Michael Haneke

  • Birth Place: Munich, Germany
  • Profession: Director, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Father is a German actor and director; mother is an Austrian actress.
  • Studied psychology and philosophy in college.
  • Worked as a film critic for several years.
  • Moved to directing with the TV movie After Liverpool (...Und was kommit danach?) in 1974.
  • Staged Mozart's opera Don Giovanni for Opéra National de Paris in 2006.

Awards

  • 2005, European Film Awards — FIPRESCI Award: Winner
  • 2003, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Foreign Film: Nominee
  • 2005, Cannes Film Festival — Best Director: Winner
  • 2012, European Film Awards — European Screenwriter: Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Director: Nominee
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  • 2013, David di Donatello Awards — Best European Film: Winner
  • 2000, Cannes Film Festival — Ecumenical Special Mention: Winner
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  • 2012, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2012, Cannes Film Festival — Palme d'Or: Winner
  • 2009, European Film Awards — European Screenwriter: Winner
  • 2012, Bayerischer Filmpreis — Best Director: Winner
  • 2009, European Film Awards — European Film: Winner
  • 2009, European Film Awards — European Director: Winner
  • 2005, European Film Awards — European Film: Winner
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  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Nominee
  • 2001, Cannes Film Festival — Grand Prix: Winner
  • 2001, European Film Awards — European Film: Nominee
  • 2012, European Film Awards — European Director: Winner
  • 2013, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Winner
  • 1993, European Film Awards — FIPRESCI Award: Winner
  • 2010, David di Donatello Awards — Best European Film: Nominee
  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best International Film: Winner
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film not in the English Language: Nominee
  • 2009, Cannes Film Festival — Palme d'Or: Winner
  • 2005, European Film Awards — European Screenwriter: Nominee
  • 2010, Deutscher Filmpreis — Best Direction: Winner
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  • 2014, Goya Awards — Best European Film: Winner
  • 2009, Cannes Film Festival — FIPRESCI Award: Winner
  • 2012, European Film Awards — European Film: Winner
  • 2005, European Film Awards — European Director: Winner
  • 2001, European Film Awards — European Screenwriter: Nominee
  • 2006, David di Donatello Awards — Best European Film: Nominee
  • 2012, Oscar — Best Achievement in Directing: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Foreign Language Film: Winner

Relationships

  • Beatrix von Degenschild — Mother
  • Fritz Haneke — Father
  • Suzanne — Wife

College

  • Attended University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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