A director must be a policeman, a midwife, a psychoanalyst, a sycophant and a bastard.
— Billy Wilder
Sunset Boulevard (1950).
Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina (1954).
No one ever leaves a star. That’s what makes one a star.
Happiness is working with Jack Lemmon. Everybody likes Jack, everybody. Even the men. They don’t get jealous if their wives have a crush on Jack Lemmon. —Billy Wilder
“I have ten commandments. The first nine are, thou shalt not bore. The tenth is, thou shalt have right of final cut”. - Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder with his three Oscars for writing, directing and producing Best Picture winner “The Apartment” at the 33rd Academy Awards
Billy Wilder and Marilyn Monroe on the set of Some Like It Hot1959).
Making pictures is a bit like walking into a dark room. Some people stumble across pieces of furniture, others break their legs, but some of us see better in the dark than others.
Billy Wilder | Interview with John Bradshaw (1975)
Billy Wilder, Audrey Hepburn, and Humphrey Bogart on the set of Sabrina.