American filmmaker, screenwriter and producer Billy Wilder was one of Hollywood’s most consistent filmmakers. He featured a wide variety of styles that include hits like ‘Night Will Fall’ (2014), ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ (1957), ‘A Foreign Affair’ (1948), ‘Five Graves to Cairo’ (1943) and ‘Ball of Fire’ (1941).
He did the screenwriting for ‘Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife’ (1938) and ‘Casino Royale’ (1967) which did not do too well at the box office. He is the first person to win an Academy Award as a producer, director and screenwriter for his movie ‘The Apartment’. Wilder was awarded the Best Director and Best Screenplay Academy Award for the movie ‘The Lost Weekend’ (1945).
He will be remembered in the history of Hollywood for expanding the acceptable limits of the censor board and is responsible for films that top the list of America’s most funny movies.