Creator / William Wyler

William Wyler (July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. His 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, as well as Best Picture in their respective years, making him the only director of three Best Picture winners. Wyler received his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, starring Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor.

Wyler is considered to have been 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 The '40s and into The '60s.

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