Job film director, film actor, stage director, stage actor
Years active 1911-1966
Top Roles Valentin: Gretchens Bruder / Marguerite's brother, Lauer, Der Abbé, Kirila Petrowitsch, Ludwig II
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 (1932, )

By Andrew Wickliffe on Dec 8, 2018 From The Stop Button

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

He always wore white gloves on the set.

Directed 5 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Paul Muni, Joseph Schildkraut, Brian Aherne, Walter Huston and Jennifer Jones. Muni and Schildkraut won Oscar for their performances in one of Dieterle's movies.

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