Wim Wenders is celebrating his 74th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Popular director-author-producer-photographer Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 74th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
Wenders, a cultural icon
Born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders in Düsseldorf on August 14, 1945, his career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in German history. Wenders' not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Wim hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Wim Wenders as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 74.
Happy Birthday, Wim, you're the best!
Wim Wenders career in pictures
- Paris, Texas (1984)
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