Arthur Hiller

Highest Rated: 100% Lunch (2012)
Birthday: Nov 22, 1923
Birthplace: Not Available
After wartime service with the Royal Canadian Air Force, Edmontonian Arthur Hiller began his show business career in Canadian radio and television. In the mid-1950s, Hiller left the CBC for American television, directing such live anthologies as Playhouse 90 and such filmed weeklies as Alcoa/Goodyear Theatre, Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Naked City. He directed his first theatrical film in 1957, moving on to such 1960s big-budgeters as The Americanization of Emily (1964), where he proved himself a superb technician with only a trace of personal style. In 1970, Hiller was fortunate enough to be in the director's chair for that year's biggest hit, Love Story, which earned him an Oscar nomination. Extremely successful for the next four decades, Arthur Hiller continued to turn out such slick, efficient products as Silver Streak (1974), The In-Laws (1976), The Lonely Guy (1984) and The Babe (1992), works that were always as good as (but seldom better than) their scripts. One of Hiller's most admirable professional accomplishments was establishing a strong rapport with notoriously argumentative actor George C. Scott, whom Hiller directed in The Hospital (1971) and Plaza Suite (1971), and about whom Hiller wrote an article for the 1977 compendium Closeups: The Movie Star Book. In 1993, Hiller was appointed president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a post he held until 1997. One of his last films, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997), was ironic in that Hiller requested his name be taken off the film after seeing the final cut; Alan Smithee was the official pseudonym of the Directors Guild in cases like that, and, therefore, the film credited to Alan Smithee. Hiller won the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2002, and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2006. He died in 2016, at age 92.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
94% Casting By Actor $14.5K 2013
100% Lunch Actor 2012
67% Who Is Norman Lloyd? Actor 2007
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Pucked Director 2006
No Score Yet Speakeasy Mr. Prappas 2001
No Score Yet Directed by Alan Smithee Actor 2001
No Score Yet Lost In The Pershing Point Hotel Evangelist 2000
No Score Yet The Land of the Free Judge 1998
No Score Yet A Dirty Little Business Actor 1998
8% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Director 1998
No Score Yet Pitch Actor 1997
13% Carpool Director 1996
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick Actor 1995
No Score Yet Roswell Scientist No. 1 1994
10% Beverly Hills Cop III Bar Patron 1994
33% Married to It Director 1993
46% The Babe Director 1992
29% Taking Care of Business Director 1990
28% See No Evil, Hear No Evil Director 1989
50% Outrageous Fortune Director 1987
62% Teachers Director 1984
48% The Lonely Guy Director Producer 1984
No Score Yet Romantic Comedy Director 1983
No Score Yet Author! Author! Director 1982
31% Making Love Director 1982
17% Nightwing Director 1979
90% The In-Laws Producer Director 1979
83% Silver Streak Director 1976
No Score Yet W.c. Fields And Me Director 1976
No Score Yet The Man in the Glass Booth Director 1975
46% Man of La Mancha Producer Director 1973
100% The Hospital Director 1971
63% Plaza Suite Director 1971
64% Love Story Director 1970
60% The Out-of-Towners Director 1970
No Score Yet Popi Director 1969
No Score Yet The Tiger Makes Out Director 1967
No Score Yet Tobruk Director 1967
No Score Yet Penelope Director 1966
100% The Americanization of Emily Director 1964
No Score Yet Promise Her Anything Director 1964
No Score Yet The Wheeler Dealers Director 1963
No Score Yet Miracle of the White Stallions Director 1963

TV

CREDIT
100% The Addams Family
1964-1966
Director
  • 1964
No Score Yet Ben Casey
1961-1966
Director
  • 1962
No Score Yet Alfred Hitchcock Presents
1955-1962
Director
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959
  • 1958
No Score Yet Gunsmoke
1955-1975
Director
  • 1960
  • 1959
No Score Yet Zane Grey Theatre
1956-1961
Director
  • 1957

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