Fritz Lang (I) (1890–1976)


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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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Contempt Fritz Lang
(1963)
Metropolis Director
(1927)
M Director
(1931)
Spies Director
(1928)

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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 | 3 Portrayals | 15 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lang

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Lily Latte  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Anton Lang | Pauline Lang Schlesinger

Relatives:

Adolf Lang (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

To begin with I should say that I am a visual person. I experience with my eyes and never, or only rarely, with my ear--to my constant regret. See more »

Trivia:

He claims to have invented "the countdown" for dramatic purposes in his film Woman in the Moon (1929). His use of countdown is the first ever recorded, inspiring real life rocket launch sequences. See more »

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

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