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Michael Haneke


Michael Haneke was born on March 23, 1942 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He is a writer and director, known for The White Ribbon (2009), Amour (2012) and Caché (2005). See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 91 wins & 78 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The White Ribbon
(2009)
Amour
Amour Writer
(2012)
Caché
Caché Writer
(2005)
The Piano Teacher
(2001)

Filmography

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 2017 Happy End (written by) (post-production)
 2012 Amour (screenplay)
 2009 The White Ribbon (story) / (written by)
 2007 Funny Games (written by)
 2005 Caché (written by)
 2003 Time of the Wolf (writer)
 2000 Code Unknown
 1997 Funny Games
 1997 Das Schloß (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1993 Die Rebellion (TV Movie)
 1993 Tatort (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kesseltreiben (1993) ... (writer)
 1992 Benny's Video
 1991 Nachruf für einen Mörder (TV Movie)
 1989 Der siebente Kontinent (writer)
 1987 Schmutz (dialogue)
 1984 Wer war Edgar Allan? (TV Movie)
 1979 Lemminge (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Verletzungen (1979)
- Arkadien (1979)
 1976 Drei Wege zum See (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1974 After Liverpool (TV Movie)
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4 Interviews | 8 Articles | 3 Pictorials | See more »

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

I always want to leave open the answer to the question, 'Why did someone do something?' In this case, [any] answer is only there to reassure and to calm the viewer. To say, 'His mommy didn't love her little boy enough,' is ridiculous. That's not it. I think the reason for a crime or an accident is always much more complex than what you can describe in seventy minutes. See more »

Trivia:

As a playwright he directed a number of stage productions in German, which included works by August Strindberg, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Heinrich von Kleist in Berlin, Munich and Vienna. See more »

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Use of extremely long static takes See more »

Nickname:

Slappy

Star Sign:

Aries

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