes

Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic (1993)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself - Director (archive footage)
7 2 votes

The Honeymooners (1955)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 24 votes

The Academy Awards (1953)

Series
as Unknown
6.2 11 votes