26 january, 1959
Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Turkish pronunciation: [ˈnuːri ˈbilɟe ˈdʒejlan]; born 26 January 1959 in Istanbul) is a Turkish photographer, screenwriter, actor and film director. He is married to filmmaker, photographer, and actress Ebru Ceylan with whom he co-starred in Climates.
Ceylan's love of photography started at the age of 15, and he developed an interest in cinema at 22. While studying at Boğaziçi University, he participated in cinema and photography clubs and he took passport-style photos to make pocket money. After graduating from university with a BSc degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, he went to London and Kathmandu to decide what he should do in life. Then he went back to Ankara to do military service. When he was in the army, he found out how to give shape to the rest of his life 'cinema'.