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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 include Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, and also won Best Picture. He earned his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, 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 Hell's Heroes (1930), A House Divided (1931), Jezebel (1938), Wuthering Heights (1939), The Letter (1940), The Westerner (1940), The Heiress (1949), Roman Holiday (1953), The Big Country (1958), How to Steal a Million (1966), and Funny Girl (1968). 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, France
Movie/TV Credits:
15
First Appeared:
In the movie Dodsworth 1936-09-23
Latest Project:
Movie Sword-and-Sandal 2019-04-14
Known For
Poster of Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies
Poster of AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis
Poster of Great Performances
Poster of The Oscars
Filmography
Movie Sword-and-Sandal Himself (archive footage) 2019-04-14
Movie The Cold Blue Himself (archive footage) 2018-05-23
Movie Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself (archive footage) 2005-09-13
Movie Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies Self 2001-10-07
Movie Backstory: How Green Was My Valley Self (archive footage) 2000-10-14
Movie Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic Himself - Director (archive footage) 1993-01-01
Movie Directed by William Wyler 1986-05-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Bette Davis Himself 1977-03-01
Movie AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to William Wyler Himself 1976-03-14
Series Great Performances self 1971-01-28
Movie Stars of Cabaret 1956-01-01
Series The Oscars Himself 1953-03-18
Series The Honeymooners Unknown 1952-09-20
Movie The Screen Director 1951-03-12
Movie Dodsworth Violin Player in Dance Orchestra (uncredited) 1936-09-23