George Roy Hill

George Roy Hill ( born December 20, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, † December 27, 2002 in New York City ) was an American film director.

Hill studied at the Yale University Music, interrupted by its use as a pilot in World War II. Then he initially continued his studies in Dublin. However, during this time he discovered his love for the theater and had his first theater performances. After about two years, Hill went back to the U.S., where he had great success at off-Broadway theaters. During the Korean War 1950-1953, he was again in the service of the Navy.

He then worked as a writer, assistant director and director. He received his first award in 1958 for A Night to Remember. Box office hits were Hill, among others, with a time of adjustment ( Period of adjustment, 1962) after a play by Tennessee Williams and 1969 with two bandits ( Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). For The Sting ( The Sting ), he won the Oscar in 1974.