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Fritz Lang (I) (1890–1976)


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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M Director
(1931)
Metropolis
Metropolis Director
(1927)
Fury
Fury Director
(1936)

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Other Works:

Featured in the BBC Home Service series "On Films" with Paul Mayersberg.

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7 Biographical Movies | 19 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

To begin with I should say that I am a visual person. I experience with my eyes and never, or only rarely, with my ear--to my constant regret. See more »

Trivia:

Producer Erich Pommer offered Lang The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), but the director felt the film's expressionistic style would not be understood by audiences. Instead he did Die Spinnen, 2. Teil - Das Brillantenschiff (1920), the last part of "The Spiders". See more »

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His films are dark (both visually and in tone) See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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