Who is Billy Wilder?

  • (noun): United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002).
    Synonyms: Wilder, Samuel Wilder

Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder (22 June 1906 – 27 March 2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director, and writer for the same film (The Apartment).

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Screwball Comedy Films - Later Screwball Comedies
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Billy Wilder - Trivia
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Cliff Osmond
... actor and television screenwriter best known for appearing in films directed by Billy Wilder ... He appeared in four of Billy Wilder's comedies, beginning with Irma la Douce (1963) as the police sergeant ... He played the songwriter Barney Millsap in Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid (1964), which used new comedic song lyrics by Ira Gershwin set to unused tunes composed by his brother George ...
Volker Schlöndorff - Hollywood and Later Career
... of his two documentaries on famous director Billy Wilder, Billy Wilder, How Did You Do It?, in which he and German critic Hellmut Karasek interviewed ... It was aired on German TV in 1992, and shown on TCM in the USA under the title Billy Wilder Speaks in 2006 ... Schlöndorff had been a great admirer of Wilder for many years and sought his advice during the making of The Tin Drum ...
List Of Film Director And Editor Collaborations - 9–14 Years
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