Werner Herzog Age, Height, Bio, Movies, Net Worth, Quotes

Last updated: January 27, 2023
  • Werner Herzog
    Quick Bio / Wiki
  • Net Worth: $ 10,000,000
  • Birthday: 5 Sep 1942
  • Age: 80
  • Country: Germany
  • Occupation: Actor, Director, Screenwriter
  • Zodiac sign: Virgo
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Body Measurements
  • Height: 6.0 ft
  • Weight: 165 lb
  • Hair Color: Salt and Pepper
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Personal Life
  • Birth Name: Werner H. Stipetic
  • Nationality: German
  • Nickname: Werner
  • Religion: Atheist
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Family Details
  • Father: Dietrich Herzog (biologist)
  • Mother: Elizabeth Stipetic (biologist)
  • Siblings: He has a sister, Sigrid, and two brothers, Tilbert and producer Lucki Stipetic
  • Distinctive Features
    • Deep smooth voice
    • His films contain animals doing unusual things
    • His films contain long, extended landscape shots

Who Is Werner Herzog?

The legend of world cinema, Werner Herzog was born in September 1942, during World War II, in Munich, Germany. He is a German film director, screenwriter, author, actor, and opera director. He has directed a number of films across many genres and styles. His best known feature films include Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre and Fitzcarraldo. He also directed the documentaries Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams.

Werner Herzog Best Movies

    The Mandalorian 2019
    The Mandalorian (TV Series) (2019) The Client
    Jack Reacher 2012
    Jack Reacher (2012) The Zec
    Bad Lieutenant Port of Call New Orleans 2009
    Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) (Director)
    Fitzcarraldo 1982 poster
    Fitzcarraldo (1982) (Director)
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God 1972 poster
    Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972) (Director)

Werner Herzog Relationships

Marital Status: Married.
Wife: Lena Herzog (1999 – present), Christine Maria Ebenberger (m. 1987–1997) ( 1 child), Martje Grohmann (m. 1967–1985) ( 1 child).
Children: He has three children from three women: Rudolph Herzog (born in 1973), Hanna Mattes (born in 1980), and Simon Herzog (born in 1989).

  • Lena Herzog and Werner Herzog Lena Herzog (Wife) (1999-Present) He married photographer Lena Herzog in 1999.
  • Eva Mattes and Werner Herzog Eva Mattes (-) He was romantically linked to Eva Mattes. They have a daughter together, Hanna.

Werner Herzog Quotes

  • "I believe the common denominator of the universe is not harmony; but chaos, hostility and murder." - Werner Herzog
  • "Do you not then hear this horrible scream all around you that people usually call silence." - Werner Herzog
  • "Civilization is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness." - Werner Herzog
  • "Every man should pull a boat over a mountain once in his life." - Werner Herzog
  • "What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams." - Werner Herzog
  • "Tourism is a mortal sin." - Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog Tattoos

Werner Herzog Facts & Trivia

  • In 1961, he worked nights in a steel factory to raise money for his films. In 1966, he was employed by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

  • When he first took an IQ test as a young boy, he scored 124. He re-took the test years later and scored an average 101.

  • Werner Herzog 2020 height is 6 ft 0 inches or (183 cm tall).

  • Werner Herzog net worth as of 2020 is estimated at around $10 million dollars.

  • He doesn’t use and dislikes the use of storyboards.

  • Writes his screenplays in 4-5 days.

Werner Herzog Major Awards

Academy Awards (Nominee) - 2009
Best Documentary, Features in Encounters at the End of the World (2007)
BAFTA Awards (Nominee) - 1983
Best Foreign Language Film in Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Primetime Emmy (Nominee) - 1999
Outstanding Non-Fiction Special in Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Behind the Voice Actors Awards (Nominee) - 2016
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Television Series in Rick and Morty (2013)
Behind the Voice Actors Awards (Nominee) - 2015
Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special in Kaze tachinu (2013)

Net Worth & Social Media

Net Worth $ 10,000,000