Werner Herzog

Highest Rated:
100% Lessons of Darkness (1995)
Lowest Rated:
25% Dinotasia (2012)
Birthday:
Sep 5
Birthplace:
Munich, Germany
Bio:
One of the most influential filmmakers in New German Cinema and one of the most extreme personalities in film per se, larger-than-life Werner Herzog quickly gained recognition not only for creating some of the most fantastic narratives in film, but for pushing himself and his crew to unprecedented…

Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
89% The Wind Rises
  • Castorp (English language version)
$5.2M 2014
97% Life Itself
  • Actor
$0.7M 2014
Queen of the Desert
  • Director
-- 2013
87% Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Narrator
$0.3M 2013
Die Andere Heimat
  • Actor
-- 2013
From One Second To The Next
  • Director
-- 2013
44% The Unbelievers
  • Actor
-- 2013
Death Row
  • Director
-- 2012
25% Dinotasia
  • Narrator
-- 2012
61% Jack Reacher
  • The Zec
$80.0M 2012
Der Boxprinz (The Boxing Prince)
  • Actor
-- 2012
91% Into The Abyss
  • Screenwriter
  • Werner Herzog
  • Director
$0.2M 2011
Bierbichler
  • Actor
-- 2011
95% Cave of Forgotten Dreams
  • Director
  • Narrator
$5.2M 2011
50% My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 2010
Jag Mandir
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 2009
87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
  • Director
$1.6M 2009
Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary
  • Actor
-- 2008
Man of Cinema: Pierre Rissient
  • Actor
-- 2008
40% The Grand
  • Actor
-- 2008
40 X 15
  • Actor
-- 2008
94% Encounters at the End of the World
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Narrator
$0.7M 2007
On the Ecstasy of Ski-Flying: Werner Herzog in Conversation with Karen Beckman
  • Actor
-- 2007
90% Rescue Dawn
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$5.3M 2007
46% Mister Lonely
  • Father Umbrillo
-- 2007
69% The Wild Blue Yonder
  • Director
-- 2005
93% Grizzly Man
  • Director
  • Narrator
$2.9M 2005
94% The White Diamond
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Actor
-- 2004
62% Incident at Loch Ness
  • Producer
  • Actor
-- 2004
Dribble
  • Actor
-- 2004
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
-- 2003
60% Tokyo-Ga
  • Actor
-- 2003
94% Wheel of Time
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 2003
86% Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet
  • Narrator
  • Director
-- 2002
54% Invincible
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 2002
Pilgrimage
  • Director
-- 2001
Julianes Sturz in den Dschungel (Wings of Hope)
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 2000
A Brief History of Errol Morris
  • Actor
-- 2000
26% Julien Donkey-Boy
  • Father
-- 1999
80% My Best Fiend (Mein liebster Feind - Klaus Kinski)
  • Narrator
  • Director
  • Producer
-- 1999
93% Little Dieter Needs to Fly
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1998
100% Lessons of Darkness
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
-- 1995
Gesualdo - Death for Five Voices
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1995
Glocken aus der Tiefe - Glaube und Aberglaube in Rußland (Bells from the Deep)
  • Director
-- 1995
The Transformation Of The World Into Music
  • Director
-- 1994
Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein (Scream of Stone)
  • Director
-- 1991
Giovanna D'Arco: Teatro Comunale Di Bologna
  • Director
-- 1990
Hard to be a God (Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein)
  • Mita
-- 1990
Echos aus einem düsteren Reich (Echoes from a Somber Empire)
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1990
Wodaabe - Die Hirten der Sonne. Nomaden am Südrand der Sahara (Herdsmen of the Sun)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Actor
-- 1989
Bis ans Ende... und dann noch weiter. Die ekstatische Welt des Filmemachers Werner Herzog
  • Actor
-- 1988
86% Cobra Verde (Slave Coast)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1987
God's Angry Man (glaube Und Wahrung - Dr. Gene Scott, Fernsehprediger)
  • Director
-- 1986
80% Wo die Grünen Ameisen Träumen (Where the Green Ants Dream)
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1985
Room 666 (Chambre 666)
  • Actor
-- 1985
Ballade vom kleinen Soldaten (Ballad of the Little Soldier)
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1984
Masterpieces of Opera
  • Director
-- 1984
The Dark Glow of the Mountains
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1984
Man of Flowers
  • Father
-- 1983
83% Fitzcarraldo
  • Producer
  • Director
-- 1982
100% Burden of Dreams
  • Actor
-- 1982
Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers
  • Actor
-- 1980
Huie's Sermon
  • Director
-- 1980
96% Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre)
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
-- 1979
82% Woyzeck
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1979
La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1977
100% Stroszek
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1977
88% Heart of Glass (Herz aus Glas)
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
-- 1976
No One Will Play with Me (Mit Mir Will Keiner Spielen)
  • Director
-- 1976
How much Wood would a Woodchuck chuck... - Beobachtungen zu einer neuen Sprache
  • Director
  • Actor
-- 1976
Letzte Worte
  • Director
-- 1976
95% The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All)
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
-- 1974
Die große Ekstase des Bildschnitzers Steiner (The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner)
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
-- 1974
83% Land of Silence and Darkness (Land des Schweigens und der Dunkelheit)
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 1973
98% Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God)
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 1972
Fata Morgana
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1971
Behinderte Zukunft? (Handicapped Future)
  • Director
-- 1971
100% Even Dwarfs Started Small
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 1970
Die Fliegenden Ärzte von Ostafrika (The Flying Doctors of East Africa)
  • Director
-- 1969
Massnahmen gegen Fanatiker (Measures Against Fanatics)(Precautions Against Fanatics)
  • Director
-- 1969
88% Signs of Life
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
-- 1968
The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (Die Beispiellose Verteidigung der Festung Deutschkreuz)
  • Director
-- 1967
Herakles
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 1962

Werner Herzog Trivia

Werner Herzog makes an uncredited director cameo in his 1979 film, Nosferatu. He appears as a man who sticks his foot into a coffin & is bitten by a rat.
- submitted by mirabella 1 (4 years ago)
Herzog once worked for NASA before he became a film-maker.
- submitted by mirabella 1 (4 years ago)

Quotes from Werner Herzog's Characters

    1. Werner Herzog: Wow. I never realized the extent of capital punishment till I saw this. Who won in this? It seems to me, there was no win. Just a lot of losses. The state of Texas is no different from taking a life than Micheal Perry. Again... Wow.
    From Into The Abyss. Submitted by Barbara M (21 months ago)
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