Max Schreck (1879–1936)
Born: September 6, 1879 in Berlin, Germany
Died: February 20, 1936 (age 56) in Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Fanny Schreck (1910 – 20 February 1936) (his death)
An oft-told legend is that Schreck’s otherworldly performance as Nosferatu was due to the fact that he was in reality a vampire. Actor Willem Dafoe portrayed him as such, playing the vampire Count Orlok in Shadow of the Vampire (2000).
dir. by F.W. Murnau