F. W. Murnau's Height
6ft 4 (193 cm)
German filmmaker, known for directing Nosferatu, Faust, Tabu, Sunrise and The Last Laugh. In a 1928 Theatre Magazine it described him as "six feet, four inches in height"
. In a 1983 book it described him as being of gigantic height: "Murnau was almost seven feet tall"
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Average Guess (6 Votes)
6ft 4.25in (193.7cm)
ImAlexandros said on 27/Feb/18
Real height is 6' 4" and billed height is 6' 10½"
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 1/Feb/18
6ft4 in the 20's was considered a truly mountainous height
Arch Stanton said on 2/Jan/16
William Dieterle was supposed to have been 6 ft 5.
5'11.25 said on 13/Dec/15
Google lists him as 6'11...
said on 17/Nov/15
Thanks for adding Murnau, Editor Rob. I was surprised to see that he was listed 6`9 or 6`10!! In the few pictures of him next to other people he looks very tall but not over two meters
Sunrise is one of the best films ever made. An absolute masterpiece
Sean73 said on 13/Nov/15
I've heard reports of him being 6'9." I didn't believe that claim. After seeing pictures of him with other actors of that period, 6'4" to 6"5" seems more accurate. Also, actors around 75 to 95 years ago we're about 1.25" inches shorter on average to today's actors. Good nutrition plays a part in growth growing up, and the standards back then were not like they are today.
Sam said on 12/Nov/15
Also would you add Sunrise to his credits?
He was a true cinematic master. Nobody, including Terence Malick, could match him in terms of making stories into pure lyrical visual-poetry.
said on 12/Nov/15
Yes, thanks for adding! Worth noting that he was credited with "nearly seven feet" as his height at some points. However what pictures exist of him standing with others show that while he was exceptionally tall, he was not a full-fledged giant as a true near seven footer would have been in the 1920s.
Editor Rob: yeah I'll make mention of that nearly 7ft...seems bizarre when looking at photos of him in that era, where the average of course is smaller than today.