Paul Wegener
Date of Birth
Dec 11, 1874
Birth Place:
Bischdorf, Germany


Paul Wegener interrupted his law studies to join Max Reinhardt's acting troupe in 1906. Unlike so many other actors of his generation, he openly welcomed the challenge of the new entertainment medium known as motion pictures, making his screen debut in a 1913 adaptation of The Student of Prague. Often directing as well as acting, he exhibited a fondness for fantasy and mysticism, as witness his...