Werner Herzog


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Director. Writer. Producer. Actor. Poet. He studied history, literature and theatre for some time, but didn't finish it and founded instead his own film production company in 1963. Later in his life, Herzog also staged several operas in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 55 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Fitzcarraldo Director
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  Fireball (Documentary) (announced)
  Fordlandia (TV Movie) (pre-production)
 2018 Meeting Gorbachev (Documentary)
 2016 Into the Inferno (Documentary)
 2016 Salt and Fire
 2013 From One Second to the Next (Documentary short)
 2012 The Killers: Unstaged (Video)
 2011 Into the Abyss (Documentary)
 2011 Ode to the Dawn of Man (Documentary short)
 2010 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (Documentary)
 2010 Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Documentary)
 2009/II La Bohème (Documentary short)
 2007 Encounters at the End of the World (Documentary)
 2006 Rescue Dawn
 2005 Grizzly Man (Documentary)
 2004 The White Diamond (Documentary)
 2003 Wheel of Time (Documentary)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Ten Thousand Years Older")
 2001 Pilgrimage (Documentary short)
 2001 Invincible
 2000 Wings of Hope (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 2000 Years of Christianity (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1999 My Best Fiend (Documentary)
 1998 Hell Ride (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Flucht aus Laos (1998)
 1997 Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Documentary)
 1996 The Transformation of the World Into Music (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (TV Movie documentary)
 1993 Bells from the Deep (Documentary)
 1992 Lessons of Darkness (Documentary)
 1991-1992 Filmstunde (TV Mini-Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Filmstunde 4 (1992)
- Filmstunde 3 (1992)
- Filmstunde 2 (1992)
- Filmstunde 1 (1991) ... (uncredited)
 1991 Jag Mandir (TV Movie documentary)
 1990 Echoes From a Somber Empire (Documentary)
 1989 Joan of Arc (TV Movie)
 1989 Herdsmen of the Sun (TV Movie documentary)
 1988 The French as Seen by... (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Les Gaulois (1988)
 1987 Cobra Verde
 1986 Portrait Werner Herzog (Documentary short)
 1985 The Dark Glow of the Mountains (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Ballad of the Little Soldier (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Fitzcarraldo
 1981 Huie's Sermon (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 God's Angry Man (TV Short documentary)
 1979 Woyzeck
 1977 La Soufrière (Documentary short)
 1977 Stroszek
 1976 No One Will Play with Me (Short)
 1976 How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck... (TV Short documentary)
 1972 Aguirre, the Wrath of God (a film by)
 1971 Handicapped Future (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 Land of Silence and Darkness (Documentary)
 1971 Fata Morgana (Documentary)
 1970 The Flying Doctors of East Africa (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 Signs of Life
 1968 Last Words (Short)
 1964 Game in the Sand (Short)
 1962 Herakles (Short)
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Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (2 credits)
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Show Show Thanks (39 credits)
Show Show Self (126 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Vom Gehen Im Eis (Of Walking in Ice) - journal/book

Publicity Listings:

9 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 6 Interviews | 8 Articles | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Werner

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on the difference of his documentary work to 'Direct Cinema'] I'm not a fly on the wall. That would be utterly boring. I'm a filmmaker. I create films. I stylize them, I narrate them, I captivate an audience, I do everything a director should do. You see, what I do has to do a lot also with some sort of cautious humor. But also the joy of creating, the joy of taking an audience along with me, ... See more »

Trivia:

His documentary entitled From One Second to the Next (2013), which explores the consequences of texting while driving, had its premiere August 8, 2013 in Los Angeles. It was sponsored by several major mobile phone companies. See more »

Trademark:

His films contain animals doing unusual things See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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