is one of the greatest screenwriters of all time. His films display a versatility and wit that few other screenwriters or directors can match and he consistently pushed the boundaries of acceptable subject material during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Wilder's endlessly quotable screenplays contain some of the best characters and scenes in film history.
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They were also the basis for career-best performances from actors such as Barbara Stanwyck
, Gloria Swanson
, and William Holden
. Wilder's influence is undeniable and many of his films still hold up against modern comedies and dramas.
Here are Wilder's 10 finest efforts, according to Rotten Tomatoes