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Max Ophüls (1902–1957)


Director Max Ophüls was born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrücken, Germany. He began his career as a stage actor and director in the golden twenties. He worked in cities such as Stuttgart, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Vienna, Frankfurt, Breslau and Berlin. In 1929 his son Marcel Ophüls was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He had begun to work under his pseudonym Max... See full bio »

Died:

(age 54) in Hamburg, West Germany

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

Known For

La Ronde Director
(1950)
(1936)
Le Plaisir Director
(1952)

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 1955 Lola Montès (as Max Ophuls)
 1952 Le Plaisir
 1950 Vendetta (1946 first version; fired, uncredited)
 1950 La Ronde (as Max Ophuls)
 1949 The Reckless Moment (as Max Opuls)
 1949 Wild Calendar (as Max Opuls)
 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman (as Max Opuls)
 1947 The Exile (as Max Opuls)
 1937 Yoshiwara (as Max Ophuls)
 1936/II Ave Maria (Short)
 1936 Valse brillante de Chopin (Documentary short)
 1935 Divine
 1934 La signora di tutti (uncredited)
 1933 Liebelei (uncredited)
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1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Max Ophuls | Max Opuls

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

Paris, which had always amused me on holiday, was too lovely ... emigration was no hardship, it was an outing. It offered the shining wet boulevards under the street lights, breakfast in Monmartre with cognac in your glass, coffee and lukewarm brioche, gigolos and prostitutes at night. ... Everyone in the world has two fatherlands: his own and Paris. (Spiel im Dasein)

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Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 843-850. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

Trademark:

Nearly all of his female protagonists had names beginning with "L" (Leonora, Lisa, Lucia, Louise, Lola, etc.) See more »

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Taurus

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