Fritz Lang
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"Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang" was a Germans/German-Austrians/Austrian filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of German Expressionism/Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute.

His most famous films include the groundbreaking Metropolis (1927 film)/Metropolis (the world's most expensive silent film at the time of its release), and M (1931 film)/M, made before he moved to the United States, which is considered a precursor to the film noir genre. Fritz Lang played himself in Jean-Luc Godard’s film Contempt.

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