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Max Ophüls (1902–1957)


Director Max Ophüls was born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrücken, Germany. He began his career as a stage actor and director in the golden twenties. He worked in cities such as Stuttgart, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Vienna, Frankfurt, Breslau and Berlin. In 1929 his son Marcel Ophüls was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He had begun to work under his pseudonym Max... See full bio »

Died:

(age 54) in Hamburg, Germany

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lola Montès
Lola Montès Director
(1955)
La Ronde
La Ronde Director
(1950)
Le Plaisir
Le Plaisir Director
(1952)

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 1955 Lola Montès (as Max Ophuls)
 1952 Le Plaisir
 1950 Vendetta (1946 first version; fired, uncredited)
 1950 La Ronde (as Max Ophuls)
 1949 The Reckless Moment (as Max Opuls)
 1949 Caught (as Max Opuls)
 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman (as Max Opuls)
 1947 The Exile (as Max Opuls)
 1937 Yoshiwara (as Max Ophuls)
 1936/II Ave Maria (Short)
 1936 Valse brillante de Chopin (Short)
 1935 Divine
 1933 Liebelei (uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Max Ophuls | Max Opuls

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

Paris, which had always amused me on holiday, was too lovely ... emigration was no hardship, it was an outing. It offered the shining wet boulevards under the street lights, breakfast in Monmartre with cognac in your glass, coffee and lukewarm brioche, gigolos and prostitutes at night. ... Everyone in the world has two fatherlands: his own and Paris. (Spiel im Dasein)

Trivia:

Max Oppenheimer adopted the pseudonym of "Ophüls" which is the name of an aristocratic German family. When his name began to spread because of his qualities as a film-maker, the original Ophüls family wrote to him to ask which branch he belonged to, because they couldn't figure out. So the director wrote back confessing the innocent scam, to which they replied that, since he had arrived into the ... See more »

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Films often dealt with women coming to terms with their romantic illusions about love. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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