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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 96 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Caché
Caché Writer
(2005)
The White Ribbon
(2009)
Amour
Amour Writer
(2012)
Funny Games
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:

I think what I'm proposing is a very old contractual agreement - that both the producer and receiver of a work of art take each other seriously. On the other hand, today's conventional cinema, or mass cinema ... sees the audience member as a bank machine, whose only function is to spit out money. It pretends to satisfy viewers' needs, but refuses to do so. See more »

Trivia:

He started his career as a playwright for the Südwestfunk (ARD) in 1967 and started working as a freelance director for TV and theater in 1970. See more »

Trademark:

Short outbursts of violence, often occurring off-screen. See more »

Nickname:

Slappy

Star Sign:

Aries

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