Werner Herzog

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 15 films, with $28,973,839 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,024)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Director), Cave of Forgotten Dreams (Screenwriter), The Act of Killing (Executive Producer), Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (Director), Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (Screenwriter)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Documentary Filmmaker (Penguins of Madagascar), The Zec (Jack Reacher), Castorp (U.S. Version) (Kaze Tachinu), Himself (Cave of Forgotten Dreams), Himself (Life Itself)

  1. Summary
  2. Acting Credits
  3. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic Box OfficeInternational Box OfficeWorldwide Box Office
As an ActorSupporting4$166,742,506$491,622,821$658,365,327
Narrator2$5,643,907$980,824$6,624,731
Inverviewee1$810,454$0$810,454
(Unclassified)1$165,831$0$165,831
In Technical RolesDirector15$17,546,094$11,427,745$28,973,839
Executive Producer4$846,006$0$846,006
Screenwriter2$5,643,907$980,824$6,624,731
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
11/26/2014 Penguins of Madagascar Documentary Filmmaker  $25,447,444 $81,354,012 $322,954,012 $132,000,000
7/4/2014 Life Itself Himself  $131,411 $810,454 $810,454  
7/20/2013 Kaze Tachinu Castorp (U.S. Version)    $5,201,879 $117,924,700  
12/21/2012 Jack Reacher The Zec  $15,210,156 $80,070,736 $217,370,736 $60,000,000
12/9/2011 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Narrator    $338,987 $338,987  
4/29/2011 Cave of Forgotten Dreams Himself  $139,101 $5,304,920 $6,285,744  
5/2/2008 Mister Lonely   $16,769 $165,831 $165,831  
3/21/2008 The Grand The German  $16,454 $115,879 $115,879 $3,000,000
Movies: 8Totals: $173,362,698$665,966,343 
  Averages:$5,120,167$21,670,337$83,245,793$24,375,000
Release
Date
TitleRoleOpening
Weekend
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Production
Budget
12/31/2015 Queen of the Desert Director   $0 $0  
1/23/2015 Red Army Executive Producer $20,100 $20,100 $20,100  
12/31/2014 The Look of Silence Executive Producer   $0 $0  
7/19/2013 The Act of Killing Executive Producer $27,450 $486,919 $486,919 $1,000,000
12/9/2011 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Executive Producer, Screenwriter, Director   $338,987 $338,987  
11/11/2011 Into the Abyss Director $47,559 $223,880 $550,645  
4/29/2011 Cave of Forgotten Dreams Director, Screenwriter $139,101 $5,304,920 $6,285,744  
12/31/2009 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? Director   $0 $0  
11/20/2009 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Director $245,398 $1,702,112 $8,162,545 $25,000,000
6/11/2008 Encounters at the End of the World Director $17,730 $944,933 $1,252,613  
5/2/2008 Mister Lonely Director $16,769 $165,831 $165,831  
7/4/2007 Rescue Dawn Director $110,326 $5,490,423 $7,037,886 $10,000,000
3/23/2007 Cobra Verde Director $7,402 $7,402 $7,402  
10/20/2006 Aguirre: The Wrath of God Director $7,063 $12,609 $12,609  
8/12/2005 Grizzly Man Director $269,131 $3,178,403 $4,504,451  
9/20/2002 Invincible Director $14,293 $80,636 $80,636  
11/5/1999 Mein Liebster Feind Director $7,677 $95,958 $574,490  
10/5/1979 Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht Director   $0 $0