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  • BIRTH 01/07/1902
  • DEATH 27/07/1981
  • Country France
  • MOVIES 3
  • DIRECTOR 26
  • SCRIPT 1
  • PRODUCTION 12

William Wyler

William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a German-born film director, producer, and screenwriter. Notable works include Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, and also won Best Picture. He earned his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, sparking a 20-year run of almost unbroken greatness.

Film historian Ian Freer calls Wyler a "bona fide perfectionist," whose penchant for retakes and an attempt to hone every last nuance "became the stuff of legend." His ability to direct a string of classic literary adaptations into huge box office and critical successes made him one of Hollywood's most bankable moviemakers during the 1930s and 1940s.

William Wyler

Movies (3)

Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema
Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema
Self (archive footage)
Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic
Self - Director (archive footage)
Gladiateur, glaive et fantasmes
Gladiateur, glaive et fantasmes
Self (archive footage)

Director (26)

Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur
Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday
How to Steal a Million
How to Steal a Million
The Children's Hour
The Children's Hour
The Heiress
The Heiress
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Westerner
The Westerner
Friendly Persuasion
Friendly Persuasion
Dodsworth
Dodsworth
Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver
The Collector
The Collector
The Big Country
The Big Country
Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying…
The Liberation of L.B. Jones
The Liberation of L.B. Jones
The Desperate Hours
The Desperate Hours
The Letter
The Letter
Jezebel
Jezebel
Dead End
Dead End
Wuthering Heights
Wuthering Heights
Detective Story
Detective Story
Carrie
Carrie
The Good Fairy
The Good Fairy
Glamour
Glamour
The Little Foxes
The Little Foxes

Script

The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying…

Production (12)

Roman Holiday
Roman Holiday
The Children's Hour
The Children's Hour
The Heiress
The Heiress
Mrs. Miniver
Mrs. Miniver
The Big Country
The Big Country
Friendly Persuasion
Friendly Persuasion
Carrie
Carrie
Detective Story
Detective Story
Jezebel
Jezebel
The Desperate Hours
The Desperate Hours
The Letter
The Letter
The Liberation of L.B. Jones
The Liberation of L.B. Jones