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Erich von Stroheim (1885–1957)


After spending some time working in his father's hat factory he emigrated to America around 1909. Working in various jobs he arrived in Hollywood in 1914 and got work in D.W. Griffiths' company as a bit player. America's entry into WW1 enabled him to play sadistic monocled German officers but these roles dried up when the war ended. He turned to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1955 The Infiltrator
Sacha Zavaroff
 1953 Alarm in Morocco
Conrad Nagel
 1953 The Other Side of Paradise
William O'Hara
 1953 Midnight... Quai de Bercy
Professeur Kieffer
 1952 Mandragore
Jacob ten Brinken
 1952 Orient Express (TV Series)
Karmesin / Jovanovitch / The Banker
- Man of Many Skins (1952) ... Karmesin / Jovanovitch / The Banker (as Eric von Stroheim)
 1949 Le signal rouge
Le docteur Mathias Berthold
 1948 La danse de mort
Edgar
 1946 Devil and the Angel
Frank Davis
 1946 One Does Not Die That Way
Eric von Berg
 1946 The Mask of Diijon
Diijon (as Erich Von Stroheim)
 1945 Scotland Yard Investigator
Carl Hoffmeyer
 1945 The Great Flamarion
The Great Flamarion (as Erich Von Stroheim)
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon
Deresco
 1944 The Lady and the Monster
Prof. Franz Mueller
 1943 The North Star
Dr. von Harden (as Erich Von Stroheim: in opening credits)
 1942 Gambling Hell
Werner von Krall (as Eric von Stroheim)
 1941 So Ends Our Night
Brenner
 1940 I Was an Adventuress
Andre Desormeaux (as Erich Von Stroheim)
 1940 Thunder Over Paris
Korlick
 1940 Threats
Le professeur Hoffman (as Eric Von Stroheim)
 1939 Personal Column
Pears (as Eric Von Stroheim)
 1939 Immediate Call
Captain Stanley Wells
 1939 The World Will Shake
Emil Lasser / Monsieur Frank
 1939 Derrière la façade
Eric (as Eric von Stroheim)
 1938 It Happened in Gibraltar
Marson
 1938 Ultimatum
General Simovic
 1938 Boys' School
Walter, prof d'anglais
 1938 The Lafarge Case
Denis
 1938 Les pirates du rail
Tchou King
 1937 The Alibi
Le professeur Winckler
 1937 Under Secret Orders
Col. W. Mathesius / Simonis
 1937 The Grand Illusion
Le captaine von Rauffenstein (as Eric von Stroheim)
 1937 Marthe Richard
Le baron Erich von Ludow
 1934 Crimson Romance
Capt. Wolters
 1934 Fugitive Road
Hauptmann Oswald Von Traunsee
 1932 As You Desire Me
Carl Salter
 1932 The Lost Squadron
Von Furst (as Erich Von Stroheim)
 1931 Friends and Lovers
Victor Sangrito
 1930 Three Faces East
Valdar / Schiller / Blecher
 1929 The Great Gabbo
Gabbo
 1928 The Honeymoon
Nikki
 1928 The Wedding March
Nicki / Prince Nickolas von Wildeliebe-Rauffenburg
 1924 Greed
Balloon Vendor (uncredited)
 1922 Foolish Wives
Their Cousin - Count Sergius Karamzin - Capt. 3rd Hussars Imper. Russian Army (as Erich Von Stroheim)
 1918 The Heart of Humanity
Eric von Eberhard
 1918 The Hun Within
Von Bickel
 1918 Hearts of the World
A Hun
 1918 The Unbeliever
Lt. Kurt von Schnieditz
 1917 Sylvia of the Secret Service
Undetermined Role
 1917 Reaching for the Moon
Prince Badinoff's Aide (uncredited)
 1917 Draft 258
 1917 For France
Undetermined Role
 1917/II In Again, Out Again
Officer (uncredited)
 1917 Panthea
Lieutenant
 1916 The Social Secretary
The Buzzard
 1916 Macbeth (uncredited)
 1916 The Flying Torpedo
Accomplice
 1916 His Picture in the Papers
One of the Weazels (uncredited)
 1915 Old Heidelberg
Lutz
 1915 Farewell to Thee (Short)
Jackson - Louise's Partner
 1915 Ghosts
Bit Part (uncredited)
 1915/I The Failure
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1915 Captain Macklin (Short)
Officer on Horseback (uncredited)
 1915 The Country Boy
Diner in Restaurant (uncredited)
 1915 The Birth of a Nation
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (replacement actor, as "Jonathan Brewster", June 1942-?) in "Arsenic and Old Lace" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by Bretaigne Windust. Fulton Theatre (moved to The Hudson Theatre on 25 Sep 1943 to close): 10 Jan 1941-17 Jun 1944 (1444 performances). Cast: Jean Adair (as "Martha Brewster"), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 27 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Erich Stroheim | Erich Von Stroheim | Eric Von Stroheim | Count von Stroheim | Eric O.H. von Stroheim | Eric von Stroheim | Karl von Stroheim

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on seeing the two-hour version of Greed (1924), rather than the whole film] It was like viewing a corpse in a graveyard. See more »

Trivia:

While appearing in French films, Stroheim met actress Denise Vernac who became his secretary and companion for the rest of his life. He never divorced estranged third wife Valerie Germonprez. Denise also appeared in several films with him over the years. See more »

Trademark:

Thick German accent See more »

Nickname:

The Man You Love to Hate

Star Sign:

Virgo

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