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7.2
/10
432 Ratings

The Fortune Cookie

Directed by Billy Wilder
United States, 1966
Comedy, Romance

Synopsis

An insurance salesman concocts a scheme to cash in on his brother-in-law’s injury.

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The Fortune Cookie Directed by Billy Wilder

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1967 | Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1967 | 3 nominations including: Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen

Writers Guild of America

1967 | Nominee: Best Written American Comedy (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1967 | Nominee: Best Actor - Comedy or Musical

Critics reviews

Wildly funny in spots, but nihilistic in the extreme.
August 15, 2007
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The Fortune Cookie is no more sunny – and, if possible, even less romantic – than Kiss Me, Stupid, Mr. Wilder’s last film and a comedy of unrelieved vulgarity, but it has style and taste.
October 20, 1966
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The Fortune Cookie is Billy Wilder’s best picture since The Apartment, his funniest since Some Like It Hot.
October 17, 1966
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