German director Wim Wenders has been named to head the jury at this year's 65th annual Venice Film Festival. Wenders won the festival's Golden Lion award in 1982 for Der Stand der Dinge and the Cannes Palme d'Or in 1984 for Paris, Texas. He was also nominated for an Oscar for his 1999 documentary Buena Vista Social Club. The festival is scheduled to run from August 27 to September 6, opening with the Coen Brothers' latest comedy, Burn After Reading, starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney.