Erich von Stroheim, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Erich von Stroheim

Austrian actor and director

Date of Birth: 22-Sep-1885

Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria

Date of Death: 12-May-1957

Profession: screenwriter, actor, film director, film producer, film actor

Nationality: United States, Austria

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Erich von Stroheim

  • 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 in 1957 in France of prostate cancer at the age of 71.
  • Beloved by Parisian neo-Surrealists known as Letterists, he was honored by Letterist Maurice Lemaitre with a 70-minute 1979 film entitled "Erich von Stroheim."

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