German expressionist filmmaker who directed the 1927 silent masterpiece Metropolis and the 1931 drama/thriller M.
He started studying civil engineering in school, but changed his focus to art.
He was dubbed the "Master of Darkness."
He married Lisa Rosenthal in 1919, Thea von Harbou in 1922, and Lily Latte in 1971.
He directed Spencer Tracy in the 1936 crime drama Fury upon his arrival in Hollywood.