55
0
Vote World Rank
215
Vote Germany Rank
4

Country: Germany

About Wim Wenders
Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders (born 14 August 1945) is a German film director, playwright, author, photographer and producer. Wenders was born in Düsseldorf. He graduated from high school in Oberhausen in the Ruhr area. He then studied medicine (1963–64) and philosophy (1964–65) in Freiburg and Düsseldorf. However, he dropped out of university studies and moved to Paris in October 1966 to become a painter. Wenders failed his entry test at France's national film school IDHEC (now La Fémis), and instead became an engraver in the studio of Johnny Friedlander, an American artist, in Montparnasse. During this time, Wenders became fascinated with cinema, and saw up to five movies a day at the local movie theater. Set on making his obsession also his life's work, Wenders returned to Germany in 1967 to work in the Düsseldorf office of United Artists. That fall, he entered the "Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München" (University of Television and Film Munich). Between 1967 and 1970 while at the "HFF", Wenders also worked as a film critic for FilmKritik, then the Munich daily newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, Twen magazine, and Der Spiegel. Wenders completed several short films before graduating from the Hochschule with a feature-length 16mm black and white film, Summer in the City. Wenders began his career with the rise of the New German Cinema at the end of the 1960s, making his feature directorial debut with Summer in the City (1970). Awards that he has received include the Golden Lion for The State of Things at the Venice Film Festival (1982), the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival for his movie Paris, Texas, and Best Direction for Wings of Desire in the 1987 Bavarian Film Awards and the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. Wenders was awarded honorary doctorates at the Sorbonne in Paris in 1989 and at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium in 2005. In 1993 he again won the Bavarian Film Awards for Best Director. He was awarded the Leopard of Honour at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2005. Much of the cinematography in his movies was as a result of a highly productive collaboration with Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller. He also worked with the Austrian writer Peter Handke, adapting Handke's novel The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick for his second feature film, The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty and Handke collaborated with Wenders on Wings of Desire. He co-wrote Until the End of the World starring actress and romantic interest Solveig Dommartin. He has directed several highly acclaimed documentaries, most notably Buena Vista Social Club (1999) about Cuban musicians, and The Soul of a Man (2003) on American blues. Wenders has directed many music videos for U2, including "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)" and a number of television commercials including a UK advertisement for Carling Premier Canadian beer. His book, Emotion Pictures - a collection of diary essays written while a film student - was broadcast as a series of plays on BBC Radio 3, featuring Peter Capaldi as Wenders, with Gina McKee, Saskia Reeves, Dennis Hopper, Harry Dean Stanton and Ricky Tomlinson, dramatised by Neil Cargill. Wenders is also a member of the advisory board of World Cinema Foundation. The project was founded by Martin Scorsese and aimed at finding and reconstructing world cinema films that have been long neglected.

Best Supporters

How can you earn points?
1 Vote 1 Point [You must be logged in]
1 Referrer* 10 Points
*Call your friends to become a fan of Wim Wenders with your referrer link and earn 10 points

Wim Wenders Most Popular Quotes

Add Quote

Germany Directors Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
1. Fritz Lang 1081
2. Werner Herzog 595
3. Roland Emmerich 116
4. Wim Wenders 55

Directors Ranking

Show All
Rank Name Total
211. Mehmet Fuat Köprülü 57
212. Handan İpekci 56
213. Jayme Monjardim 56
214. Carlos Saldanha 55
215. Wim Wenders 55
216. Abdullah Oğuz 55
217. Doruk Çetin 53
218. Emre Şahin 52
219. Kutluğ Ataman 51

Wim Wenders Photos

Today Overall Show All

Wim Wenders Videos

Today Overall Show All

Best Countries

Today Overall
# Name Today Total
1 Turkey 228890 8168845
2 Brazil 58066 4742783
3 Romania 53859 559037
4 South Korea 49510 1753570
5 India 47545 3727817
6 Portugal 27545 302574
7 Russia 20075 1338426
8 Iran 16113 4170465
9 United Kingdom 8210 893811
10 United States of America 7748 1426813
11 Macedonia 7743 957429
12 Syria 7575 1395068
13 Germany 7466 79145
14 Serbia 6508 215612
15 Ukraine 4321 231994
16 Poland 3797 407094
17 Israel 3258 69723
18 Lebanon 2717 543489
19 Jordan 2466 519541
20 Saudi Arabia 2294 771030
21 Bulgaria 1894 324582
22 France 1800 85623
23 Palestine 1554 152895
24 Slovakia 1281 13161
25 Bosnia and Herzegovina 953 360678
26 Norway 834 15473
27 Sri Lanka 746 9303
28 Pakistan 390 275003
29 Italy 236 62337
30 Iraq 219 850249
31 Greece 174 416240
32 Afghanistan 48 5591529
33 Czech Republic 44 19861
34 Estonia 43 43
35 Latvia 42 42
36 Argentina 37 59221
37 Spain 22 83258
38 Lithuania 17 52
39 Egypt 13 958948
40 Hungary 13 2688
41 Monaco 10 41
42 Slovenia 10 67
43 Canada 9 23175
44 Indonesia 8 43756
45 Uruguay 8 514
46 Belarus 5 2617
47 Malaysia 4 11334
48 Faroe Islands 2 3014
49 Turkmenistan 2 6
50 Tunisia 2 40346
51 Swaziland 2 2
52 Switzerland 1 603122
53 Ethiopia 1 13229
54 Bahrain 1 16644
55 Mexico 1 37801
56 Georgia 1 92
57 Peru 1 1633
58 Philippines 0 618
59 Oman 0 4
60 Panama 0 1
61 Papua New Guinea 0 0
62 Paraguay 0 13
63 Mongolia 0 2
64 Montenegro 0 96
65 Morocco 0 347003
66 Mozambique 0 0
67 Myanmar 0 40
68 Namibia 0 0
69 Nauru 0 0
70 Nepal 0 0
71 Netherlands 0 282
72 New Zealand 0 12332
73 Nicaragua 0 0
74 Niger 0 0
75 Nigeria 0 10
76 Northern Cyprus 0 374
77 Puerto Rico 0 1384
78 Qatar 0 0
79 Seychelles 0 0
80 Sierra Leone 0 0
81 Singapore 0 1
82 Rwanda 0 0
83 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0
84 Saint Lucia 0 0
85 Samoa 0 0
86 San Marino 0 0
87 Sao Tome and Principe 0 0
88 Luxembourg 0 0
89 Macau 0 0
90 Lesotho 0 0
91 Liberia 0 3
92 Libya 0 143
93 Liechtenstein 0 0
94 Moldova 0 11059
95 Madagascar 0 0
96 Malawi 0 0
97 Maldives 0 3
98 Mali 0 0
99 Malta 0 311
100 Mauritania 0 0