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Erich von Stroheim

Film Director / Actor / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 09/22/1885 († 71, 05/12/1957) | Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
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. For his early innovations as a director, Stroheim is still celebrated as one of the first of the auteur directors. He helped introduce more sophisticated plots and noirish sexual and psychological undercurrents into cinema. He died of prostate cancer in France in 1957, at the age of 71. Beloved by Parisian neo-Surrealists known as Letterists, he was honored by Letterist Maurice Lemaître with a 70-minute 1979 film titled Erich von Stroheim. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | War | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Erich von Stroheim

Knight of The Legion of Honour Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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Movies with Erich von Stroheim as Actor(64)

as Arthur von Furst (archive footage) (uncredited)1985 Detective
as Himself (archive footage)1979 The Man You Loved to Hate
as Dr Siefgried Traurig1955 La madone des sleepings
as Ludwig van Beethoven1955 Napoleon
as Sacha Zavaroff1955 Serie noire
as Le professeur Kieffer1953 Minuit... Quai De Bercy
as William O'Hara1953 Other Side of Paradise
as Jacob ten Brinken1952 Alraune
as Max von Mayerling1950 Sunset Boulevard
as Mathias Berthold1949 Le signal rouge
as Edgar1948 La danse de mort
as Diijon1946 The Mask of Diijon
as Frank Davis1946 Devil and the Angel
as Carl Hoffmeyer1945 Scotland Yard Investigator
as The Great Flamarion1945 The Great Flamarion
as Deresco1944 Storm Over Lisbon
as Prof. Franz Mueller1944 The Lady and the Monster
as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel1943 Five Graves to Cairo
as Dr. von Harden1943 The North Star
as Werner von Krall1942 Gambling Hell
as Brenner1941 So Ends Our Night
as Andre Desormeaux1940 I Was an Adventuress
as Le professeur Hoffman1940 Menaces...
as Korlick1940 Thunder Over Paris
as Emil Lasser / Monsieur Frank1939 The World Will Shake
as Pears, l'ex-couturier1939 Personal Column
as Walter, le professeur d'anglais1938 Boys' School
as Eric Marson1938 Gibraltar
as Tchou King1938 Les Pirates du rail
as General Simovic1938 Ultimatum
as Denis1938 The Lafarge Case
as Col. W. Mathesius / Simonis1937 Under Secret Orders
as Winckler1937 L'alibi
as Le captaine von Rauffenstein1937 Grand Illusion
as van Ludlow1937 Marthe Richard
as Dr. Andre Crespi1935 The Crime of Doctor Crespi
as Hpt. Oswald Von Traunsee1934 Fugitive Road
as Capt. Wolters1934 Crimson Romance
as Arthur von Furst1932 The Lost Squadron
as Carl Salter1932 As You Desire Me
as Victor Sangrito1931 Friends and Lovers
as Valdar / Schiller Blecher1930 Three Faces East
as Gabbo1929 The Great Gabbo
as Nicki / Prince Nickolas1928 The Wedding March
as himself1925 1925 Studio Tour
as Balloon Vendor (uncredited)1925 Greed
as Himself - Celebrity Director1923 Souls for Sale
as Count Wladislaw Sergius Karamzin1922 Foolish Wives
as Lt. Erich von Steuben1919 Blind Husbands
as A Hun1918 Hearts of the World
as Eric von Eberhard1918 The Heart of Humanity
as Herr Lieutenant Kurt von Schnieditz1918 The Unbeliever
as Lieutenant1917 Panthea
as Second Pharisee (uncredited)1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
as One of the Weazels (uncredited)1916 His Picture in the Papers
as The Buzzard1916 The Social Secretary
as Lutz1915 Old Heidelberg

Movies with Erich von Stroheim as Crew(44)

Writing/Scenario Writer1938 Gibraltar
Writing/Story1937 Between Two Women
Writing/Screenplay1936 The Devil-Doll
Directing/Director1933 Hello, Sister!
Writing/Scenario Writer1933 Hello, Sister!
Directing/Director1929 The Great Gabbo
Directing/Director1929 Queen Kelly
Writing/Story1929 Queen Kelly
Production/Producer1929 Queen Kelly
Directing/Director1928 The Wedding March
Writing/Writer1928 The Wedding March
Production/Producer1928 The Wedding March
Editing/Editor1928 The Wedding March
Art/Art Direction1928 The Wedding March
Costume & Make-Up/Costume Design1928 The Wedding March
Directing/Director1925 The Merry Widow
Writing/Writer1925 The Merry Widow
Production/Producer1925 The Merry Widow
Costume & Make-Up/Costume Design1925 The Merry Widow
Directing/Director1925 Greed
Writing/Screenplay1925 Greed
Art/Production Design1925 Greed
Art/Art Direction1925 Greed
Directing/Director1923 Merry-Go-Round
Writing/Writer1923 Merry-Go-Round
Directing/Director1922 Foolish Wives
Writing/Writer1922 Foolish Wives
Writing/Scenario Writer1922 Foolish Wives
Directing/Director1920 The Devil's Passkey
Writing/Writer1920 The Devil's Passkey
Art/Art Direction1920 The Devil's Passkey
Directing/Director1919 Blind Husbands
Writing/Screenplay1919 Blind Husbands
Writing/Story1919 Blind Husbands
Production/Producer1919 Blind Husbands
Editing/Editor1919 Blind Husbands
Art/Art Direction1919 Blind Husbands
Directing/Assistant Director1917 Panthea
Production/Assistant Production Manager1916 Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages
Directing/Assistant Director1916 Less Than the Dust
Directing/Assistant Director1916 His Picture in the Papers
Directing/Assistant Director1916 The Social Secretary
Directing/Assistant Director1915 Old Heidelberg
Directing/Assistant Director1915 The Birth of a Nation

Born: Tuesday, 09/22 1885 (September) in Vienna
Died: Sunday, 05/12 1957 (May) in Paris (aged: 71)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN)
Other names for Erich von Stroheim (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Erich Stroheim"
"Eric von Stroheim"
"Erich Oswald Stroheim"
Erich von Stroheim frequently works together with these people:
D. W. Griffith (19x, Crew)
Cedric Gibbons (8x, Crew)
John Emerson (8x, Crew)
Richard Day (7x, Crew)
Tod Browning (7x, Crew)
Denise Vernac (7x, Actress)
Ben F. Reynolds (7x, Crew)
Edward Sowders (7x, Crew)
Dale Fuller (6x, Actress)
Irving Thalberg (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:26360, Added: 05/08/2018, Last updated: 09/10/2020