In 1925, William became the youngest director on the Universal lot at the time due to his promotion.
In 1959, William's salary for the direction of Ben-Hur was $1,000,000.
In 1959, William won the Kinema Junpo Award in the category of Best Foreign Language Film for his direction of the 1958 film The Big Country.
William is portrayed by Joe Grifasi in the 1983 television-movie Will There Really Be a Morning?
William stood at 5' 8" or 1.73 m.
In 1976, William was honored with a Life Achievement Award at the American Film Institute, USA.
William Wyler: The nicest thing I can say about Frances Farmer is that she is unbearable.
William Wyler: If anybody doubts my loyalty to my country, I'll punch him in the nose, and I don't care how old he is.
William Wyler: I'm here to make good pictures. If I don't see it, I won't touch it. I may not make a good picture, but I still gotta believe in it!