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:

Lang

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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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Although he was losing his eyesight by the time he directed his last film, "The Thousand Eyes Of Dr. Mabuse", he did try to initiate subsequent projects for a few years, including an original screenplay by himself designed as a vehicle for Jeanne Moreau and a version of John Le Carre's novel, "A Murder Of Quality", which he discussed with the author. See more »

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His protagonists are frequently hateful, violent but ultimately sympathetic figures See more »

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Sagittarius

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