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Werner Herzog


Director. Writer. Producer. Has studied history, literature and theatre, but hasn't finished it. Founded his own production company in 1963. Has staged several operas, besides others in Bayreuth, Germany, and at the Milan Scala in Italy. Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 51 wins & 47 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Grizzly Man
Grizzly Man Director
(2005)
Rescue Dawn
Rescue Dawn Director
(2006)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
(2010)

Filmography

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 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 Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Documentary)
 2010 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (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 Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (TV Movie documentary)
 1999 Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski (Documentary)
 1998 Höllenfahrten (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Flucht aus Laos (1998)
 1997 Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Documentary)
 1995 Tod für fünf Stimmen (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Lektionen in Finsternis (Documentary)
 1991-1992 Filmstunde (TV Mini-Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Filmstunde 4 (1992)
- Filmstunde 3 (1992)
- Filmstunde 2 (1992)
- Filmstunde 1 (1991) ... (uncredited)
 1990 Echoes From a Somber Empire (Documentary)
 1989 Giovanna d'Arco (TV Movie)
 1988 Les Français vus par (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Les Gaulois (1988)
 1987 Cobra Verde
 1986 Werner Herzog: Filmemacher (Documentary short)
 1985 Gasherbrum - Der leuchtende Berg (TV Movie documentary)
 1984 Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 Fitzcarraldo
 1981 Huie's Predigt (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Woyzeck
 1977 Stroszek
 1971 Behinderte Zukunft (TV Movie documentary)
 1971 Land of Silence and Darkness (Documentary)
 1971 Fata Morgana (Documentary)
 1970 Die fliegenden Ärzte von Ostafrika (TV Movie documentary)
 1968 Lebenszeichen
 1968 Letzte Worte (Short)
 1964 Spiel im Sand (Short)
 1962 Herakles (Short)
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Other Works:

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

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

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Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on threatening to shoot Klaus Kinski on Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)] Yes, I did that. I said to him that there was a line that neither he nor I could cross; we had a higher duty than ourselves. I told him it was impermissible for him to walk away. I explained to him calmly that he would not survive if he tried. I had a rifle - not in my hands - and I told him I would shoot him. He ... See more »

Trivia:

Claimed that when he was a few days old, he was nearly killed after Allied bombs caused a skylight in his nursery to shatter. The shards fell around his cot but somehow did not injure him. See more »

Trademark:

Urabamba River in Peru is used as a regular location for some of his films See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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