3 Biographical Movies |
7 Print Biographies |
2 Portrayals |
1 Interview |
28 Articles |
1 Pictorial |
Erich Stroheim | Erich Von Stroheim | Eric Von Stroheim | Count von Stroheim | Eric O.H. von Stroheim | Eric von Stroheim | Karl von Stroheim
5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[on seeing the two-hour version of Greed
(1924), rather than the whole film] It was like viewing a corpse in a graveyard.
Started in the film industry as a bit player, assistant director and art director for D.W. Griffith
. He had an uncanny sense for detail in decor, costume and nuances in human behavior. Often dissatisfied, he was prone to attempt perfection by extending films to absurd running times and by exceeding his allocated budgets. He was twice sacked: first by MGM production chief Irving Thalberg
Frequently played high-ranking officers in the German and/or Prussian military--although, contrary to his frequent claims, he never served in the army of any country.
The Man You Love to Hate