(Germany, 1973) German writer, actor and documentary filmmaker, Rudolph Herzog is the son of the prestigious film director Werner Herzog. His best-known works include the documentary The Agent (2013) which deals with Werner Stiller, the double Stasi agent who escaped from East Germany and became a millionaire at Goldman Sachs. He also made Amundsen: Lost in the Arctic (2010), a National Geographic / ZDF documentary on the mysterious death of polar explorer Roald Amundsen.
His documentary Heil Hitler, The Pig is Dead (2006) on humor in the Third Reich garnered fantastic audience results on German television, and his subsequent book on the same subject was reviewed internationally by relevant media such as The Sunday Times or Al Jazeera. His second book, A Short History of Nuclear Madness (2013), has recently been published in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada; and soon, in 2014, a documentary based on the book and directed by himself will be released.