Austrian film directors

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  1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger

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    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
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    Curd Jürgens

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    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
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    Fritz Lang

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    Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang (December 5, 1890 – August 2, 1976) was an Austrian-German 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
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    Billy Wilder

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    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
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    Robert Dornhelm

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    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
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    Klaus Maria Brandauer

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    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
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    Ernst Marischka

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    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
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    Adrian Hoven

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    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
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    Michael Haneke

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    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
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    André Heller

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    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
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    Willi Forst

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    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
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    O.W. Fischer

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    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
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    Karl Markovics

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


  14. Bernhard Wicki
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    Bernhard Wicki

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


  15. Fred Zinnemann
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    Fred Zinnemann

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    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
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    Luis Trenker

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    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
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    F. Hugh Herbert

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    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
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    Herbert Wise

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    Herbert Wise (31 August 1924 – 5 August 2015) was an Austrian-born film and television producer and director.


  19. Stefan Ruzowitzky
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    Stefan Ruzowitzky

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


  20. Georg Wilhelm Pabst
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    Georg Wilhelm Pabst

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    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
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    Otto Muehl

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    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
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    Paulus Manker

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


  23. Berthold Viertel
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    Berthold Viertel

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    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
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    Joe May

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    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
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    Ulrich Seidl

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    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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