Facts about Billy Wilder

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Summary

Billy Wilder was a famous Director from USA, who lived between June 22, 1906 and March 27, 2002.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 28 quotes who is written / told by Billy, under the main topics: Movie, Music, Trust.

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Famous quotes by Billy Wilder (28)


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"He has Van Gogh's ear for music"
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"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's"
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"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"
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"Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award"
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"I would rather sleep in a bathroom than in another hotel"
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"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"
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"We are on the track of something absolutely mediocre"
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"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"
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"If you're going to tell people the truth, be funny or they'll kill you"
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"I've met a lot of hardboiled eggs in my time, but you're twenty minutes"
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"France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper"
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"Don't be too clever for an audience. Make it obvious. Make the subtleties obvious also"
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"One's too many, and a hundred's not enough"
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"My Aunt Minnie would always be punctual and never hold up production, but who would pay to see my Aunt Minnie?"
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"If there's anything I hate more than being taken seriously, it's being taken too seriously"
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"Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon"
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"France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper"
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"What critics call dirty in our pictures, they call lusty in foreign films"
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"They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes and they will undoubtedly keep trying. But it won't work. She was an original"
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"It was hell at the time, but after it was over, it was wonderful"
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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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"You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning"
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"I'd worship the ground you walked on if only you walked in a better neighborhood"
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"A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard"
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"Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's"
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"Hindsight is always twenty-twenty"
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"Shoot a few scenes out of focus. I want to win the foreign film award"


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