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Birth Name: Wilhelm Weiller

Born: 1 July 1902 Died: 27 July 1981

Country of origin: Germany

Height: 5' 8"

Relationship Status: Married

Partner: Margaret Tallichet


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The Director and The Muse (36 items)
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Tribute to Audrey Hepburn (51 items)
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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (90 items)
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Directors and Their Masterpieces *UPDATED* (32 items)
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Description: William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as the lack of an obvious "signature" in his diverse body of work denies him the honorific "auteur" that has become a standard measure of greatness in the post-"Cahiers du Cinema" critical community. Estimable, but inferior, directors typically are praised more than is Wyler, due to an obviousness of style that ... (more)
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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (90 person items)

"Walter Brennan - A House Divided - Barbary Coast (Howard Hawks Completion) - These Three - Come and Get It (with Howard Hawks) - The Westerner Audrey Hepburn - Roman Holiday - The Children's Hour - How to Steal a Million Teresa Wright - The Little Foxes - Mrs. Miniver - The Best Years of Our Lives Bette Davis - Jezebel - The Letter - The Little Foxes Joel McCrea - Barbary Coast (Howard Hawks Completion) - These Three - Come and Get It (with Howard Hawks) - Dead End David Niven - Barbary Coa"

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Films that Director's Never Got to Make or Wanted (81 person items)

"1944 "The Chronicle History of King Henry the Fifth with His Battell Fought at Agincourt in France" (was asked to direct by Laurence Olivier, but declined and said he should do it himself) 1950 "September Affair" (was considered to direct) 1965 "The Sound of Music" (originally set to direct, but was unable to find enthusiasm for the material as "it was a film about nice Nazis") "

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100 Greatest Filmmakers of All Time (100 person items)

"Swiss Major Works: Roman Holiday (1953) Ben-Hur (1959) How to Steal a Million (1966) • Director, Producer. •"

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Tribute to Audrey Hepburn (51 person items)

""Roman Holiday" (1953) "The Children's Hour" (1961) "How to Steal a Million" (1966) William Wyler, american film director, producer and screenwriter. "

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Legendary Filmakers & Their Masterpieces (20 movies items)

" July 1 1902 died July 27 1981 Directing Career : 1925-1970 Number Of Films : 67 __________ The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946) My Rating : 2.0 for Exceptional Mrs Miniver (1942) My Rating : 2.0 for Exceptional Ben-Hur (1959) My Rating : 3.0 for Magnificent "

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Oscars 1960 Winners (My Version) (25 movies items)

"Best Director! Winner: William Wyler, Ben-Hur! Nominees: George Stevens - The Diary of Anne Frank Alfred Hitchcock - North by Northwest Fred Zinnemann - The Nun's Story Billy Wilder - Some Like It Hot"

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