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Wim Wenders

Name in Native Language: "Ernst Wilhelm Wenders" (German/DE)
Film Director / Actor / Photographer / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 08/14/1945 (78) | Düsseldorf (Germany)
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Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders (German: [ˈvɪm ˈvɛndɐs]; born 14 August 1945) is a German filmmaker and playwright, who is a major figure in New German Cinema. Among the honors he has received are prizes from the Cannes, Venice, and Berlin film festivals. He has also received a BAFTA Award and been nominated for three Academy Awards and a Grammy Award. Wenders made his feature film debut with Summer in the City (1970). He earned critical acclaim for directing the films Alice in the Cities (1974), The Wrong Move (1975), and Kings of the Road (1976), later known as the Road Movie trilogy. Wenders won the BAFTA Award for Best Direction and the Palme d'Or for Paris, Texas (1984) and the Cannes Film Festival Best Director Award for Wings of Desire (1987). His other notable films include ()
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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 Film Festival Award for Best Director Helmut Käutner Prize Knight Commander's Cross of The Order of Merit of The Federal Republic of Germany Pour Le Mérite for Sciences and Arts Order Order of Merit of North Rhine-Westphalia Ring of Honour of The City Wuppertal Leopard of Honour Commandeur Des Arts Et Des Lettres‎ Commander of The Order of Merit of Portugal European Film Award for Best Director 2x European Film Award for Best Documentary BAFTA Award for Best Direction Golden Medal for Merit To Culture Pour le Mérite Goya Award for Best Documentary Grand Prix (Cannes Film Festival) Honorary Golden Bear 2x Fipresci Prize of The Festival De Cannes 3x Prize of The Ecumenical Jury Cannes Silver Bear Robert-Bresson Award Un Certain Regard Award François Chalais Prize César Award for Best Documentary Film Herbert Strate Award Berliner Bär 2x Honorary Doctor of The Sorbonne Nouvelle University 2x European Film Award for Best Film 2x European Film Award for Best Director 2x European Film Award for Best Documentary European Film Academy Lux Award
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Movies with Wim Wenders as Actor(79)

as himself2023 Cannes Uncut
as himself2022 CAN and Me
as himself2021 Now
as himself2020 Wim Wenders, Desperado
as himself2020 High Maintenance
as Larry2019 Zeroville
as Self - Director2019 Paul Auster: What If
as himself2018 Beyond the Bolex
as Self - Narrator (voice) (uncredited)2018 Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
as himself2016 Along for the Ride
as himself2014 The Salt of the Earth
as Self - Reader (segment "A River of Tears")2013 A Fuller Life
as himself2012 BAM150
as himself2011 Viaggio in Bergmania
as Gray Fox2010 Snowblind
as himself2008 Back to Room 666
as himself2007 Cannes: All Access
as himself2001 Janela da Alma
as himself2000 FreeDogme
as himself1996 Love in Hollywood
as Regisseur / Milchmann1995 A Trick of the Light
as himself1993 Talking with Ozu
as himself1988 Alekan, la lumière
as Gas Station Attendant1987 Helsinki Napoli - All Night Long
as Regisseur1985 King Kong's Fist
as Dieb im Videoladen1984 Tausend Augen
as Tram Passenger1982 The State of Things
as himself1982 Room 666
as himself1980 Lightning over Water
as N°2121978 Cinématon
as Another Director1978 Long Shot
as Figure Wrapped in Plaster Bandages in Ambulance (uncredited)1977 The American Friend
as Spectator at Pauline's Theater (uncredited)1976 Kings of the Road
as Man in Dining Car (uncredited)1975 Wrong Move
as Man by Jukebox in American Cafe (uncredited)1974 Alice in the Cities
as Man Walking through Vienna Bus Station (uncredited)1972 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(20)

as himself2010 Westpol: Eins zu eins
as himself2007 Dickes B
as himself2004 Im Palais
as himself1999 Volle Kanne
as himself1998 Sabine Christiansen
as himself1997 Im Dialog
as himself1997 Nachtstudio
as himself1992 Riverboat
as himself1987 Nachtcafé
as himself1982 Wortwechsel
as himself1982 Menschen
as himself1979 NDR Talk Show
as himself1976 Kölner Treff
as himself1975 Midi Première

Movies with Wim Wenders as Crew(162)

Production/Co-Producer2024 An Endless Sunday
Production/Executive Producer2023 Sound of Ice
Directing/Director2023 Perfect Days
Production/Producer2023 Perfect Days
Writing/Writer2023 Perfect Days
Production/Producer2023 Mutiny in Heaven: The Birthday Party
Directing/Director2023 Anselm
Writing/Writer2023 Anselm
Production/Executive Producer2023 Songs of Earth
Production/Executive Producer2022 Roving Woman
Production/Executive Producer2021 Karen Dalton: In My Own Time
Production/Executive Producer2021 United States vs. Reality Winner
Production/Producer2020 A Black Jesus
Production/Executive Producer2019 Waiting for the Miracle to Come
Production/Executive Producer2018 It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story
Directing/Director2018 Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
Production/Producer2018 Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
Production/Executive Producer2018 Little Hands
Production/Executive Producer2017 Buena Vista Social Club: Adios
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
Camera/Still Photographer2014 The Salt of the Earth
Directing/Director2014 The Salt of the Earth
Writing/Writer2014 The Salt of the Earth
Production/Executive Producer2014 The Salt of the Earth
Crew/Thanks2012 Stories We Tell
Directing/Director2012 Invisible World
Directing/Director2011 Pina
Production/Producer2011 Pina
Writing/Screenplay2011 Pina
Production/Executive Producer2010 Au Revoir Taipei
Production/Executive Producer2008 The Clone Returns Home
Directing/Director2008 8
Directing/Director2008 Palermo Shooting
Production/Producer2008 Palermo Shooting
Writing/Writer2008 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
Production/Executive Producer2005 Don't Come Knocking
Writing/Writer2005 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
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
Production/Producer1997 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
Production/Producer1995 A Trick of the Light
Writing/Writer1995 A Trick of the Light
Directing/Director1995 Lumière and Company
Directing/Director1994 Lisbon Story
Production/Producer1994 Lisbon Story
Writing/Screenplay1994 Lisbon Story
Directing/Director1993 Faraway, So Close!
Production/Producer1993 Faraway, So Close!
Writing/Screenplay1993 Faraway, So Close!
Directing/Director1991 Until the End of the World
Production/Co-Producer1991 Until the End of the World
Writing/Screenplay1991 Until the End of the World
Writing/Story1991 Until the End of the World
Camera/Director of Photography1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes
Directing/Director1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes
Production/Producer1989 Notebook on Cities and Clothes
Production/Co-Producer1988 Chocolat
Directing/Director1987 Wings of Desire
Production/Producer1987 Wings of Desire
Writing/Screenplay1987 Wings of Desire
Directing/Director1985 Tokyo-Ga
Editing/Editor1985 Tokyo-Ga
Production/Producer1985 Tokyo-Ga
Writing/Writer1985 Tokyo-Ga
Directing/Director1984 Paris, Texas
Production/Producer1984 Paris, Texas
Directing/Director1982 The State of Things
Writing/Writer1982 The State of Things
Production/Producer1982 The State of Things
Directing/Director1982 Room 666
Production/Producer1982 Room 666
Writing/Writer1982 Room 666
Directing/Director1982 Hammett
Production/Producer1982 Reverse Angle: New York, March 1982
Directing/Director1980 Lightning over Water
Editing/Editor1980 Lightning over Water
Production/Producer1980 Lightning over Water
Writing/Writer1980 Lightning over Water
Production/Associate Producer1979 Radio On
Directing/Director1977 The American Friend
Production/Producer1977 The American Friend
Writing/Screenplay1977 The American Friend
Production/Producer1977 The Left-Handed Woman
Directing/Director1976 Kings of the Road
Production/Producer1976 Kings of the Road
Writing/Screenplay1976 Kings of the Road
Directing/Director1975 Wrong Move
Production/Producer1975 Wrong Move
Directing/Director1974 The Island
Directing/Director1974 Alice in the Cities
Production/Producer1974 Alice in the Cities
Writing/Screenplay1974 Alice in the Cities
Directing/Director1974 From the Family of Reptiles
Directing/Director1973 The Scarlet Letter
Production/Producer1973 The Scarlet Letter
Writing/Writer1973 The Scarlet Letter
Directing/Director1971 Summer in the City
Production/Producer1971 Summer in the City
Writing/Writer1971 Summer in the City
Crew/Cinematography1969 Polizeifilm
Directing/Director1969 Polizeifilm
Editing/Editor1969 Polizeifilm
Writing/Writer1969 Polizeifilm
Directing/Director1969 Alabama
Editing/Editor1969 Alabama
Writing/Writer1969 Alabama
Directing/Director1969 3 American LPs
Editing/Editor1969 3 American LPs
Crew/Cinematography1969 Silver City Revisited
Directing/Director1969 Silver City Revisited
Editing/Editor1969 Silver City Revisited
Production/Producer1969 Silver City Revisited
Writing/Writer1969 Silver City Revisited
Camera/Director of Photography1968 Same Player Shoots Again
Directing/Director1968 Same Player Shoots Again
Editing/Editor1968 Same Player Shoots Again
Production/Producer1968 Same Player Shoots Again
Writing/Writer1968 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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Full Name: Ernst Wenders
Citizenship: Germany
Born: Tuesday, 08/14 1945 (August) in Düsseldorf (Germany) (current age: 78 years + 337 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, Deutsche Filmakademie, Writers Guild of America, West, Directors Guild of America
Spouses (current/former): Ronee Blakley, Lisa Kreuzer, Donata Wenders, Edda Köchl-König
Other names for Wim Wenders (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Vimu Vendâsu"
"文溫德斯"
"빔 벤더스"
"Вим Вендерс"
"Ernst Wilhelm Wenders"
Wim Wenders frequently works together with these people:
Robby Müller (22x, Crew)
Peter Przygodda (22x, Crew)
Peter Handke (16x, Actor)
Rüdiger Vogler (13x, Actor)
Martin Schäfer (13x, Crew)
Iris Berben (12x, Actress)
Frank Elstner (12x, Actor)
Ulla Kock am Brink (12x, Actress)
Alice Schwarzer (12x, Actress)
Werner Herzog (11x, Crew)
Martin Müller (11x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:7957, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 07/09/2024