Billy Wilder, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Billy Wilder

American filmmaker

Date of Birth: 22-Jun-1906

Place of Birth: Sucha Beskidzka, Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 27-Mar-2002

Profession: screenwriter, writer, journalist, film director, film producer

Nationality: United States, Austria

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Billy Wilder

  • Billy Wilder (; German: ['v?ld?]; born Samuel Wilder, June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist whose career spanned more than five decades.
  • He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of the Hollywood Golden Age of cinema.
  • With The Apartment, Wilder became the first person to win Academy Awards as producer, director, and screenwriter for the same film.Wilder became a screenwriter in the late 1920s while living in Berlin.
  • After the rise of the Nazi Party, he left for Paris, where he made his directorial debut.
  • He moved to Hollywood in 1933, and in 1939 he had a hit when he co-wrote the screenplay for the romantic comedy Ninotchka, starring Greta Garbo.
  • Wilder established his directorial reputation with an adaption of James M.
  • Cain's Double Indemnity (1944), a film noir.
  • Wilder co-wrote the screenplay with crime 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 (1945), about alcoholism.
  • In 1950, Wilder co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Sunset Boulevard, as well as Stalag 17 in 1953. 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), and satires such as The Apartment (1960).
  • He directed fourteen different actors in Oscar-nominated performances.
  • Wilder was recognized with the American Film Institute (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.

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