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Erich von Stroheim (1885–1957)


Erich von Stroheim was born Erich Oswald Stroheim in 1885, in Vienna, Austria, to Johanna (Bondy), from Prague, and Benno Stroheim, a hatmaker from Gliwice, Poland. His family was Jewish. 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... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Sunset Blvd.
Sunset Blvd. Max Von Mayerling
(1950)
Blind Husbands
Blind Husbands The Other Man, Lt. Erich von Steuben
(1919)
La Grande Illusion
La Grande Illusion Le captaine von Rauffenstein
(1937)
Foolish Wives
Foolish Wives Count Sergius Karamzin - Capt. 3rd Hussars Imper. Russian Army
(1922)

Filmography

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 1955 The Infiltrator
Sacha Zavaroff
 1952-1954 Orient Express (TV Series)
Man / Karmesin / Jovanovitch / ...
- Under the Skin (1954) ... Man
- Man of Many Skins (1952) ... Karmesin / Jovanovitch / The Banker (as Eric von Stroheim)
 1953 Alerte au sud
Conrad Nagel
 1953 L'envers du paradis
William O'Hara
 1953 Minuit... Quai de Bercy
Professeur Kieffer
 1952 Alraune
Jacob ten Brinken
 1949 Le signal rouge
Le docteur Mathias Berthold
 1948 La danse de mort
Edgar
 1946 Devil and the Angel
Frank Davis
 1946 On ne meurt pas comme ça
Eric von Berg
 1946 The Mask of Diijon
Diijon (as Erich Von Stroheim)
 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
 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 Tempête
Korlick
 1940 Menaces...
Le professeur Hoffman (as Eric Von Stroheim)
 1939 Personal Column
Pears (as Eric Von Stroheim)
 1939 Rappel immédiat
Captain Stanley Wells
 1939 The World Will Shake
Emil Lasser / Monsieur Frank (as Erich Von Stroheim)
 1939 Derrière la façade
Eric (as Eric von Stroheim)
 1938 It Happened in Gibraltar
Marson
 1938 Ultimatum
General Simovic
 1938 Les disparus de St. Agil
Walter, prof d'anglais
 1938 The Lafarge Case
Denis
 1938 Les pirates du rail
Tchou King
 1937 Under Secret Orders
Col. W. Mathesius / Simonis
 1937 La Grande 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 The Honeymoon
Nikki
 1930 Three Faces East
Valdar / Schiller / Blecher
 1929 The Great Gabbo
Gabbo (as Eric Von Stroheim)
 1928 The Wedding March
Nicki / Prince Nickolas von Wildeliebe-Rauffenburg
 1924 Greed
Balloon Vendor (uncredited)
 1922 Foolish Wives
Count Sergius Karamzin - Capt. 3rd Hussars Imper. Russian Army (as Erich Von Stroheim)
 1918 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)
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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 | 28 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My Vienna is as different from what they call Vienna now as the quick is from the dead. See more »

Trivia:

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 after ... See more »

Trademark:

His films as a writer/director are often set in Austro-Germanic or Graustarkian locations, such as Vienna for Merry-Go-Round (1923), _The Wedding March (1928)_ and The Honeymoon (1930), the kingdom of Monteblanco in _The Merry Widow (1925)_ and the kingdom of Kronberg in Queen Kelly (1929). See more »

Nickname:

The Man You Love to Hate

Star Sign:

Virgo

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