STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,494 this week

Max Ophüls (1902–1957)


Director Max Ophüls was born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrücken, Germany. He began his career as a stage actor and director in the golden twenties. He worked in cities such as Stuttgart, Dortmund, Wuppertal, Vienna, Frankfurt, Breslau and Berlin. In 1929 his son Marcel Ophüls was born in Frankfurt, Germany. He had begun to work under his pseudonym Max... See full bio »

Died:

(age 54) in Hamburg, West Germany

Back in the Day: Actors' Early Roles

Take a look back at the early roles of some of Hollywood's heavy hitters.

See the full gallery

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 people
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 32 people
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 35 people
created 26 Mar 2017
 
a list of 35 people
created 13 Apr 2014
 
a list of 26 people
created 18 Mar 2012
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Max Ophüls's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

La Ronde Director
(1950)
(1936)
Le Plaisir Director
(1952)
Lola Montès Director
(1955)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (27 credits)
 1955 Lola Montès (as Max Ophuls)
 1952 Le Plaisir
 1950 Vendetta (1946 first version; fired, uncredited)
 1950 La Ronde (as Max Ophuls)
 1949 The Reckless Moment (as Max Opuls)
 1949 Caught (as Max Opuls)
 1948 Letter from an Unknown Woman (as Max Opuls)
 1947 The Exile (as Max Opuls)
 1940 Sarajevo
 1937 Yoshiwara (as Max Ophuls)
 1936/II Ave Maria (Short)
 1936 Valse brillante de Chopin (Documentary short)
 1935 Divine
 1934 Everybody's Woman (uncredited)
 1934 Man Stolen
 1933 Love Story
 1933 Liebelei (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (17 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (3 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Max Ophuls | Max Opuls

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Paris, which had always amused me on holiday, was too lovely ... emigration was no hardship, it was an outing. It offered the shining wet boulevards under the street lights, breakfast in Monmartre with cognac in your glass, coffee and lukewarm brioche, gigolos and prostitutes at night. ... Everyone in the world has two fatherlands: his own and Paris. (Spiel im Dasein)

Trivia:

Father of Marcel Ophüls See more »

Trademark:

Films often dealt with women coming to terms with their romantic illusions about love. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed