William Wyler1st Jul 1902 — 27th Jul 1981 (Aged: 79) · Mülhausen, Alsace, Germany
William Wyler (July 1, 1902 – July 27, 1981) was a leading American motion picture director, producer, and screenwriter.
Notable works included Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), and Mrs. Miniver (1942), all of which won Wyler Academy Awards for Best Director, and also won Best Picture. He earned his first Oscar nomination for directing Dodsworth in 1936, starring Walter Huston and Mary Astor, "sparking a 20-year run of almost unbroken greatness."
Film historian Ian Freer calls Wyler a "bona fide perfectionist," whose penchant for retakes and an attempt to hone every last nuance, "became the stuff of legend." Hi... Read more