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Erich von Stroheim (Erich Oswald Stroheim)

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Biography

Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]
After spending some time working in his father's hat factory he emigrated to America around 1909. Working in various jobs he arrived in Hollywood in 1914 and got work in D.W. Griffiths' company as a bit player. America's entry into WW1 enabled him to play sadistic monocled German officers but these roles dried up when the war ended. He turned to writing and directing but his passion for unnecessary detail such as Austrian guards wearing correct and expensively acquired regulation underwear which was never seen in 'Foolish Wives' caused the budget to reach a reported $1 million. Read more...

Actor

Character: Nicki / Prince Nickolas von Wildeliebe-Rauffenburg

The Wedding March 1928

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Character: Gabbo

The Great Gabbo 1929

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Character: Carl Salter

As You Desire Me 1932

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Character: Von Furst

The Lost Squadron 1932

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Character: Le captaine von Rauffenstein

The Grand Illusion 1937

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Character: Andre Desormeaux

I Was an Adventuress 1940

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Character: Le professeur Hoffman

Menaces... 1940

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Character: Dr. von Harden

The North Star 1943

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Character: Prof. Franz Mueller

The Lady and the Monster 1944

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Character: Deresco

Storm Over Lisbon 1944

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Character: The Great Flamarion

The Great Flamarion 1945

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Character: Max Von Mayerling

Sunset Blvd. 1950

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Character: Jacob ten Brinken

Alraune 1952

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Character: Arthur von Furst

Détective 1985

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Character: Actor ' Heart of Humanity'

Hollywood 1980

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Directing

Character: Nicki / Prince Nickolas von Wildeliebe-Rauffenburg

The Wedding March 1928

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Character: Gabbo

The Great Gabbo 1929

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Writing

Character: Nicki / Prince Nickolas von Wildeliebe-Rauffenburg

The Wedding March 1928

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Character: Andre Desormeaux

I Was an Adventuress 1940

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