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      Arthur Hiller

      Arthur Hiller

      Highest Rated: 100% Lunch (2012)

      Lowest Rated: 7% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn (1997)

      Birthday: Nov 22, 1923

      Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

      Canadian-born director Arthur Hiller began in radio and, after a brief stint helming TV episodes in his homeland, moved to the USA where he quickly established himself directing both live and film series like "Playhouse 90" (CBS 1956-1960) "Gunsmoke" (CBS 1955-1975) and "Naked City" (ABC 1958-1963), for which he received a 1962 Emmy nomination. He made an auspicious feature debut at the helm of the teen flick "The Careless Years" (1957), starring Dean Stockwell, but did not return to the big screen until 1963 with "Miracle of the White Stallions" and "The Wheeler Dealers." Although he worked in a variety of genres, from the dramatic "The Man in the Glass Booth" (1974) to the romantic "Love Story" (1970), Hiller showed his greatest facility with light comedy, working well with writers like Neil Simon ("The Out-of-Towners" 1970, "Plaza Suite" 1971), Andrew Bergman ("The In-Laws" 1979), Israel Horowitz ("Author! Author!" 1982) and Leslie Dixon ("Outrageous Fortune" 1987). However, two of his most acclaimed movies, "The Americanization of Emily" (1964) and the bleak satire "The Hospital" (1971), both scripted by Paddy Chayefsky, were notably dark films. No Hiller film did better at the box office than "Love Story," which was disparaged by many critics as sentimental and cloying, much as Erich Segal's best-selling novel had been. Hiller's late career was hampered by box-office duds like the gay-themed romantic drama "Making Love" (1982) and the Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor comedy "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" (1989). In an unfortunate case of life imitating art, Hiller and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas clashed during the filming of their film industry satire "An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn" (1997), leading the director to demand his name be taken off the final film, which was released to critical derision and commercial failure under the directorial pseudonym Alan Smithee. Hiller only directed one more film, the quickly forgotten comedy "National Lampoon's Pucked" (2006), starring rock icon Jon Bon Jovi. In addition to his work as a director, Hiller served as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1993 to 1997. Arthur Hiller died of undisclosed natural causes in Los Angeles on August 17, 2016 at the age of 92.

      Highest rated movies

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      Movies

      Credit
      100% 58% Lunch Unknown (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 30% National Lampoon's Pucked Director - 2006
      No Score Yet 57% Speakeasy Mr. Prappas (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 20% Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel Evangelist (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Merchants of Venus Reverend Phillips (Character) - 1998
      7% 15% An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn Director $43.9K 1997
      13% 40% Carpool Director $3.3M 1996
      47% 37% The Babe Director $17.0M 1992
      30% 43% Married to It Director $1.8M 1991
      33% 52% Taking Care of Business Director $20.0M 1990
      27% 72% See No Evil, Hear No Evil Director $45.4M 1989
      56% 60% Outrageous Fortune Director $52.8M 1987
      59% 46% Teachers Director - 1984
      48% 47% The Lonely Guy Director - 1984
      29% 43% Romantic Comedy Director - 1983
      50% 48% Author! Author! Director - 1982
      45% 57% Making Love Director - 1981
      88% 83% The In-Laws Director - 1979
      33% 25% Nightwing Director - 1979
      No Score Yet 62% W.C. Fields and Me Director - 1976
      81% 71% Silver Streak Director - 1976
      No Score Yet 72% The Man in the Glass Booth Director - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Crazy World of Julius Vrooder Director,
      Producer
      - 1974
      47% 71% Man of La Mancha Director,
      Producer
      - 1972
      70% 56% Plaza Suite Director - 1971
      100% 74% The Hospital Director - 1971
      63% 69% The Out-of-Towners Director - 1970
      68% 75% Love Story Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 68% Popi Director - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tiger Makes Out Director - 1967
      No Score Yet 50% Tobruk Director - 1967
      No Score Yet 63% Penelope Director - 1966
      No Score Yet 29% Promise Her Anything Director - 1966
      93% 82% The Americanization of Emily Director - 1964
      No Score Yet 72% Miracle of the White Stallions Director - 1963
      No Score Yet 52% The Wheeler Dealers Director - 1963
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Careless Years Director - 1957

      TV

      Credit
      100% 93% The Addams Family Director 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ben Casey Director 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Route 66 Director 1960-1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Detectives Director 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bus Stop Director 1961
      No Score Yet 79% Alfred Hitchcock Presents Unknown (Character),
      Director
      1958-1961
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rifleman Director 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Thriller Director 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Perry Mason Director 1958-1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Telephone Time Director 1958
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Climax! Director 1957
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zane Grey Theater Director 1957