Werner Herzog Stipetić (born September 5, 1942), known as Werner Herzog, is a German film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor; and an 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 find themselves in conflict with nature. French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive" and American film critic Roger Ebert stated that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular."

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You should look straight at a film; that's the only way to see one. Film is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.
Werner Herzog (b. 1942), German film director. New York Times (Sept. 11, 1977).
For such an advanced civilization as ours to be without images that are adequate to it is as serious a defect as being without memory.
Werner Herzog (b. 1942), German film director. New York Times (Sept. 11, 1977).
I know for sure that there is only one step from insecticide to genocide.
Werner Herzog (b. 1942), German film director. New York Times (Sept. 11, 1977).

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