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11/12/2014 01:22 pm ET Updated Jan 12, 2015

Wim Wenders: Advice to the Young

"Do what nobody else can do except for you." Such is the unflagging advice from German filmmaker Wim Wenders, who in this video gives us his take on how to become a successful artist.

According to Wenders, achieving success in your creative endeavors is quite simply a matter of "finding the thing that you can do better than anyone else." The message is clear and delivered with great resolution by one of the most important German directors on the international scene.

Wim Wenders (born Ernst Wilhelm Wenders in 1945) is the director behind movies such as 'Paris, Texas', 'Wings of Desire' ('Der Himmel über Berlin'), 'Faraway, So Close!' ('In weiter Ferne so nah'), 'Buena Vista Social Club' and 'Pina'. He has received a multitude of international awards, including the Palme d'Or, the BAFTA and the Golden Lion. Since 1996 he has been the president of the European Film Academy in Berlin. Apart from being a highly praised filmmaker, Wenders is also an acclaimed playwright, photographer and author.

Wim Wenders was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner.

Camera: Simon Weyhe

Edited: Kamilla Bruus

Produced by Marc-Christoph Wagner, 2014.

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