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Arno Frisch posters


November 13, 1975

Birth Sign



5' 10" (1.78 m)


To the cinema world, Arno Frisch is best known for his two first films under the direction of Michael Haneke, even though his career progressed over the years. He was born in Vienna, on November 13, 1975. Around the age of 17, he was selected by Haneke to act as lead in his second cinema feature. As the title character in Benny's Video (1992), Frisch demonstrated the right qualities in the complex role of a stoic teenage boy fascinated with what a video camera can capture to the point of registering a murder on film and involving his parents into his problems; while in Funny Games (1997) he was the leader of a perverse game of sadism and violence against a family in one of the most controversial films to be played at the Cannes Film Festival during that year; but that role was the one where audiences started to pay more attention to this gifted young actor whose character could be charming seductive and polite in one scene and then recur to brutal senseless acts.Other credits include feature films such as Vienna Murder Mystery (1997), Angel Express (1998), Sentimental Education (1998), Julie's Spirit (2001), as the dealer Niko in the human-trafficking drama Your Name Is Justine (2005), Falco - Verdammt, wir leben noch! (2008) and Sleeping Songs (2009); and several short films where he acted as a lead actor. read more

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