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Anton Corbijn is a Actor, Director, Writer and Producer Néerlandais born on 20 may 1955 at Strijen (Pays-bas)

Anton Corbijn

Anton Corbijn
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Birth name Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard
Nationality Pays-bas
Birth 20 may 1955 (64 years) at Strijen (Pays-bas)

Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard ([ˈɑntɔn kɔrˈbɛin]; born 20 May 1955) is a Dutch photographer, music video director, and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2, having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both bands for almost 3 decades. Some of his works include music videos for Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence" (1990), U2's "One" (version 1) (1991), Bryan Adams' "Do I Have to Say the Words? and Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" (1993), as well as the Ian Curtis biopic Control (2007), George Clooney's The American (2010), and A Most Wanted Man (2013) based on John le Carré's 2008 novel of the same name.

Biography

Il commence sa carrière au mensuel musical Oor en 1977 avant de s'installer à Londres où il entre dans le magazine New Musical Express. Ses clichés noir et blanc fortement contrastés le font connaître et de nombreuses stars passent devant son objectif (David Bowie, Joy Division, U2, Miles Davis, Johnny Hallyday, Clint Eastwood, Vanessa Paradis, etc.). Il collabore fréquemment avec Depeche Mode (depuis 1986), groupe pour lequel il réalise clips et pochettes à de nombreuses reprises ainsi que les installations scéniques de leurs concerts.

Le DVD The Work of Director Anton Corbijn groupe ses principales réalisations (Nirvana, The Killers, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, etc.).

Il réalise Control en 2007, un long-métrage sur la vie de Ian Curtis, long-métrage présenté à la Quinzaine des réalisateurs du Festival de Cannes 2007.

En février 2012 il est membre du jury de la Berlinale 2012, sous la présidence de Mike Leigh.

En décembre 2015 il est membre du jury du 15e Festival international du film de Marrakech, présidé par Francis Ford Coppola.

Best films

The American (2010)
(Director)

Usually with

Martin Ruhe
Martin Ruhe
(2 films)
Iain Canning
Iain Canning
(2 films)
Brian Eno
Brian Eno
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Anton Corbijn (7 films)

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Actor

Joy Division, 1h33
Directed by Grant Gee
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Anton Corbijn
Roles Himself
Rating77% 3.8953953.8953953.8953953.8953953.895395
En 1976, quatre jeunes hommes issus de la post-industrielle Manchester se rendent à un concert des Sex Pistols. Fortement inspirés par ce show auquel ils ont assisté, ils décident de monter un groupe, Joy Division. Près de 30 ans plus tard, malgré une tragédie qui les a arrêtés dans leur élan, Joy Division connaît un succès et une influence plus grande que jamais. Leur héritage résonne tout particulièrement dans une industrie musicale actuelle carriériste et une culture pop surmédiatisée. Grâce à des interviews des membres survivants du groupe, aujourd'hui réunis sous le nom de New Order, et à des archives inédites, Joy Division se fait la chronique d'un changement social et politique en Angleterre et nous entraîne dans l'histoire de ces quatre hommes, qui ont transcendé les barrières économiques et culturelles pour produire une musique atemporelle.

Director

Life
Life (2015)
, 1h51
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about television, Photographie
Actors Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan, Ben Kingsley, Alessandra Mastronardi, Joel Edgerton, Michael Therriault
Rating61% 3.050193.050193.050193.050193.05019
The story follows Dennis Stock, who works at the Magnum Photos Agency and got an assignment to shoot rising Hollywood star James Dean, before the release of East of Eden. Friendship developed between them during the assignment, as the pair traveled from Los Angeles to New York to Indiana.
A Most Wanted Man, 2h1
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Spy
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Daniel Brühl, Nina Hoss
Rating67% 3.39823.39823.39823.39823.3982
Issa Karpov (Grigoriy Dobrygin), a political refugee from Chechnya who has been tortured by Russian security forces, enters Hamburg, Germany, illegally.
The American, 1h45
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors George Clooney, Violante Placido, Thekla Reuten, Paolo Bonacelli, Björn Granath, Thekla Reuten
Rating62% 3.147973.147973.147973.147973.14797
Jack (George Clooney), a gunsmith and contract killer, and his lover, Ingrid (Irina Björklund), are relaxing in Sweden. Jack becomes alarmed by a trail of footprints in the snow and pulls Ingrid towards shelter. Sniper gunshots ring out. Ingrid sees Jack pull a gun from his pocket and shoot the approaching sniper. Knowing his identity is in jeopardy, and with little hesitation, Jack shoots and kills Ingrid. He flees to Rome and contacts his handler Pavel (Johan Leysen), who insists that Jack cannot stay in Rome. Pavel sends him to Castelvecchio (a small town in the mountains of Abruzzo). Jack becomes nervous, and, disposing of the cell phone Pavel gave him, goes to nearby Castel del Monte, Abruzzo, instead.
Linear
Linear (2009)
, 56minutes
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Saïd Taghmaoui, Lizzie Brocheré
Rating71% 3.5975853.5975853.5975853.5975853.597585
The film opens with a scene of Paris as night falls, before moving on to a journey through the city streets ("Unknown Caller"). At the end of the trip through Paris, a motorcycle cop (Taghmaoui) sits on his police-issued motorcycle, staring at some graffiti on a wall which reads "Fuck the Police" in French. Kicking his bike over, he pours gasoline on it, sets it alight, and watches it burn ("Breathe"). As dawn breaks, he gets on his own motorcycle and begins his journey through the French countryside before crossing into Spain, aiming to see his girlfriend in Tripoli ("Winter"). Pulling off for a break part-way through the journey, the cop lies on his back and watches a cloud form the image of the African continent before falling asleep ("White as Snow"). Waking up, he resumes his journey across Spain ("No Line on the Horizon").
Control
Control (2007)
, 2h1
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about suicide, Musical films
Actors Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Joe Anderson, Craig Parkinson
Rating76% 3.849423.849423.849423.849423.84942
Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) and Debbie Woodruff (Samantha Morton) marry in 1975 in their home town of Macclesfield at ages 19 and 18, respectively. Ian retreats from domestic life, preferring to write poetry in solitude. On June 4, 1976 they attend a Sex Pistols concert with Bernard Sumner (James Anthony Pearson), Peter Hook (Joe Anderson), and Terry Mason (Andrew Sheridan), who are starting a band. Mesmerized by the concert, Ian volunteers to be their singer. They name themselves Warsaw, and Terry moves into a managerial role with the addition of drummer Stephen Morris (Harry Treadaway). The band debuts 19 May 1977 and soon rename themselves Joy Division. Ian and Debbie finance their first EP, An Ideal for Living (1978).

Scriptwriter

Linear
Linear (2009)
, 56minutes
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Saïd Taghmaoui, Lizzie Brocheré
Roles Writer
Rating71% 3.5975853.5975853.5975853.5975853.597585
The film opens with a scene of Paris as night falls, before moving on to a journey through the city streets ("Unknown Caller"). At the end of the trip through Paris, a motorcycle cop (Taghmaoui) sits on his police-issued motorcycle, staring at some graffiti on a wall which reads "Fuck the Police" in French. Kicking his bike over, he pours gasoline on it, sets it alight, and watches it burn ("Breathe"). As dawn breaks, he gets on his own motorcycle and begins his journey through the French countryside before crossing into Spain, aiming to see his girlfriend in Tripoli ("Winter"). Pulling off for a break part-way through the journey, the cop lies on his back and watches a cloud form the image of the African continent before falling asleep ("White as Snow"). Waking up, he resumes his journey across Spain ("No Line on the Horizon").

Producer

Control
Control (2007)
, 2h1
Directed by Anton Corbijn
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about suicide, Musical films
Actors Sam Riley, Samantha Morton, Toby Kebbell, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Joe Anderson, Craig Parkinson
Roles Producer
Rating76% 3.849423.849423.849423.849423.84942
Ian Curtis (Sam Riley) and Debbie Woodruff (Samantha Morton) marry in 1975 in their home town of Macclesfield at ages 19 and 18, respectively. Ian retreats from domestic life, preferring to write poetry in solitude. On June 4, 1976 they attend a Sex Pistols concert with Bernard Sumner (James Anthony Pearson), Peter Hook (Joe Anderson), and Terry Mason (Andrew Sheridan), who are starting a band. Mesmerized by the concert, Ian volunteers to be their singer. They name themselves Warsaw, and Terry moves into a managerial role with the addition of drummer Stephen Morris (Harry Treadaway). The band debuts 19 May 1977 and soon rename themselves Joy Division. Ian and Debbie finance their first EP, An Ideal for Living (1978).