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Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders was born on August 14, 1945 in Dusseldorf. In 1964-65, he studied medicine and philosophy. From 1967 to 1970, he attended the Academy of Film and Television in Munich. From 1968 to 1972, he worked as a film critic for Filmkritik and Suddeutsche Zeitung. And, in 1971 he was one of the founding members of FILMVERLAG DER AUTOREN.

In 1975 Wim formed the Production Company ROAD MOVIES. In 1984 he became a member of the Akademie der Kunste in Berlin and in 1989 a Doctor h c. of the Sorbonne University in Paris. In 1991 he received the Friedrich Willhelm Murnau Award in Bielefeld. From 1991 to 1996 he was appointed Chairman of the European Film Academy. And from 1993 he has been teaching as an honorary professor at HFF (Academy of Film and Television) in Munich. In 1995 Doctor h.c. of the theological faculty of the University Freiburg Switzerland. In 1996 he was elected President of the European Film Academy.

Some of Wim's most renowned films are Paris, Texas, Wings of Desire, Lisbon Story, The End of the Violence and Beyond The Clouds, which he worked on with Michelangelo Antonioni.

As Wim said about making the Buena Vista Social Club: "I want to make a film that'll float on this river. Not interfering with it, just drifting along".

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Wim Wenders Facts

Birth NameWilhelm Ernst Wenders
BirthdayAugust 14, 1945 (78)
BirthplaceDüsseldorf, Germany

Selected Filmography

Buena Vista Social Club
Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy
Wings of Desire
The Salt Of The Earth
Every Thing Will Be Fine
Paris, Texas
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