Sunday September 27, 2020

Arts Interview: The king of cool

Anton Corbijn talks about his latest film and its leading man, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, writes James Mottram.

7th September, 2014
Philip Seymour Hoffman and Anton Corbijn on the set of A Most Wanted Man.

A Most Wanted Man – the title of his latest film – might well apply to Anton Corbijn. The Dutch-born photographer, video director and, recently, feature filmmaker is arguably more in demand than some of his subjects.

He certainly has an uncanny ability to make people – rock stars, painters, actors – seem cool. It was he who snapped that famous shot of Joy Division in 1979 in a London Tube station. And it was...

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