Werner Herzog - Famous Actor

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Werner Herzog is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, author, and opera director who has a net worth of $20 million. Werner Herzog is considered to be one of the pioneers of the New German Cinema.

Key facts:

  • Werner Herzog is considered one of the pioneers of the New German Cinema.
  • He has written and directed over 60 feature films and documentaries since the late 196s.
  • Herzog has won nearly 50 awards for his work in the film industry.
  • In 2009, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary for "Encounters at the End of the World."
  • Herzog has also directed operas and published several books of prose.

Basic Information About Werner Herzog

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsFilm Director, Screenwriter, Film Producer, Actor, Opera Director, Television Director, Voice Actor, Film Editor, Author
Net worth$20,000,000
Date of birth1942-09-05 (81 years old)
Place of birthMunich
Curiosities and TrademarksHis films contain animals doing unusual things
His films contain long, extended landscape shots
Frequently worked with Klaus Kinski
Screeching cellos and violins in musical scores
Driven protagonists who often seem to be on the brink of madness
His films frequently feature characters or real people who attempt to change nature but are ultimately overwhelmed by it
His films often show archive footage from various sources
Urabamba River in Peru is used as a regular location for some of his films
Deep smooth voice
SpouseLena Herzog - (1999 - present)
Christine Ebenberger - (19 AugustΒ 1987 - 1997)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Martje Grohmann - (1967 - 1985)Β (divorced)Β (1 child)
Height6 ft (1.85 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did Werner Herzog win?


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Werner Herzog awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Golden Puffin - Best FilmWinnerThe Rider2017
Golden Berlin Bear - NomineeQueen of the Desert2015
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeGrizzly Man2005
Chlotrudis Award - Best DirectorNomineeGrizzly Man2006
Cinema Eye Honors Award - The InfluentialsWinnerGrizzly Man2016
Cinema Eye Honors Award - The InfluentialsWinnerGrizzly Man2015
Cinema Eye Honors Award - The InfluentialsWinnerGrizzly Man2014
DGA Award - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in DocumentaryWinnerGrizzly Man2006
Independent Spirit Award - Best DocumentaryNomineeGrizzly Man2006
Gotham Independent Film Award - Best DocumentaryNomineeGrizzly Man2005
LAFCA Award - Best Documentary/Non-Fiction FilmWinnerGrizzly Man2005
Emmy - Outstanding Science, Technology and Nature ProgrammingNomineeGrizzly Man2007
Premio Guarani - Best Foreign FilmNomineeGrizzly Man2007
New Visions Award - Special Mention - WinnerGrizzly Man2005
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize - WinnerGrizzly Man2005
CΓ©sar - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film Γ©tranger)NomineeAguirre, der Zorn Gottes1976
Golden Train Award - Jury PrizeWinnerAguirre, der Zorn Gottes1972
Critics Award - Best Foreign FilmWinnerAguirre, der Zorn Gottes1976
BAFTA Film Award - Best Foreign Language FilmNomineeFitzcarraldo1983
Best Director - WinnerFitzcarraldo1982
Guild Film Award - Gold - German Film (Deutscher Film)WinnerFitzcarraldo1984
OCIC Award - WinnerFitzcarraldo1982
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeThe Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans2010
Dublin Film Critics Special Jury Prize - WinnerThe Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans2010
Christopher D. Smithers Foundation Special Award - WinnerThe Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans2009
IDA Award - Best FeatureNomineeThe Act of Killing2013

Werner Herzog roles

Movie / Series Role
What Dreams May ComeFace
Jack ReacherThe Zec
Penguins of MadagascarDocumentary Filmmaker (voice)
Rescue DawnDirector
Rescue DawnWriter
Queen of the DesertDirector
Queen of the DesertWriter
Kaze tachinuCastorp (voice)
Nosferatu: Phantom der NachtDirector
Nosferatu: Phantom der NachtWriter
Nosferatu: Phantom der NachtHand and Feet in Box with Rats (uncredited)
Grizzly ManDirector
Grizzly ManWriter
Grizzly ManSelf / Narrator / Interviewer (voice)
Aguirre, der Zorn GottesDirector
Aguirre, der Zorn GottesWriter
Freaks of NaturePerfect Being (voice)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New OrleansDirector
The MandalorianThe Client 3 episodes, 2019
Rick and MortyShrimply Pibbles 1 episode, 2015
The BoondocksWerner Herzog 1 episode, 2010
Parks and RecreationKeg Jeggings 1 episode, 2015
The SimpsonsWalter Hottenhoffer / ... 4 episodes, 2011-2021
MetalocalypseIshnifus Meaddle 9 episodes, 2012
ConanSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2016
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2008

Werner Herzog's Quotes

  • TV uses landscapes. I transform landscapes - I direct landscapes.
  • [on the ending of Stroszek (1977)] When I saw the dancing chicken, I knew I would create a grand metaphor - for what, I don't know.
  • [on working with Klaus Kinski] I had to domesticate the wild beast.
  • Perhaps I seek certain utopian things, space for human honour and respect, landscapes not yet offended, planets that do not exist yet, dreamed landscapes. Very few people seek these images today.
  • So, you have to be daring to do things like this, because the world is not easily accepting of filmmaking. There will always be some sort of an obstacle, and the worst of all obstacles is the spirit of bureaucracy. You have to find your way to battle bureaucracy. You have to outsmart it, to outgut it, to outnumber it, to outfilm them - that's what you have to do.

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Interesting Facts about Werner Herzog

  1. Herzog is admired for being the only director who was able to work with the late and very eccentric Klaus Kinski.
  2. Herzog once promised to eat his shoe if a young American film student went out and actually made the film he was always only talking about. The young student was Errol Morris, who met the challenge with his off-beat 1978 pet cemetery documentary Gates of Heaven (1978) (and went on to make The Thin Blue Line (1988) and Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)). Herzog makes good on his promise in the film Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980), directed by Les Blank.
  3. In 1961, he worked nights in a steel factory to raise money for his films. In 1966, he was employed by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  4. Brother of Lucki Stipetic.
  5. Has three children from three women: Rudolph Herzog (born in 1973), Hanna Mattes (born in 1980), and Simon Herzog (born in 1989).
  6. When he was thirteen years old, he and his family lived in an apartment in Munich that they shared with several other people. One of them was the actor Klaus Kinski.
  7. Was voted the 35th Greatest Director of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
  8. Claimed to have walked by foot from Munich, Germany to Paris, France (a distance of about 500 miles) in 1974 to prevent the very sick film historian and good friend, Lotte Eisner, from dying (as, applying his logic, she wouldn't dare to die until he visited her on her deathbed). Eisner, indeed, went on to live for 8 more years after Herzog's journey.
  9. Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945- 1985". Pages 422-429. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988.
  10. Said in DVD commentary for Incident at Loch Ness (2004) that his first book was a Marshal- Plan copy of "Winnie the Pooh", and it remains one of his favorites.
  11. Joaquin Phoenix was in a car accident on a winding canyon road where his vehicle flipped over. Shaken and confused, he heard a tapping on his window and a voice said, "Just relax." Unable to see the man, Phoenix replied, "I'm fine. I am relaxed." When he managed to see the man, he realized it was Werner Herzog, who then replied, "No, you're not." After helping Phoenix out of the wreckage, Herzog phoned for an ambulance, then vanished.
  12. In late 2005, during an interview with BBC film critic Mark Kermode regarding Grizzly Man (2005), a sniper opened fire on them with an air rifle. Kermode panicked when Herzog calmly said, "Someone is shooting at us." One of the pellets then hit Herzog. An unmoved Herzog said that the bullet was 'not a significant one' and insisted on continuing the interview.
  13. Herzog claims in a 2006 Bloomberg interview that he had the chance to direct both Brokeback Mountain (2005) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975).
  14. Invited to join AMPAS in 2006
  15. Lives in Los Angeles.
  16. Was romantically linked to Eva Mattes. They have a daughter together, Hanna Mattes.
  17. Studied at the University of Munich and later earned a scholarship to Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, but dropped out after only a few days.
  18. The only feature film director to have made a film on every continent.
  19. Has a sister, Sigrid, and two brothers, Tilbert and producer Lucki Stipetic.
  20. 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.

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