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

Ingmar Bergman claimed that Wilder was his favorite Hollywood director.


Quotes

The Austrians are brilliant people. They made the world believe that [Adolf Hitler] was a German and [Ludwig van Beethoven] an Austrian.


Trademark

Films feature a sharp wit and characters who frequently try to change their identity.


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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