100 Essential Male Film Performances (99 movies items)
"Erich von Stroheim
He was known as “the man you love to hate”—and that was just among the studio chiefs he worked with throughout his two decades (1919-1933) as a director. But there was much more to the Austrian immigrant turned auteur than elaborate back stories (most of which were fake) and legendary battles with producers. Von Stroheim was also an amazing actor, as his work alongside the great Jean Gabin and Pierre Fresnay in Jean Renoir’s 1937 masterpiece confirmed. Playing Captain "