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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 | 14 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think films of the future will use more and more of these "camera angles" or, as I prefer to call them, these "dramatic angles". They help photograph thought.[1928] See more »

Trivia:

Did not live to see the premiere of his last film; he died in an automobile accident in Santa Barbara, CA, on March 11, 1931. The car was driven by Murnau's Filipino valet Garcia Stevenson. Murnau was entombed in Berlin. Robert J. Flaherty, Emil Jannings and Greta Garbo attended the funeral, and Fritz Lang delivered the funeral speech. See more »

Trademark:

Visual storytelling without intertitles. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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