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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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3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 13 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 11" (2.11 m)
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His imperishable masterpiece, Nosferatu (1922), acclaimed at the time of its release, in 1922, by surrealist artists and writers, it had a mixed initial critical reception. The estate of Bram Stoker also sued the producers for unauthorised use of the novel and an English court ordered all copies and negatives of the film to be destroyed. Fortunately, this could not be enforced in Germany, though ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

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