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William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a leading American motion picture 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.

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

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

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 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.

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

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 53

Birthday 1902-07-01

Day of Death 1981-07-27

Place of Birth Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany [now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France]

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Wilhelm Weiller
  • Bill Wyler

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1970 The Liberation of L.B. Jones Director
1968 Funny Girl Director
1966 How to Steal a Million Director
1965 The Collector Director
1961 The Children's Hour Director
1959 Ben-Hur Director
1958 The Big Country Director
1956 Friendly Persuasion Director
1955 The Desperate Hours Director
1953 Roman Holiday Director
1952 Carrie Director
1951 Detective Story Director
1949 The Heiress Director
1947 Thunderbolt Director
1946 The Best Years of Our Lives Director
1944 The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress Director
1942 Mrs. Miniver Director
1941 The Little Foxes Director
1940 The Letter Director
1940 The Westerner Director
1939 Wuthering Heights Director
1938 Jezebel Director
1937 Dead End Director
1936 Come and Get It Director
1936 Dodsworth Director
1936 These Three Director
1935 The Gay Deception Director
1935 The Good Fairy Director
1934 Glamour Director
1933 Counsellor at Law Director
1933 Her First Mate Director
1933 Private Jones Director
1932 Tom Brown of Culver Director
1931 A House Divided Director
1930 The Storm Director
1929 Hell's Heroes Director
1929 The Love Trap Director
1929 The Shakedown Director
1928 Thunder Riders Director
1927 Straight Shootin' Director
1927 Blazing Days Director
1927 The Two Fister Director
1926 The Stolen Ranch Director
1926 The Fire Barrier Director

Production

1959 Ben-Hur Producer
1958 The Big Country Producer
1956 Friendly Persuasion Producer
1955 The Desperate Hours Producer
1953 Roman Holiday Producer
1952 Carrie Producer
1951 Detective Story Producer
1949 The Heiress Producer
1942 Mrs. Miniver Producer
1940 The Letter Producer
1938 Jezebel Producer
1929 The Love Trap Producer

Acting

2019 Sword-and-Sandal as Himself (archive footage)
2018 The Cold Blue as Himself (archive footage)
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)
1986 Directed by William Wyler
1956 Stars of Cabaret
1955 The Honeymooners (2 episodes)
1953 The Academy Awards (2 episodes)
1951 The Screen Director
1936 Dodsworth as Violin Player in Dance Orchestra (uncredited)

Writing

1944 The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress Writer

Crew

1944 The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress Cinematography

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