William

William is a boy name and means will helmet, protection. It is a German name and its pronunciation is \wi(l)-liam\. Other similar names and variants include: Bill, Bille, Billie, Billy, Bo, Guglielmo, Guillaume, Guillermo, Liam, Vilhelm, Villem, Wilek, Wiley, Wilhelm, Wilhelmus, Wilkes, Wilkie, Wilkinson, Will, Willem, Willhelmus, Willi, Williams, Williamson, Willie, Willis, Willkie, Wills, Willson, Willy, Wilmer, Wilmot, Wilmott, Wilson, Wim. William is a very popular first name for men (#5 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#731 out of 88799).
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Singers named William
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Famous actors named William and their movies

William Holden
William Holden

Born on April 17, 1918

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  • Birth sign: Aries
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 66
Stalag 17

Stalag 17

Directed by: Billy Wilder

Starring: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Country: United States of America

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Directed by: David Lean

Starring: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Country: United States of America

The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien

Country: United States of America

Network

Network

Directed by: Sidney Lumet

Starring: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Country: United States of America

William Hurt
William Hurt

Born on March 20, 1950

  • Age: 70
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 37
Body Heat

Body Heat

Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan

Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

Country: United States of America

Dark City

Dark City

Directed by: Alex Proyas

Starring: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Country: United States of America

A History of Violence

A History of Violence

Directed by: David Cronenberg

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt

Country: United States of America

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Directed by: Hector Babenco

Starring: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy

William Shatner
William Shatner

Born on March 22, 1931

  • Age: 89
  • Birth sign: Aries
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 28
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Country: United States of America

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home

Directed by: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Country: United States of America

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Directed by: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Country: United States of America

Star Trek

Star Trek

Written by:

Starring: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols

Country: United States of America

William Fichtner
William Fichtner

Born on November 27, 1956

  • Age: 63
  • Birth sign: Sagittarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 11
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Written by:

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher

Country: United States of America

The Neighbor

The Neighbor

Directed by: Aaron Harvey

Starring: William Fichtner, Jessica McNamee, Jean Louisa Kelly, Michael Rosenbaum

Traffik

Traffik

Directed by: Deon Taylor

Starring: Paula Patton, Missi Pyle, William Fichtner, Dawn Olivieri

The Settlement

The Settlement

Directed by: Mark Steilen

Starring: John C. Reilly, William Fichtner, Kelly McGillis, David Rasche

Famous directors named William and their movies

William Beaudine
William Beaudine
  • No. of movies: 144
The Canadian

The Canadian

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Thomas Meighan, Mona Palma, Wyndham Standing, Dale Fuller

Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Will Hay, Gordon Harker, Jimmy Hanley, Davy Burnaby

Little Annie Rooney

Little Annie Rooney

Directed by: William Beaudine

Starring: Mary Pickford, William Haines, Walter James, Gordon Griffith

Country: United States of America

Sparrows

Sparrows

Directed by: William Beaudine, Tom McNamara

Starring: Mary Pickford, Roy Stewart, Mary Louise Miller, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Country: United States of America

William Wellman Jr.
William Wellman Jr.
  • No. of movies: 74
The Public Enemy

The Public Enemy

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

Country: United States of America

Beggars of Life

Beggars of Life

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Wallace Beery, Louise Brooks, Richard Arlen, Blue Washington

Country: United States of America

The Ox-Bow Incident

The Ox-Bow Incident

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Country: United States of America

Beau Geste

Beau Geste

Directed by: William A. Wellman

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy

Country: United States of America

William Nigh
William Nigh
  • No. of movies: 73
Romance of the Limberlost

Romance of the Limberlost

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Jean Parker, Eric Linden, Marjorie Main, Edward Pawley

Mr. Wise Guy

Mr. Wise Guy

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Billy Gilbert

Across to Singapore

Across to Singapore

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Joan Crawford, Ernest Torrence, Frank Currier

Divorce

Divorce

Directed by: William Nigh

Starring: Kay Francis, Bruce Cabot, Helen Mack, Jerome Cowan

William Dieterle
William Dieterle

Born on July 15, 1893

  • Age: 126
  • Birth sign: Cancer
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 63
Portrait of Jennie

Portrait of Jennie

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish

Country: United States of America

The Story of Louis Pasteur

The Story of Louis Pasteur

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

The Devil and Daniel Webster

The Devil and Daniel Webster

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon

Country: United States of America

The Life of Emile Zola

The Life of Emile Zola

Directed by: William Dieterle

Starring: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Country: United States of America

William Friedkin
William Friedkin

Born on August 29, 1935

  • Age: 84
  • Birth sign: Virgo
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 24
The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Robert Shaw, Patrick Magee, Dandy Nichols, Sydney Tafler

The Exorcist

The Exorcist

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Country: United States of America

The Boys in the Band

The Boys in the Band

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs

The French Connection

The French Connection

Directed by: William Friedkin

Starring: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Country: United States of America

Famous writers named William and their books

William Styron
William Styron

Born on June 11, 1925

  • Age: 95
  • Birth sign: Gemini
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 10
The Confessions of Nat Turner

The Confessions of Nat Turner

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In the late summer of 1831, in a remote section of southeastern Virginia, there took place the only effective, sustained revolt in the annals of American Negro slavery...The

Sophie's Choice

Sophie's Choice

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Three stories are told: a young Southerner wants to become a writer; a turbulent love-hate affair between a brilliant Jew and a beautiful Polish woman; and of an awful wound in that woman's past--one that impels both Sophie and Nathan …

Lie Down In Darkness

Lie Down In Darkness

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William Styron traces the betrayals and infidelities--the heritage of spite and endlessly disappointed love--that afflict the members of a Southern family and that culminate in the suicide of the beautiful Peyton

Set This House On Fire

Set This House On Fire

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The day after Peter Leverett met his old friend Mason Flagg in Italy, Mason was found dead. The hours leading up to his death were a nightmare for Peter - both

William Golding
William Golding

Born on September 19, 1911

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  • Birth sign: Virgo
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 7
The Spire

The Spire

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The vision that drives Dean Jocelin to construct an immense new spire above his cathedral tests the limits of all who surround him.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

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The Inheritors

The Inheritors

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The Inheritors

The Inheritors

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Eight Neanderthals encounter another race of beings like themselves, yet strangely different. This new race, Homo sapiens, fascinating in their skills and sophistication, terrifying in their cruelty, sense of guilt, and

William Saroyan
William Saroyan

Born on August 31, 1908

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  • Birth sign: Virgo
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 6
The Human Comedy

The Human Comedy

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Now the major motion picture Ithaca, directed by and starring Meg Ryan—with a cast that includes Sam Shepard, Hamish Linklater, Alex Neustaedter, Jack Quaid, and Tom HanksThe place is Ithaca, in California's San Joaquin Valley.

My Name Is Aram

My Name Is Aram

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William Kunstler
William Kunstler

Born on July 07, 1919

  • Age:
  • Birth sign: Cancer
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 2
The Minister And The Choir Singer

The Minister And The Choir Singer

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"None of today's sordid homicides could hold a candle, or perhaps I should say a blunt instrument, to this saturnalia...for this was the case that had absolutely everything...respectability

William Simon
William Simon

Born on November 27, 1927

  • Age: 92
  • Birth sign: Sagittarius
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of books: 1
A Time For Truth

A Time For Truth

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A distinguished conservative dissects the economic and political policies that threaten our liberty - and points the way to an American Renaissance.