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Robert Wise (I) (1914–2005)


Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three brothers. At age 19, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an odd job at RKO Radio Pictures. A head sound effects editor at the studio recognized Wise's talent, and made Wise his protégé. Around 1941, Orson Welles was in need of an editor... See full bio »

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 32 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Other Works:

Interviewed in "Conversations with Directors", 2008.

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 11 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert E. Wise

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

Not true there was a cabal preventing Orson [Orson Welles] from making more films. He simply never fulfilled himself after that magnificent start; his own fault - lack of self-discipline. See more »

Trivia:

Robert Wise was convinced to accept the position as director of Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) by his wife, who was a huge fan of the original series. His wife was also instrumental in convincing Wise to campaign Leonard Nimoy for the project. See more »

Nickname:

Bob See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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The most versatile director of all time! mstrmovie
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