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Michael Haneke Net Worth Income Profile and Salary

Michael Haneke Net Worth Income Profile and Salary. Michael Haneke is an Austrian film director and screenwriter known for his somber, disturbing and disturbing style. His films often address problems of modern society, and often cause controversy. Haneke has worked in theater, television and film. Winnings of different awards increased his net worth a lot. In 2005 he won the best director award for his film Caché at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the FIPRESCI prize and the Ecumenical Jury prize in the same festival.

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Michael Haneke

Net Worth of Michael Haneke


His net worth is around 25 million USD.

Full NameMichael Haneke
Net Worth25 million USD
ProfessionDirector
NationalAustrian
Age 74


That year Caché movie would be the great winner in the European Film Awards with five awards, among them the best film and best director. On May 24, 2009 he won the Golden Palm at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival for his work Das Weiße Band (The White Ribbon), a prize he won again 3 years later, on May 27, 2012 at the 65th edition of the Festival with Amour. In 2012 Europe surrenders to the director, granting him four prizes in the gala of the European cinema.

Biography of Michael Haneke

Michael Haneke is the son of Düsseldorf-born German director and actor Fritz Haneke and Austrian actress Beatrix Degenschild. He grew up in the small town of Wiener Neustadt with his mother’s family. His parents divorced when he was a child. He attended the University of Vienna to in order to study subjects of philosophy, along with it, psychology and drama after failing in his first attempts at acting and music.

After completing his graduation in 1965, he became a film critic and between 1967 and 1970 he worked as an editor and playwright on Southern Germany’s Südwestfunk television station. As a playwright he directed several stage productions in Germany, including works by Strindberg, Goethe and Heinrich von Kleist in Berlin, Munich and Vienna. He made his television directorial debut in 1973.

Since 2002 he has been professor of directing at the Vienna Film Academy. In his classes he tries to transmit his filmic knowledge to his students, with special emphasis on the direction of actors, since for him it is the basis of the real and total emotional credibility of a scene.

Since 2006 he has also been dedicated to the opera direction, with Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte of Mozart being his most notable productions.

Michael Haneke has been married since 1983 with the owner of an antique business in Vienna. He describes his wife as his most acute and important critic of his work.

May 9, 2013 was chosen as the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts 2013, awards that are held annually in the City of Oviedo, Asturias, Spain in October.
The film with which Haneke debuted was The Seventh Continent of 1989, Three years later, the controversial Benny’s video put Haneke’s name on the map. Haneke’s big success would come in 2001 with his most critically acclaimed film The Pianist. The film won the prestigious Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001 and also won its stars, Benoit Magimel and Isabelle Huppert, the best actor and actress awards. She has worked with Juliette Binoche twice, after she expressed interest in working with him. One of those films was Caché, where the director won the Best Director in Cannes and Best Film at the European Film Awards

In 2007, he debuted in the North American market, with the remake of his movie Funny Games, which was produced by actress Naomi Watts, who also acted in this film. In 2009, he won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film The White Ribbon, which won the Golden Globe for best non-English language film and won nominations for best foreign film and best photography in The Oscar Awards.

Haneke declares admirer of filmmakers Kiarostami and Bruno Dumont.2

Haneke deconstructs the traditional narrative structures to achieve a brechtian distance. His provocative way of narrating seeks above all to make the viewer think and get him out of his comfortable cinematic conventions by placing him at crossroads where anything is possible. In that sense, the precedent of Michelangelo Antonioni has been fundamental for him.

They are a call to a cinema that brings insistent questions instead of false answers (so excessively fast), clarifying distances instead of violating closeness, advocating provocation and dialogue instead of consummation and consensus.
Rejecting what he considers standard conventions of time, construction of suspense and logical continuity, Haneke does not fear becoming boring, irritating or frustrating. His films are considered as very immediate and realistic without being simplistic.

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