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Wim Wenders


Wim Wenders is an Oscar-nominated German filmmaker who was born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders on August 14, 1945 in Düsseldorf, which then was located in the British Occupation Zone of what became the Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Federal Republic of Germany, known colloquially as West Germany until reunification). At university, Wenders originally studied ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 69 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 The Salt of the Earth (Documentary)
 2014 Cathedrals of Culture (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2012 Mundo Invisível (segment "Ver ou Não Ver")
 2011 Pina (Documentary)
 2010 If Buildings Could Talk (Short)
 2008 8 (segment "Person to Person")
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "War in Peace")
 2007 Invisibles (Documentary) (segment "Invisible Crimes")
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary)
 2003 Other Side of the Road (Short)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (videos "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)", "The Ground Beneath Her Feet")
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Twelve Miles to Trona")
 2000 Un matin partout dans le monde (TV Short)
 1999 Buena Vista Social Club (Documentary)
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
 1994 Lisbon Story
 1990 Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie) (segment "Night and Day")
 1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes (Documentary)
 1985 Tokyo-Ga (Documentary)
 1984 Docu Drama (Documentary)
 1984 Paris, Texas
 1982 Reverse Angle: Ein Brief aus New York (Documentary short)
 1982 Room 666 (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Hammett
 1980 Lightning Over Water (Documentary)
 1977 Ein Haus für uns - Jugenderholungsheim (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Die Insel (1977)
 1969 3 American LPs (TV Short)
 1969 Polizeifilm (TV Short)
 1969 Silver City (Short)
 1968 Klappenfilm
 1968 Victor I. (Short)
 1968 Same Player Shoots Again (Short)
 1967 Schauplätze (Short)
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Other Works:

Directed music video for the 'EELS' "Souljacker, partI", set in Berlin. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Vimu Vendâsu | Wim

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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In the beginning I just wanted to make movies, but with the passage of time the journey itself was no longer the goal, but what you find at the end. Now, I make films to discover something I didn't know, very much like a detective. See more »

Trivia:

Many of his films are indebted to Nicholas Ray, which is proved by the expressionistic use of color in The American Friend (1977) or the title of Until the End of the World (1991) (Until The End of The World), the last spoken words in Ray's King of Kings (1961). Kings of the Road (1976) also lovingly lifts a scene from Ray's The Lusty Men (1952). His movie Lightning Over Water (1980) is a ... See more »

Trademark:

Glasses with thick, dark rims.

Nickname:

Wim

Star Sign:

Leo

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