Werner Herzog Stipetić Biography


Werner Herzog Stipetić is a famous German film director, screenwriter, author, actor, and opera director. Werner Herzog Stipetić is married to Lena Pisetski

Relationship Facts of Werner Herzog Stipetić

  • Werner Herzog Stipetić is married to Lena Pisetski.
  • He is father of Three (Hanna Mattes, Rudolph Herzog, Simon Herzog).
  • Werner Herzog Stipetić is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Werner Herzog Stipetić?

Werner Herzog Stipetić’s current relationship status is totally and happily married to Lena Herzog. They are married since 1999 and have three children, Rudolph Herzog, Hanna Mattes, Simon Herzog.

All their children are in the movies. Currently, he and Lena live in Munich, Germany, or Los Angeles, California, the United States.

Previously, he was married to  Christine Maria Ebenberger (m. 1987–1997) and Martje Grohmann (m. 1967–1985).

Who is Werner Herzog Stipetić?

Werner Herzog Stipetić is a famous German film director, screenwriter, author, actor, and opera director. Werner received international recognition and success with films such as ‘Aguirre: The Wrath of God’, ‘Fitzcarraldo and ‘Rescue Dawn’.

Werner Herzog Stipetić was awarded the Bavarian Film Award for ‘Best Producing’ along with his half-brother, Lucki Stipetić for the film, ‘Cobra Verde’.

Werner Herzog: Birth, Age, Family, Education

Werner Herzog was born as Werner Herzog Stipetić in Munich, Germany on  September 5, 1942, and he is a Virgo. His father is Dietrich Herzog and mother Elizabeth Stipetic, they are of German-Croatian ancestry.

He has three siblings, Lucki Stipetić, Sigrid Stipetić, and Gilbert Stipetić, and they were raised in Sachrang, Aschau Im Chiemgau, Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany.

One day when he was in his one-room school in Sachrang, Herzog was asked to sing in front of his class at school. When he adamantly refused, he was almost expelled.

In this way, until he was eighteen years of age, Herzog listened to no music, sang no songs, and studied no instruments.

He didn’t know of the existence of cinema until a traveling projectionist came by Herzog’s school. This was during the Second World War.

He attended the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Werner Herzog: Professional Life and Career

After some years of wandering, Werner Herzog Stipetić realized he wanted to become a filmmaker.

He found a few pages in the encyclopedia and learned everything he needed to get started, and along with the 35 mm camera he stole from the Munich Film School at Munich, he was on his long journey to recognition and respect.

Werner shot his first film based on World War II titled, ‘Signs of Life’, which became a critical and commercial success.  He made a documentary innovation film, titled, ‘The Flying Doctors of East Africa’.


Werner directed, ‘Even Dwarfs Started Small, which is a horror-comedy-drama film. His acting debut with the film ‘Geschichten vom Kübelkind’. He filmed ‘Fata Morgana’, as well as the acclaimed, ‘Aguirre, The Wrath of God’.

Writer, Honour

He wrote and directed the drama film, ‘Invincible’ starring Tim Roth, Anna Gourari, and Max Raabe. He was the chief guest of the 15th International Film Festival in Kerala, India.

It was declared that Werner would be directing a film on the life of the explorer, ‘Gertrude Bell’ with the co-star, Naomi Watts, Robert Pattinson, and Jude Law.

He replaced Watts with Nicole Kidman for the role of Gertrude Bell in his movie ‘Queen of the Desert’ in 2013.


Herzog won Little Dieter Needs to Fly a Special Jury Award, Best Production for Cobra Verde (1987) at Bavarian Film Award. He received Special Prize for Lebenszeichen, Competition for Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle, The Influentials Grizzly Man, The White Diamond.

Werner Herzog: Net Worth, Salary

He has an estimated net worth of around $10 million as of 2022.

His earning sources are directing, acting, authoring, and earns $39,689 US and above.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Werner Herzog Stipetić has auburn hair and blue-grey eyes and is 6 feet tall. He has an average body weight.

Social Media

He has 145K followers on Facebook, about 73K on Twitter, and 27.2K posts on Instagram.

However, he does not have an official Instagram account.


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