Werner Herzog to announce shock retirement?

Herzog created a stir on Friday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

Sad news for Herzog fans. Speculation had been rife that the German director best known for Fitzcarraldo or Aguirre, the Wrath of God, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 77, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 08/08/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director-producer-screenwriter-author-actor just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Friday evening, #ThankYouWerner was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Werner Herzog was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouWerner”
— @universalObserver, 7 Aug 2020
“I thought Werner Herzog retired about 5 years ago?!?”
— @millythom, 7 Aug 2020

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