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List of famous film directors from Austria, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Austria has given birth to some great movie directors over the years, many of who have gone on to direct popular comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Austrian directors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Austria and an aspiring director then these are people you should look up to.

Examples of items on this list include Gabriela Zerhau and Harald Reinl.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Austrian directors?" and "Which directors are from Austria?"

You can click on the names of these legendary directors of Austria in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Austrian directors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Adrian Hoven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 59 (1922-1981) Adrian Hoven was an Austrian actor, producer and film director. He appeared in 100 films between 1947 and 1981. He was born in Wöllersdorf, Austria as Wilhelm Arpad Hofkirchner and died in ...more

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Albert Sackl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 41 Albert Sackl is an artist, film director and filmmaker.

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Albrecht Viktor Blum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 71 (1888-1959) Albert Viktor Blum is a film director.

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Aleksey Igudesman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 45 Aleksey Mikhailovich Igudesman is a Russian violinist, composer, conductor and actor. He performs in the duo Igudesman & Joo.

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Alexander Binder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 49 Alexander Binder is an Austrian film director, cameraman and film producer. His 2007 film "No Island: The Palmers Kidnapping of 1977" has been noted in the New York Times.

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Alexandr Hackenschmied is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 97 (1907-2004) Alexander Hammid born Alexandr Hackenschmied was a leading photographer, film director, cinematographer and editor in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 ...more

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Alf Brustellin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 41 (1940-1981) Alf Brustellin was an Austrian film director and screenwriter. He directed six films between 1972 and 1979. He co-directed the 1978 film Germany in Autumn, which won the Special Recognition ...more

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Alfred Stöger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 62 (1900-1962) Alfred Stöger was a film director and producer.

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André Heller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 71 Franz André Heller is an Austrian artist, author, poet, singer, songwriter and actor.

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Andrea Maria Dusl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Andrea Maria Dusl age 57 Andrea Maria Dusl, is an Austrian/Swedish film director, author and illustrator. She was born in Vienna, the daughter of Austrian architect Erwin H. Dusl and Swedish captain's family ...more

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Andreas Gruber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Andreas Gruber age 64 Andreas Gruber is an Austrian screenwriter and director of both television and film. From 1974 to 1982 he studied screenwriting and directing at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende ...more

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Andreas Horvath is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 50 Andreas Horvath is an Austrian photographer and filmmaker.

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Anja Salomonowitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 42 Anja Salomonowitz is an Austrian film director and screenwriter, specialised on documentary films with political or social background.

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Anton Kolm is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 57 (1865-1922) Anton Kolm was an Austrian photographer who became one of the first film directors and film producers in the history of Austrian cinema. A skilled photographer, he started to make short films ...more

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Anton Peschke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Anton Peschke age 72 Anton Pes is a film director.

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Antonin Svoboda is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 49 Antonin Svoboda is a film producer, film director and screenwriter.

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Arash T. Riahi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 46 Arash T. Riahi is a film director and screenwriter.

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 96 (1906-2002) Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 71 Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and ...more

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Arthur Gregor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Arthur Gregor Died at 58 (1890-1948) Arthur Gregor was a film director and screenwriter.

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Karel Lamač is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 65 (1887-1952) Karel Lamač was a Czech film director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He directed 102 films between 1919 and 1953. He also appeared in 61 films between 1919 and 1938. He was born in Prague, ...more

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Artur Berger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 89 (1892-1981) Artur Semyonovich Berger was an Austrian-Soviet film architect and set designer. He was active in Austria between 1920 and 1936, during which time he worked on about 30 feature films. In 1936 he ...more

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Astrid Ofner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Astrid Ofner age 52 Astrid Ofner is a film producer, film editor, screenwriter, film director, actress and cinematographer.

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Axel Corti is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 60 (1933-1993) Axel Corti was an Austrian screenwriter, film director and radio host.

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Barbara Albert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 48 Barbara Albert is an Austrian writer, film-producer and film-director. She studied filmmaking at the Wiener Filmakademie. Her first film to become known to a larger audience was Nordrand, which ...more

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Bernadette Weigel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Bernadette Weigel age 41 Bernadette Weigel is a film director, cinematographer and screenwriter.

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Bernhard Pucher is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Bernhard Pucher is a film director.

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Bernhard Wicki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 81 (1919-2000) Bernhard Wicki was an Austrian actor and film director. Wicki studied in the city of Breslau such topics as Art History, History und German Literature. In 1938, he transferred to the drama ...more

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Bernt Amadeus Capra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 77 Bernt Amadeus Capra is a production designer .

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Berthold Viertel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 68 (1885-1953) Berthold Viertel was an Austrian screenwriter and film director notable for his work in Germany, Britain and the United States.

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Bilgeri is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Bilgeri age 68

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Billy Roisz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Billy Roisz age 51 Billy Roisz is a film director and musician.

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Boy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 61 (1925-1986) Boy Gobert was a German film and television actor.

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Carl Mayer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 50 (1894-1944) Carl Mayer was an Austrian screenplay writer who wrote or co-wrote the screenplays to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Haunted Castle, Der Letzte Mann, Tartuffe, Sunrise and 4 Devils, the last ...more

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Carl Wilhelm is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 64 (1872-1936) Carl Wilhelm was a prolific German film director, film producer and screenwriter of the silent film era, at the end of which his career apparently entirely faded away and he vanished into

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Carl-Heinz Schroth is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 87 (1902-1989) Carl-Heinz Schroth was a German actor and film director. He appeared in 60 films between 1931 and 1989. He also directed seven films between 1953 and 1963. He was born in Innsbruck, Austria to ...more

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Caroline Martel is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Caroline Martel age 45 Caroline Martel is a film director and producer.

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Christian Berger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 73 Christian Berger is an Austrian cinematographer. His 1985 film Raffl was entered into the 14th Moscow International Film Festival. He is mostly known for his work with Michael Haneke. In ...more

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Christoph Waltz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 62 Christoph Waltz is an German-Austrian actor. He is best known for his works with American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, receiving acclaim for portraying SS-Standartenführer Hans Landa in ...more

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Conrad Tambour is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Conrad Tambour age 34 Conrad Tambour is a film producer, film director, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Felix O. Adlon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Felix O. Adlon Felix O. Adlon is a screenwriter, film director and producer.

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Conrad Wiene is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Conrad Wiene Died at 56 (1878-1934) Conrad Wiene was an actor, screenwriter, film producer and director of Austrian and German silent film. He was a younger brother of the famous German film director Robert Wiene.

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Curd Jürgens is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 67 (1915-1982) Curd Gustav Andreas Gottlieb Franz Jürgens was a German-Austrian stage and film actor. He was usually billed in English-speaking films as Curt Jurgens.

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Curt Faudon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Curt Faudon age 69 Curt Faudon is an Austrian film director who has written, produced and directed over 30 films. He has received First Prizes and Jury Awards at Film Festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Monte Carlo, ...more

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Daniel Hoesl is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Daniel Hoesl age 36 Daniel Hoesl is a film director, film producer, film editor, screenwriter and cinematographer.

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Daniel Steiner is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
age 45 Daniel Steiner is an Austrian actor and film director.

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E. W. Emo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
E. W. Emo Died at 77 (1898-1975) E. W. Emo was an Austrian film director, specialising in comedies, 21 of them with the actor Hans Moser. He also worked outside Austria and wrote some screenplays.

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Fred Zinnemann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 90 (1907-1997) Alfred "Fred" Zinnemann was an Austro-American film director. He won Academy Awards for directing films in many genres, including thrillers, westerns, film noir, and play adaptations. ...more

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Ed Moschitz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Ed Moschitz age 50 Ed Moschitz is a film director and screenwriter.

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Edgar G. Ulmer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Died at 68 (1904-1972) Edgar Georg Ulmer was a Jewish-Moravian, Austrian-American film director. He is best remembered for the movies The Black Cat and Detour. These stylish and eccentric works have achieved cult ...more