William Wyler Biography

Director (1902–1981)
William Wyler was an Oscar-winning film director known for such films as Ben Hur and The Best Years of Our Lives.


Counsellor-at-Law (1933) established William Wyler’s reputation as a serious director and initiated a series of box-office successes that included These Three, Dead End, Jezebel, Wuthering Heights, and The Little Foxes. Mrs. Miniver (1942) won him an Academy Award, as did two later films of equal popularity—The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and Ben Hur (1959).

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