Xavier Koller

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Xavier Koller
1991 Academy Award Condor Films.jpg
Xavier Koller (holding the Oscar statuette)
Born1944 (age 75–76)
EducationAcademy of Drama, Zurich, Switzerland
Years active1972–present

Xavier Koller (born 1944, Schwyz, Switzerland) is a Swiss film director and screenwriter. He is most known for his work on the Disney live action film Squanto: A Warrior's Tale, an adventure historical fiction film based on the life of Squanto, and his film Journey of Hope, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1990.[1]

Early life[edit]

After graduating from high school, Koller first went through a four-year apprenticeship as a precision toolmaker and then, after three years of training at the Academy of Drama in Zurich, Switzerland, graduated as an actor/director. The next several years he spent acting and directing at German and Swiss theatres. He did a number of TV-plays as an actor, directed commercials, acted in movies, and then started to write and direct feature films.

Film career[edit]

Awards and accolades[edit]



  1. ^ "The 63rd Academy Awards (1991) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Retrieved June 14, 2019.

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