Ernst Lubitsch Overview:

Legendary director, Ernst Lubitsch, was born on Jan 29, 1892 in Berlin, Germany. Lubitsch died at the age of 55 on Nov 30, 1947 in Hollywood, CA and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.



Although Lubitsch was nominated for three Oscars, he never won a competitive Academy Award. However he won one Honorary Oscar Award in 1946 for his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture .

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1928/29Best DirectorThe Patriot (1928)N/ANominated
1929/30Best DirectorThe Love Parade (1929)N/ANominated
1943Best DirectorHeaven Can Wait (1943)N/ANominated

Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)

1946Special Awardfor his distinguished contributions to the art of the motion picture


He was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Carole Lombard and Jack Benny in ’s “To Be or Not to Be”

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 13, 2020 From Classic Movie Man

Carole Lombard and Jack Benny in ’s “To Be or Not to Be” To Be or Not to Be (1942) is a comedy directed by and starring Carole Lombard and Jack Benny The film is set in Warsaw, Poland, before the 1939 Nazi invasion. Josef Tura (Jack Benny) and his... Read full article

The Love Parade (1929): ’s First Talkie

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 14, 2020 From 4 Star Films

Looking over it now, The Love Parade just might be one of the finest pre-1930s musicals, capitalizing on the rising trend thanks to the success of The Jazz Singer and Broadway Melody. Whereas many of its contemporaries are mainly interesting as historical relics, this Lubitsch comedy still has some ... Read full article

Quote: on Filming

By KC on Mar 3, 2019 From Classic Movies

Image Source There are a thousand ways to point a camera, but really only one. - Quote Source... Read full article

Quote: Douglas Fairbanks Jr. on

By KC on Jan 27, 2019 From Classic Movies

He never forgot that dialogue should complement, not replace, what is essentially a visual medium. -Douglas Fairbanks Jr., about Quote Source... Read full article

Rare Film Screens at New York Jewish Film Fest

By Will McKinley on Jan 20, 2015 From Cinematically Insane

?What would Lubitsch do?? a sign in Billy Wilder?s office famously read. It was both a testament to Wilder?s respect for the German-born director (for whom he co-wrote two films) and a tribute to ?s ability to balance light comedy with resonant humanity. If you love classic film, you l... Read full article

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Billy Wilder considered him his favorite director.

Directed 3 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Lewis Stone, Maurice Chevalier and Greta Garbo

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