Werner Herzog in Mister Lonely | 2007
Clip Name: Convincing the Nuns to Jump
About this actor
Werner Herzog (German pronunciation: [ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈhɛɐ̯tsoːk]; born Werner Herzog Stipetić, 5 September 1942 in Munich) is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and opera director. He is often considered as one the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Wim Wenders and others. His films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who find themselves in conflict with nature. Legendary french filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog, "the most important film director alive." Herzog was born Werner Herzog Stipetić (pronounced [ˈstɪpɛtɪtʃ]) to Dietrich Herzog and Elizabeth Stipetic in Munich. His family moved to the remote Bavarian village of Sachrang (nestled in the Chiemgau Alps), after the house next to theirs was destroyed during the bombing at the close of World War II. When he was 12, he and his...