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      Wim Wenders

      Wim Wenders

      Highest Rated: 100% Alice in the Cities (1974)

      Lowest Rated: 22% Submergence (2017)

      Birthday: Aug 14, 1945

      Birthplace: Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

      One of the more successful and prolific filmmakers to emerge from the New German Cinema movement, iconoclastic director Wim Wenders continually walked the line between art house aesthetic and commercial appeal with his vast body of work. Stark early efforts, such as the nihilistic "The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick" (1972) and road movies like "Alice in the Cities" (1974), led to more focused works along the lines of "The American Friend" (1977). Having gained international notoriety, Wenders indulged his fascination with Americana in the acclaimed "Paris, Texas" (1984) then returned to Berlin for his beloved fantasy-drama "Wings of Desire" (1987). He also broadened the scope of his artistic pursuits with forays into music video and television commercial directing, photographic exhibitions, authoring several essay collections and more. "Until the End of the World" (1991) was accompanied by one of the most acclaimed movie soundtracks of the 1990s, with a line-up of talent ranging from Neneh Cherry to Nick Cave. Wenders also displayed his remarkable acumen with music documentaries like "Buena Vista Social Club" (1999). With "Don't Come Knocking" (2005) he returned to the well for another American road movie with "Paris, Texas" collaborator Sam Shepard, while the audacious 3-D dance documentary "Pina" (2011) proved the director still capable of pushing boundaries. Boasting a career that spanned more than 40 years and included over 50 highly personal, yet largely accessible films, Wenders was easily one of his generation's most appreciated independent filmmakers.

      Highest rated movies

      Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
      The Story Of Film: An Odyssey
      Notebook on Cities and Clothes

      Photos

      DON'T COME KNOCKING, Sam Shepard, director Wim Wenders, Jessica Lange on set, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics DON'T COME KNOCKING, director Wim Wenders on set, 2005, (c) Sony Pictures Classics WINGS OF DESIRE, aka ( DER HIMMEL UBER BERLIN ), Wim Wenders directs Solveig Dommartin, 1987 BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, Ibrahim Ferrer, Wim Wenders, 1999, (c)Artisan Entertainment THE STATE OF THINGS, (aka Der Stand der Dinge), Wim Wenders and Sam Fuller on set, 1982 PINA, from left: cinematographer Helene Louvart, director Wim Wenders, 2011. ©Sundance Selects PALERMO SHOOTING, director Wim Wenders, Campino, on set, 2008. ©Senator Film POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD, FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR WIM WENDERS, POPE FRANCIS, ON SET, 2018. © FOCUS FEATURES PALERMO SHOOTING, director Wim Wenders, Campino, on set, 2008. ©Senator Film THE MILLION DOLLAR HOTEl, director Wim Wenders on set, 2000, © Lions Gate LAND OF PLENTY, (aka TERRE D'ABONDANCE), John Diehl, Wim Wenders, 2004, (c) IFC Films LAND OF PLENTY, aka TERRE D'ABONDANCE), Director Wim Wenders, Michelle Williams, 2004, (c) IFC Films LAND OF PLENTY, (aka TERRE D'ABONDANCE), Michelle Williams, Wim Wenders, John Diehl, 2004, (c) IFC Films LAND OF PLENTY, (aka TERRE D'ABONDANCE), Michelle Williams, director Wim Wenders, on set, 2004. ©IFC Films Wim Wenders in attendance for 64th Annual 2012 Writers Guild of America WGA Awards West, Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, CA February 19, 2012. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      98% 83% Anselm Director,
      Writer
      $42.6K 2023
      96% 93% Perfect Days Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $562.2K 2023
      100% No Score Yet Mutiny in Heaven: The Birthday Party Executive Producer - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet CAN and Me Self - 2023
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Room 999 Self - 2023
      95% No Score Yet Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer Self - 2022
      86% No Score Yet Roving Woman Executive Producer - 2022
      91% 62% Reality Winner Executive Producer - 2021
      93% 85% Film, the Living Record of Our Memory Self $8.7K 2021
      100% No Score Yet Karen Dalton: In My Own Time Executive Producer - 2020
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Waiting for the Miracle to Come Executive Producer - 2018
      82% 74% Pope Francis -- A Man of His Word Self,
      Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $2.0M 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Living the Light Unknown (Character) - 2018
      70% No Score Yet Water and Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, the Colours of Life Self - 2017
      22% 31% Submergence Director - 2017
      70% 73% Buena Vista Social Club: Adiós Executive Producer $118.3K 2017
      100% 60% National Bird Executive Producer $8.8K 2016
      30% 33% The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 2016
      90% 57% Our Last Tango Executive Producer $99.9K 2015
      28% 24% Every Thing Will Be Fine Director - 2015
      94% 90% The Salt of the Earth Narrator,
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Executive Producer
      $1.1M 2014
      No Score Yet 56% Cathedrals of Culture Director - 2014
      50% 67% Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle Executive Producer - 2012
      89% 76% Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction Unknown (Character) - 2012
      95% 81% Pina Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      $3.5M 2011
      86% 90% The Story Of Film: An Odyssey Unknown (Character) - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Snowblind Gray Fox (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 60% Au Revoir Taipei Executive Producer - 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 63% Palermo Shooting Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet One Who Set Forth: Wim Wenders' Early Years Unknown (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 90% Invisibles Director - 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Invisible Crimes Director - 2007
      43% 60% Don't Come Knocking Director,
      Executive Producer
      $438.7K 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet La Torcedura Unknown (Character),
      Executive Producer
      - 2004
      No Score Yet 59% The Sons of Buena Vista Executive Producer - 2004
      63% 62% Land of Plenty Director,
      Writer
      - 2004
      No Score Yet 86% The Soul of a Man Director,
      Writer
      - 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ode to Cologne: A Rock 'n' Roll Film Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 2002
      86% 77% Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet Director - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Fassbinder in Hollywood Unknown (Character) - 2002
      24% 67% The Million Dollar Hotel Director,
      Producer
      $52.5K 2000
      92% 90% Buena Vista Social Club Director,
      Writer
      $7.0M 1999
      58% 82% City of Angels Screenwriter $78.7M 1998
      29% 43% The End of Violence Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $283.0K 1997
      68% 67% Beyond the Clouds Director,
      Writer
      $30.9K 1995
      No Score Yet 53% A Trick of the Light Director,
      Producer
      - 1995
      No Score Yet 86% Lisbon Story Director,
      Producer
      - 1994
      58% 87% Faraway, So Close! Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1993
      89% 89% Until the End of the World Director,
      Writer
      $662.2K 1991
      80% 71% Notebook on Cities and Clothes Unknown (Character),
      Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1989
      95% 93% Wings of Desire Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $120.8K 1987
      60% 78% Tokyo-Ga Director,
      Producer
      - 1985
      94% 93% Paris, Texas Director - 1984
      77% 62% Hammett Director - 1982
      40% 83% The State of Things Director - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Der Stand Der Dinge Director - 1982
      No Score Yet 53% Room 666 Director,
      Writer
      - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Reverse Angle: A Letter From New York Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1982
      67% 70% Lightning Over Water Self,
      Director,
      Film Editing
      - 1980
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Shot Another Director (Character) - 1978
      88% 80% The American Friend Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Left-Handed Woman Producer - 1977
      100% 88% Kings of the Road Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1976
      71% 63% The Wrong Move Director - 1975
      100% 91% Alice in the Cities Director - 1974
      No Score Yet 27% The Scarlet Letter Director - 1973
      No Score Yet 56% The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick Director,
      Writer
      - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Summer in the City Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1970
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Alabama: 2000 Light Years From Home Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Film Editing
      - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Silver City Revisited Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing
      - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Polizeifilm Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing
      - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet 3 American LPs Director,
      Film Editing
      - 1969
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Same Player Shoots Again Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer,
      Cinematographer,
      Film Editing
      - 1968