Let Them Fight! Alejandro Jodorowsky vs. Werner Herzog

Welcome to “Let Them Fight!”, where we pit two directors with similar backgrounds against one another and let YOU, the commenters decide on who reigns supreme! For an overview of past fights and what’s coming up, click here .

What to Consider

Obviously, which director do you think is better than the other? But what film of theirs proves your point. Remember, it isn’t so much about which film made the most money or was a critical darling, but in your mind which director is better than the other in terms of style, risk, scope, etc.

How I Tally the Votes

I look at the comments posted (only first comments, no replies) to see who they picked. I don’t count comments that don’t give a clear answer on who they chose. If you want your comment to count make sure it is not a reply to someone else’s comment and has a clear definite winner.

Now on to today’s foreign director fighters: Alejandro Jodorowsky and Werner Herzog.


Alejandro Jodorowsky

Date of Birth: February 17, 1929 (age 89)

1960s/1970s Directorial Features: Fando y Lis (1968), El Topo (1970), The Holy Mountain (1973)

1980s/1990s/2010s Directorial Features: Tusk (1980), Santa Sangre (1989), The Rainbow Thief (1990), The Dance of Reality (2013), Endless Poetry (2016)


Werner Herzog

Date of Birth: September 5, 1942 (age 76)

1960s/1970s Directorial Features: Signs of Life (1968), Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974), Heart of Glass (1976), Stroszek (1977), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Woyzeck (1979)

1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s Directorial Features: Fitzcarraldo (1982), Where the Green Ants Dream (1984), Cobra Verde (1987), Scream of Stone (1991), Invincible (2001), The Wild Blue Yonder (2005), Rescue Dawn (2006), Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009), My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009), Queen of the Desert (2015), Salt and Fire (2016)


Alright, FIGHT!