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Herzog on Jagger: Shame it was only rock 'n' roll
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Herzog on Jagger: Shame it was only rock 'n' roll

Published: 05 Dec 2012 06:49 GMT+01:00
Updated: 05 Dec 2012 06:49 GMT+01:00

Germany's legendary director Werner Herzog has said the film world lost a great actor in Rolling Stones' frontman Mick Jagger.

Speaking to latest German edition of Playboy magazine, Herzog lamented his failure to get Jagger to play an important role in his movie "Fitzcarraldo" starring Klaus Kinski.

Herzog, one of the most important figures of the New German Cinema movement, said Jagger clashed loudly with a producer about his daily fee while on the set. But the director said the rock singer's volatile outburst was only due to him delving so deeply into his role.

After Jagger's departure, Herzog was forced to cut his character from the film entirely.

"Jagger is a tragic gap in the history of film," he told the men's magazine. "He hasn't been praised enough as someone who could have been a great actor."

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13:30 December 5, 2012 by Leo Strauss
"Dancin, dancin, dancin so freeeee! Dancin with Mr. DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!"

Was Mick dancin with Mr. Devil or Mr. Death? That`s what I`ve always wondered...
14:55 December 5, 2012 by DoubleDTown
I saw Freejack. I don't think Kinski is on target here.
19:41 December 5, 2012 by McM
Much as I admire Mick's rock music career he lost me at the movies way back.

His Ned Kelly portrayal was a shocker, bless his swandering sole. Even in the greatest bushrangers outfit ever he could not carry it off
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