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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (German: [ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈhɛɐ̯tsoːk]; born 5 September 1942) is a German film director, screenwriter, writer, actor, and opera director. Herzog is considered a figure of the New German Cinema. His films often feature ambitious protagonists with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. Herzog started work on his first film 'Herakles' in 1961, when he was nineteen. Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than sixty feature films and documentaries, such as 'Aguirre, the Wrath of God' (1972), 'Heart of Glass' (1976), 'Nosferatu the Vampyre' (1979), 'Fitzcarraldo' (1982), 'Cobra Verde' (1987), 'Lessons of Darkness' (1992), 'Little Dieter Needs to Fly' (1997), 'My Best Fiend' (1999), 'Invincible' (2000), 'Grizzly Man' (2005), 'Encounters at the End of the World' (2007), 'Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans' (2009), and 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams' (2010). He has published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular." He was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by 'Time' magazine in 2009. Description above from the Wikipedia article Werner Herzog, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Sep 5, 1942 In Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) 1951-01-01
Latest Project:
Movie Werner Herzog cineasta 2022
Known For
Poster of Jack Reacher
Poster of Future States
Poster of What Dreams May Come
Poster of Nosferatu the Vampyre
Movie Werner Herzog cineasta Unknown 2022
Movie Wim Wenders, Desperado Self 2020-07-16
Movie AGFA MYSTERY MIXTAPE #2: LATER IN L.A. Himself 2020-04-22
Movie Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds Self - Narrator 2020-09-10
Series Disney Gallery / Star Wars: The Mandalorian Self - The Client 2020-05-04
Movie A Life for Movies - Lotte Eisner self 2020-11-01
Movie Dear Werner (Walking on Cinema) Narrator 2020-11-20
Movie The Andinist Narrator 2020-11-25
Movie Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin Himself 2019-04-28
Movie Meeting Gorbachev Himself 2019-05-03
Movie Tattoo Uprising Himself 2019-07-12
Series The Mandalorian The Client 2019-11-12
Movie The Great Buster: A Celebration Self 2018-10-05
Movie Film Beyond Cinema: The Dumpster Kid Experiment and Other Utopias Self 2018-02-17
Movie Paradox Bullets narrator 2018-10-07
Movie Manaslu - Berg der Seelen Himself 2018-12-13
Movie O Homem que Matou John Wayne Unknown 2017-01-20
Movie Ballad of a Righteous Merchant Himself 2017-08-01
Movie Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World Himself 2016-03-04
Movie Killing Klaus Kinski Werner Herzog 2016-03-02
Movie Salt and Fire Man with One Story (uncredited) 2016-12-07
Movie Into the Inferno Narrator (voice) 2016-09-07
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie Freaks of Nature Perfect Being (voice) 2015-10-30
Movie Life Itself Self - Filmmaker 2014-07-04
Movie Lemonade War 2014-09-30
Movie Penguins of Madagascar Documentary Filmmaker (voice) 2014-11-22
Movie Home from Home – Chronicle of a Vision Alexander von Humboldt 2013-10-03
Series Rick and Morty Shrimply Pibbles (voice) 2013-12-02
Movie The Unbelievers Self 2013-12-13
Movie Dinotasia Narrator 2012-05-04
Movie The Killers: Unstaged Himself 2012-09-18
Movie 10 Questions for Werner Herzog himself 2012-09-19
Movie Jack Reacher Zec Chelovek 2012-12-20
Movie Werner Herzog Defends Dade Himself 2011-07-12
Movie Hans Zimmer - Der Sound für Hollywood Himself 2011-03-14
Movie Into the Abyss - A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life Himself 2011-11-11
Movie Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Himself - Narrator (voice) 2010-09-03
Series Future States Plastic Bag (voice) 2010-03-05
Movie When Herzog Rescued Phoenix Himself/Narrator 2010-09-06
Movie Cave of Forgotten Dreams Himself 2010-09-10
Series Parks and Recreation Keg Jennings 2009-04-09
Movie Plastic Bag Unknown 2009-09-07
Movie Back to Room 666 Self (archive footage) 2008-02-02
Movie Gegenschuss - Aufbruch der Filmemacher Self 2008-02-11
Movie Mister Lonely Father Umbrillo 2008-12-17
Movie BLAST! Himself 2008-04-22
Movie Capturing Reality Himself 2008-11-01
Movie All In This Tea Unknown 2007-04-14
Movie Encounters at the End of the World Narrator (voice) 2007-09-01
Movie The Grand The German 2007-06-07
Series The Henry Rollins Show Unknown 2006-04-01
Movie Walking to Werner Himself (voice) 2006-04-24
Series American Dad! Unknown 2005-02-06
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie Dreams and Burdens Himself 2005-05-10
Movie Grizzly Man Himself 2005-08-12
Movie Dribble Himself (voice) 2004-01-19
Movie The Best of Tromadance Film Festival: Volume 3 Himself (voice) ("Dribble" short) 2004-08-31
Movie Incident at Loch Ness Himself 2004-12-17
Movie The White Diamond Himself / narrator 2004-11-13
Movie Wheel of Time Narrator 2003-10-30
Movie The Boxing Prince Himself 2002-01-24
Movie Ten Thousand Years Older Narrator 2002-05-18
Movie The Ball is a Scumbag himself 2000-01-01
Movie Wings of Hope Himself 2000-02-01
Movie A Brief History of Errol Morris Himself 1999-09-01
Movie My Best Fiend Himself 1999-05-17
Movie Julien Donkey-Boy Father 1999-09-07
Movie What Dreams May Come Face 1998-10-02
Movie Little Dieter Needs to Fly Himself / Narrator 1997-12-01
Movie Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices Narrator (voice) 1995-06-06
Movie Brennendes Herz 1995-01-01
Series Die Harald Schmidt Show Unknown 1995-12-05
Movie Bells from the Deep Narrator 1993-01-01
Movie Dangerous Game Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 1993-10-13
Movie Lessons of Darkness Narrator (voice) 1992-02-21
Movie Scream of Stone TV-Regisseur 1991-01-01
Movie Jag Mandir Narrator 1991-01-01
Movie Filmstunde Himself 1991-12-20
Movie SnowwhiteRosered Himself 1991-10-24
Movie Echoes from a Sombre Empire Himself 1990-11-28
Movie To the End of the World... and Then a Little Bit Further Himself 1989-02-13
Movie Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun Narrator (voice) 1989-01-01
Movie Hard to Be a God Mita / Richard 1989-09-09
Movie Bride of the Orient Gemeindeschreiber Businger 1989-03-02
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Movie Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe Himself 1988-04-30
Movie Location Africa Himself 1987-02-28
Movie Portrait: Werner Herzog Himself 1986-03-27
Movie The Dark Glow of the Mountain himself 1985-03-09
Series Sonntagsgespräch Self 1985-02-10
Movie Tokyo-Ga Self 1985-04-24
Movie Where the Green Ants Dream Lawyer (uncredited) 1984-08-31
Movie Ballad of the Little Soldier Himself (Voice) 1984-11-05
Movie Man of Flowers The Father 1983-09-22
Movie The South Bank Show: Werner Herzog 1982-05-16
Movie Burden of Dreams Self - Filmmaker 1982-10-01
Movie Room 666 Self 1982-06-01
Movie God's Angry Man Narrator 1980-01-01
Movie Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers Unknown 1980-10-12
Movie Scénario de 'Sauve qui peut la vie' Himself (Archive) 1979-04-10
Movie The Making of Nosferatu Himself 1979-01-01
Movie Nosferatu the Vampyre Gravedigger (uncredited) 1979-01-17
Movie I Am My Films: A Portrait of Werner Herzog Himself 1979-04-18
Series Bayerischer Filmpreis Self 1979-12-01
Series Okay Self 1979-11-04
Movie La Soufrière Narrator 1977-10-01
Movie Signs of Vigorous Life: The New German Cinema Unknown 1976-12-02
Movie How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck Himself 1976-10-30
Movie Lost in the Garden of the World Himself 1975-06-02
Movie The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner Himself 1974-01-01
Movie Tales of the Dumpster Kid Hurenmörder 1971-04-02
Movie Land of Silence and Darkness Unknown 1971-10-08
Movie Die Erben von Papas Kino 1968-06-30
Movie Signs of Life Soldier (uncredited) 1968-07-05
Movie Neuer Deutscher Film Report Unknown 1967-01-01
Series Grimme-Preis-Verleihung himself 1964-01-16
Series Deutscher Filmpreis (Lola) Self 1951-01-01