Entertainment Famous Film Directors from Austria

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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
Dec. 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 42
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
Dec. 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 46
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 50
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
Dec. at 97 (1907-2004)
Alexander Hammid born Alexandr Hackenschmied was a leading photographer, film director, cinematographer and editor in Czechoslovakia. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 and became involved in ...more
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Alf Brustellin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Directors from Austria
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 72
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 58
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 65
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 51
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 43
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
Dec. 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 73
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 50
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 47
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
Dec. 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 72
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 53
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
Dec. 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 49
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