1959: William Wyler

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HEAVEN SENT: William Wyler claimed his third Best Director Oscar with 1959's "Ben-Hur." The movie, an epic retelling of Lew Wallace's classic novel about a troubled Jewish patriarch who finds redemption during Jesus' final hours, won 11 Academy Awards in all. Wyler, left, stands next to... (File photo)