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

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Other Works:

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

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7 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

He claims to have invented "the countdown" for dramatic purposes in his film Woman in the Moon (1929). His use of countdown is the first ever recorded, inspiring real life rocket launch sequences. See more »

Trademark:

Usually wore a monocle, and probably only for dramatic effect See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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