Fritz Lang (I) (1890–1976)


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Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914, he traveled in Europe, and he ... See full bio »

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M Director
(1931)
Fury Director
(1936)
Metropolis Director
(1927)

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Featured in the BBC Home Service series "On Films" with Paul Mayersberg.

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7 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 15 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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There was a time when all I looked for was a good story, but nowadays everything has to look like the size of Mount Rushmore, and the actors in close-up look as though they belong there. See more »

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Despite his reputation as somewhat of a bully and tyrant while filming, he would often arrive on set at 7:00 am and stay until 11:00 pm or even later. See more »

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His films are dark (both visually and in tone) See more »

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Sagittarius

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