Anton Corbijn

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Anton Corbijn was born on May 20, 1955 in Strijen, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands as Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard. He is a director and actor, known for Control (2007), A Most Wanted Man (2014) and The American (2010). See full bio »

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Control Director
The American Director


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  Untitled Hipgnosis Documentary (Documentary) (directed by) (post-production)
 2019 Spirits in the Forest (Documentary)
 2017 Depeche Mode: Cover Me (Music Video)
 2015/I Life
 2015 Dior: Miss Dior (Video short)
 2014 Depeche Mode: Live in Berlin (Video documentary)
 2014 Depeche Mode: Alive in Berlin (Documentary)
 2013 Depeche Mode: Should Be Higher (Music Video)
 2013 Arcade Fire: Reflektor (Music Video)
 2010 The American (directed by)
 2009 Linear (Video)
 2008 Coldplay: Viva La Vida (Version 2) (Music Video)
 2007 Per Gessle: En händig man (Music Video)
 2007 Control
 2006 U2: 18 Videos (Video) (music video director)
 2006 The Best of Depeche Mode Videos: Volume 1 (videos "A Question of Time", "Strangelove", "Never Let Me Down Again", "Behind the Wheel", "Personal Jesus", "Enjoy the Silence", "I feel you", "Walking in My Shoes", "In Your Room", "Barrel of a Gun", "It's No Good", "Suffer Well")
 2006 Depeche Mode: Suffer Well (Music Video)
 2005 Coldplay: Talk (Music Video)
 2005 The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (Video documentary)
 2003 Herbert Grönemeyer: Zum Meer (Music Video)
 2003 Travis: Re-Offender (Music Video)
 2002 Herbert Grönemeyer: Mensch (Music Video)
 2002 U2: The Best of 1990-2000 (Video documentary) (videos "Please", "Electrical Storm", "One")
 2002 Depeche Mode: The Videos 86>98+ (Video) (videos "A Question of Time", "Strangelove", "Never Let Me Down Again", "Behind the Wheel", "Personal Jesus", "Enjoy the Silence", "Policy of Truth", "World in My Eyes", "I Feel You", "Walking in My Shoes", both videos of "Condemnation", "In Your Room", "Barrel of a Gun", "It's No Good", "Useless")
 2002 U2: Electrical Storm (Music Video)
 2002 Depeche Mode: One Night in Paris (Video documentary)
 2000 Joseph Arthur: In the Sun (Music Video)
 2000 Joseph Arthur: Chemical (Music Video)
 1999 Depeche Mode: The Videos 86>98 (Video) (videos "A Question of Time", "Strangelove", "Never Let Me Down Again", "Behind the Wheel", "Personal Jesus", "Enjoy the Silence", "Policy of Truth", "World in My Eyes", "I Feel You", "Walking in My Shoes", "Condemnation", "In Your Room", "Barrel of a Gun", "It's No Good", "Useless")
 1999 Roxette: Salvation (Music Video)
 1999 Roxette: Stars (Music Video)
 1999 Mercury Rev: Opus 40 (Music Video)
 1998 Herbert Grönemeyer: Fanatisch (Music Video)
 1997 U2: Please (Music Video)
 1997 Depeche Mode: Useless (Music Video)
 1997 Depeche Mode: It's No Good (Music Video)
 1997 Depeche Mode: Barrel of a Gun (Music Video)
 1996 Metallica: Mama Said (Music Video)
 1996 Metallica: Hero of the Day (Music Video)
 1994 Don Van Vliet: Some YoYo Stuff (TV Short documentary)
 1994 Grant Lee Buffalo: Mockingbirds (Music Video)
 1994 Johnny Cash: Delia's Gone (Music Video)
 1994 Naomi Campbell: Love & Tears (Music Video)
 1994 Rollins Band: Liar (Music Video)
 1994 Depeche Mode: In Your Room (Music Video)
 1993 Depeche Mode: Devotional (Video documentary)
 1993 Depeche Mode: Condemnation (Music Video)
 1993 Nirvana: Heart Shaped Box (Music Video)
 1993 Depeche Mode: Walking in My Shoes (Music Video)
 1993 Depeche Mode: I Feel You (Music Video)
 1992 Bryan Adams: Waking Up the Neighbours (Music Video) (video "Do I Have To Say The Words?")
 1992 Danzig: Dirty Black Summer (Music Video)
 1992 Ian McCulloch: Lover Lover Lover (Music Video)
 1992 U2: One (Berlin Version) (Music Video)
 1991 Herbert Grönemeyer: Marie (Music Video)
 1991 Rainbirds: Two Faces (Music Video)
 1991 Front 242: Tragedy (for You) (Music Video)
 1990 Danzig: Killer Wolf (Music Video)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Clean (Music Video)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Halo (Music Video)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Strange Too (Music Video)
 1990 Depeche Mode: World in My Eyes (Music Video)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Policy of Truth (Music Video)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Silence (Music Video)
 1989 Ian McCulloch: Faith and Healing (Music Video)
 1989 Rainbirds: Sea of Time (Music Video)
 1989 Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus (Music Video)
 1988 Front 242: Front by Front (Music Video)
 1988 Front 242: Welcome to Paradise (Music Video)
 1988 Rainbirds: Blueprint (Music Video)
 1988 Front 242: Headhunter (Music Video)
 1988 Depeche Mode: Pimpf (Music Video)
 1988 Depeche Mode: Strange (Video)
 1988 Joy Division: Atmosphere (Music Video)
 1987 Depeche Mode: Behind the Wheel (Music Video)
 1987 Echo & the Bunnymen: The Game (Music Video)
 1987 Depeche Mode: Strangelove (Music Video)
 1986 Golden Earring: Quiet Eyes (Music Video)
 1986 Depeche Mode: A Question of Time (Music Video)
 1984 David Sylvian: The Ink in the Well (Music Video)
 1984 Echo & the Bunnymen: Seven Seas (Music Video)
 1984 David Sylvian: Red Guitar (Music Video)
 1984 Propaganda: Dr. Mabuse (Music Video)
 1984 Art of Noise: Beat Box (Music Video)
 1983 Palais Schaumburg: Hockey (Music Video)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed video for Herbert Grönemeyer, "Bleibt Alles Anders". See more »

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Anton Corbijn


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Groeneboer, Marietje | Corbijn van Willenswaard, Anton


Maarten Corbijn (sibling)

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[on Philip Seymour Hoffman] He hated what he was good at. It tormented him. I think he wanted to be so good, but it was such a difficult place, I guess, to get to. It had to all come from the inside. See more »


As he admired Joy Division's music and collaborated with them, his first feature film Control (2007) focused on the life of their late singer Ian Curtis. See more »

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