Wim Wenders

Name in Native Language: "Wilhelm Ernst «Wim» Wenders" (German/DE)
Film Director / Actor / Photographer / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 08/14/1945 (74) | Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders (German: [vɪm vɛndɐs]; born 14 August 1945) is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, and photographer. He is a major figure in New German Cinema. Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature: for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), about Cuban music culture; Pina (2011), about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch; and The Salt of the Earth (2014), about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. One of Wenders' earliest honors was a win for the BAFTA Award for Best Direction for his narrative drama Paris, Texas (1984), which also won the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Many of his subsequent films have also been recognized at Cannes, including Wings of Desire (1987), for which Wenders won the Be... ()
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Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders is a German film director, playwright, author, photographer and producer.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Music

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Wim Wenders

Golden Lion Palme d'Or Cannes Best Director Award Knight Commander's Cross of The Order of Merit of The Federal Republic of Germany Pour Le Mérite for Sciences and Arts Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia Ring of Honour of The City Wuppertal Leopard of Honour Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎

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Movies with Wim Wenders as Actor(49)

as Himself - Director2019 Paul Auster: A Game of Chance
as himself2019 FreeDogme
as himself2017 Along for the Ride
as himself2014 The Salt of the Earth
as Himself - Reader (segment "A River of Tears")2013 A Fuller Life
as himself2012 BAM150
as himself2011 Viaggio in Bergmania
as Gray Fox2010 Snowblind
as himself2007 Cannes: All Access
as himself2001 Window of the Soul
as Interviewee1993 Talking with Ozu
as Regisseur1985 King Kong's Fist
as Tram Passenger1982 The State of Things
as himself1980 Lightning Over Water
as himself1978 Cinématon
as Another Director1978 Long Shot
as Spectator at Pauline's Theater1976 Kings of the Road
as Man Walking through Vienna Bus Station1972 The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick
as Billardspieler (uncredited)1971 Summer in the City
as Student1968 Love and so forth

TV Shows/Series with Wim Wenders as Actor(1)

Movies with Wim Wenders as Crew(127)

Directing/Director2018 Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
Production/Producer2018 Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
Directing/Director2017 Submergence
Directing/Director2016 The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez
Production/Producer2016 The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez
Production/Executive Producer2016 National Bird
Directing/Director2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine
Production/Executive Producer2015 Our Last Tango
Directing/Director2014 Cathedrals of Culture
Directing/Director2014 The Salt of the Earth
Writing/Writer2014 The Salt of the Earth
Camera/Still Photographer2014 The Salt of the Earth
Directing/Director2011 Pina
Writing/Screenplay2011 Pina
Directing/Director2011 Invisible World
Production/Executive Producer2008 The Clone Returns Home
Directing/Director2008 8
Directing/Director2008 Palermo Shooting
Writing/Screenplay2008 Palermo Shooting
Production/Producer2008 Palermo Shooting
Directing/Director2007 To Each His Own Cinema
Directing/Director2007 Invisibles
Writing/Writer2007 Invisibles
Production/Executive Producer2006 The House Is Burning
Production/Producer2005 Egoshooter
Directing/Director2005 Don't Come Knocking
Writing/Writer2005 Don't Come Knocking
Production/Executive Producer2005 Don't Come Knocking
Directing/Director2004 Land of Plenty
Writing/Screenplay2004 Land of Plenty
Production/Producer2004 Halbe Miete
Directing/Director2003 The Soul of a Man
Writing/Writer2003 The Soul of a Man
Directing/Director2003 The Blues
Production/Producer2003 Narren
Directing/Director2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
Directing/Director2002 BAP - Viel Passiert
Writing/Writer2002 BAP - Viel Passiert
Production/Producer2002 June Moon
Directing/Director2000 The Million Dollar Hotel
Production/Producer2000 The Million Dollar Hotel
Directing/Director1999 Buena Vista Social Club
Writing/Screenplay1999 Buena Vista Social Club
Writing/Screenplay1998 City of Angels
Directing/Director1997 The End of Violence
Writing/Story1997 The End of Violence
Directing/Director1995 Beyond the Clouds
Writing/Writer1995 Beyond the Clouds
Directing/Director1995 A Trick of the Light
Writing/Writer1995 A Trick of the Light
Directing/Director1995 Lumière and Company
Directing/Director1994 Lisbon Story
Writing/Screenplay1994 Lisbon Story
Production/Producer1994 Lisbon Story
Directing/Director1993 Faraway, So Close!
Writing/Screenplay1993 Faraway, So Close!
Production/Producer1993 Faraway, So Close!
Directing/Director1991 Until the End of the World
Writing/Screenplay1991 Until the End of the World
Directing/Director1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes
Directing/Director1987 Wings of Desire
Production/Producer1987 Wings of Desire
Writing/Author1987 Wings of Desire
Writing/Screenplay1987 Wings of Desire
Directing/Director1985 Tokyo-Ga
Directing/Director1984 Paris, Texas
Directing/Director1982 The State of Things
Writing/Writer1982 The State of Things
Writing/Writer1982 Room 666
Directing/Director1982 Room 666
Directing/Director1982 Hammett
Production/Producer1982 Reverse Angle: New York, March 1982
Directing/Director1980 Lightning Over Water
Writing/Writer1980 Lightning Over Water
Production/Producer1980 Lightning Over Water
Editing/Editor1980 Lightning Over Water
Directing/Director1977 The American Friend
Writing/Screenplay1977 The American Friend
Production/Producer1977 The American Friend
Directing/Director1976 Kings of the Road
Production/Producer1976 Kings of the Road
Writing/Screenplay1976 Kings of the Road
Directing/Director1975 Wrong Move
Directing/Director1974 The Island
Directing/Director1974 Alice in the Cities
Writing/Screenplay1974 Alice in the Cities
Directing/Director1974 From the Family of Reptiles
Directing/Director1973 The Scarlet Letter
Writing/Writer1973 The Scarlet Letter
Production/Producer1973 The Scarlet Letter
Directing/Director1971 Summer in the City
Writing/Writer1971 Summer in the City
Production/Producer1971 Summer in the City
Directing/Director1969 Polizeifilm
Writing/Writer1969 Polizeifilm
Crew/Cinematography1969 Polizeifilm
Editing/Editor1969 Polizeifilm
Directing/Director1969 3 American LPs
Editing/Editor1969 3 American LPs
Directing/Director1969 Silver City Revisited
Writing/Writer1969 Silver City Revisited
Crew/Cinematography1969 Silver City Revisited
Editing/Editor1969 Silver City Revisited
Directing/Director1968 Same Player Shoots Again
Writing/Writer1968 Same Player Shoots Again
Production/Producer1968 Same Player Shoots Again
Camera/Director of Photography1968 Same Player Shoots Again
Editing/Editor1968 Same Player Shoots Again
Directing/Director1967 Schauplätze
Writing/Writer1967 Schauplätze

TV Shows/Series with Wim Wenders as Crew(1)

Directing/Director1974 Ein Haus für uns

Additional Information

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Citizenship: Germany
Born: Tuesday, 08/14 1945 (August) in Düsseldorf (current age: 74 years + 10 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN), French (FR)
Educated at: University of Television and Film Munich
Employer: Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg
Member of: Academy of Arts of the GDR, Academy of Arts, Berlin
Spouses (current/former): Ronee Blakley, Lisa Kreuzer, Donata Wenders, Edda Köchl-König
Partner (current/former): Isabelle Weingarten
Other names for Wim Wenders (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Vimu Vendâsu"
"Ernst Wilhelm Wenders"
"빔 벤더스"
Wim Wenders frequently works together with these people:
Peter Przygodda (19x, Crew)
Robby Müller (14x, Crew)
Peter Handke (11x, Crew)
Rüdiger Vogler (9x, Actor)
Jürgen Knieper (8x, Crew)
Werner Herzog (7x, Crew)
Ulrich Felsberg (7x, Crew)
Dennis Hopper (6x, Actor)
Lisa Kreuzer (6x, Actress)
Samuel Fuller (6x, Crew)
Paddy Kelly (5x, Actor)
Bata Illic (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7957, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/26/2019