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Legendary director, Robert Wise, was born Robert Earl Wise on Sep 10, 1914 in Winchester, IN. Wise died at the age of 91 on Sep 14, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA and was cremated and his ashes given to family or friend.



Robert Wise was nominated for three Academy Awards, winning one for Best Director for The Sound of Music in 1965. He also won one Honorary Award in 1966 Robert Wise .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1941Best Film EditingCitizen Kane (1941)N/ANominated
1958Best DirectorI Want to Live! (1958)N/ANominated
1965Best DirectorThe Sound of Music (1965)N/AWon

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)



He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 26, 2017 From The Stop Button

The Day the Earth Stood Still opens with these sensational titles. 3D text jumping out, set against the backdrop of space, Bernard Herrmann’s score at its loudest; the titles suggest the film is going to be something grandiose. It is and it isn’t. For the first act, director Wise moves quickly, shor... Read full article

The Sound of Music (1965, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 27, 2015 From The Stop Button

So much of The Sound of Music is exquisite, the film’s got enough momentum to get over the rough spots. The film has three and a half distinct sections. There’s the first, introducing Julie Andrews to the audience, then introducing Christopher Plummer and family to the Andrews and the au... Read full article

The Curse of the Cat People (1944, Gunther von Fritsch and )

on Oct 30, 2013 From The Stop Button

The Curse of the Cat People is apparently Kent Smith. Well, him and writer DeWitt Bodeen. Smith and Jane Randolph return from the first film, this one set over six years later. They have a daughter–Ann Carter in an almost perfect performance–who’s a lonely child. She eventually ima... Read full article

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979, ), the director’s edition

on Aug 20, 2013 From The Stop Button

Star Trek: The Motion Picture is one of those imperfect films. No matter how many versions, there’s no way to fix one thing without breaking another–or it might just be broken all together. For example, I don’t know if I’d ever realized how focused director Wise is–duri... Read full article

The Body Snatcher (1945, )

on May 29, 2013 From The Stop Button

The Body Snatcher has half an excellent foundation. Nineteenth century medical genius Henry Daniell can’t escape his past associations with a shady cabman (Boris Karloff). These past associations being of the grave robbing variety. There’s also Daniell’s romance with his maid (Edit... Read full article

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Robert Wise Facts
He was made a Fellow of the British Film Institute in recognition of his outstanding contribution to film culture.

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945." Pages 1210-1219. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

President of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), and later also headed the Special Projects Committee for 24 years. [[BAD_DATE_LOCALE en] 1971]

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