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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 The In-Laws (1979). He has been married to Gwen Hiller since February 14, 1948.

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Gwen Hiller (14 February 1948 - present)

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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.

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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