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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:

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau created other milestones for the German film in the next years. To these movies belongs "Der letzte Mann" (1925) with an impressive Emil Jannings as a commissionaire who was relegated from a bell captain in a bright uniform to a cloak room attendant. The movie is also a trend-setter for the "liberation" of the then heavy camera from the tripod. For the first time the ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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