Job film director, film actor, stage director, stage actor
Years active 1911-1966
Top Roles Valentin: Gretchens Bruder / Marguerite's brother, Lauer, Franz Sommer, Harro, Graf von Torstein, Marquis Posa
Top GenresDrama, Romance, Comedy, Crime, Adventure, Mystery
Top TopicsBook-Based, Romance (Drama), Pre-Code Cinema
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William Dieterle Overview:

Director, William Dieterle, was born Wilhelm Dieterle on Jul 15, 1893 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. Dieterle died at the age of 79 on Dec 8, 1972 in Ottobrunn, Germany and was laid to rest in Friedhof Hohenbrunn Cemetery in Bavaria (Bayern), Germany.



Although Dieterle was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1937Best DirectorThe Life of Emile Zola (1937)N/ANominated

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

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Lawyer Man is a tad too streamlined. It runs around seventy minutes, charting neighborhood attorney?meaning he works with ethnic types and not blue bloods?William Powell?s rise and fall from grace. At the end, he says something about the events taking place over two years, which the film accomplishe... Read full article

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William Dieterle Facts
Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 245-251. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987.

His last name is pronounced "Dee-ter-leh".

Is perhaps the only person to have directed two film versions of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". With Max Reinhardt, he co-directed the all-star, big budget 1935 film version, and by himself directed a German made-for-TV version in 1968.

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