Erich Von Stroheim

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Birthday
22, 1885
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
May 12, 1957 (71)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
22, 1885
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
May 12, 1957 (71)

About

Silent film era actor turned director who appeared in Sunset Boulevard, La Grande Illusion, and Greed. His last picture was 1955's Napoleon, in which he played Ludwig van Beethoven.

Before Fame

He began his Hollywood career as a consultant on German fashion and culture.

Trivia

He famously said, "In Hollywood, you're only as good as your last picture."

Family Life

His parents are Benno Stroheim and Johanna Bondy.

Associated With

Like Billy Wilder, he moved from his native country of Austria to try his luck in Hollywood.