Michael Haneke

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Birth Name: Michael Haneke
Born: 03/23/1942
Birth Place: Munich, Bavaria, , DE

Haneke was born on March 23, 1942 in Munich, Germany and raised in a theatrical family; his father, Fritz, was an actor and director and his mother, Beatrix, also acted. After the war, his family moved to Wiener Neustadt in Lower Austria, where he grew up wanting to be a concert pianist. Luckily for him, Haneke's stepfather intervened and told the youngster he had no musical talent. With that in mind, Haneke went to the University of Vienna when he graduated high school, studying philosophy, psychology and drama. Throughout his life, however, Haneke had been greatly influence by film, leading him down the path of becoming a director. Before he made his first film, Haneke's life took a detou... Continue Bio >>

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