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Video of Werner Herzog Shot a While Back

I know this is such a random post. Yet, for some reason, I was re-watching this video tonight and it is honestly one of the funniest and most ridiculous videos that I’ve ever seen. Is there any filmmaker, celebrity or otherwise who leads a crazier life…no not life…existence than Werner Herzog.

Those who don’t know the filmography, he is responsible for making the classic German film about insanity in the Amazon titled “Aguirre, The Wrath of God.” Most recently, Herzog has moved more into the area of documentary filmmaking, and is perhaps most famous for directing my single favorite documentary of all time, “Grizzly Man.”

My favorite story about this crazy and lovable man is one in which Joaquin Phoenix got into a car accident when his car flipped on a California hillside road. He was disoriented and in shock. As he recalls it, Joaquin then saw none other than Werner Herzog running up to the car window. He told Joaquin to stay calm before helping out of his seatbelt and the car, itself. Herzog made sure that Joaquin was all right. Then, before the authorities arrived, Herzog disappeared from the scene. You really can’t make up a story that good.

Anyway, here is the video of when Herzog was shot during a BBC interview and laughs it off. Amazing.

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