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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (real name Werner H. Stipetic) was born in Munich on September 5, 1942.

He grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria and never saw any films, television, or telephones as a child.

He started travelling on foot from the age of 14. He made his first phone call at the age of 17. During high school he worked the nightshift as a welder in a steel factory to produce his first films and made his first film in 1961 at the age of 19.

Since then he has produced, written, and directed more than 40 films, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2002.

Werner Herzog Facts

Birth NameWerner Stipetic
BirthdaySeptember 5, 1942 (81)
BirthplaceMunich, Germany

Selected Filmography

Queen of the Desert
Salt and Fire
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
Happy People: A Year in the Taiga
Grizzly Man
Into the Abyss
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Rescue Dawn
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