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William Wyler (Willi Wyler)

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Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany [now Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, France]
William Wyler was an American filmmaker who, at the time of his death in 1981, was considered by his peers as second only to John Ford as a master craftsman of cinema. The winner of three Best Director Academy Awards, second again only to Ford's four, Wyler's reputation has unfairly suffered as the lack of an obvious "signature" in his diverse body of work denies him the honorific "auteur" that has become a standard measure of greatness in the post-"Cahiers du Cinema" critical community. Read more...

Actor

Character: Violin Player in Dance Orchestra

Dodsworth 1936

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Character: Himself - Best Director Winner

The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Director

The 48th Annual Academy Awards 1976

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Character: Himself

Hollywood 1980

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Directing