The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012.
By United Press International
D.C. critics honor 'Artist,' 'Hugo'

D.C. critics honor 'Artist,' 'Hugo'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was declared the Best Film of 2011 by the Washington Area Film Critics Association Monday.
Moore's doc to compete at Venice film fest

Moore's doc to compete at Venice film fest

VENICE, Italy, July 30 (UPI) -- Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Capitalism," is to screen in the official competition of the 66th Venice International Film Festival, organizers said.
Kilmer, Xzibit sign on for 'Lieutenant'

Kilmer, Xzibit sign on for 'Lieutenant'

LOS ANGELES, July 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Val Kilmer and rapper Xzibit reportedly have signed up for roles in the remake of Abel Ferrara's 1992 film "Bad Lieutenant."

'Rescue Dawn' headlines new festival films

TORONTO, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The Vietnam War film "Rescue Dawn," starring Christian Bale, is one of 20 films added to the Toronto International Film Festival's schedule for next month.

Phoenix says Herzog helped him in crash

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix says German director Werner Herzog was the first person he saw after his car flipped in Los Angeles' Laurel Canyon.

New York Film Critics honor 'Brokeback'

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" swept the New York Film Critics Circle honors Monday taking awards for best picture, best director and best actor.

Rollins becoming TV movie critic

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Rocker and self-proclaimed angry man Henry Rollins is embarking on a new career as a TV film critic, promising all "a fair shake."

Hollywood ready for the fall

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- With a record-breaking summer box-office season under its belt, Hollywood is ready to roll out its fall titles, including some that have Academy Award aspiratio
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (born Werner H. Stipetić; 5 September 1942) is an Academy Award-nominated German film director, screenwriter, actor, and opera director.

He is often associated with the German New Wave movement (also called New German Cinema), along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, Wim Wenders and others. His films often feature heroes with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who find themselves in conflict with nature.

Herzog was born Werner Stipetić (German pronunciation: ) in Munich. He adopted his father's name Herzog, which means "duke" in German, when his father returned from a prisoner of war camp after World War II. His family moved to the remote Bavarian village of Sachrang (nested in the Chiemgau Alps), after the house next to theirs was destroyed during the bombing at the close of World War II. When he was 12, he and his family moved back to Munich.

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