#291 Steve Martin / Wim Wenders – 14 August 1945

Steve Martin

Photo by David Shankbone

Stephen GlennSteve” Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer, musician and composer. In 1979, Martin co-wrote and starred in his first full-length movie, The Jerk, directed by Carl Reiner. Martin was in three more Reiner-directed comedies after The JerkDead Men Don’t Wear Plaid in 1982, The Man With Two Brains in 1983 and All Of Me in 1984, possibly his most critically acclaimed comic performance to date.

Wim Wenders

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Ernst Wilhelm “Wim” Wenders (born 14 August 1945) is a German film director, playwright, author, photographer and producer.  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.


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