Biography

Friedrich Wilhelm "F. W." Murnau was one of the most influential German film directors of the silent era, and a prominent figure in the expressionist movement in German cinema during the 1920s. Although some of Murnau's films have been lost, most still survive.

Friedrich Wilhelm "F. W." Murnau was one of the most influential German film directors of the silent era, and a prominent figure in the expressionist movement in German cinema during the 1920s. Although some of Murnau's films have been lost, most still survive.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 22

Birthday 1888-12-28

Day of Death 1931-03-11

Place of Birth Bielefeld, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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Also Known As

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Plumpe
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
  • Dr. F.W. Murnau

Directing TV ShowsMovies

1940 Hunting in the South SeasDirector
1931 TabuDirector
1930 City GirlDirector
1928 4 DevilsDirector
1927 Sunrise: A Song of Two HumansDirector
1926 FaustDirector
1925 TartuffeDirector
1924 The Last LaughDirector
1924 The Finances of the Grand DukeDirector
1923 Driven from HomeDirector
1922 PhantomDirector
1922 NosferatuDirector
1922 The Burning SoilDirector
1922 MarizzaDirector
1921 The Haunted CastleDirector
1921 DesireDirector
1921 Journey into the NightDirector
1920 The Head of JanusDirector
1919 Emerald of DeathDirector

Acting

2008 Murnau, Borzage and Fox as Himself (archival footage) (uncredited)
2003 The Way to Murnau as Himself (archive footage)
2002 Los 5 Faust de F.W. Murnau as Himself (archive footage)
1927 Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans as Dancer (uncredited)

Production

1931 TabuProducer

Writing

1931 TabuScreenplay

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