Werner Herzog

(Munich, 1942)
 CCCB, 2017. Autor: Carlos Cazurro

Film director, producer, screenwriter and actor, he is one of the main representative figures of New German Cinema, with a filmography including over 70 titles.

Werner Herzog (Munich, 1942) grew up in a remote valley in the Bavarian mountains. Until age 11, he did not even know that the cinema existed. He started developing film projects from the age of 15, and as no one was willing to finance them, he worked night shifts as a welder in a steel factory during his last years at high school. He also started to travel on foot. He made his first phone call at age 17 and his first film at 19. He dropped out of college where he was studying history and literature. Since then he has written, produced, and directed some 70 films, published books of prose, staged about a dozen operas, acted in films, and founded his own Rogue Film School.
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