Erich von Stroheim

1885 - 1957

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Erich Oswald Hans Carl Maria von Stroheim (born Erich Oswald Stroheim; September 22, 1885 – May 12, 1957) was an Austrian-American director, screenwriter, actor, and producer, most noted as a film star and avant-garde, visionary director of the silent era. His 1924 film Greed (an adaptation of Frank Norris's 1899 novel McTeague) is considered one of the finest and most important films ever made. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich von Stroheim has received more than 1,129,089 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Erich von Stroheim is the 135th most popular film director (down from 115th in 2019), the 195th most popular biography from Austria (down from 175th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Austrian Film Director.

Erich von Stroheim is most famous for his work as a director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for his films Greed (1924) and Foolish Wives (1922).

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Among film directors, Erich von Stroheim ranks 135 out of 2,041Before him are William Hanna, George A. Romero, Nikita Mikhalkov, Wong Kar-wai, Giuseppe Tornatore, and Lasse Hallström. After him are Lewis Milestone, Jacques Demy, Volker Schlöndorff, Moustapha Akkad, D. W. Griffith, and Michael Cimino.

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Among people born in 1885, Erich von Stroheim ranks 35Before him are Sabina Spielrein, Alexander Löhr, Heinrich Hoffmann, Sinclair Lewis, Hugo Boss, and Hermann Weyl. After him are Hugo Sperrle, Luigi Russolo, Kato Svanidze, Tomoyuki Yamashita, Giacomo Matteotti, and Eduard Künneke. Among people deceased in 1957, Erich von Stroheim ranks 32Before him are Curzio Malaparte, Jože Plečnik, František Kupka, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Heinrich Hoffmann, and José Leandro Andrade. After him are Alfonso de Portago, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, V. Gordon Childe, Beniamino Gigli, and Max Ophüls.

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Among people born in Austria, Erich von Stroheim ranks 195 out of 1,424Before him are Falco (1957), Anna Maria Mozart (1720), Elizabeth of Austria (1526), Klaus Maria Brandauer (1943), Ludwig Minkus (1826), and Wilhelm Miklas (1872). After him are Richard Neutra (1892), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1745), Anna of Tyrol (1585), Leopold III, Margrave of Austria (1073), Jörg Haider (1950), and Otto Neurath (1882).


Among film directors born in Austria, Erich von Stroheim ranks 2Before him are Fritz Lang (1890). After him are Max Reinhardt (1873), Josef von Sternberg (1894), Gustav Ucicky (1899), Alexander Korda (1893), Ernst Marischka (1893), Ulrich Seidl (1952), Francis Lawrence (1971), Richard Oswald (1880), Hans Hass (1919), and Harald Reinl (1908).