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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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    One’s too many, and a hundred’s not enough.
    Billy Wilder (b. 1906)

    “How old is she, Billy boy, Billy boy?
    How old is she, charming Billy?”
    Past six, past seven,
    Past twenty and eleven,
    She’s a young thing, and cannot leave her mother.”
    —Unknown. Billy Boy (l. 21–25)

    Love is the hardest thing in the world to write about. So simple. You’ve got to catch it through details, like the early morning sunlight hitting the gray tin of the rain spout in front of her house. The ringing of a telephone that sounds like Beethoven’s “Pastoral.” A letter scribbled on her office stationery that you carry around in your pocket because it smells of all the lilacs in Ohio.
    —Billy Wilder (b. 1906)