Biography

Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. His most famous films are the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release) and M, made before he moved to the United States, his iconic precursor to the film noir genre.

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Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. His most famous films are the groundbreaking Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release) and M, made before he moved to the United States, his iconic precursor to the film noir genre.

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Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 59

Birthday 1890-12-05

Day of Death 1976-08-02

Place of Birth Vienna, Austria-Hungary

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

1960 Journey to the Lost CityDirector
1960 The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. MabuseDirector
1959 The Indian TombDirector
1959 The Tiger of EschnapurDirector
1956 Beyond a Reasonable DoubtDirector
1956 While the City SleepsDirector
1955 MoonfleetDirector
1954 Human DesireDirector
1953 The Big HeatDirector
1953 The Blue GardeniaDirector
1952 Clash by NightDirector
1952 Rancho NotoriousDirector
1950 American Guerrilla in the PhilippinesDirector
1950 House by the RiverDirector
1948 Secret Beyond the DoorDirector
1946 Cloak and DaggerDirector
1945 Scarlet StreetDirector
1944 The Woman in the WindowDirector
1944 Ministry of FearDirector
1943 Hangmen Also Die!Director
1942 MoontideDirector
1941 Confirm or DenyDirector
1941 Man HuntDirector
1941 Western UnionDirector
1940 The Return of Frank JamesDirector
1938 You and MeDirector
1937 You Only Live OnceDirector
1937 You Only Live Once: Production Takes from a Film in the MakingDirector
1936 FuryDirector
1934 LiliomDirector
1933 The Testament of Dr. MabuseDirector
1931 MDirector
1929 Woman in the MoonDirector
1928 SpiesDirector
1927 MetropolisDirector
1924 Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's RevengeDirector
1924 Die Nibelungen: SiegfriedDirector
1922 Dr. Mabuse, the GamblerDirector
1921 DestinyDirector
1921 Four Around a WomanDirector
1920 The Wandering ImageDirector
1920 The Spiders - The Diamond ShipDirector
1919 HarakiriDirector
1919 The Spiders - The Golden SeaDirector
1919 Master of LoveDirector
1919 HalbblutDirector

Writing

1960 Journey to the Lost CityScreenplay
1960 The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. MabuseScreenplay
1959 The Tiger of EschnapurWriter
1953 The Black VampireStory
1943 Hangmen Also Die!Adaptation
1943 Hangmen Also Die!Original Story
1936 FuryScreenplay
1934 LiliomWriter
1933 The Testament of Dr. MabuseScreenplay
1931 MScreenplay
1929 Woman in the MoonScreenplay
1928 SpiesWriter
1927 MetropolisScreenplay
1924 Die Nibelungen: SiegfriedScreenplay
1922 Dr. Mabuse, the GamblerScreenplay
1921 The Indian Tomb, Part II: The Tiger of BengalWriter
1921 The Indian Tomb, Part I: The Mission of the YogiWriter
1921 DestinyWriter
1921 Four Around a WomanWriter
1920 The Spiders - The Diamond ShipWriter
1919 The Plague in FlorenceScreenplay
1919 The Spiders - The Golden SeaWriter
1917 Hilde Warren and DeathWriter

Acting

2004 Fritz Lang, le cercle du destin - Les films allemands as Himself
1995 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies as Himself
1975 Conversation with Fritz Lang as Himself
1968 Zum Beispiel: Fritz Lang
1967 The Dinosaur and the Baby as Himself
1964 Paparazzi as Himself
1964 Encounter with Fritz Lang as Interviewee
1963 Contempt as Fritz Lang

Production

1960 The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. MabuseProducer
1948 Secret Beyond the DoorProducer
1945 Scarlet StreetProducer
1943 Hangmen Also Die!Producer
1938 You and MeProducer
1933 The Testament of Dr. MabuseProducer
1929 Woman in the MoonProducer

Editing

1927 MetropolisEditor
1921 DestinyEditor

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