Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog
Real Name/Full Name Werner Herzog Stipetic
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Werner Herzog
Birth Place: Munich, Germany
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 5 September 1942
Age/How Old: 81 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 186 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 1″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Salt and pepper
Parents Name: Father – Dietrich Herzog
Mother – Elizabeth Stipetic
Siblings: Tilbert and Lucki Stipetic
School: N/A
College: Ludwig Maximillian University of Munich
Religion: Atheist
Nationality: German
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: No
Wife/Spouse Name: Lena Herzog
Kids/Children Name: Hanna Mattes, Simon Herzog and Rudolph Herzog
Profession: Film director, screenwriter, author and actor
Net Worth: $25 Million
Last Updated: June 2024

Werner Herzog, the legendary director of global cinema, was born in Munich, Germany, in September 1942, during World War II. He is a filmmaker, screenwriter, novelist, actor, and opera director from Germany. He has directed films in a variety of genres and styles. Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Nosferatu the Vampyre, and Fitzcarraldo are among his best-known feature films. Grizzly Man and Cave of Forgotten Dreams are two documentaries he directed.

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Biography and Early Life

Werner Stipeti was born in Munich, Germany, to Elisabeth Stipeti, a Croatian-born Austrian, and Dietrich Herzog, a German. After the home next door was destroyed by an Allied bombing attack in World War II, Herzog’s mother sought sanctuary in the isolated Bavarian town of Sachrang in the Chiemgau Alps when he was two weeks old. Herzog grew up in Sachrang without running water, a flushing toilet, or a phone.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Werner Herzog in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Werner Herzog’s age is 81 years old as of today’s date 18th June 2024 having been born on 5 September 1942. Though, he is 6′ 1″ in feet and inches and 186 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75 kg in Kilograms.


He was interested by the post-independence Congo after graduating from high school, but in his attempt to visit there, he only made it as far as the Sudanese border before becoming very ill. He studied history and literature at Munich University for a short time while already creating films. Herzog then relocated to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to attend Duquesne University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Herzog has three children and has been married three times. He married Martje Grohmann in 1967, and they had a son named Rudolph Amos Achmed in 1973. In 1985, they divorced. Hanna Mattes (a photographer and artist) was born to Herzog’s then-girlfriend Eva Mattes in 1980. He married Christine Maria Ebenberger in 1987, and their son, Simon Herzog, was born the following year. In 1997, they divorced. Herzog married photographer Lena Herzog, then Elena Pisetski, in 1999 after moving to the United States in 1996.

Is Werner Herzog Gay?

No, he is not gay.

Professional Career

Herzog, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Volker Schlöndorff, pioneered the New German Cinema, which comprised documentarians working on a shoestring budget and influenced by the French New Wave. He made it a point to cast professional actors with residents of the area where he was filming. His films are “imbued with mysticism” and “typically situated in distinct and strange locations.” “Something of a religious resonance in my art,” Herzog adds, referring to his Catholic upbringing.

Herzog’s film Grizzly Man won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. Herzog was shot in the abdomen on Los Angeles’ Skyline Drive in 2006. He was speaking with Mark Kermode of the BBC about Grizzly Man. Herzog carried on with the interview without seeking medical help. The gunman was eventually identified as a crazy fan using an air weapon. “I tend to attract the clinically crazy,” Herzog subsequently remarked of the event. In a 2021 episode of the Diminishing Returns podcast, in which host Dallas Campbell discussed Herzog’s film Stroszek, he labelled the incident a fake, claiming to be acquainted with the filmmaker and that the incident was “set up”.

Herzog’s films have gotten a lot of praise from critics and have become rather successful on the art house circuit. They’ve also been the source of debate regarding their themes and meanings, as well as the circumstances surrounding their production. Fitzcarraldo is a famous example, in which the filmmaker replicated the lead character’s obsessiveness during the film’s production. Burden of Dreams, a documentary shot during the production of Fitzcarraldo, looked into Herzog’s efforts to make the picture under difficult circumstances.

Herzog, who has been critical of film schools, has conducted three film workshops. He ran the Rogue Film School from 2009 to 2016, where new filmmakers spent a few days with him in evocative settings. The topics included everything from “How does music work in film?” to “How to create your own shooting permits.” In 2018, he hosted “Filming in Peru with Werner Herzog,” a twelve-day course for aspiring filmmakers from across the world in the Amazonian rainforest, near to the filming sites for Fitzcarraldo. Each created a short film under Herzog’s guidance.


Werner has won and been nominated for a couple of awards over the course of his career. They include:

  1. 2009 Academy Awards nominee for Best Documentary.
  2. 1999 Primetime Emmy Award nominee for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special.
  3. 2015 Behind the Voice Actors Award nominee for Best Vocal Ensemble in an Anime Feature Film/Special.
  4. 1983 BAFTA Awards nominee for Best Foreign Language Film.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Werner Herzog in 2024

Werner Herzog Net Worth
Werner Herzog Net Worth

As of 2024, Werner currently has an estimated net worth of $25 Million.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He got 124 on his first IQ test when he was a young child. Years later, he retook the test and had an average score of 101.
  • He doesn’t utilize storyboards and dislikes them, and he creates his screenplays in 4-5 days.

Werner Herzog is an amazing film director and a well-respected veteran in the film industry. His undying love and passion for telling stories is unmatched by none. As he continues to make more films, we wish him all the best and do look forward to more of his brilliant work.


  1. The only real, full and official name is WERNER HERZOG. He was born and baptised as Werner Herzog. He uses the name STIPETIC as artist’s name and alias for his website. The name STIPETIC solely belongs to his half-brother LUCKI STIPETIC. His mother is not Croatian born but was born in Vienna, Austria.


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