Fritz Lang

1890 - 1976

Fritz Lang

Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German-American filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best-known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute.Lang's most famous films include the groundbreaking futuristic Metropolis (1927) and the influential M (1931), a film noir precursor that he made before he moved to the United States. His other notable films include Dr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fritz Lang has received more than 1,390,998 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 27th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Fritz Lang ranks 27 out of 1,305Before him are Miloš Forman, Georges Méliès, Pedro Almodóvar, François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Bernardo Bertolucci. After him are George Lucas, John Ford, Agnès Varda, Quentin Tarantino, Franco Zeffirelli, and David Lynch.

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Among people born in 1890, Fritz Lang ranks 12Before him are Egon Schiele, Vyacheslav Molotov, H. P. Lovecraft, Boris Pasternak, Alfred Jodl, and Karel Čapek. After him are Kurt Lewin, Colonel Sanders, Stan Laurel, Lawrence Bragg, Walther Funk, and El Lissitzky. Among people deceased in 1976, Fritz Lang ranks 11Before him are Werner Heisenberg, Alvar Aalto, Luchino Visconti, Max Ernst, Zhou Enlai, and Bernard Montgomery. After him are Jean Gabin, J. Paul Getty, Ulrike Meinhof, André Malraux, Trofim Lysenko, and Henrik Dam.

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Among people born in Austria, Fritz Lang ranks 63 out of 799Before him are Martin Buber (1878), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (1527), Klara Hitler (1860), Anton Webern (1883), and Robert Musil (1880). After him are Hedy Lamarr (1914), Oskar Kokoschka (1886), Kurt Waldheim (1918), Anna Freud (1895), Archduke Franz Karl of Austria (1802), and Otto Wagner (1841).


Among film directors born in Austria, Fritz Lang ranks 1After him are Billy Wilder (1906), Erich von Stroheim (1885), 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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