Billy Wilder (I) (1906–2002)

Writer | Director | Producer

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  • Akira Kurosawa, Billy Wilder, and John Huston in The 58th Annual Academy Awards (1986)
  • Billy Wilder and Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend (1945)
  • Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder in Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Billy Wilder in The Apartment (1960)
  • Shirley MacLaine and Billy Wilder in The Apartment (1960)
  • Jack Lemmon and Billy Wilder in The Apartment (1960)

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Did You Know

Trivia

Estranged brother of producer/director W. Lee Wilder, uncle of Myles Wilder.


Quotes

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.


Trademark

A few of his films feature scenes where characters play cards (Sunset Blvd. (1950), Stalag 17 (1953), The Apartment (1960)). Wilder himself was an avid bridge and poker player.


Nickname

The Viennese Pixie


Star Sign

Cancer

Personal Details

Born

Samuel Wilder

Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Sucha Beskidzka, Malopolskie, Poland]

Died

(age 95)
West Los Angeles, California, USA


Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

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