He also works as a graphic designer, designing posters, magazine covers, logos (the logo of his hometown The Hague in Holland is his), and 10 album sleeves for, amongst others, Depeche Mode and The American composer Herbert Grönemeyer. He also works as a stage designer, having done all of Depeche Mode's world tours since 1993, for which he has won international acclaim.
Mr. Corbijn has directed short films, including Some YoYo Stuff, an interpretation of and with artist Captain Beefheart, alias Don Van Vliet, starring David Lynch. He has directed over 75 music videos. Among the latter have been over a dozen Depeche Mode videos, such as Enjoy the Silence and Personal Jesus; Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box, for which he won an MTV Video Music Award; U2's One and Electrical Storm, starring Samantha Morton; Johnny Cash's Dehlia's Gone, with Kate Moss; Nick Cave's Straight to You; Metallica's Hero of the Day; the Killers' All These Things That I've Done; Coldplay's Talk and the original Viva la Vida, the song being based on Mr. Corbijn's video for Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence and which he shot in his hometown The Hague; and several for Herbert Grönemeyer, amongst which was Mensch, the biggest song Mr. Grönemeyer ever released. He was the first director ever to receive a Golden Frog at Lodz' Camerimage film festival, in 2007, for contribution to music video. A collection of his video work was released by Palm Pictures in 2005 on the DVD The Work of Director Anton Corbijn.
The American is his second feature film as director, following the 2007 drama Control, which won 5 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs) as well as over a dozen other awards worldwide including the Best New British Feature award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Control starred Sam Riley, a new acting discovery, who went on to win several awards for his role as Ian Curtis amongst which was a BIFA, as did Toby Kebbell, who played the manager. Samantha Morton, who starred as Ian's wife Debbie, was a BIFA nominee and earned a BAFTA Award nomination, as did the film itself.
Anton Corbijn Facts
|Birth Name||Anton Johannes Gerrit Corbijn van Willenswaard|
|Birthday||May 20, 1955 (63)|
|Birthplace||Strijen, Zuid Holland, Netherlands|