“My God, I think there have been more books on Marilyn Monroe than on World War 2, and there’s a great similarity. It was not easy. It was hell. But it was well worth it once you got it on the screen.” Billy Wilder

“She was an absolute genius as a comedic actress, with an extraordinary sense for comedic dialogue. It was a God-given gift. Believe me, in the last fifteen years there were ten projects that came to me, and I’d start working on them and I’d think, ‘It’s not going to work, it needs Marilyn Monroe.’ Nobody else is in that orbit; everyone else is earthbound by comparison.”

Billy Wilder

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