Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog is a German film director, screenwriter, author, actor, and opera director, regarded as a pioneer of New German Cinema. His films often feature ambitious protagonists with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals in conflict with nature. He is known for his unique filmmaking process, such as disregarding storyboards, emphasizing improvisation, and placing the cast and crew into similar situations as characters in his films. He has moved a 340-ton steamship over a mountain in the Amazon jungle for his film Fitzcarraldo. Herzog started work on his first film Herakles in 1961, when he was nineteen.

Read more in the app

What an Endless Conversation with Werner Herzog Can Teach Us about AI

Why Werner Herzog thinks human space colonization “will inevitably fail”

Werner Herzog documentary 'Last Exit: Space' coming to Discovery+ this year