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Fritz Lang (I) (1890–1976)


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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7 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Each picture has some sort of rhythm which only the director can give it. He has to be like the captain of a ship. See more »

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As a soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I--Lang was an Austrian, not German as is commonly believed--he fought in Russia and Rumania, where he was wounded three times. See more »

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

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