Erich von Stroheim (1885–1957)

Actor | Writer | Director



  • Erich von Stroheim and Lili Damita in Friends and Lovers (1931)
  • Erich von Stroheim and Lili Damita in Friends and Lovers (1931)
  • Erich von Stroheim, Lili Damita, and Adolphe Menjou in Friends and Lovers (1931)
  • Erich von Stroheim and Lili Damita in Friends and Lovers (1931)
  • Erich von Stroheim and Jeanne Bates in The Mask of Diijon (1946)
  • Erich von Stroheim and Edward Van Sloan in The Mask of Diijon (1946)

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Filmography


All Filmography

Did You Know

Trivia

Brother-in-law of Louis Germonprez.


Quotes

If you live in France and you have written one good book, or painted one good picture, or directed one outstanding film, 50 years ago, and nothing ever since, you are still recognized as an artist and honored accordingly . . . In Hollywood - in ...


Trademark

Frequently included shots of janitors or cleaning personel in films he directed in order to add realism and demystify the location. Examples include the janitor removing candle wax from the floor of the cathedral in The Wedding March (1928) and a ...


Nickname

The Man You Love to Hate


Star Sign

Virgo

Personal Details

Born

Erich Oswald Stroheim

Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]

Died

(age 71)
Maurepas, Yvelines, France


Height:

5' 6¼" (1.68 m)

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