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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Billy Wilder - Trivia
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Cliff Osmond
... 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 ...
Volker Schlöndorff - Hollywood and Later Career
... film The Michael Nyman Songbook, then made the first 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 Wilder ... 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 ...
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    An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark—that is critical genius.
    Billy Wilder (b. 1906)

    You want to know who killed Dietrichson? Hold tight to that cheap cigar of yours, Keyes. I killed Dietrichson. Me, Walter Neff. Insurance salesman. Thirty-five-years old. Unmarried. No visible scars. Till a while ago, that is. Yes, I killed him. Killed him for money, and for a woman. I didn’t get the money, and, I didn’t get the woman.
    —Billy Wilder (b. 1906)

    Where the blackbird sings the latest,
    Where the hawthorn blooms the sweetest,
    Where the nestlings chirp and flee,
    That’s the way for Billy and me.
    James Hogg Hoffmann (1770–1835)