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Billy Wilder

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The Resume

    (June 22, 1906-March 27, 2002)
    Birth name is Samuel Wilder
    Won the 1945 Best Director Oscar ('The Lost Weekend')
    Won the 1960 Best Director ('The Apartment')
    Directed 'Double Indemnity,' 'Sunset Boulevard,' 'Stalag 17,' 'Sabrina,' 'Some Like It Hot,' 'One, Two, Three' and 'The Fortune Cookie'

Why he might be annoying:

    His mother gave him the nickname Billy because she had once seen the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.
    When Leo McCarey beat him out for an Academy Award, he tripped McCarey as he made his way to the stage to accept.
    He and Humphrey Bogart despised each other while shooting 'Sabrina.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He arrived in the U.S. as a refugee from Nazi Germany with eleven dollars in his pocket.
    He was loyal to actors and worked with Fred Macmurray, Jack Lemmon, William Holden, Shirley Maclaine, and Walter Matthau on several films.
    He was the first person to win Oscars for producing, directing and writing the same film ('The Apartment').
    He won the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award.

Credit: Professor Moriarty

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 83 Votes: 49.40% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 17 Votes: 52.94% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 25 Votes: 32.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 29.41% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 17 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 128 Votes: 44.53% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 151 Votes: 37.75% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 45 Votes: 37.78% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 92 Votes: 45.65% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 144 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 251 Votes: 42.23% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 380 Votes: 43.68% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 399 Votes: 43.86% Annoying