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F.W. Murnau (1888–1931)


F.W. Murnau was a German film director. He was greatly influenced by Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Shakespeare and Ibsen plays he had seen at the age of 12, and became a friend of director Max Reinhardt. During World War I he served as a company commander at the eastern front and was in the German air force, surviving several crashes without any severe... See full bio »

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Sunrise Director
(1927)
Nosferatu Director
(1922)
The Burning Soil Director
(1922)

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3 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 17 Articles | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Trivia:

He "divorced" himself from Hollywood to shoot his own film, by himself. He later brought aboard documentary filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty. See more »

Trademark:

Visual storytelling without intertitles. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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