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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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Other Works:

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:

[asked in a 1975 interview if he ever met Raoul Walsh] I never traveled around meeting other directors. I wasn't haughty in this respect. It is just that all my life I have been so involved in my work that I guess one could say in general that, whenever I had to balance my private life and my profession, my profession always won out. See more »

Trivia:

When he decided to leave Germany in 1933, his wife Thea von Harbou divorced him. She remained in Germany and made propaganda films for the Nazi regime. See more »

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

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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