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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Herman, Jan, 1942-
Talent for trouble.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c1995
|Named Person:||William Wyler; William Wyler; William Wyler|
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|Description:||517 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.|
Wyler's pictures won thirty-eight Academy Awards in all, twice as many as any other director's. Their 127 Oscar nominations - half of them in best picture, director and acting categories - are not remotely approached by the closest competition. Wyler also guided more actors to Academy Awards than anyone - thirteen of thirty-five nominations. And he himself won three Oscars of twelve nominations, in addition to Hollywood's most prestigious prizes, the Irving G. Thalberg Award, the D. W. Griffith Award and the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award. A Talent for Trouble was written with the cooperation of the Wyler family, who provided access to William Wyler's previously undiscovered private papers. The book is based also on the author's extensive research and interviews with more than a hundred of Wyler's stars, professional associates and friends.