Knowledge Identifier: +Ernst_Lubitsch
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1892.
Countries: United States (64%), Austria (5%), Hungary (4%)
Linked to: University of Southern California, Jews, Paramount Pictures, The New York Times
He turned his back on his father's tailoring business to enter the theater, and by 1911, he was a member of Max Reinhardt's Deutsches Theater.
Carl Wilhelm - The two comedies he shot in 1913 and 1914 with Ernst Lubitsch - "Die Firma heiratet" and "Der Stolz der Firma" - were very successful
In 1918, he made his mark as a serious director with Die Augen der Mumie Ma, starring Pola Negri.
Marie Prevost - Director Ernst Lubitsch chose her for a major role opposite Adolphe Menjou in 1924's "The Marriage Circle"
Otto Preminger - Preminger expected acclaim for "Laura" would promote him to work on better pictures, but his professional fate was in the hands of Zanuck, who had Preminger take over for the ailing Ernst Lubitsch on "A Royal Scandal", a remake of Lubitsch's own 1924 silent "Forbidden Paradise", starring Pola Negri as Catherine the Great
Jeanette MacDonald - In 1929, famed film director Ernst Lubitsch was looking through old screen tests of Broadway performers and spotted MacDonald
Torben Meyer - Meyer had small parts as waiters in five different movies during 1932; in German émigré director Ernst Lubitsch's film "Broken Lullaby" starring Lionel Barrymore, in George Cukor's "What Price Hollywood-", where he plays a waiter in the famous Hollywood restaurant 'The Brown Derby', in "Downstairs" starring Paul Lukas, in Mervyn LeRoy's "Big City Blues" starring Joan Blondell and in "The Match King"
Miriam Hopkins - Nevertheless her career ascended swiftly thereafter and in 1932 she scored her breakthrough in Ernst Lubitsch's "Trouble in Paradise", where she proved her charm and wit as a beautiful and jealous pickpocket
But it was a project that could only have been made before the enforcement of the Production Code, and after 1935, Trouble in Paradise was withdrawn from circulation.
In 1936, he became a naturalized citizen of the United States.
In 1939, Lubitsch moved to MGM, and directed Greta Garbo in Ninotchka.
Billy Wilder - Wilder's first significant success was Ninotchka in 1939, a collaboration with fellow German immigrant Ernst Lubitsch.
In 1940, he directed The Shop Around the Corner, an artful comedy of cross purposes.
The Great Dictator - Indeed, Ernst Lubitsch's 1942 "To Be or Not To Be" dealt with similar themes, even including another mistaken-identity Hitler figure
Gene Tierney - Receiving top billing in Ernst Lubitsch's classic 1943 comedy "Heaven Can Wait" as Martha Strable Van Cleve signaled an upward turn in Tierney's career, and her popularity increased
Cluny Brown - "'Cluny Brown"' is a 1946 film made by Twentieth Century-Fox, directed and produced by Ernst Lubitsch
Mel Brooks - In 1983 Brooks produced and starred in a remake of the classic 1942 Ernst Lubitsch film.
The film was never available on videocassette and only became available on DVD in 2003