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Rainer Werner Fassbinder

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Birth Name: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Born: 05/31/1945
Birth Place: Germany
Death Place: Germany
Died: 06/10/1982

Fassbinder often described his early years as lonely and lacking in love and affection. His father, a physician, and his mother, a translator, were divorced in 1951, and Fassbinder had little contact with his father after that. From around the age of seven, Fassbinder would be sent by his mother to the cinema so that she could work on her translation projects. He would later claim that during this period of his life he went to the movies almost every day, sometimes two or three times a day. He attended private and public schools at Augsburg and Munich but left before graduating in 1964 to enroll in a private drama school.

In the summer of 1967 Fassbinder joined the Action Theater, modeled... Continue Bio >>


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