Austrian film directors

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  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Arnold Schwarzenegger


    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (/ˈʃwɔrtsənɛɡər/; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

  2. Curd Jürgens

    Curd Jürgens


    Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens (13 December 1915 – 18 June 1982) was a German-Austrian stage and film actor. He was usually billed in English-speaking films as Curt Jurgens.

  3. Fritz Lang

    Fritz Lang


    Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was a German-Austrian filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best-known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute.

  4. Billy Wilder

    Billy Wilder


    Billy Wilder (/ˈwldər/; June 22, 1906 – March 27, 2002) was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film (The Apartment), and was the first person to accomplish this.

  5. Robert Dornhelm

    Robert Dornhelm


    Robert Dornhelm (born 17 December 1947, in Timişoara, Romania) is an Austrian film and television director of Romanian ancestry. He has worked on numerous television programmes and has also released such movies as Echo Park, The Venice Project, Der Unfisch, and A Further Gesture. In 1998 Der Unfisch won the Citizen's Choice Award at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.

  6. Klaus Maria Brandauer

    Klaus Maria Brandauer


    Klaus Maria Brandauer (born 22 June 1943) is an Austrian actor, film director, and professor at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna.

  7. Ernst Marischka

    Ernst Marischka


    Ernst Marischka (2 January 1893 – 12 May 1963) was an Austrian screenwriter and film director. He wrote for 93 films between 1913 and 1962. He also directed 29 films between 1915 and 1962. He wrote and directed the Sissi trilogy - Sissi (1955), Sissi - The Young Empress (1956) and Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin (1957). The films were based on the life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria. He was the brother of Hubert Marischka.

  8. Adrian Hoven

    Adrian Hoven


    Adrian Hoven (18 May 1922 – 28 April 1981) was an Austrian actor, producer and film director. He appeared in 100 films between 1947 and 1981. He was born in Wöllersdorf, Austria as Wilhelm Arpad Hofkirchner and died in Tegernsee, Germany.

  9. Michael Haneke

    Michael Haneke


    Michael Haneke (born 23 March 1942) is an Austrian film director and screenwriter best known for films such as Funny Games (1997), Caché (2005), The White Ribbon (2009) and Amour (2012). His work often examines social issues, and depicts the feelings of estrangement experienced by individuals in modern society. Haneke has worked in televisiontheatre and cinema. Besides working as a filmmaker, Haneke also teaches film direction at the Film Academy Vienna.

  10. André Heller

    André Heller


    Franz André Heller (born March 22, 1947 as Francis Charles Georges Jean André Heller-Hueart) is an Austrian artist, author, poet, singer, songwriter and actor.

  11. Willi Forst

    Willi Forst


    Willi Forst, born Wilhelm Anton Frohs (7 April 1903 – 11 August 1980) was an Austrian actor, screenwriter, film director, film producer and singer. As a debonair actor he was a darling of the German-speaking film audiences, as a director, one of the most significant makers of the Viennese period musical melodramas and comedies of the 1930s known as Wiener Filme. From the mid-1930s he also recorded many records, largely of sentimental Viennese songs, for the Odeon Records label owned by Carl Lindström AG.

  12. O.W. Fischer

    O.W. Fischer


    Otto Wilhelm Fischer (1 April 1915 – 29 January 2004) was an Austrian film and theatre actor, a leading man of West German cinema during the Wirtschaftswunder era of the 1950s and 60s.

  13. Karl Markovics

    Karl Markovics


    Karl Markovics (born 29 August 1963) is an Austrian actor and film director.

  14. Bernhard Wicki

    Bernhard Wicki


    Bernhard Wicki (28 October 1919 in St. Pölten, Austria – 3 January 2000 in Munich) was an Austrian actor and film director.

  15. Fred Zinnemann

    Fred Zinnemann


    Alfred "Fred" Zinnemann (April 29, 1907 – March 14, 1997) was an Austro-American film director. He won four Academy Awards for directing films in many genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir and play adaptations. Nineteen actors appearing in Zinnemann's films received Academy Award nominations for their performances: among that number are Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, Audrey Hepburn, Glynis Johns, Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Wendy Hiller, Jason Robards, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, Gary Cooper and Maximilian Schell.

  16. Luis Trenker

    Luis Trenker


    Luis Trenker (born Alois Franz Trenker, 4 October 1892 – 13 April 1990) was a South Tyrolean film producer, director, writer, actor, architect, and alpinist.

  17. F. Hugh Herbert

    F. Hugh Herbert


    Frederick Hugh Herbert (May 29, 1897 - May 17, 1958) was a playwright, screenwriter, novelist, short story writer, and infrequent film director. Born in Vienna, Austria, Herbert was educated at the University of London. He began his film career in 1926 with two projects starring Conrad Nagel, The Waning Sex and There You Are!, the latter adapted from his play of the same title. His screenwriting credits included Vanity Fair, Fashions of 1934; Smarty in 1934, adapted from his own play; Sitting Pretty; Dark Command; Our Very Own; The Little Hut; Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! and The Girls of Pleasure Island, the last two of which he also directed. He co-wrote a few films in which the similarly named, but unrelated actor Hugh Herbert appeared: Fashions of 1934 (1934), We're in the Money (1935) and Colleen (1936).

  18. Herbert Wise

    Herbert Wise


    Herbert Wise (born 31 August 1924) is an Austrian-born film and television producer and director.

  19. Stefan Ruzowitzky

    Stefan Ruzowitzky


    Stefan Ruzowitzky (born 25 December 1961) is an Austrian film director and screenwriter.

  20. Georg Wilhelm Pabst

    Georg Wilhelm Pabst


    Georg Wilhelm Pabst (25 August 1885 – 29 May 1967), known professionally as G. W. Pabst, was an Austrian theatre and film director.

  21. Otto Muehl

    Otto Muehl


    Otto Muehl (16 June 1925 – 26 May 2013) was an Austrian artist, who was known as one of the co-founders as well as a main participant of Viennese Actionism and for founding the Friedrichshof Commune.

  22. Paulus Manker

    Paulus Manker


    Paulus Manker (born 25 January 1958) is an Austrian film director and actor, as well as an author and screenplay writer.

  23. Berthold Viertel

    Berthold Viertel


    Berthold Viertel (28 June 1885 - 24 September 1953) was an Austrian screenwriter and film director notable for his work in Germany, Britain and the United States.

  24. Joe May

    Joe May


    Joe May (7 November 1880, in Vienna – 29 April 1954, in Hollywood), born Joseph Otto Mandel, was a film director and film producer born in Austria and one of the pioneers of German cinema.

  25. Ulrich Seidl

    Ulrich Seidl


    Ulrich Maria Seidl (born 24 November 1952 in Vienna) is an Austrian film director, writer and producer. In 2005 he was a member of the jury at the 27th Moscow International Film Festival.

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