Sunset Boulevard

Rating: NR

Runtime: 1:50

Genre: Drama / Classic

Director: Billy Wilder

Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Billy Wilder directed what may be the best movie about movies ever made. A down-on-his-luck screenwriter (William Holden) becomes involved with Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson), a former silent film star clinging to past glory. Nominated for 11 Oscars ®, and winner for screenplay, cinematography and score. Cecil B. DeMille plays himself as the director with whom Desmond hopes to stage a comeback. (“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.”)