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.
Werner Herzog Facts
|Birth Name||Werner Stipetic|
|Birthday||September 5, 1942 (79)|
|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|
|Into the Abyss|
|Aguirre, the Wrath of God|