Juraj Herz Net Worth

Juraj Herz Net Worth is
$1.1 Million

Juraj Herz Biography

Juraj Herz (born 4 September 1934) is a Czech film director, actor, and scenic designer, born in Slovakia. He has directed for both film and television; in the latter capacity he has directed episodes of a joint French-Czech television series based on the Maigret novels of Georges Simenon. His 1971 film Petrolejové lampy, was entered into the 1972 Cannes Film Festival. His 1976 film Den pro mou lásku was entered into the 27th Berlin International Film Festival.Herz is of Jewish origin.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of BirthSeptember 4, 1934
Place Of BirthKezmarok, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)
ProfessionDirector, Actor, Writer
Star SignVirgo

Interesting Facts

1Father of Michal Herz and Annelie Herz.


1[on Straka v hrsti (1983)] Because the film was "in a safe" for the next 13 years, it got really old. In the second half of the eighties, it was a very ferocious film. From all my films, time hurt this film the most.
2[on Spalovac mrtvol (1969)] I went to various projections of the film in many different countries, from the Netherlands to Naples, and I was keen to see how the reactions of the audience were completely different in every country. In Prague, people were depressed; in Slovakia, they laughed; in the Netherlands, it was a comedy from the beginning to the end; in Italy, the spectators went from the cinema right to the bar because cremation is just impossible, awful and unacceptable in their country.
3[on Kulhavý dábel (1968)] We were working on the screenplay, but the administration said that even though it's about a filthy devil everything filthy has to be cut out. Of course, there were supposed to be lots of erotic scenes. After that I just didn't want to make the film anymore. But I was an employee of the film studio Barrandov and they told me that everything is set for the shooting and they needed somebody to make the film. So I made the film with an aversion because the film was cut, deplumed from the very beginning.
4[on Zastihla me noc (1986)] When I was in the concentration camp I experienced one scene. The first day I came into the concentration camp they undressed us and sent us into the showers. There were only a few children and the rest were men who started a terrible panic. At that time, it was already known what the showers meant. I was there looking at the panic-stricken adults and I knew there was no gas in the tubes because there were glass windows in the room. It would be easy to break them and let the gas out. So I knew it couldn't be a gas chamber. After a while, water started to come out from the tubes, and all the men were screaming that it is just water and not gas. This scene you know from Steven Spielberg. But ten years before him, I shot this scene with women in the film Zastihla me noc (1986). Spielberg copied the scene shot by shot from me.
5[on Morgiana (1972)] the head dramaturg Ludvík Toman said that it was a sadomasochist film and it had to be banned. Then he also told me that he thought I would make a romantic film, so I tried to explain to him that it is romantic, but he couldn't understand that because he thought that I made it too scary. He couldn't catch that in romanticism the writers also used lots of scary, eerie moments. I was forbidden to make films for the next two years.

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010Bavarian Film AwardBavarian Film AwardsBest Director (Regiepreis)Habermann (2010)
2010Critics' AwardFantasportoT.M.A. (2009)
2010Jewish EyeJewish Eye - World Jewish Film FestivalFeature FilmHabermann (2010)
2010Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World CinemaKarlovy Vary International Film Festival
2009Award for Artistic ExcellenceBratislava International Film Festival
1994Bavarian Film AwardBavarian Film AwardsBest Documentary (Dokumentarfilmpreis)Lara - Meine Jahre mit Boris Pasternak (1993)
1993Bavarian Film AwardBavarian Film AwardsBest Direction (Regiepreis)Die dumme Augustine (1993)
1990Golden KingfisherPilsen Film FestivalSladké hry minulého léta (1970)
1982International Fantasy Film Award - Special MentionFantasportoPanna a netvor (1978)
1979Medalla Sitges en Oro de LeySitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest DirectorPanna a netvor (1978)
1977OCIC Award - RecommendationBerlin International Film FestivalCompetitionDen pro mou lásku (1977)
1972Medalla Sitges en Plata de LeySitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalBest FilmSpalovac mrtvol (1969)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Czech LionCzech LionsBest Screenplay (Nejlepsí scénár)Habermann (2010)Wolfgang Limmer

Jan Drbohlav
2011German Film Critics AwardGerman Film Critics Association AwardsBest Film (Bester Spielfilm)Habermann (2010)
1997Best of PuchonPuchon International Fantastic Film FestivalPasáz (1997)
1983International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmUpír z Feratu (1982)
1982Gold HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest FeatureUpír z Feratu (1982)
1982International Fantasy Film AwardFantasportoBest FilmPanna a netvor (1978)
1980Best FilmMystfestDeváté srdce (1979)
1977Golden Berlin BearBerlin International Film FestivalDen pro mou lásku (1977)
1972Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalPetrolejové lampy (1971)



Slovensko 2.02014
Dívka a kouzelník2009TV Movie
Miluj blizniho sveho2005TV Movie
Tajné sny2004TV Movie
Cerní baroni2004TV Series 11 episodes
Cerní andelé2001TV Series 1 episode
Politik a herecka2001
Sperling1998TV Series 1 episode
Maigret1996TV Series 2 episodes
Císarovy nové saty1994
Lara - Meine Jahre mit Boris Pasternak1993Documentary
Die dumme Augustine1993
Vision 20001993Documentary
Die Drahtseilbahn1991TV Mini-Series
Wolfgang A. Mozart1991
Zabí král1991
August '39 - Elf Tage zwischen Frieden und Krieg1988TV Series
Liebe ist stärker als der Tod1988TV Movie
Gagman1987TV Series
Galose stastia1986
Zastihla me noc1986
Sladke starosti1985
Straka v hrsti1983
Upír z Feratu1982
Buldoci a tresne1981
Krehké vztahy1980
Deváté srdce1979
Beauty and the Beast1978
Day for My Love1977
Holka na zabití1976
Holky z porcelánu1975
Dotek motýla1973TV Movie
Toulavy Engelbert1973TV Movie
Petrolejové lampy1971
Nocní mury1970TV Short
Sladké hry minulého léta1970TV Movie
Spalovac mrtvol1969
Kulhavý dábel1968
Znamení raka1967
Sberné surovosti1965Short


Cesta do Ríma2015
Slovensko 2.02014
The Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer: The Early Years Vol. 12003VideoVisitor
Císarovy nové saty1994Plafond
Die dumme Augustine1993Magician
Gagman1987TV Series
Galose stastia1986
Zastihla me noc1986Film director (voice)
Upír z Feratu1982Drákula v nemém filmu
Buldoci a tresne1981Dirigent
Krehké vztahy1980
Deváté srdce1979New Astrologer
Coz takhle dát si spenát1977Netusil
Pacho, hybský zbojník1976Kunzt
Holka na zabití1976Host (uncredited)
Touha Sherlocka Holmese1971Yawayoga, conductor
Fantom operety1970TV SeriesPrivate detective
Psícci lorda Carletona1970TV Movie
Kulhavý dábel1968Asmodej
Volejte Martina1966Charland (segment "Tri láhve")
Dýmky1966William Poker
Slecny prijdou pozdeji1966Salam
The Shop on Main Street1965Jewish man
Kdyby tisíc klarinetu1965Soldier Kyncl
Lemonade Joe1964Poker player #1
Transport z ráje1963Mylord
Neschovávejte se, kdyz prsí1962Soldier-wireless operator
Kazdá koruna dobrá1961


Slovensko 2.02014co-writer
Bez dechu2008Short storyline consultant
Tajné sny2004TV Movie teleplay
Die dumme Augustine1993screenplay
Gagman1987TV Series screenplay / story
Galose stastia1986screenplay
Zastihla me noc1986screenplay
Straka v hrsti1983screenplay
Upír z Feratu1982
Buldoci a tresne1981writer
Krehké vztahy1980screenplay
Deváté srdce1979writer
Beauty and the Beast1978screenplay
Day for My Love1977uncredited
Dotek motýla1973TV Movie
Petrolejové lampy1971
Spalovac mrtvol1969screenplay
Kulhavý dábel1968writer
Znamení raka1967screenplay
Sberné surovosti1965Short screenplay

Assistant Director

The Shop on Main Street1965first assistant director
Obzalovany1964first assistant director
Transport z ráje1963second assistant director
Neschovávejte se, kdyz prsí1962second assistant director


Plaché pribehy1982supervising director
Poslední trik pana Schwarcewalldea a pana Edgara1964Short production assistant


Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
Bigbít2000TV Series documentary acknowledgment - 1 episode


Elia Cmiral: Part 12014DocumentaryHimself
VIP zprávy2010TV SeriesHimself
Vsechnopárty2010TV SeriesHimself
Top star magazín2010TV SeriesHimself
25 ze sedesátých, aneb Ceskoslovenská nová vlna2010DocumentaryHimself
13. komnata2006-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Príbehy slavných2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Po stopách hvezd2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Hvezdný reportér2009TV SeriesHimself
Ceský lev 20082009TV SpecialHimself
Zlatá sedesátá2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Na plovárne2006TV SeriesHimself
Le cercle du cinéma1998TV SeriesHimself
Paskvil1997TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Bigbít2000TV Series documentary

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