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Billy Wilder

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Also Known As: Died: March 27, 2002
Born: June 22, 1906 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Austria Profession: Writer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Buddy, Buddy (1981) as Director
A suicidal neurotic keeps getting between a hit man and his job.
2.
Fedora (1978) as Director
Fedora, an aging and reclusive film star, dies in Paris, struck by a train. At her funeral, a film producer thinks back over the past two weeks and the part he might have played in her death. He'd gone to Corfu to track her down, pushing himself into her island villa, where she lived with a nurse, an old countess, and the plastic surgeon who's success at keeping her looking young is amazing. We see her mental stability fail as the producer offers her a script for "Anna Karenina;" soon she's locked away in a Parisian asylum and the producer is in the hospital with a concussion. His reverie ended, the countess takes up the narration and completes Fedora's story.
3.
The Front Page (1974) as Director
A ruthless editor tries to get his top reporter to cover one more crime story before retirement.
4.
Avanti! (1972) as Director
A man falls in love with the daughter of his fathers longtime mistress.
5.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) as Director
The legendary sleuth becomes involved with a mysterious French woman while investigating the Loch Ness monster.
6.
The Fortune Cookie (1966) as Director
A crooked lawyer trumps up an insurance case for a cameraman injured at a pro football game.
7.
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) as Director
A small-town songwriter tries to sell his work to a stranded singing star.
8.
Irma La Douce (1963) as Director
A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living prostitute.
9.
One, Two, Three (1961) as Director
A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
10.
The Apartment (1960) as Director
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
11.
Some Like It Hot (1959) as Director
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
12.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) as Director
A British lawyer gets caught up in a couple's tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder.
13.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Director
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
14.
Love in the Afternoon (1957) as Director
An aging American tycoon overcomes his inhibitions to court a young Parisian.
15.
The Seven Year Itch (1955) as Director
A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs.
16.
Sabrina (1954) as Director
Two wealthy brothers fall for the chauffeur's daughter.
17.
Stalag 17 (1953) as Director
A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he's not an informer.
18.
Ace in the Hole (1951) as Director
A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time.
19.
Sunset Blvd. (1950) as Director
A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.
20.
The Emperor Waltz (1948) as Director
Traveling Salesman Virgil Smith wants to sell his Grammophones in pre-WWI Austria. To enhance this, he especially wants to sell one to Emperor Franz Joseph, but at first the Austrian palace guards think he is carrying a bomb. He meets the Countess Johanna von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg and after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her, this is especially assisted by his dog Buttons. But the relation between a Countess and an ordinary U.S. citizen cannot work in Austria, that is the Emperor's opinion. Is he wrong?
21.
A Foreign Affair (1948) as Director
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
22.
The Lost Weekend (1945) as Director
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
23.
Double Indemnity (1944) as Director
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
24.
Five Graves to Cairo (1943) as Director
A British corporal goes undercover to infiltrate Field Marshall Rommel's command.
25.
The Major and the Minor (1942) as Director
A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy.
26.
Mauvaise Graine (1934) as Director

Cast (feature film)

27.
Shoe Store, The (1998) as Himself
Comedic interviews conducted by a shoe-store worker cum filmmaker whose job gave access to a myriad of folks, including some of Hollywood's most high profile people.
28.
Jack Lemmon: America's Everyman (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Jack Lemmon.
29.
Fred Macmurray: The Guy Next Door (1996) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actor Fred MacMurray.
30.
Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies, A (1995) as Himself
Leading American filmmaker Martin Scorsese's entry in the BFI's "The Century of Cinema" series is three-part, 235-minute odyssey. Showing the same mastery of the documentary form as he has of fictional narratives, he chronicles his self-discovery as a filmmaker, using as touchstones both Hollywood masterworks and unsung B-movies. At the same time, he examines the central conflict in American cinema: the director's need to reconcile his role as a team player with his own personal expression.
31.
Infant of Paradise: Alexandre Trauner & the Development of Film Production Design (1993) as Himself
Documentary about film production designer Alexandre Trauner.
32.
Audrey Hepburn: Remembered (1993)
The life and career of actress Audrey Hepburn.
33.
Exiles, The (1989) as Himself
A chronicle of the rescue of oppressed intellectuals and artists from Europe before the outbreak of World War II. It studies the cultural and intellectual impact of this emigre population on American life.
34.

Writer (feature film)

35.
Sabrina (1995) as From Screenplay ("Sabrina" (Usa/1954))
The daughter of a wealthy family's chauffeur leaves for Paris an ordinary girl, but returns a beautiful woman, much to the delight of the wealthy family's two sons.
36.
Witness For The Prosecution (1982) as From Screenplay ("Witness For The Prosecution")
With its high-powered cast, this remake of Billy Wilder's 1957 screen classic offers Ralph Richardson in his final TV role, as the shrewd but ill-tempered defense counsel, and Deborah Kerr in her first, as the garrulous nurse with the thankless task of seeing to his well-being. The ubiquitous John G
37.
Buddy, Buddy (1981) as Screenwriter
A suicidal neurotic keeps getting between a hit man and his job.
38.
Fedora (1978) as Screenwriter
Fedora, an aging and reclusive film star, dies in Paris, struck by a train. At her funeral, a film producer thinks back over the past two weeks and the part he might have played in her death. He'd gone to Corfu to track her down, pushing himself into her island villa, where she lived with a nurse, an old countess, and the plastic surgeon who's success at keeping her looking young is amazing. We see her mental stability fail as the producer offers her a script for "Anna Karenina;" soon she's locked away in a Parisian asylum and the producer is in the hospital with a concussion. His reverie ended, the countess takes up the narration and completes Fedora's story.
39.
The Front Page (1974) as Screenwriter
A ruthless editor tries to get his top reporter to cover one more crime story before retirement.
40.
Double Indemnity (1973) as From Screenplay ("Double Identity")
A TV remake of Billy Wilder's film classic (1944) about a scheming wife who inveigles an insurance agent into helping her bump off her husband and of the dogged investigator, the agent's boss, who stalks them after deciding that the man's death was not accidental.
41.
Avanti! (1972) as Screenwriter
A man falls in love with the daughter of his fathers longtime mistress.
42.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) as Screenwriter
The legendary sleuth becomes involved with a mysterious French woman while investigating the Loch Ness monster.
43.
Casino Royale (1967) as Additional Dialogue
A retired James Bond goes back into action to infiltrate a nest of enemy spies.
44.
The Fortune Cookie (1966) as Screenwriter
A crooked lawyer trumps up an insurance case for a cameraman injured at a pro football game.
45.
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) as Screenwriter
A small-town songwriter tries to sell his work to a stranded singing star.
46.
Irma La Douce (1963) as Screenwriter
A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living prostitute.
47.
One, Two, Three (1961) as Screenwriter
A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
48.
The Apartment (1960) as Writer
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
49.
Some Like It Hot (1959) as Screenwriter
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
50.
Love in the Afternoon (1957) as Screenwriter
An aging American tycoon overcomes his inhibitions to court a young Parisian.
51.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957) as Screenwriter
A British lawyer gets caught up in a couple's tangled marital affairs when he defends the husband for murder.
52.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Screenwriter
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
53.
The Seven Year Itch (1955) as Screenwriter
A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs.
54.
Sabrina (1954) as Written for Screen by
Two wealthy brothers fall for the chauffeur's daughter.
55.
Stalag 17 (1953) as Written for Screen by
A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he's not an informer.
56.
Ace in the Hole (1951) as Writer
A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time.
57.
Sunset Blvd. (1950) as Writer
A failed screenwriter falls into a mercenary romance with a faded silent-film star.
58.
A Foreign Affair (1948) as Screenwriter
A prim Congresswoman gets caught up in the romantic decadence of post-war Germany.
59.
The Emperor Waltz (1948) as Writer
Traveling Salesman Virgil Smith wants to sell his Grammophones in pre-WWI Austria. To enhance this, he especially wants to sell one to Emperor Franz Joseph, but at first the Austrian palace guards think he is carrying a bomb. He meets the Countess Johanna von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg and after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her, this is especially assisted by his dog Buttons. But the relation between a Countess and an ordinary U.S. citizen cannot work in Austria, that is the Emperor's opinion. Is he wrong?
60.
A Song Is Born (1948) as Based on the story "From A to Z" by
A group of music professors takes in a singer on the run from her gangster boyfriend.
61.
The Lost Weekend (1945) as Screenwriter
A writer fights to overcome his addiction to liquor.
62.
Double Indemnity (1944) as Screenwriter
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
63.
Five Graves to Cairo (1943) as Screenwriter
A British corporal goes undercover to infiltrate Field Marshall Rommel's command.
64.
Ball of Fire (1942) as Screenwriter
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
65.
The Major and the Minor (1942) as Written by
A woman disguises herself as a little girl and ends up in a military academy.
66.
Ball of Fire (1942) as Original Story
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
67.
Hold Back the Dawn (1941) as Wrt by
A gigolo flees Nazi occupation and sets his sights on a shy schoolteacher who happens to be a US citizen.
68.
Rhythm on the River (1940) as Story
Popular songwriter Oliver Courtney has been getting by for years using one ghost writer for his music and another for his lyrics. When both writers meet at an inn, they fall in love and then try to sell their songs under their own name. The problem is every song publisher thinks they're copying Courtney's style.
69.
Arise, My Love (1940) as Screenwriter
A dashing pilot and a vivacious reporter find adventure in Europe on the eve of World War II.
70.
Ninotchka (1939) as Screenwriter
A coldhearted Soviet agent is warmed up by a trip to Paris and a night of love.
71.
What a Life (1939) as Screenwriter
72.
Midnight (1939) as Screenwriter
An unemployed showgirl poses as Hungarian royalty to infiltrate Parisian society.
73.
That Certain Age (1938) as Contract Writer
Dashing reporter Vincent Bullit has just returned from covering the Spanish Civil War. His boss, newspaper magnate Fullerton, has more plans to send him off to China. However, first Fullerton invites Bullit to the peace and quiet of his own home to write a series of European affair articles. When Fullerton's adolescent daughter Alice develops a crush on Bullit, her suitor, boyscout Ken Warren, doesn't seem to stand a chance. Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton, Ken Warren, and even Vincent Bullit himself do their best to sway young Alice's feelings away from the older man. It's a difficult task though, as she is at 'that certain age.'
74.
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) as Screenwriter
A millionaire who's been married seven times courts wife number eight.
75.
Champagne Waltz (1937) as Story
76.
Lottery Lover (1935) as Screenwriter
77.
Thunder in the Night (1935) as Contr to scr const
78.
Under Pressure (1935) as Revisions and addl dial
79.
Music in the Air (1934) as Screenwriter
80.
Mauvaise Graine (1934) as Screenwriter
81.
Mann, der Seinen Morder Sucht, Der (1931) as Screenwriter
82.
Teufelsreporter, Der (1929) as Screenwriter
83.
People on Sunday (1929) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

84.
Fedora (1978) as Producer
Fedora, an aging and reclusive film star, dies in Paris, struck by a train. At her funeral, a film producer thinks back over the past two weeks and the part he might have played in her death. He'd gone to Corfu to track her down, pushing himself into her island villa, where she lived with a nurse, an old countess, and the plastic surgeon who's success at keeping her looking young is amazing. We see her mental stability fail as the producer offers her a script for "Anna Karenina;" soon she's locked away in a Parisian asylum and the producer is in the hospital with a concussion. His reverie ended, the countess takes up the narration and completes Fedora's story.
85.
Avanti! (1972) as Producer
A man falls in love with the daughter of his fathers longtime mistress.
86.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) as Producer
The legendary sleuth becomes involved with a mysterious French woman while investigating the Loch Ness monster.
87.
The Fortune Cookie (1966) as Producer
A crooked lawyer trumps up an insurance case for a cameraman injured at a pro football game.
88.
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) as Producer
A small-town songwriter tries to sell his work to a stranded singing star.
89.
Irma La Douce (1963) as Producer
A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living prostitute.
90.
One, Two, Three (1961) as Producer
A Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin tries to keep the boss's daughter from marrying a Communist.
91.
The Apartment (1960) as Producer
An aspiring executive lets his bosses use his apartment for assignations, only to fall for the big chief's mistress.
92.
Some Like It Hot (1959) as Producer
Two musicians on the run from gangsters masquerade as members of an all-girl band.
93.
Love in the Afternoon (1957) as Producer
An aging American tycoon overcomes his inhibitions to court a young Parisian.
94.
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957) as Producer
Charles Lindbergh risks his life to complete his historic flight from New York to Paris.
95.
The Seven Year Itch (1955) as Producer
A married man whose wife is on vacation falls for the blonde bombshell upstairs.
96.
Sabrina (1954) as Producer
Two wealthy brothers fall for the chauffeur's daughter.
97.
Stalag 17 (1953) as Producer
A cynical serviceman in a World War II POW camp has to prove he's not an informer.
98.
Ace in the Hole (1951) as Producer
A small-town reporter milks a local disaster to get back into the big time.

Production Companies (feature film)

99.
Irma La Douce (1963) as Company
A Parisian policeman gives up everything for the love of a free-living prostitute.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

100.
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
True story about an affair between a showgirl and an American Army officer during World War II in London, and the murderous spree which follows.
101.
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990)
True story about an affair between a showgirl and an American Army officer during World War II in London, and the murderous spree which follows.
102.
Man Who Envied Women, The (1986)
Around a familiar theme--the dissolution of a marriage--avant-garde filmmaker Yvonne Rainer constructs an honest, graceful and wickedly funny account of a self-satisfied womanizer, Jack Deller, the man "who almost knows too much about women."
103.
Man Who Envied Women, The (1986)
Around a familiar theme--the dissolution of a marriage--avant-garde filmmaker Yvonne Rainer constructs an honest, graceful and wickedly funny account of a self-satisfied womanizer, Jack Deller, the man "who almost knows too much about women."
104.
Marlene (1984)
Film clips and rare footage tell the life story of the glamorous German actress/singer.
105.
Marlene (1984)
Film clips and rare footage tell the life story of the glamorous German actress/singer.
106.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
A private eye interacts with classic film noir characters to help a beautiful woman.
107.
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
A private eye interacts with classic film noir characters to help a beautiful woman.
108.
Man You Loved To Hate, The (1979)
This documentary takes an in depth look at Director Erich von Stroheim's life an career.
109.
Man You Loved To Hate, The (1979)
This documentary takes an in depth look at Director Erich von Stroheim's life an career.

Cast (special)

110.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs (2000)
The American Film Institute (AFI) reveals a list of the 100 funniest American films.
111.
Gloria Swanson: The Greatest Star (1997) as Interviewee
Biographical documentary of actress Gloria Swanson.
112.
18th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Sir David Lean, The (1990)
Broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its eighteenth annual Life Achievement Award to director David Lean.
113.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1990) as Award Recipient
A broadcast of the thirteenth annual gala tribute to the distinguished artists who are recipients of the 1990 Kennedy Center Honors. This year's recipients are jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, actress Katharine Hepburn, opera singer Rise Stevens, composer Jule Styne and film director Billy Wilder.
114.
60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1988)
Live coverage of the sixtieth annual Academy Awards ceremony.
115.
American Film Institute Salute to Barbara Stanwyck, The (1987)
Barbara Stanwyck is the 15th recipient of AFI's Life Achievement Award in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on 4/9/86. The event marks Stanwyck's 60th anniversary in show business. She made her screen debut in the silent film, "Broadway Nights," in 1926, and went on to appear in
116.
Directed By William Wyler (1986) as Himself
During the Golden Age of Hollywood, William Wyler was one of the most commerically successful film directors. Here the filmmaker examines clips from his most famous films and interviews with his most famous stars. Included is an interview that Wyler gave in 1981, three days before he died.
117.
American Film Institute Salute to Billy Wilder, The (1986)
A taped special of the live presentation by the American Film Institute to director, Billy Wilder, of its AFI Life Achievement Award at a dinner on March 6, 1986, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Celebrities pay tribute to the famed producer, director, and screenwriter.
118.
58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, The (1986) as Presenter
Live coverage of the fifty-eighth annual Academy Awards ceremony.

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