F.W. Murnau

F.W. Murnau

Active - 1919 - 2022  |   Birth - Dec 28, 1888  |   Death - Mar 11, 1931  |   Genres - Silent Film, Drama, Horror, Romance, Documentary | Subgenres - Silent Film, Drama Fiction, Silent Feature, Vampire Film

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Friedrich Wilhelm 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 injuries.

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