William Wyler

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William Wyler

Wyler's directorial career spanned 45 years, from silent pictures to the cultural revolution of the 1970s. Nominated a record 12 times for an Academy Award as Best Director, he won three and in 1966, was honored with the Irving Thalberg Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' ultimate accolade for a producer. So high was his reputation in his lifetime that he was the fourth recipient of the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award, after Ford, James Cagney and Welles. Along with Ford and Welles, Wyler ranks with the best and most influential American directors, including Griffith, DeMille, Frank Capra, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick and Steven Spielberg.

Willam Wyler

"I would hardly call myself an auteur-- althought I'm one of the few American directors who can pronounce the word correctly."

3 time Academy Award Winner

Scene from "Funny Girl" (1968)

32nd Academy Awards

Scene from"Roman Holiday" (1953)

"The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946) Trailer

1976 AFI Life Achievement Award


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