"I really don't like my films that much. They're way too boring." With this typically nonchalant and self-depreciating remark, Helge Schneider once again sets himself apart from the majority of Germany's art scene. In fact, the unpredictable Renaissance man from Mülheim an der Ruhr – who already earned numerable merits as a Jazz musician, novelist, actor and director – may have thrilled, bewildered or polarized viewers with films like "Texas", "00 Schneider – Jagd auf Nihil Baxter" or "Praxis Dr. Hasenbein", but he certainly never bored them. Eventually, Schneider presented some of his own favourites from the history of world cinema in his 2013 "Carte Blanche" at the Deutsches Filmmuseum, and his both insightful and entertaining film introductions can be viewed here. Just recently, the documentary "Mülheim -Texas. Helge Schneider hier und dort" ("Mülheim – Texas. Helge Schneider Here & There") tried to portray the versatile artist who so cleverly and decisively hides behind a flamboyant stage persona. That the latter stays around for many years to come is something we wish for him and ourselves on the occasion of his 60th birthday on August 30: Happy Birthday, Helge Schneider!