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F.W. Murnau (1888–1931)


He studied art and literature history at the University of Heidelberg. During World War I, he was a combat pilot. See full bio »

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Known For

Nosferatu
Nosferatu Director
(1922)
Sunrise
Sunrise Director
(1927)
Faust
Faust Director
(1926)
The Last Laugh
The Last Laugh Director
(1924)

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Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 14 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

Murglie | Dr. F.W. Murnau | Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

Don't act - think! See more »

Trivia:

Because of legal disputes with the descendants of Bram Stoker the director Murnau did not use the name Dracula for the movie Nosferatu but changed it to count Orlok. This movie is regarded as a jewel of the German silent movie film and because of the intensely play of Max Schreck there occurred many rumors about him which last till today. See more »

Trademark:

Innovative use of light and dark shadowing to create a certain mood See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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