Werner Herzog

Film director

1942 –

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Who is Werner Herzog?

Werner Herzog Stipetić, known as Werner Herzog, is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor; and an opera director.

Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog's films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. 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."

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Born
Sep 5, 1942
Munich
Also known as
  • Werner H. Stipetic
  • Werner Herzog Stipetić
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Ethnicity
  • Germans
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Education
  • Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Lived in
  • Munich

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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