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William Wyler
Birth name Willi Wyler
Born July 1, 1902(1902-07-01)
Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany (now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France)
Died July 27, 1981 (aged 79)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Spouse(s) Margaret Sullavan (1934-1936)
Margaret Tallichet (1938-1981)

William Wyler (July 1, 1902July 27, 1981) was a prolific, Oscar-winning motion picture director. He was known to require tens of takes for every shot in his films and for demanding control over the story, location and crew of each production, yet his exacting nature and attention to detail paid off in the form of both popular and critical success. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Mulhouse (Mülhausen in German, Milhüsa in Alsatian) is a town and commune in eastern France. ... (New region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Statistics Land area1 8,280 km² (??? mi) km² Population (Ranked 14th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... Mulhouse (French: Mulhouse, pronounced ; Alsatian: Milhüsa; German: Mülhausen) is a town and commune in eastern France close to Swiss and German border. ... Haut-Rhin is a French département, named after the Rhine river. ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Margaret Sullavan Margaret Brooke Sullavan (May 16, 1911 - January 1, 1960) was an American actress. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the awards are voted on by other people within the industry. ... Mrs. ... The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 movie about three servicemen (an air force officer, an infantry sergeant, and an ordinary sailor) trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from World War II. It is based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, Glory for... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the most popular live-action version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded periodically (although not every year) at the Academy Awards ceremonies to Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... This page lists the winners and nominees for the BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Film not in the English Language and Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film for each year, in addition to the retired earlier versions of those awards. ... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the most popular live-action version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture has been awarded annually since 1944 by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. ... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the most popular live-action version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 208th day of the year (209th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... “Moving picture” redirects here. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ...

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Career

Wyler was born Willi Weiller to a Jewish family in Mulhouse in the French region of Alsace (then part of the German Empire). He was related to Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Pictures, through his mother (a cousin of Laemmle's). His family connections served him well, as he became the youngest director on the Universal lot in 1925. In 1928, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He soon proved himself an able craftsman, and in the early 1930s became one of Universal's greatest assets, directing such solid films as The Love Trap, Hell's Heroes, and Tom Brown of Culver and The Good Fairy. For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... Mulhouse (French: Mulhouse, pronounced ; Alsatian: Milhüsa; German: Mülhausen) is a town and commune in eastern France close to Swiss and German border. ... (New region flag) (Region logo) Location Administration Capital Regional President Departments Bas-Rhin Haut-Rhin Arrondissements 13 Cantons 75 Communes 903 Statistics Land area1 8,280 km² (??? mi) km² Population (Ranked 14th)  - January 1, 2006 est. ... For German colonial territories, see German Colonial Empire. ... Carl Laemmle Carl Laemmle (January 17, 1867 – September 24, 1939) born in Laupheim, Württemberg, Germany, was a pioneer in American film making and a founder of one of the original major Hollywood movie studios. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ... Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ...


He later signed with Samuel Goldwyn and directed such quality films as These Three, Come and Get It, Dodsworth, Dead End, Jezebel, Wuthering Heights, The Letter, The Westerner, and The Little Foxes. Samuel Goldwyn (July 1882 (some sources say 17 August 1882, others 1879 [1]) – 31 January 1974) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award-winning producer, also a well-known Hollywood motion picture producer and founding contributor of several motion picture studios. ... These Three is a 1936 film with Bonita Granville. ... Come and Get It is a 1936 film directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... For the musical group, see Cul de Sac (group). ... Jezebel is a 1938 film that tells the story of a headstrong young Southern woman during the years prior to the American Civil War, and how her actions cost her the love of the man she truly loves. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Letter is a 1940 film noir which tells the story of a woman who murders her lover, and then must face his widow and her husband. ... The Westerner is a 1940 film with Walter Brennan. ... </gallery> Image:Example. ...


Between 1942 and 1945, Wyler served as a major in the U.S. Army Air Corps and directed the documentary Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. He also directed two key films which first captured the mood of the nation as it prepared for battle and, four years later, peace. Mrs. Miniver (1942), a story of a middle class English family adjusting to the war in Europe, helped condition American audiences to life in wartime (and galvanized support for the British). The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), the story of three veterans arriving home and adjusting to civilian life, dramatized the problems of returning veterans for those who had remained on the homefront. Wyler won Best Director Oscars for both films (which also won Best Picture Oscars). 1. ... Mrs. ... See also: 1941 in film 1942 1943 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Carole Lombard is killed in a plane crash when returning from a War Bond tour. ... The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 movie about three servicemen (an air force officer, an infantry sergeant, and an ordinary sailor) trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from World War II. It is based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, Glory for... See also: 1945 in film 1946 1947 in film 1940s in film years in film film // Events Top grossing films North America The Bells of St. ... The Academy Award for Directing is one of the awards given to directors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... // The Academy Award for Best Motion Picture is one of the Academy Awards, awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which are voted on by others within the industry. ...


During the 1950s and 1960s, Wyler directed a handful of critically acclaimed and influential films, most notably Roman Holiday (1953) for introducing Audrey Hepburn to American audiences and leading to her first Oscar, The Heiress earning Olivia de Havilland her second Oscar, and Ben-Hur (1959) for its eleven Oscar wins (matched only twice, by Titanic in 1997 and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in 2003). Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy. ... The year 1953 in film involved some significant events. ... Audrey Hepburn (4 May 1929 - 20 January 1993) was an Academy Award and Tony Award winning Anglo-Dutch actress of film and theatre, Broadway stage performer, ballerina, fashion model, and humanitarian. ... The Heiress is a 1949 film which tells the story of two young people who want to marry despite the girls fathers objections. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the most popular live-action version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Titanic is a 1997 American romantic drama film directed, written, and co-produced by James Cameron about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. ... The year 1997 in film involved some significant events. ... This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The year 2003 in film involved some significant events. ...


In 1965, Wyler won the Irving Thalberg Award for career achievement. Eleven years later, he received the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. In addition to his Best Picture and Best Director Oscar wins, ten of Wyler's films earned Best Picture nominations. He received twelve Oscar nominations for Best Director, winning three times, while three dozen of his actors won Oscars or were nominated. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Although most of the most famous directors had their own particular style, Wyler (along with Michael Curtiz) didn't. He did not build a stable of players like Capra, Sturges or Ford. He directed varied types of films without any trademark shots or themes. But his films were always well crafted and beautifully made. Michael Curtiz (December 24, 1886 - April 10, 1962) was a Hungarian-American film director, whose best known films include The Adventures of Robin Hood, Casablanca, and White Christmas. ...


On July 24, 1981, Wyler gave an interview with his daughter, producer Catherine Wyler for Directed by William Wyler, a PBS documentary about his life and career. A mere three days later, Wyler died from a heart attack. Wyler's last words on film concern a vision of directing his "next picture...Going Home". Wyler is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... “PBS” redirects here. ... Acute myocardial infarction (AMI or MI), more commonly known as a heart attack, is a disease state that occurs when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. ... Gates of Forest Lawn Forest Lawn Memorial Park is a cemetery in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. ... Nickname: Location of Glendale within Los Angeles County and the State of California. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Wyler was briefly married to Margaret Sullavan (25 November 1934 - 13 March 1936) and married Margaret Tallichet on 23 October 1938 until his death; they had four children. Margaret Sullavan Margaret Brooke Sullavan (May 16, 1911 - January 1, 1960) was an American actress. ...


Trivia

  • Wyler has the distinction of having directed three Best Director Academy Award winners: Ben Hur, The Best Years of Our Lives, and Mrs. Miniver. He is tied with Frank Capra and behind John Ford, who won four Oscars in this category. There are twelve other directors who have won two Academy Awards for Best Director.

Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the most popular live-action version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 movie about three servicemen (an air force officer, an infantry sergeant, and an ordinary sailor) trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from World War II. It is based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, Glory for... Mrs. ... This article is about the film director. ... For other persons named John Ford, see John Ford (disambiguation). ...

Academy Awards and Nominations

Awards
Preceded by
John Ford
for How Green Was My Valley
Academy Award for Best Director
1942
for Mrs. Miniver
Succeeded by
Michael Curtiz
for Casablanca
Preceded by
Billy Wilder
for The Lost Weekend
Academy Award for Best Director
1946
for The Best Years of Our Lives
Succeeded by
Elia Kazan
for Gentleman's Agreement
Preceded by
Vincente Minnelli
for Gigi
Academy Award for Best Director
1959
for Ben-Hur
Succeeded by
Billy Wilder
for The Apartment

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Filmography (as a director)

Original cast album Funny Girl is a semi-biographical musical based on the life and career of Broadway and film star and comedienne Fanny Brice and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nicky Arnstein. ... How to Steal a Million is an art-heist movie starring Peter OToole as a suave art investigator and Audrey Hepburn as Nicole Bonnet, the daughter of an art fraud. ... The Collector is the title of a 1963 novel by John Fowles. ... The Childrens Hour is a 1961 film based on the play of the same name written by Lillian Hellman. ... Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the most popular live-action version of Lew Wallaces novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880). ... The Big Country was a 1958 American movie starring Gregory Peck, Jean Simmons, Carroll Baker, Charlton Heston, Burl Ives, Charles Bickford, and Chuck Connors. ... Friendly Persuasion stars Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton and Phyllis Love. ... The Desperate Hours is a 1955 film from Paramount Pictures starring Humphrey Bogart. ... Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy. ... Carrie is a 1952 feature film based on the novel Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser. ... Theodore Dreiser, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1933 Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American naturalist author known for dealing with the gritty reality of life. ... Sister Carrie (1900) is a novel by Theodore Dreiser about a young country girl who moves to the big city where she starts realizing her own American Dream by first becoming a mistress to powerful men and later as a famous actress. ... Detective Story is a 1951 film which tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detectives squad. ... The Heiress is a 1949 film which tells the story of two young people who want to marry despite the girls fathers objections. ... The Best Years of Our Lives is a 1946 movie about three servicemen (an air force officer, an infantry sergeant, and an ordinary sailor) trying to piece their lives back together after coming back home from World War II. It is based on a novel by MacKinlay Kantor, Glory for... Mrs. ... </gallery> Image:Example. ... The Letter is a 1940 film noir which tells the story of a woman who murders her lover, and then must face his widow and her husband. ... The Westerner is a 1940 film with Walter Brennan. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jezebel is a 1938 film that tells the story of a headstrong young Southern woman during the years prior to the American Civil War, and how her actions cost her the love of the man she truly loves. ... For the musical group, see Cul de Sac (group). ... Come and Get It is a 1936 film directed by Howard Hawks and William Wyler. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... These Three is a 1936 film with Bonita Granville. ... Barbary Coast is a black-and-white film directed by Howard Hawks. ... Counsellor at Law is a 1933 drama film directed by William Wyler. ... The Shakedown will be Red Cafes debut album. ... John Strother Pendleton nicknamed The Lone Star (March 1, 1802 – November 19, 1868) was a nineteenth century congressman, diplomat, lawyer and farmer from Virginia. ...

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Persondata
NAME Wyler, William
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Weiller, Wilhelm
SHORT DESCRIPTION Oscar-winning motion picture director
DATE OF BIRTH July 1, 1902
PLACE OF BIRTH Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany (now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France)
DATE OF DEATH July 27, 1981
PLACE OF DEATH Los Angeles, California, USA

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William Wyler - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (577 words)
William Wyler (July 1, 1902–July 27, 1981) was a prolific, Oscar-winning motion picture director.
Wyler was born Willi Wyler to a Jewish family in Mulhouse in the French region of Alsace (then part of the German Empire).
Wyler is interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
William Wyler - definition of William Wyler in Encyclopedia (400 words)
William Wyler (July 1, 1902 - July 27, 1981) was a gallant and award-winning motion picture director.
Between 1942 and 1945, Wyler served as a major in the U.S. Army Air Corps and directed a pair of documentaries, The Memphis Belle and the Academy Award winning The Fighting Lady.
On his passing in 1981, William Wyler was interred in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.
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