Billy Wilder - Quotes

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Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. ---->>>

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.

He has Van Gogh's ear for music.

A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard. ---->>>

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.

The Austrians are brilliant people. They made the world believe that Hitler was a German and Beethoven an Austrian. ---->>>

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.

An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius. ---->>>

If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.

If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you.

Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.

Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award.

An actor entering through the door, you've got nothing. But if he enters through the window, you've got a situation. ---->>>

France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper.

I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut. ---->>>

If there's anything I hate more than not being taken seriously, it's being taken too seriously. ---->>>

Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon. ---->>>

I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes. ---->>>

Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also. ---->>>

It was hell at the time, but after it was over, it was wonderful. ---->>>

I'd worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood. ---->>>

My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie? ---->>>

The best director is the one you don't see. ---->>>

Hollywood didn't kill Marilyn Monroe, it's the Marilyn Monroes who are killing Hollywood. ---->>>

One's too many, and a hundred's not enough. ---->>>

We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre. ---->>>

Now, what is it which makes a scene interesting? If you see a man coming through a doorway, it means nothing. If you see him coming through a window - that is at once interesting. ---->>>

They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes and they will undoubtedly keep trying. But it won't work. She was an original. ---->>>

France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper. ---->>>

I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel. ---->>>

What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-22, 1906
Birthplace: Sucha, Austrian Poland(now Sucha Beskidzka, Poland)
Die: 03-27, 2002
Occupation: Director
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Samuel "Billy" Wilder (; German: [ˈvɪldɐ]; June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born Jewish-American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist whose career spanned more than five decades. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age (wikipedia)