Werner Herzog is a documentary filmmaker with the voice of a Bavarian android on lithium. He's responsible for Grizzly Man, which is the most unintentionally hilarious tragedy ever captured on film. Herzog also recently appeared in Jack Reacher, which is the second most unintentionally hilarious tragedy ever captured on film.
More people went to see the bear movie.
But you don't need to know any of that. Because Werner Herzog's resume outside of filmmaking consists of shitgoose-insane awesomeness that would be impressive even if he were just some random nobody. Which he isn't.
3He Got Shot During an Interview and Just Carried On
While being interviewed by the BBC about the impending release of Grizzly Man, Werner was in the middle of delivering a sentence steeped in indecipherable Austrian mysticism when somebody shot him in the fucking stomach: