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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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Trivia:

Two of F.W. Murnau's American masterpieces are included in the 'National Film Registry': Sunrise (1927) (among the first 25 films selected in 1989) and Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (1931) (selected in 1994). Established by the 'National Film Preservation Act' in 1988, the 'National Film Preservation Board' works to ensure with the growing 'National Film Registry' the survival, conservation and... 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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