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Gloria Swanson and director Billy Wilder on the set of ‘Sunset Boulevard’, 1950

Gloria Swanson y el director Billy Wilder en el set de ‘Sunset Boulevard’,

George Stevens was presented with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 1953.

George Stevens

George Stevens (American film director, producer, screenwriter and cinematographer)

"Women often postpone their lives, thinking that if they're not with a partner then it doesn't really count. They're still searching for their prince, in a way. And as much as we don't discuss that, because it's too embarrassing and too sad, I think it really does exist." Jane Campion

Jane Campion

Jane Campion is a New Zealand screenwriter, producer, and director based in Australia. Campion is the second of four women ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and is also the first female filmmaker in history to receive the Palme d'Or.

Billy Wilder (June 22, 1906– March 27, 2002) is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. He won the Best Director Oscar for Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, and The Apartment, and was nominated for Double Indemnity, Stalag 17, Sabrina, Witness for the Prosecution, Some Like it Hot. Other films: The Major and the Minor, A Foreign Affair, Ace in the Hole, Seven Year Itch, Spirit of St Louis, Love in the Afternoon, Avanti!.

Billy Wilder’s six Oscars

Billy Wilder with his six Oscars- "Double Indemnity." "Lost Weekend," "Sunset Boulevard" "Some Like It Hot," "The Apartment"

Calling Mr. Hitchcock -  M for Murder

Alfred Hitchcock - Dial M for Murder. The movie was filmed in and the camera couldn't cope with close-ups so Hitchcock, who rarely deviated from his storyboards, had a huge telephone made.

Harold Lloyd, Charles Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks in 1932.

Douglas Fairbanks: extraordinary life of Hollywood founding father

Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks in Hollywood in the

Howard Winchester Hawks (May 30, 1896 – December 26, 1977) was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. He defined a good movie as having three great scenes and no bad ones, which is quite a high bar!

Howard Hawks (American drama film director: Scarface Bringing Up Baby His Girl Friday Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Rio Bravo

Vincente Minnelli (February 28, 1903 – July 25, 1986) was an American stage director and film director, famous for directing such classic movie musicals as Meet Me in St. Louis, The Band Wagon, and An American in Paris. In addition to having directed some of the most famous and well-remembered musicals of his time, Minnelli made many comedies and melodramas. He was married to Judy Garland from 1945 until 1951; they were the parents of Liza Minnelli.

Vincente Minnelli (American musical & melodrama director: Meet Me in St. Louis An American in Paris The Band Wagon Gigi Some Came Running