Biography

Josef von Sternberg, born Jonas Sternberg, 29 May 1894 – 22 December 1969, was an Austrian-American film director. He is considered one of the earliest 'auteur' filmmakers, having filled many other roles on his films including those of cinematographer, screenwriter, and editor. Sternberg's style influenced later directors, particularly those of the film noir period. He is particularly noted for his distinctive mise en scène, use of lighting and soft lens, and collaboration with actress Marlene Dietrich.

Josef von Sternberg, born Jonas Sternberg, 29 May 1894 – 22 December 1969, was an Austrian-American film director. He is considered one of the earliest 'auteur' filmmakers, having filled many other roles on his films including those of cinematographer, screenwriter, and editor. Sternberg's style influenced later directors, particularly those of the film noir period. He is particularly noted for his distinctive mise en scène, use of lighting and soft lens, and collaboration with actress Marlene Dietrich.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 39

Birthday 1894-05-29

Day of Death 1969-11-22

Place of Birth Vienna, Austria

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Also Known As

  • Джозеф фон Штернберг

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1957 Jet Pilot Director
1953 Anatahan Director
1952 Macao Director
1944 The Town Director
1941 The Shanghai Gesture Director
1940 I Take This Woman Director
1939 Sergeant Madden Director
1938 The Great Waltz Director
1936 The King Steps Out Director
1935 Crime and Punishment Director
1935 The Devil Is a Woman Director
1934 The Scarlet Empress Director
1932 Blonde Venus Director
1932 Shanghai Express Director
1931 An American Tragedy Director
1931 Dishonored Director
1930 Morocco Director
1930 The Blue Angel Director
1929 Thunderbolt Director
1929 The Case of Lena Smith Director
1928 The Docks of New York Director
1928 The Dragnet Director
1928 The Last Command Director
1927 Underworld Director
1927 Children of Divorce Director
1926 Exquisite Sinner Director
1926 A Woman of the Sea Director
1925 The Salvation Hunters Director
1922 The Bohemian Girl Assistant Director
1921 The Highest Bidder Assistant Director

Writing

1953 Anatahan Screenplay
1941 The Shanghai Gesture Writer Adaptation
1931 An American Tragedy Writer
1931 Dishonored Writer
1930 The Blue Angel Writer
1928 Street of Sin Story
1928 The Last Command Story
1926 Exquisite Sinner Writer
1925 The Salvation Hunters Screenplay

Acting

1996 No Angel: A Life of Marlene Dietrich
1969 Josef von Sternberg in Retrospective as Interviewee
1968 Josef von Sternberg Interview as Interviewee
1967 Josef von Sternberg - From Silence Comes Another as Himself
1967 The Epic That Never Was as Himself - Director
1953 Anatahan as Narrator
1951 Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) (1 episode) as himself
1925 1925 Studio Tour as Himself

Production

1934 The Scarlet Empress Producer
1932 Blonde Venus Producer
1931 An American Tragedy Producer
1928 The Docks of New York Producer
1925 The Salvation Hunters Producer

Editing

1934 The Scarlet Empress Editor
1932 Blonde Venus Editor
1931 Dishonored Editor
1928 The Wedding March Editor
1925 The Salvation Hunters Editor

Crew

1935 The Devil Is a Woman Cinematography
1931 Dishonored Additional Music

Camera

1953 Anatahan Director of Photography

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