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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
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06:49 CET+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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