Fritz Lang

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  • Birth Name: Friedrich Christian Anton Lang
  • Birth Place: Vienna, Austria-Hungary
  • Died: August 2, 1976
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter
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  • Fought in World War I with the Austrian army; was wounded four times and spent a year recovering in a Vienna hospital, where he began writing short stories and screenplays.
  • Directed the 1927 classic Metropolis, which is hailed as a masterpiece, but stated in an interview with Peter Bogdanovich that he personally hated the film. 
  • Claims he invented the countdown for rocket launches, which he used in the 1929 movie Woman in the Moon.
  • Directed Germany's first sound film, the classic M, about a serial child murderer.
  • Came to the U.S. in 1936 and became a naturalized citizen.
  • Was known as "the man with the monocle" and the "Master of Darkness."

Relationships

  • Lisa Rosenthal — Wife (deceased)
  • Anton Lang — Father
  • Thea von Harbou — Ex-wife
  • Pauline Schlesinger Lang — Mother
  • Lily Latté — Wife
  • Adolf Lang — Brother

College

  • Attended Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

Details

  • Birth Name: Friedrich Christian Anton Lang
  • Birth Place: Vienna, Austria-Hungary
  • Died: August 2, 1976
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter

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