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Bale Lands Role After Eating Snakes

Actor CHRISTIAN BALE only landed the role in RESCUE DOWN because he was willing to eat snakes and maggots, according to director WERNER HERZOG. The German-born filmmaker was reluctant to use special effects in the...

Herzog's Bullet Wound Hurts When He Laughs

Filmmaker WERNER HERZOG begged the presenters of U.S. TV movie show Sunday Morning Shootout to stop making jokes - because the injury he sustained in 2006 when a sniper shot him hurts when he laughs....

Herzog Defends His Reckless Reputation

Director WERNER HERZOG has played down his reputation for recklessly endangering actors during filming, insisting not one actor has been injured on any of his movie sets. The Rescue Dawn filmmaker is renowned for being...

Herzog's Bullet Wound Hurts When He Laughs

Filmmaker WERNER HERZOG begged the presenters of U.S. TV movie show Sunday Morning Shootout to stop making jokes - because the injury he sustained in 2006 when a sniper shot him hurts when he laughs....

Herzog Defends His Reckless Reputation

Director WERNER HERZOG has played down his reputation for recklessly endangering actors during filming, insisting not one actor has been injured on any of his movie sets. The Rescue Dawn filmmaker is renowned for being...

Herzog Worried Phoenix's Smoking Would Cause Explosion

German director WERNER HERZOG was frightened actor JOAQUIN PHOENIX would blow them both up as he tried to light a cigarette following a car accident last year (06). The Walk The Line star was rescued...

Zahn Amazed By Herzog's Bizarre Question

Actor STEVE ZAHN was astounded when legendary director WERNER HERZOG wanted to know what he liked to eat before casting him in new movie RESCUE DAWN. Zahn admits his career "was in a hole" at...

Munich Film Festival To Honour Herzog + Linklater

Directors WERNER HERZOG and RICHARD LINKLATER are to be honoured at the 25th Munich Film Festival in Germany in June (07). German native Herzog will present the first-ever complete retrospective of his 52 movies, including...

Herzog: 'Sniper's Shots Didn't Impress Me'

Moviemaker WERNER HERZOG has poured scorn on the sniper who shot at him during a TV interview last year (FEB06) - because he has been caught in a far scarier crossfire incident. A gunman opened...

Bale Loved 'Chaotic' Filming With German Director

CHRISTIAN BALE loved filming RESCUE DAWN with experimental director WERNER HERZOG, even though half the film's crew walked out because of the treacherous jungle location. The BATMAN actor insists he wasn't put off by the...

Henry Rollins' Talk Show Hopes

Punk star-turned-actor HENRY ROLLINS is thrilled to have been given his own talk show because it finally gives him "a voice". The new show, which airs in the US, is called THE HENRY ROLLINS SHOW...

Younger Voters Invited To Oscar Club

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which has often been accused of being an old-man's club that is out of touch with the sensibilities of young filmmakers, has invited 120 actors, directors, producers,...

Herzog Hails Bale

German director WERNER HERZOG has hailed CHRISTIAN BALE one of the greatest actors of his time. The pair worked together on prisoner-of-war thriller RESCUE DAWN, but the 63-year-old film-maker insists he spotted Bale's prodigious talent...

Herzog Shot During Interview

German director WERNER HERZOG was shot by a crazed fan during a recent interview with the BBC. The 63-year-old was chatting with movie journalist MARK KERMODE about his new documentary GRIZZLY MAN, when a...

Herzog Helped Phoenix From Car Wreckage

LATEST: Oscar-nominee JOAQUIN PHOENIX was rescued from his car wreck last week (26JAN06) by German cult director WERNER HERZOG. The 31-year-old WALK THE LINE star overturned his car on a canyon road above Sunset...

Brokeback Mountain Wins Lee Dga Honour

ANG LEE has won another award for BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN after his controversial movie was named Best Feature Film at the Directors Guild Of America (DGA) Awards last night (28JAN06). Brokeback Mountain is now the...

Brokeback Mountain Tops Florida Critics Poll

Acclaimed western BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN has topped Florida's annual movie critics poll, after walking away with four awards including Best Film. The controversial movie also won Best Director (ANG LEE), Best Screenplay (LARRY McMURTRY and...

Bale Loved Working With Daredevil Herzog

BATMAN BEGINS star CHRISTIAN BALE encourages all his peers' to work with director WERNER HERZOG because his stunt antics make the movie-making process really fun. The British actor worked with Herzog on new prisoner-of-war...

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