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

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

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