Birth Name: Erich Oswald Stroheim
Born: 22 September 1885 Died: 12 May 1957
Country of origin: Austria
Height: 5' 7"
Relationship Status: In a relationship
Partner: Denise Vernac
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Stroheim was born in Vienna, Austria in 1885 as Erich Oswald Stroheim, the son of Benno Stroheim, a middle-class hat-maker, and Johanna Bondy, both of whom were practicing Jews.
Stroheim emigrated to America at the end of 1909. On arrival at Ellis Island he claimed to be Count Erich Oswald Hans Carl Maria von Stroheim und Nordenwall, the son of Austrian nobility like the characters he played in his films, but both Billy Wilder and Stroheim's agent Paul Kohner claimed that he spoke
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He was a pioneer of filmdom, the first man to put beauty and poetry into a cheap and tawdry sort of amusement.
Lubitsch shows you first the king on his throne, then as he is in his bedroom. I show you the king first in his bedroom so you’ll know what he is when you see him on his throne."
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Favorite Filmmakers (53 person items)
Greed is my favorite film.
But it is most of all Stroheim who rejects photographic expressionism and the tricks of montage. In his films reality lays itself bare like a suspect confessing under the relentless examination of the commissioner of police. He has one simple rule for direction. Take a close look at the world, keep on doing so, and in the end it will lay bare for you all its cruelty and its ugliness. One could easily imagine as a matter of fact a film by Stroheim composed of a single"
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Unconventionally attractive (22 person items)
I saw him in Foolish Wives and have been in love since. (especially with that sexy vein on his forehead, heh)
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