Werner Herzog will head the jury at the upcoming 60th Berlin International Film Festival (February 11-21).

The German auteur has made over 50 films during a career which has spanned almost 50 years, including The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Special Jury Prize, Cannes 1975), Fitzcarraldo (1982, Silver Palm in Cannes for Best Director), Cobra Verde (1987) and Rescue Dawn (2006).

He has also made numerous documentaries, including Grizzly Man (2005) and Encounters At The End Of The World (2007), for which he received an Oscar nomination, as well as extending his hand to producing, screenwriting and acting.

This year Herzog had two films in competition in Venice: Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans, starring Nicolas Cage, and My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, with Willem Dafoe.

Dieter Kosslick, director of the Berlinale, said: “Werner Herzog’s films convey the artistic strength of cinema. We are very pleased to have this outstanding director as Jury President for the 60th anniversary of the festival.”