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:

In America sex is preached, in France it is done. See more »

Trivia:

After the outbreak of World War I he volunteered for the Austro-Hungarian army and was sent to the front of Russia, Romania and Italy, where he was wounded several times. He was awarded several medals for bravery. During his time in the military hospital he wrote his first scripts and one of them was very probably realized for the Stuart-Webbs serial of director Joe May. After 1917 May adapted ... See more »

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His protagonists are frequently hateful, violent but ultimately sympathetic figures See more »

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