Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog

Actor, Director, Screenplay, Writer, Producer, Co-Writer, Editor

BIO

Werner Herzog Stipetić ( born 5 September 1942), known as Werner Herzog, is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and opera director.

He is often considered as one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. His films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who find themselves in conflict with nature. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive."

Birthday

Sept. 5, 1942

Place of birth

Munich, Germany

Known for

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7.8

Grizzly Man

Werner Herzog’s documentary film about the “Grizzly Man” Timothy Treadwell and what the thirteen ... Read more

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La bohème

Part of a series of opera shorts by different directors. Herzog combines O Soave Fanciulla ("Oh y... Read more

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Location Africa

Making-of documentary that covers "Cobra Verde," Herzog's last film with Kinski before Kinski's d... Read more

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Back to Room 666

What is the future of cinema? In 1982, in Cannes, Wim Wenders invited many movie makers to answer... Read more

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Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun

Herzog's documentary of the Wodaabe people of the Sahara/Sahel region. Particular attention is gi... Read more

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The Unbelievers

Renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss cross the globe as they speak publicly ab... Read more

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SnowwhiteRosered

Documentary about the twin sister Jutta and Gisela Schmidt. In the late sixties the two women re... Read more

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Death Row

Most people do not know when and how they will die. Death Row inmates do. They are told the exact... Read more

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Signs of Vigorous Life: The New German Cinema

BBC documentary about the rise of the New German Cinema and several of its most important figures. Read more

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I Am My Films: A Portrait of Werner Herzog

Interview film with German director Werner Herzog revisiting the films he made up to ca. 1977. Read more

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Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices

Works, legend and murders of Carlo Gesualdo, a notorious Italian composer and murderer from 16th ... Read more

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Tokyo-Ga

Wim Wenders says, "If in our century something sacred still existed… if there were something like... Read more

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Wings of Hope

Werner Herzog returns to the South American jungle with Juliane Koepcke, the German woman who was... Read more

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7.5

Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet

Ten Minutes Older is a 2002 film project consisting of two compilation feature films entitled The... Read more

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Dinotasia

Computer-generated animation about the daily lives of dinosaurs, narrated by Werner Herzog. Read more

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Echoes From a Sombre Empire

Documentary examining Bokassa's rule in the Central African Republic using the testimony of witne... Read more

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The Flying Doctors of East Africa

The Flying Doctors of East Africa (German: Die Fliegenden Ärzte von Ostafrika) is a 1969 document... Read more

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Heracles

Basically, 'Herakles' is an omnium-gatherum of film clips depicting images of machismo. Some of t... Read more

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The French as Seen by…

In 1988, the Figaro magazine asked to a few famous directors a series of short movies, to celebra... Read more

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Die Erben von Papas Kino

Documentary by Wilhelm Roth about the state of affairs of the Young German Cinema. Read more

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Hans Zimmer - Der Sound für Hollywood

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Dreams and Burdens

A retrospective interview with director Werner Herzog. Read more

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Walking to Werner

Linas Phillips pays tribute to Werner Herzog in his pledge to walk from Seattle, Washington to He... Read more

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From One Second to the Next

From One Second to the Next is a 35-minute documentary film by Herzog on the dangers of texting w... Read more

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The Boxing Prince

The documentary tells the life story of the boxer Norbert Grupe, who was known by his fighting na... Read more

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Incident at Loch Ness

The German film director Werner Herzog sets out to the Scottish Highlands to make a documentary, ... Read more

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Portrait Werner Herzog

is an autobiographical short film by Werner Herzog made in 1986. Herzog tells stories about his l... Read more

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Last Words

Early short by Werner Herzog shot while being on location in Greece shooting "Lebenszeichen". Read more

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Lessons of Darkness

This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames. In contrast to the common doc... Read more

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Land of Silence and Darkness

Through examining Fini Straubinger, an old woman who has been deaf and blind since her teens, and... Read more

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Where the Green Ants Dream

Extraordinary images from Werner Herzog. Shot in the Australian Outback the Aborigines (in this f... Read more

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The White Diamond

This 2004 documentary by Werner Herzog diaries the struggle of a passionate English inventor to d... Read more

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5.5

Ballad of the Little Soldier

Ballad of the Little Soldier is a 1984 documentary film about children soldiers in Nicaragua. Read more

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Jag Mandir

Jag Mandir is a quiet and often overlooked film in the vast oeuvre of Werner Herzog. Apparently, ... Read more

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9.5

Wheel of Time

Wheel of Time is Werner Herzog's photographed look at the largest Buddhist ritual in Bodh Gaya, I... Read more

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Little Dieter Needs to Fly

In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Baref... Read more

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7.5

Bells from the Deep

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Into the Inferno

An exploration of active volcanoes around world. Read more

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A Brief History of Errol Morris

This film tells the fascinating story of one of the most critically acclaimed careers in independ... Read more

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How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck

A documentary short examining the language and performance of auctioneering, filmed at the World ... Read more

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Pilgrimage

Accompanied only by music the film alternates between shots of pilgrims near the tomb of Saint Se... Read more

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Gegenschuss

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9.5

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France, capturi... Read more

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La Soufrière – Waiting for an Inevitable Disaster

Werner Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadeloupe when he hears that the volcano on the... Read more

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2000 Years Of Christianity: God And The Burdened

Episode 9 of the series "2000 Years Of Christianity". Director Werner Herzog explores Christianit... Read more

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Fata Morgana

Footage shot in and around the Sahara Desert, accompanied only by a spoken creation myth and the ... Read more

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7.8

Encounters at the End of the World

Herzog and cinematographer Peter Zeitlinger go to Antarctica to meet people who live and work the... Read more

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7.7

Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life

Legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog returns with INTO THE ABYSS: A TALE OF DEATH, A TALE OF LIFE, a... Read more

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Huie's Sermon

Reverend Huie Rogers is a preacher at the Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ in Brooklyn. ... Read more

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Ode to the Dawn of Man

In Cave of Forgotten Dreams, celebrated German film director Werner Herzog gained exclusive acces... Read more

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The Great Ecstacy of the Woodcarver Steiner

A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry. Dire... Read more

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Handicapped Future

A documentary from Werner Herzog exploring the different treatment accorded to the disabled in Ge... Read more

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7.6

My Best Fiend

A look at the tumultuous yet productive relationship between German director Werner Herzog and ac... Read more

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7.5

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

In the center of the story is the life of the indigenous people of the village Bakhtia at the riv... Read more

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Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize it... Read more

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God's Angry Man

This documentary focuses on the unusual life and ministry of Dr. Gene Scott. Read more

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The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner

A study of the psychology of a champion ski-jumper, whose full-time occupation is carpentry. Read more

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Scream of Stone

A meeting of two world famous climbers, one an experienced mountaineer the other a sport climber,... Read more