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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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[on Edward G. Robinson] Each part he plays, he enriches with deep and warm understanding of human frailties and compels us to pity rather than condemnation, always adding vivid color to the intricate mosaic of motion picture reality. See more »

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

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