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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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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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Lang made only a few movies in the 1920s compared to other German directors, but the relative few he made are considered classics of film history. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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