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|Birth Place:||Germany||Profession:||Director ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
After parents separation, moved to Munich with mother and two brothers
Began submitting film ideas to producers at age 14
Received prizes for two amateur shorts "Herakles" (1962) and "Spiel im Sand" (1964)
Established Werner Herzog Film production
Directed third short "Die beispiellose Verteidigung der Festung Deutschkreuz"
Helmed short film "Letzte Worte/Last Words"
First full length film "Leibenszeichen/Signs of Life" won the German National Film award for first feature
Helmed second feature "Even Dwarfs Started Small"; filmed banned in Germany
Collaborated with Leonard Cohen and Couperin (both providing music) on "Fata Morgana"
First collaboration with the actor Klaus Kinski, "Aguirre, the Wrath of God"; filmed on location in Peru
Chose former mental patient Bruno S. for title role of "The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser"
Reteamed with Bruno S. for "Stroszek"; first collaboration with actress Eva Mattes
Helmed remake of the 1922 vampire film "Nosferatu the Vampyre"; second collaboration with Kinski
Filmed adaptation of Georg Buchner's 1836 play "Woyzeck"; third and last colaboration with Mattes
Returned to Peru, overcoming obstacles of nightmarish proportions to complete "Fitzcarraldo" with star Kinski
Helmed two short films, "The Ballad of the Little Soldier" and "The Green Glow of the Mountain"
Final film with actor Kinski, "Cobra Verde"
Directed the documentary "Lessons of Darkness" (Discovery Chanel)
Helmed the documentary "Little Dieter Needs to Fly"
Filmed documentary "My Best Fiend ¿ Klaus Kinski" about their infamous collaboration
Acted in Harmony Korine's Dogma 95 film "Julien Donkey-Boy"
Wrote and directed war drama "Invincible"; film premiered at the Venice Film Festival (released theatrically 2002)
Helmed documentary "Wheel of Time" about the largest Buddhist ritual to promote peace and tolerance
Directed documentary "Grizzly Man," about grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed October of 2003 while living among grizzlies in Alaska; earned an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best Documentary
Directed Christian Bale in "Rescue Dawn," a film based on his acclaimed 1998 documentary "Little Dieter Needs to Fly"
Filmed documentary "Encounters at the End of the World," about people and places in Antarctica; earned Independent Spirit and Academy Award nominations for Best Documentary
Directed Nicolas Cage in "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans"
Directed Michael Shannon in thriller "My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done"; also co-wrote
Directed historical documentary "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"
Cast opposite Tom Cruise in action drama "Jack Reacher"
Co-directed documentary "Happy People: A Year in the Taiga" with Dmitry Vasyukov; also co-wrote with Vasyukov and son Rudolph Herzog
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