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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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    I don’t go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.
    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)

    Helen: What do you do?
    Don: Yes, what do I do? I’m a writer. I’ve just started a novel. As a matter of fact, I’ve started several but I never seem to finish one.
    Helen: Well, in that case, why don’t you write short stories?
    Don: Oh, I have some of those. The first paragraph.
    —Billy Wilder (b. 1906)