Anton Corbijn

Born: 05/19/1955 in Strijen, Zuid-Holland, NL


Actor (4)

Anton Corbijn Inside Out 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

From the Sky Down 2011 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Shadow Play: The Making of Anton Corbijn 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Joy Division 2007 (Movie)

Director (4)

A Most Wanted Man 2014 (Movie)


Life 2014 (Movie)


The American 2010 (Movie)


Control 2007 (Movie)

Camera, Film, & Tape (1)

Woo 1998 (Movie)

Miles Davis photography provider (Photography)
Producer (1)

Control 2007 (Movie)

Other (1)

Bent 1997 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)



Adapted John le Carre's spy novel, "A Most Wanted Man," for the screen


Directed George Clooney in "The American"


Directorial debut with the Joy Division biopic, "Control"


Directed the music video for Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box"


Photographed the album cover for U2's Achtung Baby


Photographed the album cover for U2's The Joshua Tree

Bonus Trivia


Was an internationally recognized rock music photographer in the 1980s and 1990s, having photographed U2, Depeche Mode, Elvis Costello, and Joy Division, among several others.


Corbijn directed the music video for Nirvana's grunge classic, "Heart-Shaped Box."


He shot the covers for U2's classic albums, Achtung Baby and Joshua Tree.


"I’m not famous; I am simply very well-known to certain people. Famous is something different." -- from, Dec. 19, 2012


"I don’t go to my photo shoots with any grand scheme in mind. That wasn’t even during the time in which I still needed to work on a certain person for one or two years just in order to get them to do one portrait. These days I don’t wait for everything to be ideal for the portrait. A photo doesn’t need to be perfect to fascinate." -- from, Dec. 19, 2012