Quotes by Wim Wenders

About Wim Wenders:


Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, photographer, and a major figure in New German Cinema. In a career spanning over four decades, he has received some of the highest international film awards, including the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival for his drama Paris, Texas; the Golden Lion for the drama The State of Things at the Venice Film Festival (1982); and Best Director for the romantic fantasy film Wings of Desire at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival. He has been nominated for the Academy Awards three times, for his documentaries Buena Vista Social Club, about the music of Cuba, Pina, about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch, and The Salt of the Earth, about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado. Since 1996, Wenders has been the president of the European Film Academy in Berlin.

Author Bio


  • NameWim Wenders
  • DescriptionGerman film director, playwright, screenwriter, photographer and film producer
  • AliasesErnst Wilhelm Wender
  • BornAugust 14, 1945
  • CountryGermany
  • ProfessionFilm Director; Actor; Photographer
  • AwardsOrder Of Merit For Arts And Science; Order Of Merit Of North Rhine-Westphalia; Ring Of Honour Of The City Wuppertal; Grand Cross Of The Order Of Merit Of The Federal Republic Of Germany With Star