Wim Wenders


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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 3 Oscars. Another 88 wins & 71 nominations. See more awards »

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Wings of Desire Director
(1987)
Paris, Texas Director
(1984)
(1993)

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 2018 Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (Documentary)
 2017 Submergence
 2014 The Salt of the Earth (Documentary)
 2014 Cathedrals of Culture (Documentary) (segment "The Berlin Philharmonic")
 2012 Invisible World (segment "Ver ou Não Ver")
 2011 Pina (Documentary)
 2010 If Buildings Could Talk (Documentary short)
 2010 Il volo (Documentary short)
 2009 Die Toten Hosen: Auflösen (Video short)
 2008 8 (segment "Person to Person")
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "War in Peace")
 2007 Invisibles (Documentary) (segment "Invisible Crimes")
 2003 Other Side of the Road (Short)
 2003 The Blues (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (videos "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)", "The Ground Beneath Her Feet")
 2002 Idlewild: Live in a Hiding Place (Video short)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Twelve Miles to Trona")
 2000 U2: The Ground Beneath Her Feet (Video short)
 2000 Un matin partout dans le monde (TV Short)
 1999 Buena Vista Social Club (Documentary)
 1998 Willie Nelson at the Teatro (Documentary)
 1995 Lumière and Company (Documentary)
 1995 Beyond the Clouds (prologue, intermissions & epilogue)
 1994 Lisbon Story
 1993 U2: Stay (Faraway, So Close!) (Video short)
 1992 Talking Heads: Sax and Violins (Video short)
 1990 U2: Night and Day (Video short)
 1990 Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie) (segment "Night and Day")
 1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes (Documentary)
 1985 Tokyo-Ga (Documentary)
 1984 Paris, Texas
 1982 Reverse Angle: Ein Brief aus New York (Documentary short)
 1982 Room 666 (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Hammett
 1982 Cinéma cinémas (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 March 1982 (1982) ... (segment "quand je m'éveille'")
 1980 Lightning Over Water (Documentary)
 1977 Ein Haus für uns (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Die Insel (1977)
 1975 Wrong Move
 1969 Kaspar Hauser
 1969 3 amerikanische LP's (TV Short)
 1969 Police Film (TV Short)
 1969 Silver City Revisited (Short)
 1968 Klappenfilm (Short)
 1968 Victor I. (Short)
 1968 Same Player Shoots Again (Short)
 1967 Schauplätze (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Book: "The Logic of Images: Essays and Conversations" by Wim Wenders. Published by Faber and Faber on April 2, 1992. ISBN# 0-571-16517-6 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »


Alternate Names:

Vimu Vendâsu | Wim

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Spike Lee and the 1989 Cannes Film Festival] He said he'd be waiting for me in an alley with a baseball bat. Well, he should have been waiting for the whole jury because it wasn't my decision. The film simply didn't have the support of the jury. It wasn't that it isn't a good film, it is. He just had the bad luck to be in such a great year. With not just Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) but ... 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 »

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Road movies. See more »

Nickname:

Wim

Star Sign:

Leo

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