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Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder, 1991

Austrian-born filmmaker Billy Wilder was born on this day, June 22, in 1906 (d. 2002). His career in Hollywood spanned five decades, and he received seven Academy Awards among multiple other commendations.

In the 1950s, Wilder directed and co-wrote a string of critically acclaimed films, including the Hollywood drama Sunset Boulevard (1950), for which he won his second screenplay Academy Award. He also directed Marilyn Monroe in two films, The Seven Year Itch (1955) and Some Like It Hot (1959).