Werner Herzog

Film Director / Film Producer / Screenwriter / Author / Cinematographer / Actor | * 09/05/1942 (81) | Munich, Bavaria (Germany)
Werner Herzog (German: [ˈvɛʁnɐ ˈhɛʁtsoːk]; né Stipetić; born 5 September 1942) is a German filmmaker, actor, opera director, and author. Regarded as a pioneer of New German Cinema, his films often feature ambitious protagonists with impossible dreams, people with unusual talents in obscure fields, or individuals in conflict with nature. His style involves avoiding storyboards, emphasizing improvisation, and placing his cast and crew into real situations mirroring those in the film they are working on. In 1961, when Herzog was 19, he started work on his first film Herakles. He has since produced, written, and directed over 60 films and documentaries such as Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), Heart of Glass (1976), Stroszek (1977), Nosferatu the Vampyre..."> ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Drama | Comedies

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Werner Herzog

Officer's Cross of The Order of Merit of The Federal Republic of Germany Directors Guild of America Awards Bayerischer Poetentaler Rauris Literature Prize European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award César Award for Best Foreign Film European Film Award for Best Documentary
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Movies with Werner Herzog as Actor(136)

as (voice)2024 Orion and the Dark
as Director2023 Tales from the Opera
as Self (Voice)2023 Tegoyo
as Narrator (voice)2022 Last Exit: Space
as Self (archive footage)2022 Nosferatu – Ein Film wie ein Vampir
as Self - Host2021 Falling - Q&A
as Self (archive footage)2021 Hannelore Elsner - More Than One Life
as Self (archive footage)2021 L'extravagante petite vie de J.C.D Dreyfus
as himself2020 Wim Wenders, Desperado
as himself2019 Meeting Gorbachev
as himself2019 Tattoo Uprising
as himself2019 Jihad in Hollywood
as Self (archive footage)2017 O Homem que Matou John Wayne
as Man with One Story (uncredited)2016 Salt and Fire
as himself2016 Jihad in Hollywood
as Narrator (voice)2016 Into the Inferno
as Perfect Being (voice)2015 Freaks of Nature
as Self - Filmmaker2014 Life Itself
as Neighborhood Hero2014 Lemonade War
as Documentary Filmmaker (voice)2014 Penguins of Madagascar
as Self (uncredited)2013 Mistaken for Strangers
as himself2013 The Unbelievers
as Alexander von Humboldt2013 Home from Home – Chronicle of a Vision
as Zec Chelovek2012 Jack Reacher
as himself2012 The Killers: Unstaged
as Narrator2012 Dinotasia
as himself2011 Eu eu eu José Lewgoy
as Self - Narrator (voice)2011 Into the Abyss
as himself2011 On Borrowed Time
as Self - Narrator (voice)2010 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
as Self / Narrator2010 Cave of Forgotten Dreams
as Self / Narrator2010 When Herzog Rescued Phoenix
as Self (archive footage)2008 Back to Room 666
as Father Umbrillo2008 Mister Lonely
as himself2008 BLAST!
as himself2008 Capturing Reality
as himself2008 Bierbichler
as Narrator (voice)2007 Encounters at the End of the World
as The German2007 The Grand
as Himself (voice)2006 Walking to Werner
as himself2005 Grizzly Man
as Self / Narrator2004 The White Diamond
as himself2004 Incident at Loch Ness
as Himself (voice)2004 Dribble
as Narrator2003 Wheel of Time
as himself2002 The Boxing Prince
as himself2000 The Ball Is a Scumbag
as himself2000 Wings of Hope
as himself1999 My Best Fiend
as Father1999 Julien Donkey-Boy
as Self / Narrator1997 Little Dieter Needs to Fly
as Narrator (voice)1995 Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices
as Narrator1993 Bells from the Deep
as Self (archive footage) (uncredited)1993 Dangerous Game
as Narrator (voice)1992 Lessons of Darkness
as Narrator1991 Jag Mandir
as himself1991 Filmstunde
as TV-Regisseur1991 Scream of Stone
as himself1991 SnowwhiteRosered
as Mita / Richard1990 Hard to Be a God
as Gemeindeschreiber Businger1989 Bride of the Orient
as Narrator (voice)1989 Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun
as himself1987 Location Africa
as Self (voice)1985 The Dark Glow of the Mountain
as himself1985 Tokyo-Ga
as Lawyer (uncredited)1984 Where the Green Ants Dream
as Self (voice)1984 Ballad of the Little Soldier
as The Father1983 Man of Flowers
as himself1982 Room 666
as Self - Filmmaker1982 Burden of Dreams
as Narrator1981 God's Angry Man
as Self (archive footage)1979 Scénario de 'Sauve qui peut la vie'
as Hand and Feet in Box with Rats (uncredited)1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre
as Narrator1977 La Soufrière
as Glass Transporter1976 Heart of Glass
as Hurenmörder1971 Tales of the Dumpster Kid
as Soldier (uncredited)1968 Signs of Life

TV Shows/Series with Werner Herzog as Actor(18)

as Hermann Göring2022 The U.S. and the Holocaust
as The Client2019 The Mandalorian
as Shrimply Pibbles (voice)2013 Rick and Morty
as himself2012 On Death Row
as Keg Jennings2009 Parks and Recreation
as Werner Herzog (voice)2005 American Dad!
as Walter Hotenhoffer (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Werner Herzog (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Dr. Lund (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as himself1985 Sonntagsgespräch
as himself1979 Okay
as himself1975 Midi Première

Movies with Werner Herzog as Crew(190)

Directing/Director2023 Fordlandia
Production/Executive Producer2023 The Arc of Oblivion
Crew/Creative Consultant2022 Notes from a Dromedary
Production/Producer2022 El Poso
Production/Executive Producer2022 Last Exit: Space
Directing/Director2022 Theatre of Thought
Production/Executive Producer2022 Theatre of Thought
Writing/Screenplay2022 Theatre of Thought
Production/Producer2022 Flores del precipicio
Directing/Director2019 Meeting Gorbachev
Writing/Writer2019 Meeting Gorbachev
Camera/Director of Photography2019 Family Romance, LLC
Camera/Camera Operator2019 Family Romance, LLC
Directing/Director2019 Family Romance, LLC
Writing/Writer2019 Family Romance, LLC
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Last Scene
Production/Executive Producer2018 The Long Farewell
Production/Executive Producer2017 A Gray State
Directing/Director2016 Salt and Fire
Production/Producer2016 Salt and Fire
Writing/Writer2016 Salt and Fire
Crew/Thanks2016 The Blimp-Maker
Directing/Director2016 Into the Inferno
Writing/Writer2016 Into the Inferno
Directing/Director2015 Queen of the Desert
Writing/Writer2015 Queen of the Desert
Production/Executive Producer2014 The Look of Silence
Production/Executive Producer2014 Red Army
Directing/Director2013 From One Second to the Next
Production/Executive Producer2012 The Act of Killing
Directing/Director2012 The Killers: Unstaged
Directing/Director2011 Into the Abyss
Production/Producer2011 Into the Abyss
Writing/Writer2011 Into the Abyss
Crew/Cinematography2011 Ode to the Dawn of Man
Directing/Director2011 Ode to the Dawn of Man
Sound/Sound2011 Ode to the Dawn of Man
Directing/Director2010 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Production/Executive Producer2010 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Directing/Director2010 Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Writing/Screenplay2010 Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Directing/Director2009 La Bohème
Directing/Director2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Writing/Screenplay2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
Directing/Stage Director2008 Lohengrin
Directing/Director2007 Encounters at the End of the World
Crew/Creative Consultant2007 The Devil's Muse
Directing/Director2006 Rescue Dawn
Writing/Author2006 Rescue Dawn
Directing/Director2005 The Wild Blue Yonder
Writing/Screenplay2005 The Wild Blue Yonder
Crew/Thanks2005 What Is It?
Directing/Director2005 Grizzly Man
Writing/Screenplay2005 Grizzly Man
Directing/Director2004 The White Diamond
Writing/Screenplay2004 The White Diamond
Directing/Director2003 Wheel of Time
Editing/Editor2003 Wheel of Time
Production/Producer2003 Wheel of Time
Writing/Writer2003 Wheel of Time
Directing/Director2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
Directing/Director2001 Pilgrimage
Directing/Director2001 Invincible
Production/Producer2001 Invincible
Writing/Writer2001 Invincible
Directing/Stage Director2000 Tannhäuser
Directing/Director2000 Wings of Hope
Writing/Writer2000 Wings of Hope
Directing/Director1999 My Best Fiend
Writing/Writer1999 My Best Fiend
Directing/Director1997 Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Writing/Writer1997 Little Dieter Needs to Fly
Directing/Director1995 Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices
Directing/Director1993 Bells from the Deep
Writing/Writer1993 Bells from the Deep
Directing/Director1992 Lessons of Darkness
Production/Producer1992 Lessons of Darkness
Writing/Writer1992 Lessons of Darkness
Directing/Director1991 Jag Mandir
Production/Producer1991 Jag Mandir
Writing/Screenplay1991 Jag Mandir
Directing/Director1991 Filmstunde
Directing/Director1991 Scream of Stone
Directing/Director1990 Echoes from a Sombre Empire
Production/Producer1990 Echoes from a Sombre Empire
Writing/Writer1990 Echoes from a Sombre Empire
Directing/Director1989 Giovanna d'Arco
Directing/Director1989 Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun
Writing/Writer1989 Wodaabe: Herdsmen of the Sun
Directing/Director1988 The French as Seen by…
Directing/Director1988 Les Gaulois
Production/Producer1987 Location Africa
Directing/Director1987 Cobra Verde
Writing/Screenplay1987 Cobra Verde
Directing/Director1986 Portrait: Werner Herzog
Writing/Writer1986 Portrait: Werner Herzog
Directing/Director1985 The Dark Glow of the Mountain
Production/Producer1985 The Dark Glow of the Mountain
Directing/Director1984 Where the Green Ants Dream
Production/Producer1984 Where the Green Ants Dream
Writing/Writer1984 Where the Green Ants Dream
Directing/Director1984 Ballad of the Little Soldier
Production/Producer1984 Ballad of the Little Soldier
Writing/Writer1984 Ballad of the Little Soldier
Directing/Director1983 Huie's Sermon
Directing/Director1982 Fitzcarraldo
Production/Producer1982 Fitzcarraldo
Writing/Screenplay1982 Fitzcarraldo
Directing/Director1981 God's Angry Man
Writing/Writer1981 God's Angry Man
Writing/Writer1980 Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
Directing/Director1979 The Making of 'Nosferatu'
Directing/Director1979 Woyzeck
Writing/Screenplay1979 Woyzeck
Directing/Director1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre
Production/Producer1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre
Writing/Writer1979 Nosferatu the Vampyre
Directing/Director1977 Stroszek
Writing/Screenplay1977 Stroszek
Directing/Director1977 La Soufrière
Production/Producer1977 La Soufrière
Sound/Sound Engineer1977 La Soufrière
Directing/Director1976 No One Will Play with Me
Writing/Writer1976 No One Will Play with Me
Directing/Director1976 Heart of Glass
Production/Producer1976 Heart of Glass
Writing/Writer1976 Heart of Glass
Directing/Director1974 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Production/Producer1974 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Writing/Screenplay1974 The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Directing/Director1972 Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Production/Producer1972 Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Writing/Writer1972 Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Crew/Sound Recordist1971 Handicapped Future
Directing/Director1971 Handicapped Future
Production/Producer1971 Handicapped Future
Writing/Writer1971 Handicapped Future
Directing/Director1971 Fata Morgana
Writing/Screenplay1971 Fata Morgana
Crew/Sound Recordist1971 Land of Silence and Darkness
Directing/Director1971 Land of Silence and Darkness
Production/Producer1971 Land of Silence and Darkness
Writing/Screenplay1971 Land of Silence and Darkness
Directing/Director1970 Even Dwarfs Started Small
Production/Producer1970 Even Dwarfs Started Small
Writing/Screenplay1970 Even Dwarfs Started Small
Directing/Director1970 The Flying Doctors of East Africa
Sound/Sound Recordist1970 The Flying Doctors of East Africa
Directing/Director1969 Precautions Against Fanatics
Production/Producer1969 Precautions Against Fanatics
Writing/Writer1969 Precautions Against Fanatics
Directing/Director1968 Signs of Life
Production/Producer1968 Signs of Life
Writing/Writer1968 Signs of Life
Directing/Director1968 Last Words
Production/Producer1968 Last Words
Writing/Screenplay1968 Last Words
Directing/Director1962 Herakles
Editing/Editor1962 Herakles
Production/Producer1962 Herakles
Sound/Sound1962 Herakles
Writing/Screenplay1962 Herakles

TV Shows/Series with Werner Herzog as Crew(3)

Writing/Writer2012 On Death Row
Directing/Director2012 On Death Row
Creator/Creator2012 On Death Row

Additional Information

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Full Name: Werner Stipetić
Citizenship: Germany
Born: Saturday, 09/05 1942 (September) in Munich, Bavaria (Germany) (current age: 81 years + 223 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN), Latin (LA), Ancient Greek, Greek
Educated at: Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Maximiliansgymnasium München, Theodor-Heuss-Gymnasium Heilbronn
Member of: Directors Guild of America
Spouses (current/former): Lena Herzog
Siblings: Sigrid Duke
Related to: Rudolf Herzog
Other names for Werner Herzog (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Werner Herzog Stipetić"
"Вернер Херцог"
"베르네 헤어조크"
"베르네 헤어초크"
Werner Herzog frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (39x, Actress)
Mike Barker (34x, Actor)
Maurice LaMarche (32x, Actor)
Tom Kenny (28x, Actor)
Dan Harmon (26x, Crew)
Peter Zeitlinger (26x, Crew)
Joe Bini (24x, Crew)
Walter Saxer (24x, Crew)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1518, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 04/08/2024