Robert Earl Wise was an American film director, producer, and editor. He won Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for both West Side Story and The Sound of Music. He was also nominated for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane and directed and produced The Sand Pebbles, which was nominated for Best Picture. Among his other films are The Body Snatcher, Born to Kill, The Set-Up, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Destination Gobi, This Could Be The Night, Run Silent, Run Deep, I Want to Live!, The Haunting, The Andromeda Strain, The Hindenburg and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Wise was the president of the Directors Guild of America from 1971 to 1975 and the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1985 through 1988. Robert Wise has been viewed as a craftsman, inclined to let the story concept set the style.
|Born:||Robert Earl Wise, September 10, 1914, Winchester, Indiana, U.S.|
|Died:||September 14, 2005, Westwood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation:||Film director, film producer, film editor|
|IMDb:||Robert Wise’s IMDb|
About Robert Wise
Director of West Side Story and The Sound of Music, the latter earning him the Oscar for Best Director in 1965.
He worked as a sound and music editor for RKO Radio Pictures.
He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Film Editing for Citizen Kane.
He married second wife Millicent Wise in 1977.
He directed Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.
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