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I.A.L. Diamond

  • Highest Rated: 97% Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Lowest Rated: 63% Buddy Buddy (1981)
  • Birthday: Not Available
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • I.A.L. Diamond was not born with this moniker, but chose it for himself while working on the campus newspaper at Columbia University. (Reportedly, the I is either for Isadore or Israel and the A and L he chose because "they look interesting after I.") Born in Romania, Diamond was raised in Brooklyn, where he gained attention early on for his stellar academic achievements. Upon finishing his college education, Diamond headed for Hollywood, where he worked in collaboration on several "B"-picture screenplays before his "A" break with the Errol Flynn vehicle Never Say Goodbye (1946). During his 20th Century-Fox years, Diamond specialized in comedy, working on the mirth-provoking scripts of such films as Love Nest (1951), Monkey Business (1952) and Something for the Birds (1952). In 1957, Diamond teamed with director Billy Wilder to pen the screenplay for Love in the Afternoon. Thereafter, Diamond would work almost exclusively with Wilder, sharing an Oscar for The Apartment (1960) and collaborating on such additional productions as Some Like It Hot (1959), One-Two-Three (1961), Irma La Douce (1963), Kiss Me Stupid (1964), The Fortune Cookie (1966), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1969), Avanti! (1972), The Front Page (1974) and Fedora (1978) and Buddy Buddy.

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No Score Yet Two Guys From Milwaukee Screenwriter 2015
63% Buddy Buddy Screenwriter 1981
69% Fedora Screenwriter 1978
70% The Front Page Screenwriter 1974
88% Avanti! Screenwriter 1972
92% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Screenwriter 1970
88% Cactus Flower Screenwriter 1969
96% The Fortune Cookie Screenwriter 1966
71% Kiss Me, Stupid Screenwriter 1964
79% Irma La Douce Screenwriter 1963
95% One, Two, Three Screenwriter 1961
94% The Apartment Screenwriter 1960
97% Some Like It Hot Screenwriter 1959
No Score Yet Merry Andrew Screenwriter 1958
88% Love in the Afternoon Screenwriter 1957
No Score Yet Something for the Birds Screenwriter 1952
88% Monkey Business Screenwriter 1952
No Score Yet Let's Make It Legal Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet Love Nest Screenwriter 1951
No Score Yet It's a Great Feeling Actor 1949
No Score Yet The Girl From Jones Beach Screenwriter 1949
No Score Yet Two Guys from Texas Screenwriter 1948
80% Romance on the High Seas Screenwriter 1948
No Score Yet Love and Learn Screenwriter 1947
No Score Yet Never Say Goodbye Screenwriter 1946


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