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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Known For

Control Director
The American Director


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 2019 Spirits in the Forest (Documentary)
 2017 Depeche Mode: Cover Me (Video short)
 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 (Video short)
 2013 Arcade Fire: Reflektor (Video short)
 2010 The American
 2009 Linear (Video)
 2008 Coldplay: Viva La Vida (Version 2) (Video short)
 2007 Per Gessle: En händig man (Video short)
 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 (Video short)
 2005 Coldplay: Talk (Video short)
 2005 The Work of Director Anton Corbijn (Video documentary)
 2003 Herbert Grönemeyer: Zum Meer (Video short)
 2003 Travis: Re-Offender (Video short)
 2002 Herbert Grönemeyer: Mensch (Video short)
 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 (Video short)
 2002 Depeche Mode: One Night in Paris (Video documentary)
 2000 Joseph Arthur: In the Sun (Video short)
 2000 Joseph Arthur: Chemical (Video short)
 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 (Video short)
 1999 Roxette: Stars (Video short)
 1999 Mercury Rev: Opus 40 (Video short)
 1998 Herbert Grönemeyer: Fanatisch (Video short)
 1997 U2: Please (Video short)
 1997 Depeche Mode: Useless (Video short)
 1997 Depeche Mode: It's No Good (Video short)
 1997 Depeche Mode: Barrel of a Gun (Video short)
 1996 Metallica: Mama Said (Video short)
 1996 Metallica: Hero of the Day (Video short)
 1994 Don Van Vliet: Some YoYo Stuff (TV Short documentary)
 1994 Grant Lee Buffalo: Mockingbirds (Video short)
 1994 Johnny Cash: Delia's Gone (Video short)
 1994 Naomi Campbell: Love & Tears (Video short)
 1994 Rollins Band: Liar (Video short)
 1994 Depeche Mode: In Your Room (Video short)
 1993 Depeche Mode: Devotional (Video documentary)
 1993 Depeche Mode: Condemnation (Video short)
 1993 Nirvana: Heart Shaped Box (Video short)
 1993 Depeche Mode: Walking in My Shoes (Video short)
 1993 Depeche Mode: I Feel You (Video short)
 1992 Bryan Adams: Waking Up the Neighbours (Video short) (video "Do I Have To Say The Words?")
 1992 Danzig: Dirty Black Summer (Video short)
 1992 Ian McCulloch: Lover Lover Lover (Video short)
 1992 U2: One (Berlin Version) (Video short)
 1991 Herbert Grönemeyer: Marie (Video short)
 1991 Rainbirds: Two Faces (Video short)
 1991 Front 242: Tragedy (for You) (Video short)
 1990 Danzig: Killer Wolf (Video short)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Clean (Video short)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Halo (Video short)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Strange Too (Video short)
 1990 Depeche Mode: World in My Eyes (Video short)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Policy of Truth (Video short)
 1990 Depeche Mode: Enjoy the Silence (Video short)
 1989 Ian McCulloch: Faith and Healing (Video short)
 1989 Rainbirds: Sea of Time (Video short)
 1989 Depeche Mode: Personal Jesus (Video short)
 1988 Front 242: Front by Front (Video short)
 1988 Front 242: Welcome to Paradise (Video short)
 1988 Rainbirds: Blueprint (Video short)
 1988 Front 242: Headhunter (Video short)
 1988 Depeche Mode: Pimpf (Video short)
 1988 Depeche Mode: Strange (Video short)
 1988 Joy Division: Atmosphere (Video short)
 1987 Depeche Mode: Behind the Wheel (Video short)
 1987 Echo & the Bunnymen: The Game (Video short)
 1987 Depeche Mode: Strangelove (Video short)
 1986 Golden Earring: Quiet Eyes (Video short)
 1986 Depeche Mode: A Question of Time (Video short)
 1984 David Sylvian: The Ink in the Well (Video short)
 1984 Echo & the Bunnymen: Seven Seas (Video short)
 1984 David Sylvian: Red Guitar (Video short)
 1984 Propaganda: Dr. Mabuse (Video short)
 1984 Art of Noise: Beat Box (Video short)
 1983 Palais Schaumburg: Hockey (Video short)
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Other Works:

Directed video for At the Drive-In, "Invalid Litter Dept.". 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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