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Josef Von Sternberg
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    (May 29, 1894-December 22, 1969)
    Birth name is Jonas Sternberg
    Directed 'Underworld (1927),' 'The Docks of New York (1928),' 'The Last Command (1928),' 'The Blue Angel (1930),' 'Morocco (1930),' 'Dishonored (1931),' 'Blonde Venus (1932),' 'The Shanghai Express (1932),' 'The Scarlet Empress (1934),' 'The Devil Is a Woman (1935),' 'The Shanghai Gesture (1941),' and 'Jet Pilot (1957)'
    He married three times and divorced twice.
    Due to poverty, he dropped out of high school.
    He was a tyrant on the set of his films.
    He was so tyrannical, that Robert Mitchum threatened to throw him off a pier while shooting 'Macao (1950).'
    He was nominated for an Oscar twice but didn't win.
    Although one of the most influential filmmakers, he is remembered best for his intense, sexual relationship with Marlene Dietrich.
    His father abused him as a child.
    He served in the U.S. Signal Corps during WW I.
    He took a gamble by casting the then unknown Marlene Dietrich as Lola in 'The Blue Angel (1930).'
    He made seven more films starring Marlene Dietrich.
    His filmmaking style was unique.
    He received Oscar nominations for his films 'Morocco (1930)' and 'Shanghai Express (1932).'
    He was voted the 37th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
    'The Josef Von Sternberg Award' is named for him (hence the name).
    He has a star on the walk of fame.
    He died of a heart attack.

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