Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906– March 27, 2002) is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. He won the Best Director Oscar for Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, and The Apartment, and was nominated for Double Indemnity, Stalag 17, Sabrina, Witness for the Prosecution, Some Like it Hot. Other films: The Major and the Minor, A Foreign Affair, Ace in the Hole, Seven Year Itch, Spirit of St Louis, Love in the Afternoon, Avanti!.

Billy Wilder’s six Oscars

Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906– March 27, 2002) is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. He won the Best Director Oscar for Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, and The Apartment, and was nominated for Double Indemnity, Stalag 17, Sabrina, Witness for the Prosecution, Some Like it Hot. Other films: The Major and the Minor, A Foreign Affair, Ace in the Hole, Seven Year Itch, Spirit of St Louis, Love in the Afternoon, Avanti!.

Billy Wilder. Austro-Hungarian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director, and writer for the same film (The Apartment).

Billy Wilder. Austro-Hungarian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director, and writer for the same film (The Apartment).

The Apartment, 1960, comedy-drama, produced and directed by Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray.

The Apartment (1960)

The Apartment, 1960, comedy-drama, produced and directed by Billy Wilder, starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray.

Sunset Boulevard (1950).  gloria swanson, william holden, erich von Stroheim, and nancy olson

Sunset Boulevard (1950). gloria swanson, william holden, erich von Stroheim, and nancy olson

Gloria Swanson and director Billy Wilder on the set of ‘Sunset Boulevard’, 1950

Gloria Swanson and director Billy Wilder on the set of ‘Sunset Boulevard’, 1950

Billy Wilder & Jack Lemmon - Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, The Fortune Cookie...

Billy Wilder & Jack Lemmon - Some Like It Hot, The Apartment, The Fortune Cookie...

Billy Wilder with the three Oscars he won at the 33rd Academy Awards for writing, directing and producing The Apartment. April 17th, 1961.  Here’s Wilder the day after with all of his Oscars.

Billy Wilder with the three Oscars he won at the 33rd Academy Awards for writing, directing and producing The Apartment. April 17th, 1961. Here’s Wilder the day after with all of his Oscars.

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