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Erich von Stroheim
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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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Directors:The Filmography of... (207 items)
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As Cool As It Gets (150 items)
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Influentials (64 items)
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About: 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 ... (more)
Director (5), Austrian (4), Born 1885 (4), Died 1957 (3), Actor (2), Actor/director (1), 1930's (1), 1950s (1), 1940s (1), 1930s (1), 1920s (1), 1910s (1), Supporting Actor (1), 20s (1), Died Aged 71 (1), Silent (1), Deceased (1), German (1), Male (1)

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2. Grand Illusion (1937)
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4. Intolerance (1916)
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5. Greed (1924)
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157 want to see



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1. Greed (1924)
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2. Foolish Wives (1922)
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3. The Devil Doll (1936)
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5. Queen Kelly (1929)
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1. Greed (1924)
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2. Foolish Wives (1922)
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4. Queen Kelly (1929)
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5. The Merry Widow (1925)
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2. Hollywood (1980)
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4. Panorama (1953)
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" Austrian; Jewish parents, born and raised in Austria-Hungary, emigrated to the USA in 1909"


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" Austrian; Jewish parents, born and raised in Austria-Hungary, emigrated to the USA in 1909"


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"Capt. von Rauffenstein in "Grand Illusion" Coolest act: Trying to keep escaping Boeldieu, his personal friend and war enemy, alive and aiming at his feet. Unfortunately..."


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"D.W. Griffith He was a pioneer of filmdom, the first man to put beauty and poetry into a cheap and tawdry sort of amusement. Lubitsch 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 (55 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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"The filmography of Erich von Stroheim by Rath"


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