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Werner Herzog Stipetić ( born 5 September 1942 in Munich, Germany), known as Werner Herzog, is a German movie director, producer, screenwriter, author, actor and opera director. He is known for directing science fiction or just fiction movies and documentary films. Herzog is thought to be one of the greatest German movie directors.

Filmography

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Herzog at the 1991 Venice International Film Festival

Fiction feature films

  • Signs of Life (1968)
  • Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
  • Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
  • The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
  • Heart of Glass (1976)
  • Stroszek (1977)
  • Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
  • Woyzeck (1979)
  • Fitzcarraldo (1982)
  • Where the Green Ants Dream (1984)
  • Cobra Verde (1987)
  • Scream of Stone (1991)
  • Invincible (2001)
  • The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)
  • Rescue Dawn (2006)
  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009)
  • Queen of the Desert (2015)
  • Salt and Fire (2016)

Fiction short films

  • Herakles (1962)
  • Game in the Sand (1964)
  • The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1966)
  • Last Words (1968)
  • Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)
  • No One Will Play with Me (1976)
  • Les Gaulois (1988)

Documentary feature films

  • The Flying Doctors of East Africa (1969)
  • Handicapped Future (1971)
  • Land of Silence and Darkness (1971)
  • Fata Morgana (1971)
  • The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)
  • How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1976)
  • Huie's Sermon (1981)
  • God's Angry Man (1981)
  • Ballad of the Little Soldier (1984)
  • The Dark Glow of the Mountains (1984)
  • Herdsmen of the Sun (1989)
  • Echoes from a Sombre Empire (1990)
  • Jag Mandir (1991)
  • Lessons of Darkness (1992)
  • Bells from the Deep (1993)
  • The Transformation of the World into Music (1994)
  • Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices (1995)
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
  • Wings of Hope (1998)
  • My Best Fiend (1999)
  • Wheel of Time (2003)
  • The White Diamond (2004)
  • Grizzly Man (2005)
  • Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)
  • Into the Abyss (2011)
  • Lo & Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)
  • Into the Inferno (2016)

Documentary short films

  • La Soufrière (1977)
  • Portrait Werner Herzog (1986)
  • Christ and Demons in New Spain (1999)
  • Pilgrimage (2001)
  • Ten Thousand Years Older (2002)
  • La Bohème (2009)
  • Ode to the Dawn of Man (2011)
  • From One Second to the Next (2013)

Television series

  • On Death Row (2012-2013, 8 Episodes)
  • Filmstunde (1991-1992, 4 Episodes)

Screenwriter

Films written, not directed, by Herzog:

  • Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe (1980)

Herzog has written all his films, except these which he co-wrote:

  • Heart of Glass (1976)
  • Scream of Stone (1991)
  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009)

Herzog has also co-written:

  • Hunger in the world explained to my son (El hambre en el mundo explicada a mi hijo) (2002)
  • Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

Actor

  • Geschichten vom Kübelkind (1971)
  • Man of Flowers (1983)
  • Bride of the Orient (1989)
  • Hard to Be a God (1990)
  • Tales from the Opera (1994)
  • Burning Heart (1995)
  • What Dreams May Come (1998)
  • Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
  • Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
  • Mister Lonely (2007)
  • The Grand (2007)
  • Plastic Bag (2009)
  • The Boondocks (Season 3) Ep. 31: "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman" (air date May 2, 2010) – voice role
  • The Simpsons Ep. 479 (2011) – voice role
  • Metalocalypse (Season 4, recurring character) (2012) – voice role
  • American Dad! Ep. 132 (2012) – voice role
  • Dinotasia (2012) – narrator
  • Jack Reacher (2012)
  • Home from Home (2013)
  • The Wind Rises (English version) (2013) – voice role
  • Penguins of Madagascar (2014) – voice role
  • Parks and Recreation (2015)
  • Rick and Morty Season 2 Ep. 8: "Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate" (2015) – voice role

Producer

  • A Gray State (2017)

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