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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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Jul 1, 1902 In Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Dodsworth 1936-09-23
Latest Project:
Movie Sword-and-Sandal 2019-04-14
Known For
Poster of Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema
Poster of Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
Poster of The Academy Awards
Poster of The Honeymooners
Movie Sword-and-Sandal Himself (archive footage) 2019-04-14
Movie Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself (archive footage) 2005-09-13
Movie Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic Himself - Director (archive footage) 1993-01-01
Series The Academy Awards Unknown 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