Grave 512 - Billy Wilder, Film Director
"A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard." - Billy Wilder (1906-2002)
Billy Wilder (#ftgwilder
) was an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist whose career spanned more than five decades. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of the Hollywood Golden Age of cinema. With The Apartment, Wilder became the first person to win Academy Awards as producer, director, and screenwriter for the same film.
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Fun Fact: Wilder received twenty-one Academy Award nominations; eight for Best Director, twelve for writing, and one as the producer of Best Picture. With eight nominations for Academy Award for Best Director, Wilder is, together with Martin Scorsese, the second most nominated director in the history of the Academy Awards, behind William Wyler, and the second most nominated screenwriter, behind Woody Allen.