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F.W. Murnau (1888–1931)


He studied art and literature history at the University of Heidelberg. During World War I, he was a combat pilot. See full bio »

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Known For

Nosferatu
Nosferatu Director
(1922)
Sunrise
Sunrise Director
(1927)
Faust
Faust Director
(1926)
The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh Director
(1924)

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Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 14 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Murglie | Dr. F.W. Murnau | Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Don't act - think! See more »

Trivia:

In July 2015 Murnau's grave was broken into, the remains disturbed and the skull removed by persons unknown. Wax residue was reportedly found at the site, leading some to speculate that candles had been lit, perhaps with an occult or ceremonial significance. As this disturbance was not an isolated incident, the cemetery managers are considering sealing the grave.[. See more »

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Innovative use of light and dark shadowing to create a certain mood See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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