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Ernst Lubitsch (1892–1947)


From Ernst Lubitsch's experiences in Sophien Gymnasium (high school) theater, he decided to leave school at the age of 16 and pursue a career on the stage. He had to compromise with his father and keep the account books for the family tailor business while he acted in cabarets and music halls at night. In 1911 he joined the Deutsches Theater of ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

(1942)
The Patriot Director
(1928)
Ninotchka Director
(1939)
The Love Parade Director
(1929)

Filmography

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 1946 Cluny Brown
 1945 A Royal Scandal (uncredited)
 1939 Ninotchka
 1937 Angel
 1932 If I Had a Million (segment "The Clerk", uncredited)
 1930 Monte Carlo
 1930 Paramount on Parade (sequence director)
 1930 The Vagabond King (uncredited)
 1929 Eternal Love
 1928 The Patriot
 1926 The Honeymoon Express (uncredited)
 1925 Kiss Me Again
 1924 Three Women
 1923 Rosita
 1923 The Flame (Short)
 1921 The Wildcat
 1920 Anna Boleyn
 1920 Sumurun
 1919 The Doll
 1919 Intoxication
 1919 Hollander, King of Cheese (Short)
 1918 Carmen
 1917 Prince Sami (Short)
 1917 The Blouse King (Short)
 1917 Ossi's Diary
 1917 When Four Do the Same (Short)
 1917 Der erste Patient (Short)
 1916 Die neue Nase (Short)
 1916 Where is My Treasure? (Short)
 1915 The Bully (Short)
 1915 The Last Suit
 1914 Miss Soapsuds
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Shot a special promotional trailer (as himself) for The Shop Around the Corner (1940). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 9 Print Biographies | 40 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

You could name the great stars of the silent screen who were finished; the great directors gone; the great title writers who were washed up. But remember this, as long as you live: the producers didn't lose a man. They all made the switch. That's where the great talent is. See more »

Trivia:

"MOS" is used, on a slate, when a scene is filmed without sync sound (or any sound). This term is widely thought to be an homage to Lubitsch, who would say, in his thick Berlin accent, that he wished to shoot some footage "mitout sound." "Mit" means "with" in German--ergo, without sound . . . "mitout sound" . . . "M-O-S". See more »

Trademark:

In most of his comedies, he took up serious subjects and spiced them with elegance, sophistication, cynicism and witty lines - It became known as "the Lubitsch Touch."

Nickname:

Lu

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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