Erich von Stroheim

1885 - 1957

Erich von Stroheim

Erich Oswald Hans Carl Maria von Stroheim (born Erich Oswald Stroheim; September 22, 1885 – May 12, 1957) was an Austrian-American director, actor and producer, most noted as a film star and avant-garde, visionary director of the silent era. His masterpiece adaptation of Frank Norris's McTeague titled Greed is considered one of the finest and most important films ever made. After clashes with Hollywood studio bosses over budget and workers' rights issues, Stroheim was banned for life as a director and subsequently became a well-respected character actor, particularly in French cinema. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich von Stroheim has received more than 602,271 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 115th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Erich von Stroheim ranks 116 out of 1,305Before him are Mel Brooks, Sidney Lumet, George Cukor, Yılmaz Güney, Peter Greenaway, and William Hanna. After him are Stanley Donen, Jean-Pierre Melville, Jiří Menzel, Max Reinhardt, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and David Fincher.

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Among people born in 1885, Erich von Stroheim ranks 33Before him are Karl Radek, Hugo Boss, Luigi Russolo, Heinrich Hoffmann, Sonia Delaunay, and Hermann Weyl. After him are Tomoyuki Yamashita, Alexander Löhr, Princess Alice of Battenberg, Sinclair Lewis, George Minot, and Nikolaus von Falkenhorst. Among people deceased in 1957, Erich von Stroheim ranks 30Before him are Curzio Malaparte, František Kupka, Jože Plečnik, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eliot Ness, and Heinrich Hoffmann. After him are Joseph McCarthy, Maurice Garin, Richard E. Byrd, José Leandro Andrade, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Prince George of Greece and Denmark.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Erich von Stroheim ranks 173 out of 799Before him are Rudolf I of Bohemia (1281), Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria (1745), Archduchess Maria Johanna Gabriela of Austria (1750), Ferdinand Piëch (1937), Maria Amalia of Austria (1701), and Alfred Schütz (1899). After him are Karl Thomas Mozart (1784), Maria Antonia of Austria (1669), Bruno Bettelheim (1903), Maria Theresa of Austria (1816), Eduard Strauss (1835), and Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen (1817).


Among film directors born in Austria, Erich von Stroheim ranks 3Before him are Fritz Lang (1890) and Billy Wilder (1906). After him are Max Reinhardt (1873), Josef von Sternberg (1894), Ernst Marischka (1893), Richard Oswald (1880), Gustav Ucicky (null), Ulrich Seidl (1952), Harald Reinl (1908), Marc Forster (1969), and Francis Lawrence (1971).

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