Michael Haneke
Haneke at the 85th Academy Awards
3 Nominations / 1 Win
Role Director, screenwriter
Born March 23, 1942
Munich, Germany

Michael Haneke is a German-Austrian filmmaker and screenwriter best known for films such as Caché (2005), Funny Games (2007), The White Ribbon (2009) and Amour (2012). His films often document the discontent and estrangement experienced by individuals in modern society. Haneke has worked in television‚ theatre and cinema. He is also known for raising social issues in his work. Besides working as a filmmaker he also teaches directing at the Film Academy Vienna.

At the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, his film The White Ribbon won the Palme d'Or for best film, and at the 67th Golden Globe Awards the film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2012, his film Amour premiered and competed at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The film would go on to win the Palme d'Or, making it his second win of the prestigious award in three years and putting him in an elite club with only six other directors.

In 2013 Haneke won the Prince of Asturias Award for the arts.


85th Academy Awards, 2012
Best Foreign Language FilmAmour (representing Austria)


85th Academy Awards, 2012
Best DirectorAmour
Best Foreign Language FilmAmour (representing Austria)
Best Original ScreenplayAmour


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