Arthur Hiller

    November 22, 1923 August 17, 2016 • 92 y.o. (100)

    Place of Birth Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
    Citizenship Canada
    Career 1953 — 2016
    Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
    Height 1.68 m 5′ 6″
    Zodiac sign scorpio
    Religion judaism

    Facts

    In an interview with journalist Robert K. Elder for The Film That Changed My Life, Hiller states that the film Rome, Open City (1945) had had a strong influence on his career because he saw it right after leaving the military where he was a bomber navigator in the Canadian Air Force. The film is set during the Nazi occupation of Italy and shows the priesthood and the Communists teaming up against the enemy forces. Hiller commented, "You just get the strongest emotional feelings about what happened to people in Italy."

    Hiller preferred his scripts to contain "good moral values," a preference which he says came from his upbringing. He wanted high quality screenplays whenever possible, which partly explains why he collaborated on multiple films with both Paddy Chayefsky and Neil Simon. Hiller explains his rationale:

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    Title Ratings: 6.47
    My Ratings:
    • Comedy 26%
    • Drama 23%
    • Romance 11%
    • Crime 8%
    • Mystery 5%
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                                  Director — 76

                                  2017
                                  1
                                  2017 — ...

                                  Western, 30 min
                                  United States • Bob Terry...

                                    2006
                                    2
                                    2006

                                    Comedy, Sport, 1 hr 23 min
                                    United States • Arthur Hiller

                                      1997
                                      3
                                      1997

                                      Comedy, 1 hr 26 min (in credits: Alan Smithee)
                                      United States • Arthur Hiller...

                                        1996
                                        4
                                        1996

                                        Comedy, 1 hr 29 min
                                        United States • Arthur Hiller

                                          1992
                                          5
                                          1992

                                          Biography, Drama, Sport, 1 hr 55 min
                                          United States • Arthur Hiller

                                            1991
                                            6
                                            1991

                                            Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 52 min
                                            United States • Arthur Hiller

                                              1990
                                              7
                                              1990

                                              Comedy, 1 hr 48 min
                                              United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                1989
                                                8
                                                1989

                                                Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 42 min
                                                United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                  1987
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                                                  1987

                                                  Comedy, 1 hr 39 min
                                                  United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                    1984
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                                                    1984

                                                    Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 47 min
                                                    United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                      1984

                                                      Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 30 min
                                                      United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                        1983
                                                        12
                                                        1983

                                                        Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 43 min
                                                        United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                          1982
                                                          13
                                                          1982

                                                          Comedy, Drama, Family, 1 hr 50 min
                                                          United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                            1981
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                                                            1981

                                                            Drama, 1 hr 53 min
                                                            United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                              1979
                                                              15
                                                              1979

                                                              Horror, 1 hr 45 min
                                                              United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                1979

                                                                Action, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 43 min
                                                                United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                  1976
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                                                                  1976

                                                                  Action, Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 54 min
                                                                  United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                    1976

                                                                    Drama, Biography, 1 hr 51 min
                                                                    United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                      1975
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                                                                      1975

                                                                      Drama, 1 hr 57 min
                                                                      United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                        1974
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                                                                        1974

                                                                        Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 38 min
                                                                        United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                          1972
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                                                                          1972

                                                                          Musical, Drama, Fantasy, 2 hr 12 min
                                                                          Italy, United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                            1971
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                                                                            1971

                                                                            Comedy, Drama, Mystery, 1 hr 43 min
                                                                            United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                              1971

                                                                              Comedy, Drama, Romance, 1 hr 54 min
                                                                              United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                1970
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                                                                                1970

                                                                                Drama, Romance, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                  1969
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                                                                                  1969

                                                                                  Comedy, 1 hr 33 min
                                                                                  United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                                    1969

                                                                                    Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 53 min
                                                                                    United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                      1967
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                                                                                      1967

                                                                                      Comedy, 1 hr 34 min
                                                                                      United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                                        1967

                                                                                        Drama, War, 1 hr 47 min
                                                                                        United States, Spain • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                          1966
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                                                                                          1966

                                                                                          Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 37 min
                                                                                          United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                                            1966 — (temporarily replaced director)

                                                                                            Drama, 3 hr 9 min
                                                                                            United States • George Roy Hill...

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                                                                                              1966

                                                                                              Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 38 min
                                                                                              United Kingdom • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                                1965
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                                                                                                1965

                                                                                                Short, Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                                  1964
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                                                                                                  1964

                                                                                                  Comedy, Drama, Romance, 1 hr 55 min
                                                                                                  United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                                                    1964 — 1966

                                                                                                    Comedy, Family, Horror, 22 min
                                                                                                    United States • Sidney Lanfield...

                                                                                                      1963
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                                                                                                      1963

                                                                                                      Short, Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                      United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                                                        1963

                                                                                                        Comedy, 1 hr 47 min
                                                                                                        United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                                                          1963 — 1964

                                                                                                          Drama, Family, 1 hour
                                                                                                          United States • Vincent McEveety...

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                                                                                                            1963

                                                                                                            Adventure, Drama, Family, 1 hr 58 min
                                                                                                            United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                                              1962
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                                                                                                              1962 — 1963

                                                                                                              Comedy, 30 min
                                                                                                              United States • Norman Abbott...

                                                                                                                40
                                                                                                                1962 — 1964

                                                                                                                Drama, Western, 1 hour
                                                                                                                United States • Bernard McEveety...

                                                                                                                  1961
                                                                                                                  41
                                                                                                                  1961 — 1966

                                                                                                                  Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                  United States • Leo Penn...

                                                                                                                    42
                                                                                                                    1961 — 1962

                                                                                                                    Drama, 43 min
                                                                                                                    United States • Robert Altman...

                                                                                                                      43
                                                                                                                      1961 — 1962

                                                                                                                      Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                      United States • William Conrad...

                                                                                                                        44
                                                                                                                        1961 — 1963

                                                                                                                        Comedy, Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                        United States • Marc Daniels...

                                                                                                                          1960
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                                                                                                                          1960 — 1964

                                                                                                                          Adventure, Crime, Drama, 43 min
                                                                                                                          United States • David Lowell Rich...

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                                                                                                                            1960 — 1984

                                                                                                                            Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                            United States • Richard C. Bennett...

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                                                                                                                              1960 — 1961

                                                                                                                              Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                              United States • Jacques Tourneur...

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                                                                                                                                1960 — 1962

                                                                                                                                Horror, Crime, Drama, 50 min
                                                                                                                                United States • Herschel Daugherty...

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                                                                                                                                  1960 — 1961

                                                                                                                                  Adventure, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                  United States • Boris Sagal...

                                                                                                                                    1959
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                                                                                                                                    1959 — 1962

                                                                                                                                    Action, Crime, Drama, 43 min
                                                                                                                                    United States • Don Medford...

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                                                                                                                                      1959 — 1960

                                                                                                                                      Western, 22 min
                                                                                                                                      United States • Andrew V. McLaglen...

                                                                                                                                        52
                                                                                                                                        1959 — 1961

                                                                                                                                        Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                        United States • Don Taylor...

                                                                                                                                          53
                                                                                                                                          1959 — 1965

                                                                                                                                          Crime, Drama, 22 min
                                                                                                                                          United Kingdom • Robert M. Leeds...

                                                                                                                                            1958
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                                                                                                                                            1958 — 1960

                                                                                                                                            Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                            United States • Jerry Thorpe...

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                                                                                                                                              1958 — 1963

                                                                                                                                              Family, Western, 30 min
                                                                                                                                              United States • Joseph H. Lewis...

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                                                                                                                                                1958 — 1963

                                                                                                                                                Crime, Drama, Thriller, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                United States • Stuart Rosenberg...

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                                                                                                                                                  1958 — 1959

                                                                                                                                                  Adventure, 22 min
                                                                                                                                                  United States • Lamont Johnson...

                                                                                                                                                    58
                                                                                                                                                    1958

                                                                                                                                                    Horror, Mystery, 25 min
                                                                                                                                                    United States, United Kingdom • Herbert L. Strock...

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                                                                                                                                                      1958 — 1961

                                                                                                                                                      Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                                      United States • Mitchell Leisen...

                                                                                                                                                        1957
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                                                                                                                                                        1957 — 1960

                                                                                                                                                        Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                        United States • Robert Florey...

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                                                                                                                                                          1957 — 1958

                                                                                                                                                          Crime, Drama, Mystery, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                                          United States • Don Medford...

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                                                                                                                                                            1957 — 1966

                                                                                                                                                            Crime, Drama, Mystery, 43 min
                                                                                                                                                            United States • Arthur Marks...

                                                                                                                                                              63
                                                                                                                                                              1957 — 1965

                                                                                                                                                              Western, 1 hr 15 min
                                                                                                                                                              United States • Virgil W. Vogel...

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                                                                                                                                                                1957

                                                                                                                                                                Drama, Romance, 1 hr 10 min
                                                                                                                                                                United States • Arthur Hiller

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                                                                                                                                                                  1957

                                                                                                                                                                  Comedy, Drama, 25 min
                                                                                                                                                                  Canada • Paul Almond...

                                                                                                                                                                    1956
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                                                                                                                                                                    1956 — 1961

                                                                                                                                                                    Western, 25 min
                                                                                                                                                                    United States • John English...

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                                                                                                                                                                      1956 — 1961

                                                                                                                                                                      Comedy, Crime, Drama, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                      United States • John Frankenheimer...

                                                                                                                                                                        68
                                                                                                                                                                        1956 — 1958

                                                                                                                                                                        Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Erle C. Kenton...

                                                                                                                                                                          1955
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                                                                                                                                                                          1955 — 1958

                                                                                                                                                                          Horror, Drama, Mystery, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Lamont Johnson...

                                                                                                                                                                            70
                                                                                                                                                                            1955 — 1962

                                                                                                                                                                            Drama, Mystery, 25 min
                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Robert Stevens...

                                                                                                                                                                              71
                                                                                                                                                                              1955 — 1975

                                                                                                                                                                              Western, 43 min
                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Andrew V. McLaglen...

                                                                                                                                                                                1954
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                                                                                                                                                                                1954 — 2001

                                                                                                                                                                                Adventure, Drama, Family, 2 hours
                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Hamilton Luske...

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1954 — 1958

                                                                                                                                                                                  Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                                                                                                  United States • Buzz Kulik...

                                                                                                                                                                                    1953
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                                                                                                                                                                                    1953 — 1959

                                                                                                                                                                                    Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                    Canada • David Greene...

                                                                                                                                                                                      1952
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                                                                                                                                                                                      1952 — 1957

                                                                                                                                                                                      Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • James Neilson...

                                                                                                                                                                                        1951
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                                                                                                                                                                                        1951 — 1959

                                                                                                                                                                                        Comedy, Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Roy Kellino...

                                                                                                                                                                                          Actor — 9

                                                                                                                                                                                          2013
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                                                                                                                                                                                          2013

                                                                                                                                                                                          Documentary, Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 18 min
                                                                                                                                                                                          United States • Donna Kanter

                                                                                                                                                                                            2006
                                                                                                                                                                                            2
                                                                                                                                                                                            2006 — Red Carpet Star

                                                                                                                                                                                            Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 29 min
                                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Shira-Lee Shalit

                                                                                                                                                                                              2002
                                                                                                                                                                                              3
                                                                                                                                                                                              2002 — Mr. Prappas

                                                                                                                                                                                              Drama, 1 hr 26 min
                                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Brendan Murphy

                                                                                                                                                                                                2000
                                                                                                                                                                                                4
                                                                                                                                                                                                2000 — Evangelist

                                                                                                                                                                                                Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 47 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Julia Jay Pierrepont III

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1999 — Nathan

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Drama, 1 hr 51 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Estonia, United States • Aleksandr Buravskiy

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1998
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1998 — Judge

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Action, Thriller, 1 hr 40 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                    United States • Jerry Jameson

                                                                                                                                                                                                      7
                                                                                                                                                                                                      1998 — Rev. Phillips

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Comedy, 1 hr 18 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                      United States • Len Richmond

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1994
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        1994 — Scientist #1

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, 1 hr 31 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                        United States • Jeremy Kagan

                                                                                                                                                                                                          9
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1994 — Bar Patron

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Action, Comedy, Crime, 1 hr 44 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                          United States • John Landis

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Producer — 7

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1984
                                                                                                                                                                                                            1
                                                                                                                                                                                                            1984

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                            United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1979
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1979 — produced by

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Action, Adventure, Comedy, 1 hr 43 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                              United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                1974
                                                                                                                                                                                                                3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                1974

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Comedy, Drama, 1 hr 38 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1972
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1972

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Musical, Drama, Fantasy, 2 hr 12 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Italy, United States • Arthur Hiller

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1957
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1957

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comedy, Drama, 25 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Canada • Paul Almond...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1953
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1953 — 1959

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Drama, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Canada • David Greene...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1953

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sci-Fi, 30 min
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Canada • Murray Chercover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Other — 42

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