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William Wyler (July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer, and screenwriter during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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William Wyler (July (born Willi Wyler, July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer, and screenwriter during UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.


His notable works included ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]'' (1959), ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' (1946), and ''Film/MrsMiniver'' (1942), all of which won Wyler UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s 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 ''Film/{{Dodsworth}}'' (1936), starring Creator/WalterHuston, Ruth Chatterton, and Creator/MaryAstor.

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His notable works included ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]'' ''Literature/BenHur'' (1959), ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' (1946), and ''Film/MrsMiniver'' (1942), all of which won Wyler UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s 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 ''Film/{{Dodsworth}}'' (1936), starring Creator/WalterHuston, Ruth Chatterton, and Creator/MaryAstor.
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* ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]'' ''Literature/BenHur'' (1959)


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* ''[[Literature/WashingtonSquare The Heiress]]'' (1949)

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* ''[[Literature/WashingtonSquare The Heiress]]'' ''Film/TheHeiress'' (1949)


William Wyler (July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer, and screenwriter during TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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William Wyler (July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer, and screenwriter during TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.


William Wyler (July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. His notable works included ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]'' (1959), ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' (1946), and ''Film/MrsMiniver'' (1942), all of which won Wyler UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s 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 ''Film/{{Dodsworth}}'' in 1936, starring Creator/WalterHuston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor.

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William Wyler (July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer producer, and screenwriter. screenwriter during TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

His notable works included ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]'' (1959), ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' (1946), and ''Film/MrsMiniver'' (1942), all of which won Wyler UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s 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 ''Film/{{Dodsworth}}'' in 1936, (1936), starring Creator/WalterHuston, Ruth Chatterton Chatterton, and Mary Astor.
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* ''Film/DetectiveStory'' (1951)


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* ''Film/TheMemphisBelle'' (1944) -- WWII documentary made while Wyler was serving with an Army motion picture unit

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* ''Film/{{Dead End|1937}}'' (1937)


'''William Wyler''' (July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. His notable works included ''Film/BenHur'' (1959), ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' (1946), and ''Film/MrsMiniver'' (1942), all of which won Wyler UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s 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 ''Film/{{Dodsworth}}'' in 1936, starring Creator/WalterHuston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor.

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'''William Wyler'''
William Wyler
(July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. His notable works included ''Film/BenHur'' ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]'' (1959), ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' (1946), and ''Film/MrsMiniver'' (1942), all of which won Wyler UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s 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 ''Film/{{Dodsworth}}'' in 1936, starring Creator/WalterHuston, Ruth Chatterton and Mary Astor.



* ''Film/BenHur'' (1959)

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* ''Film/BenHur'' ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]'' (1959)


In short: William Wyler! Tell your friends.


In his own way one of the most neglected directors of all time. Mention William Wyler to most people and they'll stare at you blankly. They might start to pay attention if you go on to mention ''[[Film/BenHur Ben-Hur]]''. Or ''Film/RomanHoliday''. Or ''Film/MrsMiniver''. Or ''Literature/WutheringHeights''. Or ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives''. Or ''Film/FunnyGirl''. Maybe ''Film/{{Jezebel}}'' or ''[[Literature/WashingtonSquare The Heiress]]''? You get the picture.

Wyler was a slick studio man whose versatility allowed him to move effortlessly from westerns to romantic comedies to period dramas to thrillers to musicals to serious character studies to war movies to sword-and-sandal epics. Along the way he established Creator/BetteDavis as a star, taught LaurenceOlivier how to be a film actor, introduced the world to Creator/AudreyHepburn; won three Oscars, out of a total of '''twelve''' nominations (more than any other director by a margin of four), directed a record three Best Picture winners, and directed a record thirty-six Oscar-nominated performances, out of which a record fourteen won. Sadly, this versatility is also why he is so neglected-it's easy to see the mark left on a film by someone like Creator/JohnFord or Creator/AlfredHitchcock, but not so easy to see the influence of someone like Wyler.

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'''William Wyler''' (July 1, 1902 July 27, 1981) was a German-born American film director, producer and screenwriter. His notable works included ''Film/BenHur'' (1959), ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives'' (1946), and ''Film/MrsMiniver'' (1942),
all time. Mention William of which won Wyler to most people and they'll stare at you blankly. They might start to pay attention if you go on to mention ''[[Film/BenHur Ben-Hur]]''. Or ''Film/RomanHoliday''. Or ''Film/MrsMiniver''. Or ''Literature/WutheringHeights''. Or ''Film/TheBestYearsOfOurLives''. Or ''Film/FunnyGirl''. Maybe ''Film/{{Jezebel}}'' or ''[[Literature/WashingtonSquare The Heiress]]''? You get UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s for Best Director, as well as Best Picture in their respective years, making him the picture.

Wyler was a slick studio man whose versatility allowed him to move effortlessly from westerns to romantic comedies to period dramas to thrillers to musicals to serious character studies to war movies to sword-and-sandal epics. Along the way he established Creator/BetteDavis as a star, taught LaurenceOlivier how to be a film actor, introduced the world to Creator/AudreyHepburn; won three Oscars, out of a total of '''twelve''' nominations (more than any other
only director by a margin of four), directed a record three Best Picture winners, winners. Wyler received his first Oscar nomination for directing ''Film/{{Dodsworth}}'' in 1936, starring Creator/WalterHuston, Ruth Chatterton and directed a record thirty-six Oscar-nominated performances, out of which a record fourteen won. Sadly, this versatility Mary Astor.

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is also why he is so neglected-it's easy considered to see have been a bona fide perfectionist, whose penchant for retakes and an attempt to hone every last nuance became the mark left on a film by someone like Creator/JohnFord or Creator/AlfredHitchcock, but not so easy stuff of legend. His ability to see 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 influence of someone like Wyler.
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* ''Theatre/WilliamWyler''''Theatre/TheLittleFoxes'' (1941)

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* ''Film/HowToStealAMillion'' (1966)

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