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Werner Herzog

Actor, Director
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Net worth 2018: $45 Million
Residence: Munich
Country: German
BirthDay: 5 September 1942
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.85 m
Education: (Munich, Germany, 1961) - University of Munich - University of Pittsburgh (three days, 1967),

Werner Herzog was bornon 5 September 1942 in Munich, German, is Actor, Director. Werner Herzog is a famous German film director, producer, actor and screenwriter. He has received international acclaim and success with his films like ‘Aguirre: The Wrath of God’, ‘Fitzcarraldo and ‘Rescue Dawn’. Apart on working on film projects, he is a well-known personality in the world of documentaries and has directed several of them, including the famous, ‘Into the Abyss’. As a child, he never grew up watching any television or never even watched a film—yet, he has become one of the most prominent directors/screenwriters in the world today, with over 50 films to his credit. Apart from acting, directing and writing for the big screen, he has also authored more than a dozen books of prose and has directed just as many operas. He was a close aide and associate of the peculiar, Klaus Kinski and has been admired as the only director to have ever been able to work with Klaus. Considered one of the greatest figures of ‘New German Cinema’, he is compared to the likes of legends such as, Wilm Wenders, Margarethe von Trotta and Rainer Werner Fassbinder. His films often display heroes with awkward dreams, bizarre talents or those who are struggling with their surroundings.


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The film was later, showcased at the 18th Berlin International Film Festival and also won an important award


In 2013, he replaced Watts with Nicole Kidman for the role of Getrude Bell in his movie ‘Queen of the Desert’


In 2011, it was announced that he would be directing a film on the life of the explorer, ‘Gertrude Bell’ with the star cast, Naomi Watts, Robert Pattinson and Jude Law


One was his American crime drama, ‘The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans’ and the other was ‘My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?’In 2010, he was the chief guest of the 15th International Film Festival in Kerala, India


In 2009, he became the only filmmaker in recent history to have his two films entered in the Venice Film Festival in the same year


In 2001, he wrote and directed the drama film, ‘Invincible’ starring Tim Roth, Anna Gourari and Max Raabe


After moving to the United States, he married Lena Pisetski, a photographer, in 1999, with whom he currently lives in Los Angeles


In the 1990s, he also starred in the movies such as ‘Hard to Be a God’, ‘What Dreams May Come’ and ‘Julien Donkey-Boy’


In 1987, he directed the film, ‘Cobra Verde’, based on a Bruce Chatwin novel, ‘The Viceroy of Ouidah’Through the 1990s, he directed a number of hit films including, ‘Scream of Stone’ and ‘Lessons of Darkness’


In 1982, he directed one of the greatest films of all time, ‘Fitzcarraldo’ starring one of the most difficult actors of the period, Klaus Kinski


He had a daughter with his companion, Eva Mattes, in 1980


From 1974 to 1980, he directed a number of feature films including, ‘The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser’, ‘Heart of Glass’, ‘Nosferatu the Vampyre’ and ‘Woyzeck’


‘Aguirre, the Wrath of God’, released in 1972, is one of this director’s most important works


In 1971, he made two documentary feature films, ‘Land of Silence and Darkness’ and ‘Handicapped Future’, both of which were critically acclaimed


In 1970, he directed, ‘Even Dwarfs Started Small’, a horror-comedy-drama film, which was made on a shoe-string budget of $200,000


In 1968, he directed his first film based on World War II titled, ‘Signs of Life’, which became a critical and commercial success


Herzog married Martje Grohmann in 1967, with whom he has a son, Rudolph Amos Achmed


In 1966, he worked briefly in television under the sponsorship of NASA


In the 1960s, he worked as a welder in a steel factory


Werner Herzog Stipetić was born on September 5, 1942, to Dietrich Herzog and Elizabeth Stipetić, in Munich, Germany

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