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Michael Haneke


A true master of his craft, Michael Haneke is one of the greatest film artists working today and one who challenges his viewers each year and work goes by, with films that reflect real portions of life in realistic, disturbing and unforgettable ways. One of the most genuine filmmakers of the world cinema, Haneke wrote and directed films in several... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 101 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Caché Writer
(2005)
(2009)
Amour Writer
(2012)
Funny Games Writer
(1997)

Filmography

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 2017 Happy End (written by)
 2012 Amour (screenplay)
 2009 The White Ribbon (story) / (written by)
 2007 Funny Games (written by)
 2005 Caché (written by)
 2003 Time of the Wolf (writer)
 2000 Code Unknown
 1997 Funny Games
 1997 Das Schloß (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1993 Die Rebellion (TV Movie)
 1993 Tatort (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kesseltreiben (1993) ... (writer)
 1992 Benny's Video
 1991 Nachruf für einen Mörder (TV Movie)
 1989 Der siebente Kontinent (writer)
 1987 Schmutz (dialogue)
 1984 Wer war Edgar Allan? (TV Movie)
 1979 Lemminge (TV Mini-Series) (2 episodes)
- Verletzungen (1979)
- Arkadien (1979)
 1976 Drei Wege zum See (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1974 After Liverpool (TV Movie)
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Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Amour (2012)] As I watched [Trintignant] and Emmanuelle Riva, I was thinking of medieval palimpsets, those documents in which you see remnants of older writing under the top layer. In this case it was mental images of these two great iconic figures of the French nouvelle vague as the younger, more vigorous and physically beautiful figures they once were. See more »

Trivia:

After the death of Michael's mother, his stepfather Alexander Steinbrecher married the set designer Elisabeth Urbancic, who happens to be the mother of actor Christoph Waltz. See more »

Trademark:

Female character named Anna, Ann, or Anne Laurent See more »

Nickname:

Slappy

Star Sign:

Aries

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