The Apartment (1960)
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Directed by: Billy Wilder
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray
The Apartment ranked # 93 on the American Film Institute's Top 100 American Films list.
The Apartment is a 1960 film produced and directed by Billy Wilder, and starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray.
Wilder's follow up to the enormously popular Some Like it Hot was an equal commercial and critical hit, grossing $25 million dollars at the box office, and winning the Best Picture Oscar at the Academy Awards.
It was later adapted by Neil Simon, Burt Bacharach and Hal David into the Broadway Musical Promises, Promises.
- Best Picture - Billy Wilder
- Director - Billy Wilder
- Art Direction - Edward G. Boyle, and Alexandre Trauner
- Editing - Daniel Mandell
- Original Screenplay - Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond
Although Jack Lemmon did not win, Kevin Spacey dedicated his Oscar for American Beauty to Lemmon's performance.
According to the behind-the-scenes feature on the American Beauty DVD, the film's director, Sam Mendes, had watched The Apartment (among other classic American movies) for inspiration in preparation for shooting his film.
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