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Interview: Anton Corbijn on making The American | reviews, news & interviews

Interview: Anton Corbijn on making The American

Interview: Anton Corbijn on making The American

Celebrated Dutch photographer and director talks Clooney, Control and U2

George Clooney as Jack in 'The American'; 'More brutal than Bond'

Joy Division brought Anton Corbijn to England in 1979 and, nearly 30 years later, made him a cinema director. The sleeve of the band’s album Unknown Pleasures fascinated him so deeply he felt compelled to leave Holland for the country where such mysteries were made. The photographs he took of them for the NME helped make an icon of their singer Ian Curtis even before his 1980 suicide, and were themselves icons of a school of serious, black-and-white rock photography.

I wanted to make so many changes from my first film to this film that I actually changed the nationality of the characters

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