"Don't get excited. Obstacles make a better picture." - Victor Fleming
Known for directing the all-time classic films “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind”, Academy-Award winning director Victor Fleming was born on this day in 1889. After serving in World War I, Fleming quickly found success directing in the early days of Hollywood. By 1932, Fleming was an experienced filmmaker, signing with legendary production company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1939 saw the release of both “The Wizard of Oz” and “Gone with the Wind”, two films that credit Fleming as the sole director despite the fact that he joined each project halfway into the filming process after both productions were plagued with issues. Fleming continued directing classics until his passing in 1949.