I.A.L. Diamond - Rotten Tomatoes

I.A.L. Diamond

Highest Rated:   100% Cactus Flower (1969)
Lowest Rated:   62% 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.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Two Guys From Milwaukee
  • Screenwriter
2015
62% Buddy Buddy
  • Screenwriter
1981
73% Fedora
  • Screenwriter
1978
73% The Front Page
  • Screenwriter
1974
87% Avanti!
  • Screenwriter
1972
96% The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
  • Screenwriter
1970
100% Cactus Flower
  • Screenwriter
1969
95% The Fortune Cookie
  • Screenwriter
1966
73% Kiss Me, Stupid
  • Screenwriter
1964
86% Irma La Douce
  • Screenwriter
1963
94% One, Two, Three
  • Screenwriter
1961
93% The Apartment
  • Screenwriter
1960
96% 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 Never Say Goodbye
  • Screenwriter
1946

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