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:

[about CinemaScope] It's only good for funerals and snakes. See more »

Trivia:

He was quite unhappy when a scene didn't come out exactly the way he wanted it to, and would often take out his frustrations on his cast and crew. See more »

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His films are dark (both visually and in tone) See more »

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