Anton Corbijn

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Born: 20th May 1955, Strijen, South Holland, Netherlands. Dutch rock photographer, videomaker and film director.

Corbijn began his career in 1975, photographing Herman Brood, then moved to England in 1979 to work as a photographer for the NME. His first steps into video direction for Palais Schaumburg and Propaganda led to a long career in the medium. Best known for his photo and video work for U2 and Depeche Mode.

On 17 May 2007 Corbijn's first feature film, Control, opened to acclaimed reviews at the Cannes Film Festival. The Joy Division biopic has since gone on to win many awards.

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Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑntɔɲoːˈɦɑnəs ˈxɛrɪt kɔrˈbɛin vɑn ˌʋɪlənsˈʋaːrt]; born 20 May 1955) is a Dutch photographer, film director and music video 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 over three 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?", Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" (1993) and Coldplay’s "Talk" (2005) and "Viva la Vida" (2008), as well as the Ian Curtis biographical film Control (2007), The American (2010), A Most Wanted Man (2014), based on John le Carré's 2008 novel of the same name and Life (2015), after the friendship between Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock and James Dean.