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Billy Wilder
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    (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'
    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.'
    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.

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