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Billy Wilder

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Billy Wilder (22 June 1906 – 27 March 2002) was an Austria/Hungarian-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 who have won Academy Awards as producer, director, and writer for the same film (The Apartment). Wilder became a screenwriter in the late 1920s while living in Berlin. After the rise of Adolf Hitler, Wilder, who was Jewish, left for Paris, where he made his directorial debut. He relocated to Hollywood in 1933, and in 1939 he had a hit as a co-writer of the screenplay to the screwball comedy Ninotchka. Wilder established his directorial reputation after helming Double Indemnity (1944), a film noir he co-wrote with mystery novelist Raymond Chandler. Wilder earned the Best Director and Best Screenplay Academy Awards for the adaptation of a Charles R. Jackson story The Lost Weekend, about alcoholism. In 1950, Wilder co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Sunset Boulevard. From the mid-1950s on, Wilder made mostly comedies. Among the classics Wilder created in this period are the farces The Seven Year Itch (1955) and Some Like It Hot (1959), satires such as The Apartment (1960), and the romantic comedy Sabrina (1954). He directed fourteen different actors in Oscar-nominated performances. Wilder was recognized with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1986. In 1988, Wilder was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. In 1993, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Wilder holds a significant place in the history of Hollywood censorship for expanding the range of acceptable subject matter. Description above from the Wikipedia article Billy Wilder, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Родился:
Jun 22, 1906 в Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary
Кино / ТВ Кредиты:
8
Впервые появился:
на series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» 1953-03-18
Последний проект:
Кино Night Will Fall 2014-06-07
Известный в фильмах
Poster of Night Will Fall
Poster of The Legacy of 'Some Like It Hot'
Poster of The Kennedy Center Honors
Poster of Церемония вручения премии «Оскар»
Фильмография
Кино Night Will Fall Himself (archive footage) 2014-06-07
Кино The Making of 'Some Like It Hot' Himself [archival footage] 2006-06-25
Кино The Legacy of 'Some Like It Hot' Himself [archival footage] 2006-06-25
Кино A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself 1995-05-21
Кино Billy, How Did You Do It? Himself 1992-01-01
Кино Portrait d'un homme 'à 60% parfait': Billy Wilder Himself 1982-05-21
Series The Kennedy Center Honors Unknown 1978-12-28
Series Церемония вручения премии «Оскар» Unknown 1953-03-18