BILLY WILDER SHOOT Irma la Douce IN 1963

2 MAIN PLAYERS :ShirleyMcLaine&PeterSellers

 

 

SHIRLEY MC LAINE (Irma )


SHIRLEY MC LAINE

ABOUT SHIRLEY MC LAINE :

Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty, April 24, 1934) is an American film and theater actress, singerdanceractivist

 andauthor,well-known for her beliefs in new age spirituality and reincarnation.

She has written a large number of autobiographical works, many dealing
with her spiritual beliefs as well as her Hollywood career. In 1983, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Terms of Endearment. 
She was nominated for  Academy Awards 5 times before her win.

MacLaine made her film debut in Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry (1955), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for New Star Of The Year - Actress.
In 1956 she had roles in Hot Spell and Around the World in Eighty Days. At the same time she starred in Some Came Running, the film that gave her her first
Academy Award nomination - one of five that the film received - and a Golden Globe nomination.

JACK LEMMON (Nestor )

ABOUT JACK LEMMON:
John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician.

He starred in more than 60 films including Some 
Like It Hot, The Apartment, Mister Roberts (for which he won the 1955 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award), Days of Wine and Roses, The Great Race,
Irma la Douce, The Odd Couple, Save the Tiger (for which he won the 1973 Best Actor Academy Award), The Out-of-Towners, The China Syndrome, Missing
(for which he won 'Best Actor' at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival), Glengarry Glen Ross, Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men.



Billy Wilder ( Producer)

Billy Wilder (22 June 1906 – 27 March 2002) was an Austro-Hungarian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist, and journalist, whose career 
spanned more than 50 years and 60 films.

He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age.

Wilder is one of only five people who have won Academy Awards as producer, director, and writer for the same film (The Apartment).

Wilder became a screenwriter in the late 1920s while living in Berlin. After the rise of Adolf Hitler, Wilder, who was Jewish, left for Paris, where hemade his directorial debut.

He relocated to Hollywood in 1933, and in 1939 he had a hit as a co-writer of the screenplay to the screwball comedy Ninotchka.
Wilder established his directorial reputation after helming Double Indemnity (1944), a film noir he co-wrote with mystery novelist Raymond Chandler.
Wilder earned the Best Director and Best Screenplay Academy Awards for the adaptation of a Charles R. Jackson story The Lost Weekend, about alcoholism.
In 1950, Wilder co-wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Sunset Boulevard.

From the mid-1950s on, Wilder made mostly comedies. Among the classics Wilder created in this period are the farces The Seven Year Itch (1955) and
Some Like It Hot (1959), satires such as The Apartment (1960), and the romantic comedy Sabrina (1954).

He directed fourteen different actors in 
Oscar-nominated performances.

Wilder was recognized with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1986. In 1988, Wilder was awarded the Irving G. Thalberg
Memorial Award. In 1993, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts.

Wilder holds a significant place in the history of Hollywood censorship for
expanding the range of acceptable subject matter.