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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog

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    • September 5th, 1942
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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Filmography

Director (56 Credits)

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2020Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds
2019Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin
2019Family Romance, LLC
2018Meeting Gorbachev
2016Salt and Fire
2016Into the Inferno
2016Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected WorldWatch Free
2015Queen of the Desert
2013From One Second to the Next
2011Into the Abyss
2010Cave of Forgotten Dreams
2010Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
2009Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
2009My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
2007Encounters at the End of the World
2006Rescue Dawn
2005Grizzly Man
2005The Wild Blue Yonder
2004The White Diamond
2003Wheel of Time
2002Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
2001Invincible
1999Wings of Hope
1999My Best Fiend
1997Little Dieter Needs to Fly
1995Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices
1993Bells from the Deep: Faith and Superstition in Russia
1992Lessons of Darkness
1991Scream of Stone
1990Echoes From a Somber Empire
1989Herdsmen of the Sun
1988The French as Seen by…
1987Cobra Verde
1985The Dark Glow of the Mountains
1984Where the Green Ants Dream
1984Ballad of the Little Soldier
1982FitzcarraldoWatch Free
1981God's Angry Man
1979Nosferatu the Vampyre
1979Woyzeck
1977La Soufrière
1977Stroszek
1976How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck...
1976No One Will Play with Me
1976Heart of Glass
1974The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner
1974The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
1972Aguirre, the Wrath of God
1971Fata Morgana
1971Land of Silence and Darkness
1970Even Dwarfs Started Small
1969Precautions Against Fanatics
1968Signs of Life
1968Last Words
1967The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz
1962Herakles

Acting (27 Credits)

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2016Into the Inferno as Narrator (voice)
2016Salt and Fire as Man with One Story (uncredited)
2015Freaks of Nature as Perfect Being (voice)
2014Penguins of Madagascar as Documentary Filmmaker (voice)
2013Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision as Alexander von Humboldt
2012Jack Reacher as Zec Chelovek
2009Plastic Bag
2007The Grand as The German
2007Encounters at the End of the World as Narrator (voice)
2007Mister Lonely as Father Umbrillo
2003Wheel of Time as Narrator
1999Julien Donkey-Boy as Father
1998What Dreams May Come as Face
1995Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices as Narrator (voice)
1993Bells from the Deep: Faith and Superstition in Russia as Narrator
1992Lessons of Darkness as Narrator (voice)
1991Scream of Stone as TV-Regisseur
1989Herdsmen of the Sun as Narrator (voice)
1989Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein as Mita / Richard
1984Where the Green Ants Dream as Lawyer (uncredited)
1983Man of Flowers as The Father
1981God's Angry Man as Narrator
1980Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers
1979Nosferatu the Vampyre as Gravedigger (uncredited)
1977La Soufrière as Narrator
1971Land of Silence and Darkness
1968Signs of Life as Soldier (uncredited)

Himself (26 Credits)

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2020Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds as Self - Narrator
2019Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin as Himself
2018Meeting Gorbachev as Himself
2018The Great Buster as Self
2016Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World as HimselfWatch Free
2014Life Itself as Self - FilmmakerWatch Free
2013The Unbelievers as Self
2011Into the Abyss as Himself
2010Cave of Forgotten Dreams as Himself
2010Happy People: A Year in the Taiga as Himself - Narrator (voice)
2005Grizzly Man as Himself
2004The White Diamond as Himself / narrator
2004Incident at Loch Ness as Himself
1999My Best Fiend as Himself
1999Wings of Hope as Himself
1997Little Dieter Needs to Fly as Himself / Narrator
1993Dangerous Game as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
1990Echoes From a Somber Empire as Himself
1985The Dark Glow of the Mountains as himself
1985Tokyo-Ga as Self
1984Ballad of the Little Soldier as Himself (Voice)
1982Burden of Dreams as Self - Filmmaker
1982Room 666 as Self
1980Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe as Himself
1976How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck... as Himself
1974The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner as Himself

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