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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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Personal Details

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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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:

Of the 21 films Murnau directed, 8 have been completely lost. One reel of his feature Marizza, genannt die Schmuggler-Madonna (1922) survives, too. Especially his lost American film 4 Devils (1928) is a major loss of silent cinema art. Check your attic. See more »

Trademark:

Visual storytelling without intertitles. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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