31 March 1939: Birthday of Volker Schlöndorff, German director and producer (Source)

Volker Schlöndorff – photo by Mariusz Kubik (Source)

Volker Schlöndorff (German pronunciation: [ˈfɔlkɐ ˈʃløːnˌdɔʁ] (About this soundlisten); born 31 March 1939) is a German filmmaker who has worked in Germany, France and the United States. He was a prominent member of the New German Cinema of the late 1960s and early 1970s, which also included Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders, Margarethe von Trotta and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

He won an Oscar as well as the Palme d’Or at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival for The Tin Drum (1979), the film version of the novel by Nobel Prize-winning author Günter Grass.[1] (Source)

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