Job Actor, director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1914-1955
Top Roles Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, The Great Flamarion, Dr. von Harden, Lt. Erich von Steuben, Nicki / Prince Nickolas von Wildeliebe
Top GenresDrama, Silent Films, War, Romance, Thriller/Suspense, Comedy
Top TopicsWorld War II, Based on Play, Fame
Top Collaborators (Director), (Director), (Producer),
Shares birthday with Paul Muni, Martha Scott, John Houseman  see more..

Erich von Stroheim Overview:

Legendary actor, Erich von Stroheim, was born Erich Oswald Stroheim on Sep 22, 1885 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (now Austria). von Stroheim died at the age of 71 on May 12, 1957 in Maurepas, France and was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica, CA.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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Although von Stroheim was nominated for one Oscar, he never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1950Best Supporting ActorSunset Blvd. (1950)Max Von MayerlingNominated
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He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute:

By minooallen on Sep 22, 2012 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, , born September 22, 1885! To quote Sunset Blvd, ?There were three young directors who showed promise in those days: D. W. Griffith, Cecil B. DeMille, and Max Von Mayerling.? If you?re familiar with the film, which I’m sure you are, you... Read full article


"Blind Husbands" (1919)

By Silentfilmfanatic on Jun 1, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

"Blind Husbands" (1919) is a silent romantic drama starring , Sam De Grasse, and Francelia Billington. Directed by , this film is about an Austrian military officer who is determined to seduce the neglected wife of an American surgeon. The story begins with Dr. Ar... Read full article


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Erich von Stroheim Quotes:

Gabbo: [Otto won't "shut up"] Otto, if you don't keep quiet I'll smash you! I'll destroy so that you won't make another sound! Do I want to listen to you? No!


Field Marshal Rommel: We shall take that big fat cigar out of Mr. Churchill's mouth and make him say Heil.


Prof. Franz Mueller: What do I know about the brain itself? Nothing. Can it think? Remember after its body is dead? Could it be made to feel, to hear perhaps, or to express itself in some way? To contact the living?


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Erich von Stroheim Facts
Not very well documented is von Stroheim's second marriage to Mae Jones, a seamstress and dressmaker. The marriage was brief, but produced one son, Erich von Stroheim Jr..

While appearing in French films, Stroheim met actress Denise Vernac who became his secretary and companion for the rest of his life. He never divorced estranged third wife Valerie Germonprez. Denise also appeared in several films with him over the years.

May 1924: A $10,000 bonus was offered to him by MGM chief Louis B. Mayer if he finished The Merry Widow (1925) in less than six weeks.

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