Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a leading American motion picture director, producer, and screenwriter.

Notable works included Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, and also won Best Picture. He earned his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, starring Walter Huston and Mary Astor, "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.

Other popular films include Funny Girl (1968), How to Steal a Million (1966), The Big Country (1958), Roman Holiday (1953), The Heiress (1949), The Letter (1940), The Westerner (1940), Wuthering Heights (1939), Jezebel (1938), Dodsworth (1936), A House Divided (1931), and Hell's Heroes (1930).

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a leading American motion picture director, producer, and screenwriter.

Notable works included Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, and also won Best Picture. He earned his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, starring Walter Huston and Mary Astor, "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.

Other popular films include Funny Girl (1968), How to Steal a Million (1966), The Big Country (1958), Roman Holiday (1953), The Heiress (1949), The Letter (1940), The Westerner (1940), Wuthering Heights (1939), Jezebel (1938), Dodsworth (1936), A House Divided (1931), and Hell's Heroes (1930).

Description above from the Wikipedia article William Wyler, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 47

Birthday 1902-07-01

Day of Death 1981-07-27

Place of Birth Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Wilhelm Weiller

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1970 The Liberation of L.B. JonesDirector
1968 Funny GirlDirector
1966 How to Steal a MillionDirector
1965 The CollectorDirector
1961 The Children's HourDirector
1959 Ben-HurDirector
1958 The Big CountryDirector
1956 Friendly PersuasionDirector
1955 The Desperate HoursDirector
1953 Roman HolidayDirector
1952 CarrieDirector
1951 Detective StoryDirector
1949 The HeiressDirector
1947 ThunderboltDirector
1946 The Best Years of Our LivesDirector
1944 The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying FortressDirector
1942 Mrs. MiniverDirector
1941 The Little FoxesDirector
1940 The LetterDirector
1940 The WesternerDirector
1939 Wuthering HeightsDirector
1938 JezebelDirector
1937 Dead EndDirector
1936 Come and Get ItDirector
1936 DodsworthDirector
1936 These ThreeDirector
1935 The Gay DeceptionDirector
1935 The Good FairyDirector
1934 GlamourDirector
1933 Counsellor at LawDirector
1933 Her First MateDirector
1932 Tom Brown of CulverDirector
1931 A House DividedDirector
1930 The StormDirector
1929 Hell's HeroesDirector
1929 The Love TrapDirector
1929 The ShakedownDirector
1928 Thunder RidersDirector
1927 Straight Shootin'Director
1927 Blazing DaysDirector
1927 The Two FisterDirector
1926 The Stolen RanchDirector
1926 The Fire BarrierDirector

Production

1959 Ben-HurProducer
1958 The Big CountryProducer
1956 Friendly PersuasionProducer
1955 The Desperate HoursProducer
1953 Roman HolidayProducer
1952 CarrieProducer
1951 Detective StoryProducer
1949 The HeiressProducer
1942 Mrs. MiniverProducer
1940 The LetterProducer
1938 JezebelProducer

Acting

2005 Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema as Himself (archive footage)
1993 Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic as Himself - Director (archive footage)
1955 The Honeymooners(2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards(10 episodes)
1936 Dodsworth as Violin Player in Dance Orchestra (uncredited)

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