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Billy Wilder (1906 – 2002)


Austro-Hungarian born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films.
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Billy Wilder
You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
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He has Van Gogh's ear for music.
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That piece of Hollywood shit with Billy Wilder [Buddy Buddy] is over, thank God. No outsider can imagine the stupidity, blustering hysteria, authoritarianism, and paralyzing boredom of shooting a flick for Billy Wilder. The so-called "actors" are simply trained poodles who sit up on their hind legs and jump through hoops. I thought the insanity would never stop. But I got a shitload of money.




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I just made pictures I would've liked to see.
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Hindsight is always twenty-twenty.
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People copy, people steal. Most of the pictures they make nowadays are loaded down with special effects. I couldn't do that. I quit smoking because I couldn't reload my Zippo.
Billy Wilder
Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
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An actor entering through the door, you've got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you've got a situation.
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[To a cameraman on one of his pictures] Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.
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Die Österreicher haben das Kunststück fertiggebracht, aus Beethoven einen Österreicher und aus Hitler einen Deutschen zu machen.
Billy Wilder
I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut.




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Hollywood didn't kill Marilyn Monroe, it's the Marilyn Monroes who are killing Hollywood.
Billy Wilder
A bad play folds and is forgotten, but in pictures we don't bury our dead. When you think it's out of your system, your daughter sees it on television and says, My father is an idiot.
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Eighty percent of a picture is writing, the other twenty percent is the execution, such as having the camera on the right spot and being able to afford to have good actors in all parts.
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Marilyn was mean. Terribly mean. The meanest woman I have ever met around this town. I have never met anybody as mean as Marilyn Monroe or as utterly fabulous on the screen.
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My English is a mixture between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Archbishop Tutu.
Billy Wilder
Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles isn't a realist.
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