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Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Born (1945-05-31)31 May 1945
Bad Wörishofen, Bavaria, Germany
Died 10 June 1982(1982-06-10) (aged 37)
Munich, West Germany
Cause of death Cocaine and barbiturate overdose
Resting place Bogenhausener Friedhof
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer, actor
Years active 1965–1982
Spouse(s) Ingrid Caven (m. 1970; div. 1972)
Website www.fassbinderfoundation.de

Yes, actually ever since I saw his films and tried to write about them, Sirk's been in everything I've done. Not Sirk himself, but what I've learned from his work.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
The more real things get, the more like myths they become.
The Jews have never been ashamed of being Jews, whereas homosexuals have been stupid enough to be ashamed of their homosexuality.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
And I don't believe that melodramatic feelings are laughable – they should be taken absolutely seriously.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
So certainly, if we can tell evil stories to make people sick, we can also tell good myths that make them well.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
It isn't easy to accept that suffering can also be beautiful… it's difficult. It's something you can only understand if you dig deeply into yourself.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something as beautiful and powerful and wonderful as Hollywood films and a criticism of the status quo. That's my dream, to make such a German film.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
I'd like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder