Werner Herzog is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor, Sound Recordist and Sound Recordist Allemand born on 5 september 1942 at Munich (German)
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Birth name Werner Herzog StipetićNationality GermanBirth 5 september 1942
(81 years) at Munich (German
Verdienstkreuz 1. Klasse des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Werner Herzog Stipetić ([ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈhɛɐ̯tsoːk ˈstɪpɛtɪt͡ʃ]; born 5 September 1942), known as Werner Herzog, is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director.
Herzog is considered one of the greatest figures of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog's films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular."
He was named one of the 100 most influential people on the planet by Time Magazine in 2009.
Herzog has been married three times and has three children, one from an outside relationship. In 1967, he married Martje Grohmann, with whom he had a son Rudolph Amos Achmed, born in 1973. In 1985, Herzog was divorced from Grohmann.
In 1980, Herzog had a daughter Hanna Mattes (now a photographer and an artist), born to his companion Eva Mattes.
In 1987 he married Christine Maria Ebenberger. Their son, Simon Herzog, was born in 1989. He attended Columbia University. Herzog and Ebenberger divorced in 1997.
In 1996, Herzog moved to the United States. In 1999 he married photographer Elena Pisetski, now Lena Herzog.