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Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder
  • Career: Director
  • Top celebrities: 2796
  • BirthDate: 1906, 22 of June , Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Sucha Beskidzka, Malopolskie, Poland]
  • Spouse: Audrey Young (30 June 1949 - 27 March 2002) (his death), Judith Coppicus (22 December 1936 - 1946) (divorced) 2 children
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Facts of life

    Billy Wilder

    Billy Wilder is an American Actor born on 20 August 1981 in London, England, UK. He started his acting career at the age of 17, and in this short span of time, he has actually achieved a great deal of recognition and now currently has a big resume of commercially successful movies. Initially he starred in some short films, but with the amazing acting skills- he grabbed the attention of big movie houses. The successes of short films lead to his big debut in Hollywood, after which he constantly went up in movie industry. In the short span of his career, he has acted in big production movies like The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Dorian Gray, God Only Knows, The Big Wedding, Bigga Than Ben, Easy Virtue, among others. He also appeared in a cameo role for Doctors, a TV show.

  • Awards: Won Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award - 1988 for ""
    Nominated Oscar - 1967 for "Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen for:The Fortune Cookie (1966). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Won Oscar - 1961 for "Best Director for:The Apartment (1960)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1960 for "Best Director for:Some Like It Hot (1959)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1958 for "Best Director for:Witness for the Prosecution (1957)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1955 for "Best Director for:Sabrina (1954)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1954 for "Best Director for:Stalag 17 (1953)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1952 for "Best Writing, Story and Screenplay for:Ace in the Hole (1951). Shared with: Lesser Samuels Walter Newman"
    Won Oscar - 1951 for "Best Writing, Story and Screenplay for:Sunset Blvd. (1950). Shared with: Charles Brackett D.M. Marshman Jr."
    Nominated Oscar - 1949 for "Best Writing, Screenplay for:A Foreign Affair (1948). Shared with: Charles Brackett Richard L. Breen"
    Won Oscar - 1946 for "Best Director for:The Lost Weekend (1945)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1945 for "Best Director for:Double Indemnity (1944)."
    Nominated Oscar - 1942 for "Best Writing, Original Story for:Ball of Fire (1941). Shared with: Thomas Monroe"
    Nominated Oscar - 1940 for "Best Writing, Screenplay for:Ninotchka (1939). Shared with: Charles Brackett Walter Reisch"
    Won Life Achievement Award - 1986 for ""
    Won Academy Fellowship - 1995 for ""
    Won BAFTA Film Award - 1961 for "Best Film from any Source for:The Apartment (1960). USA."
    Nominated BAFTA Film Award - 1960 for "Best Film from any Source for:Some Like It Hot (1959). USA."
    Won Honorary Golden Berlin Bear - 1993 for ""
    Won Blue Ribbon Award - 1952 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:Sunset Blvd. (1950)."
    Won Bodil - 1951 for "Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) for:Sunset Blvd. (1950)."
    Won Grand Prize of the Festival - 1946 for "for:The Lost Weekend (1945)."
    Won David - 1975 for "Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) for:The Front Page (1974)."
    Won Preston Sturges Award - 1991 for ""
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1985 for ""
    Won DGA Award - 1961 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:The Apartment (1960). Shared with: Hal W. Polaire (assistant director) (plaque)"
    Nominated DGA Award - 1960 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Some Like It Hot (1959)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1958 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Witness for the Prosecution (1957)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1956 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:The Seven Year Itch (1955)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1955 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Sabrina (1954)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1954 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Stalag 17 (1953)."
    Nominated DGA Award - 1951 for "Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures for:Sunset Blvd. (1950)."
    Nominated Edgar - 1958 for "Best Motion Picture for:Witness for the Prosecution (1957). Shared with: Harry Kurnitz"
    Won Life Achievement Award - 1992 for ""
    Won Gala Tribute - 1982 for ""
    Won Career Award - 2000 for "Cinema"
    Won Fotogramas de Plata - 1982 for "Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) for:Fedora (1978). Tied with Atlantic City (1980)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award - 1997 for ""
    Won Honorary Award - 1973 for "For his continued outstanding individual contributions to the german film over the years."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1973 for "Best Director - Motion Picture for:Avanti! (1972)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1961 for "Best Motion Picture Director for:The Apartment (1960)."
    Nominated Golden Globe - 1958 for "Best Motion Picture Director for:Witness for the Prosecution (1957)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1955 for "Best Screenplay for:Sabrina (1954). Shared with: Samuel A. Taylor Ernest Lehman"
    Won Golden Globe - 1951 for "Best Motion Picture Director for:Sunset Blvd. (1950)."
    Won Golden Globe - 1946 for "Best Motion Picture Director for:The Lost Weekend (1945)."
    Won Silver Ribbon - 1951 for "Best Director - Foreign Film (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) for:Sunset Blvd. (1950)."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1971 for "Best Producer-Director 4th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1970 for "Producer-Director 7th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1965 for "Producer-Director 9th place."
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1964 for "Top Producer/Director 4th place."
    Won Golden Laurel - 1963 for "Top Producer/Director"
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1962 for "Top Producer/Director 5th place."
    2nd place Golden Laurel - 1961 for "Top Producer/Director"
    3rd place Golden Laurel - 1960 for "Top Producer/Director"
    2nd place Golden Laurel - 1959 for "Top Producer/Director"
    Nominated Golden Laurel - 1958 for "Top Producer/Director 7th place."
    Won Career Achievement Award - 1994 for ""
    Won Billy Wilder Award - 1994 for "For excellence in directing"
    Won NYFCC Award - 1960 for "Best Director for:The Apartment (1960). Tied with Jack Cardiff for Sons and Lovers (1960)."
    Won NYFCC Award - 1946 for "Best Director for:The Lost Weekend (1945)."
    Won PGA Hall of Fame - Motion Pictures - 2000 for "for:Some Like It Hot (1959)."
    Won Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Pictures - 1997 for ""
    Won Career Golden Lion - 1972 for ""
    Nominated Golden Lion - 1960 for "for:The Apartment (1960)."
    Won International Award - 1951 for "for:Ace in the Hole (1951)."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - 1960 for "Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1751 Vine Street."
    Won Star on the Walk of Fame - ???? for "Motion Picture At 1751 Vine Street."
    Won Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement - 1980 for ""
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1975 for "Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium for:The Front Page (1974). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1973 for "Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium for:Avanti! (1972). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1971 for "Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen for:The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1967 for "Best Written American Comedy for:The Fortune Cookie (1966). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1964 for "Best Written American Comedy for:Irma la Douce (1963). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1962 for "Best Written American Comedy for:One, Two, Three (1961). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Won WGA Award (Screen) - 1961 for "Best Written American Comedy for:The Apartment (1960). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Won WGA Award (Screen) - 1960 for "Best Written American Comedy for:Some Like It Hot (1959). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Won WGA Award (Screen) - 1958 for "Best Written American Comedy for:Love in the Afternoon (1957). Shared with: I.A.L. Diamond"
    Won Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement - 1957 for ""
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1956 for "Best Written American Comedy for:The Seven Year Itch (1955). Shared with: George Axelrod"
    Won WGA Award (Screen) - 1955 for "Best Written American Comedy for:Sabrina (1954). Shared with: Samuel A. Taylor Ernest Lehman"
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1954 for "Best Written American Comedy for:Stalag 17 (1953). Shared with: Edwin Blum"
    Won WGA Award (Screen) - 1951 for "Best Written American Drama for:Sunset Blvd. (1950). Shared with: Charles Brackett D.M. Marshman Jr."
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1949 for "Best Written American Comedy for:A Foreign Affair (1948). Shared with: Charles Brackett Richard L. Breen"
  • Position in top best awards winner: 53
  • Films with Billy Wilder: Sabrina - 1995
    Witness for the Prosecution - 1982
    Buddy Buddy - 1981
    Fedora - 1978
    The Front Page - 1974
    Double Indemnity - 1973
    Avanti! - 1972
    The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - 1970
    Casino Royale - 1967
    The Fortune Cookie - 1966
    Ates gibi kadin - 1965
    Kiss Me, Stupid - 1964
    Irma la Douce - 1963
    One, Two, Three - 1961
    Ocean's Eleven - 1960
    The Apartment - 1960
    Ninotchka - 1960
    Some Like It Hot - 1959
    Witness for the Prosecution - 1957
    Love in the Afternoon - 1957
    The Spirit of St. Louis - 1957
    Robert Montgomery Presents - 1956
    The Seven Year Itch - 1955
    Lux Video Theatre - 1954-1955
    Emil und die Detektive - 1954
    Sabrina - 1954
    Stalag 17 - 1953
    Ace in the Hole - 1951
    Sunset Blvd. - 1950
    A Song Is Born - 1948
    A Foreign Affair - 1948
    The Emperor Waltz - 1948
    The Bishop's Wife - 1947
    The Lost Weekend - 1945
    Double Indemnity - 1944
    Five Graves to Cairo - 1943
    The Major and the Minor - 1942
    Ball of Fire - 1941
    Hold Back the Dawn - 1941
    Arise, My Love - 1940
    Rhythm on the River - 1940
    What a Life - 1939
    Ninotchka - 1939
    Midnight - 1939
    That Certain Age - 1938
    Bluebeard's Eighth Wife - 1938
    Champagne Waltz - 1937
    The Lottery Lover - 1935
    Emil and the Detectives - 1935
    Under Pressure - 1935
    Mauvaise graine - 1934
    Music in the Air - 1934
    One Exciting Adventure - 1934
    Adorable - 1933
    Was Frauen träumen - 1933
    No Children Wanted - 1933
    Madame Wants No Children - 1933
    The Blue from the Sky - 1932/I
    Un rêve blond - 1932
    Ein Mädel der Strasse - 1932
    A Blonde's Dream - 1932
    Once There Was a Waltz - 1932
    Liebe ist Liebe - 1932
    Un peu d'amour - 1932
    Where Is This Lady? - 1932
    A Blonde Dream - 1932
    Emil und die Detektive - 1931
    Princesse, à vos ordres! - 1931
    The Wrong Husband - 1931
    Seitensprünge - 1931
    Her Grace Commands - 1931
    Der Mann, der seinen Mörder sucht - 1931
    Ein Burschenlied aus Heidelberg - 1930
    Der Kampf mit dem Drachen oder: Die Tragödie des Untermieters - 1930
    People on Sunday - 1930
    Hell of a Reporter - 1929
    Death Mills - 1945
    Parade, or Here They Come Down Our Street - 1952
    Die Todesmühlen - 1945
    A Little Bit Zombie - 2012
    10 pelis - 2011
    Variations on a High School Romance - 2010
    Bal-Can-Can - 2005
    'Sunset Blvd.': A Look Back - 2002
    That's Entertainment, Part II - 1976
    Billy Wilder Speaks - 2006
    The 75th Annual Academy Awards - 2003
    Backstory - 2000
    AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies - 2000
    The Shoe Store - 1999
    American Masters - 1986-1998
    Gloria Swanson: The Greatest Star - 1997
    Fred MacMurray: The Guy Next Door - 1996
    Marlene Dietrich: Shadow and Light - 1996
    A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies - 1995
    Audrey Hepburn Remembered - 1993
    Billy Wilder, wie haben Sie's gemacht? - 1992
    The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts - 1990
    The Exiles - 1989
    The 60th Annual Academy Awards - 1988
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon - 1988
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Barbara Stanwyck - 1987
    The 58th Annual Academy Awards - 1986
    AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Billy Wilder - 1986
    The 55th Annual Academy Awards - 1983
    Portrait of a '60% Perfect Man': Billy Wilder - 1982
    Live from Lincoln Center - 1982
    Hollywood Greats - 1978
    The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson - 1973-1974
    Film '72 - 1974
    Today - 1974
    The 42nd Annual Academy Awards - 1970
    Billy Wilder - 1970
    The Jack Benny Program - 1962
    The 33rd Annual Academy Awards - 1961
    The Ed Sullivan Show - 1949-1960
    Cinépanorama - 1956
    The 19th Annual Academy Awards - 1947
    Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood - 2010
    Gilles Jacob: CIitizen Cannes - 2010
    Il falso bugiardo - 2008
    Il était une fois... Certains l'aiment chaud - 2008
    Poison d'avril - 2007
    The Making of 'Some Like It Hot' - 2006
    Ciclo Agatha Christie - 2006
    RIP 2002 - 2002
    Klaus Kinski - Ich bin kein Schauspieler - 2000
    The Legend of Marilyn Monroe - 1966
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