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Date of Birth 22 November 1923Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Mini Bio (1)

Arthur Hiller was born on November 22, 1923 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is a director and actor, known for Love Story (1970), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) and Silver Streak (1976). He was previously married to Gwen Hiller.

Spouse (1)

Gwen Hiller (14 February 1948 - 24 June 2016) (her death) (2 children)

Trivia (6)

Was president of the Director's Guild of America (DGA) from 1989-1993.
Attended Victoria School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
(1993-1997) President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
Directed 5 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Ryan O'Neal, Ali MacGraw, John Marley, Maximilian Schell and George C. Scott.
Only two of Hiller's films, "Penelope" (1966) and "Tobruk" (1967), were made in anamorphic widescreen ratio (that is, 2.35: 1). All of the rest were made in what is now known as spherical widescreen (anywhere from 1.66: 1 to 1.85: 1), even the musical "Man of La Mancha", which was blown up to 70 mm in first-run engagements.
"Love Story" director and former Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Arthur Hiller, was married to Gwen Hiller, both were born in Edmonton, Alberta, she 10 days before him on Nov. 12, 1923. Her family noted that when they were schoolmates, he proposed to her when they were 8 years old. They married in 1948.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Rome, Open City (1945)] It was all that neorealism; it just caught me at the right time. I can't even remember, but I know there were a few films at that time, neorealist films, that they were doing in Europe that we were not doing here. It just felt so real to me and so good. I didn't jump and say, "Oh, I want to make movies like that," but I guess I was feeling that without realizing it. The same as when I finally woke up and said, "I want to be a director."

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