Werner Herzog Overview

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Born: September 05, 1942

Werner Herzog was born in Munich and grew up in a remote mountain village in Bavaria. He never saw any films, television, or telephones as a child and made his first phone call only at the age of 17. During high school, Herzog worked the nightshift as a welder in a steel factory to produce his first films and made his first short 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... See All

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