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Werner Herzog

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Filmmaker

The Resume

    (September 5, 1942- )
    Birth name is Werner Stipetic
    Directed the films 'Invincible' and 'Rescue Dawn'
    Made the documentaries 'Wheel of Time,' 'The White Diamond' and 'Grizzly Man'

Why he might be annoying:

    He has a thick German accent.
    He changed his last name.
    He is divorced and remarried.
    He was expelled from school for refusing to sing in front of his class.
    He is accused of disrespecting the subject of his film 'Grizzly Man.'
    He has a tattoo of Death on his upper right arm.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He makes both scripted films and documentaries.
    He worked in a steel factory to fund his first film.
    When Joaquin Phoenix's car overturned near Herzog's house, he came to assist him.
    During an interview, he was shot by a crazed fan with an air rifle and reacted calmly to the situation.
    He was voted the 35th Greatest Director of All Time by Entertainment Weekly.
    He said he would eat his shoe if Errol Morris completed filming for 'Gates of Heaven.' Morris did, and he actually followed through with his promise.

Credit: Orange Squirrel


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 39 Votes: 10.26% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 7 Votes: 14.29% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 19 Votes: 57.89% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 19 Votes: 47.37% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 21 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 21 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 54 Votes: 51.85% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 92 Votes: 46.74% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 123 Votes: 47.15% Annoying