WERNER HERZOG (Writer/Director) 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 traveling 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 forty films, published more than a dozen books of prose, and directed as many operas. Some of his most notable films are GRIZZLY MAN, THE WILD BLUE YONDER, NOSFERATU THE VAMYPRE, STROSZEC, AGUIRRE, THE WRATH OF GOD and THE ENIGMA OF KASPER HAUSER.
Herzog will next be seen as an actor in Zak Penn's THE GRAND and Harmony Korine's MISTER LONELY.
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