Billy Wilder

Born:  June 22, 1906, Galicia

Died:  March 27, 2002, Los Angeles, California

 

1934:  Mauvaise Graine

1942:  The Major and the Minor

1943:  Five Graves To Cairo

1944:  Double Indemnity

1945:  The Lost Weekend

1948:   The Emperor Waltz, A Foreign Affair

1950:  Sunset Boulevard

1951:  Ace In The Hole

1953:  Stalag 17

1954:  Sabrina

1955:  The Seven Year Itch

1957:  The Spirit of St. Louis, Love In The Afternoon, Witness For The Prosecution

1959:  Some Like It Hot

1960:  The Apartment

1961:  One, Two, Three

1963:  Irma La Douce

1964:  Kiss Me, Stupid

1966:  The Fortune Cookie

1970:  The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

1972:  Avanti!

1974:  The Front Page

1978:  Fedora

1981:  Buddy Buddy

 

Academy Awards:  Best Director, The Lost Weekend (1945); Best Screenplay, The Lost Weekend (1945); Best Screenplay, Sunset Boulevard (1950); Best Picture, The Apartment (1960); Best Director, The Apartment (1960); Best Screenplay, The Apartment (1960); Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (1987)
Nominations:  Best Screenplay, Ninotchka (1939); Hold Back The Dawn (1941); Ball Of Fire (1941); Best Director, Double Indemnity (1944); Best Screenplay, Double Indemnity (1944); A Foreign Affair (1948); Best Director, Sunset Boulevard (1950); Best Screenplay, Ace In The Hole (1951); Best Director, Stalag 17 (1953); Best Director, Sabrina (1954); Best Screenplay, Sabrina (1954); Best Director, Witness For The Prosecution (1957); Some Like It Hot (1959); Best Screenplay, Some Like It Hot (1959); Best Screenplay, The Fortune Cookie (1966)

Berlin Film Festival Award:  Honorary Golden Bear (1993)

Cannes Film Festival Award:  Grand Prize of the Festival, The Lost Weekend (1945)

European Film Award:  Lifetime Achievement Award (1992)

Golden Globe Awards:  Best Director, The Lost Weekend (1945); Sunset Boulevard (1950); Best Screenplay, Sabrina (1954)
Nominations:  Best Screenplay, Sunset Boulevard (1950); Best Director, Witness For The Prosecution (1957); The Apartment (1960); Avanti! (1972); Best Screenplay, Avanti! (1972)

Venice Film Festival Award:  Career Golden Lion (1972)
Nominations:  In Competition, Ace In The Hole (1951); Some Like It Hot (1959); The Apartment (1960)