Down 1,076 this week

Robert Wise (I) (1914–2005)

Robert Earl Wise was born on September 10, 1914 in Winchester, Indiana, the youngest of three sons of Olive R. (Longenecker) and Earl Waldo Wise, a meat packer. His parents were both of Pennsylvania Dutch (German) descent. At age nineteen, the avid moviegoer came into the film business through an odd job at RKO Radio Pictures. A head sound effects... See full bio »

Movies for Food Lovers

It's the time of year to break bread and raise a drink with loved ones. Sample some films sure to whet your movie appetites.

Sample some films about food

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 people
created 10 Dec 2011
a list of 40 people
created 07 Jan 2012
a list of 34 people
created 08 Oct 2013
a list of 25 people
created 7 months ago
a list of 41 people
created 3 weeks ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Robert Wise's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 4 Oscars. Another 31 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

Known For


Hide Hide Show Show Director (41 credits)
Show Show Producer (16 credits)
Show Show Editor (12 credits)
Show Show Sound department (4 credits)
Show Show Second Unit Director or Assistant Director (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Editorial department (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (8 credits)
Show Show Self (67 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (12 credits)

Related Videos


Personal Details

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


5' 10" (1.78 m)

Did You Know?

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 »


Only four times in Academy Award history have director-collaborators been nominated for Best Directing Oscars: Wise and Jerome Robbins for West Side Story (1961), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry for Heaven Can Wait (1978) and Joel Coen and Ethan Coen for No Country for Old Men (2007). (Wise/Robbins and the Coens actually won the award). In 2011, The Coens were again nominated for a best ... See more »


Bobby See more »

Star Sign:


Message Boards

Recent Posts
The most versatile director of all time! mstrmovie
Best version of The Day the Earth Stood Still l_04041980
Roger Ebert? Postal_Max
Long life, Mr Wise joferna
The Day The Earth Stood Still... : - ( gayle-34
Family Jillian112000
Discuss Robert Wise on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page