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Fritz Lang (I) (1890–1976)


Fritz Lang was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1890. His father managed a construction company. His mother, Pauline Schlesinger, was Jewish but converted to Catholicism when Lang was ten. After high school, he enrolled briefly at the Technische Hochschule Wien and then started to train as a painter. From 1910 to 1914, he traveled in Europe, and he ... See full bio »

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(1963)
M Director
(1931)
Fury Director
(1936)
Metropolis Director
(1927)

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Featured in the BBC Home Service series "On Films" with Paul Mayersberg.

Publicity Listings:

7 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 15 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lang

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Erich von Stroheim] In my opinion, there were only two directors in Hollywood who made films without regard to box-office success: Von Stroheim and myself. See more »

Trivia:

Producer Erich Pommer offered Lang The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), but the director felt the film's expressionistic style would not be understood by audiences. Instead he did Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (1920), the last part of "The Spiders". See more »

Trademark:

His protagonists are frequently hateful, violent but ultimately sympathetic figures See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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