Billy Wilder with his six Oscar statuettes, three of which he’d only just won the previous night for writing, producing and directing Best Picture winner The Apartment. Los Angeles, California, April 18th, 1961.
Billy Wilder. 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 to have won Academy Awards as producer, director, and writer for the same film (The Apartment).