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Arthur Hiller is a Actor, Director and Producer Canadien born on 22 november 1923 at Edmonton (Canada)

Arthur Hiller

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Birth name Arthur Hiller
Nationality Canada
Birth 22 november 1923 at Edmonton (Canada)
Death 17 august 2016 (at 92 years)
Awards Officer of the Order of Canada

Arthur Hiller, OC (born 22 November 1923) is a Canadian television and film director, having directed over 33 major films during his 50-year career. He began his career directing television in Canada and later in the U.S. By the late 1950s he began directing films, most often comedies. He also directed award-winning dramas and romantic subjects, such as Love Story, which was nominated for seven Oscars.

He collaborated on a number of films with award-winning screenwriters Paddy Chayefsky and Neil Simon. Among his other notable films were The Americanization of Emily (1964), Tobruk (1967), The Hospital (1971), The Out-of-Towners (1970), Plaza Suite (1971), The Man in the Glass Booth (1975) and The In-Laws (1979).

Hiller served as president of the Directors Guild of America from 1989 to 1993 and president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from 1993 to 1997. He was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2002. An annual film festival in Hiller's honor was held from 2006 until 2009 at his alma mater, Victoria School of Performing and Visual Arts.


Arthur Hiller est navigateur dans l'Armée de l'air canadienne durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Ensuite, il étudie la psychologie à l'Université de Toronto avant d'amorcer une carrière de metteur en scène à la télévision, d'abord à Toronto, puis à Hollywood. En 1957, il réalise son premier film The Careless Years.

Cinéaste prolifique, il aborde divers genres comme le film de guerre (Tobrouk, commando pour l'enfer), la biographie (The Babe) ou le drame psychologique (Making Love). Mais c'est surtout dans la comédie qu'il s'illustre le plus avec des films comme Les Jeux de l'amour et de la guerre, Escapade à New York, Plaza Suite (ces deux derniers inspirés de Neil Simon), Transamerica Express et Ne tirez pas sur le dentiste. Son plus gros succès commercial est indubitablement Love Story.

Il a été président de la Directors Guild of America de 1989 à 1993 et de l'Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences de 1993 à 1997. Il a également été nommé officier de l'ordre du Canada en 2007. Il a par ailleurs fait quelques apparitions comme acteur.

Il meurt le 17 août 2016 à Los Angeles de causes naturelles.

Best films

Love Story (1970)
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Silver Streak (1976)
The Hospital (1971)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Arthur Hiller (45 films)

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Speakeasy (2002)

Genres Drama
Actors David Strathairn, Nicky Katt, Stacy Edwards, Arthur Hiller, Michael Bacall, Lake Bell
Roles Tobias Prappas
Rating48% 2.4366652.4366652.4366652.4366652.436665
Deux hommes qui n'étaient pas faits pour se rencontrer deviennent amis après un accident de voiture sans gravité.
Jackie Chan: My Story, 1h14
Directed by Jackie Chan
Origin Hong kong
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Jackie Chan, Sylvester Stallone, Michelle Yeoh, Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, John Woo
Roles lui-même
Rating68% 3.4278053.4278053.4278053.4278053.427805
Ce documentaire retrace la vie de Jackie Chan exposée par lui-même.
Land of the Free
Directed by Jerry Jameson
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Jeff Speakman, William Shatner, Lisa Darr, Larry Cedar, John Furey, Charles Robinson
Roles Judge
Rating46% 2.3282652.3282652.3282652.3282652.328265
William Shatner plays the role of Aidan Carvell, a businessman running for Congress as an independent candidate with what is presented as a broadly libertarian agenda. Unknown to the public, Carvell is training and arming a militia force. Though the purpose of this private army is never wholly specified, a general sense of sinister intent is established. Carvell's political campaign manager Frank Jennings (played by Jeff Speakman) is persuaded by the FBI to assist them in indicting Carvell for treason. Carvell sets out to punish Jennings for this betrayal, requiring Jennings to fight for his own safety as well as that of his family.
Beverly Hills Cop III, 1h44
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Héctor Elizondo, Timothy Carhart, George Lucas, John Saxon
Roles Bar Patron
Rating55% 2.753872.753872.753872.753872.75387
One night in Detroit, Axel Foley (Eddie Murphy) plans to arrest a gang of car thieves who run a local chop shop. Unbeknownst to his boss, Inspector G. Douglas Todd (Gil Hill), Foley has canceled the SWAT team, intending to raid the shop using only his team. Meanwhile, a group of men arrive at the chop shop to pick up a cube van that the car thieves had hijacked. The leader of the group confirms that the vehicle still contains its cargo, which consists of crates labelled as property of the U.S. government, then has his men execute the car thieves.
Roswell (1994)
, 1h31
Directed by Jeremy Kagan
Genres Drama, Science fiction
Actors Kyle MacLachlan, Martin Sheen, Dwight Yoakam, Xander Berkeley, Bob Gunton, Kim Greist
Rating62% 3.14723.14723.14723.14723.1472
Un officier à la retraite, le major Jesse Marcel, se rend à la réunion des anciens de son escadrille de bombardiers (le 509th Bomber Group) basée à Roswell. Se sachant condamné par la maladie, il veut tenter de faire la lumière sur ce qui s'est réellement passé 30 ans plus tôt. Cette année-là, en 1947, un fermier des environs avait fait une étrange trouvaille dans un champ. Jesse, alerté par le shérif, s'était rendu sur place et avait découvert d’étranges débris présentant un aspect et des propriétés extraordinaires. Notre officier, chargé des relations publiques, lance un
Revenge of the Stepford Wives
Directed by Robert Fuest
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Feminist films, Films based on science fiction novels, Political films
Actors Don Johnson, Sharon Gless, Julie Kavner, Mason Adams, Audra Lindley, Arthur Hiller
Roles Dale 'Diz' Corbett
Rating49% 2.471162.471162.471162.471162.47116
Set 10 years after the original film, a prologue sets the scene as a couple unhappy in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, attempts to leave town; they are killed by the police chief.
The Chairman, 1h33
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Spy, Melodrama
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Gregory Peck, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill, Arthur Hiller, Zienia Merton, Keye Luke
Roles Shelby
Rating56% 2.802342.802342.802342.802342.80234
A Western agent is sent to Communist China in order to retrieve an important agricultural enzyme. What he does not know is that there is a bomb implanted in his head; the forces behind his mission will detonate it if he fails to carry out the assignment.


Pucked (2006)
, 1h23
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jon Bon Jovi, Annie Cruz, Estella Warren, David Faustino, Curtis Armstrong, Nora Dunn
Rating40% 2.0134752.0134752.0134752.0134752.013475
Frank Hopper (Bon Jovi) is a former lawyer, long-term loser and constant dreamer – and frankly, probably just not all that bright. When he receives a credit card in the mail, he believes he's hit the jackpot. It's not long before he's working his way toward financing his dream – an all-woman hockey team. He's also put himself in debt to the tune of more than $300,000. Naturally, he winds up in court when his plan backfires.
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn, 1h26
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Films about films, Films about families, Films about sexuality
Actors Eric Idle, Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D, Richard Jeni, Leslie Stefanson
Rating35% 1.758911.758911.758911.758911.75891
A director by the name of Alan Smithee has been allowed to direct Trio, a big-budget action film starring Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg and Jackie Chan. The studio recuts the film, and when Smithee sees the results (which he describes as being "worse than Showgirls"), he wants to disown the film. However, since his name is also the pseudonym used by Hollywood when someone does not want to have their name attached to a bad film, he steals the film and flees, threatening to destroy the film by burning it.
Carpool (1996)
, 1h32
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors David Paymer, Tom Arnold, Rhea Perlman, Rachael Leigh Cook, Rod Steiger, Kim Coates
Rating50% 2.5018652.5018652.5018652.5018652.501865
Workaholic advertising executive of Bauer & Cole, Daniel Miller (David Paymer), has an important business meeting, but finds himself having to drive the neighborhood carpool for his sons, Bucky (Micah Gardener) and Andrew (Mikey Kovar), and their friends, Chelsea (Colleen Rennison), Kayla (Rachael Leigh Cook), and Travis (Jordan Blake Warkol), when his wife (Stellina Rusich), gets sick. Stopping to get Danish for the kids at Hammerman's Gourmet To Go grocery store, things go even more awry when he finds himself a victim of a robbery. The situation worsens as Franklin Laszlo (Tom Arnold), the desperate owner of Laszlo Bros. Carnival who had been contemplating a bank robbery of Puget Savings and Loan, robs the robbers and takes Daniel and the kids hostage in their Toyota Previa van as his truck is blocked by an armored car. A comedic car chase ensues through Seattle. Daniel discovers the kids do not really respect him and they react better to Franklin.
The Babe
The Babe (1992)
, 1h55
Directed by Arthur Hiller
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Baseball films
Actors John Goodman, Kelly McGillis, Stephen Caffrey, Trini Alvarado, Bruce Boxleitner, James Cromwell
Rating58% 2.9484552.9484552.9484552.9484552.948455
The story begins in 1902 in Baltimore, Maryland, where a seven-year-old Babe Ruth, troubled and not-so disciplined, is sent to the St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, a reformatory and orphanage. Ruth is sent by his father, George Herman Ruth Sr. (Bob Swan), who cannot handle raising the boy. At the school, Ruth is schooled by Catholic missionaries and is made fun of by other children, because of his large size. Brother Matthias Boutlier (James Cromwell), the Head of Discipline at St. Mary's, first introduces Ruth to the game of baseball. During a session of batting practice, Ruth hits several towering home runs off of Matthias, who is pitching. Brother Matthias and others are stunned by Ruth's amazing power to drive the ball.