I will spare you more rapsodizing about Werner Herzog because it would probably just make you sick, but there is a greatgreat interview with him on Ebert's website right now. There are so many fantastical stories in it that can't possibly be true. Like how he walked from Germany to Paris to save his favorite film critic's life. Or how a camerman became hypnotized by Tim Roth's performance in Invincible. Or this one, about beer steins in Bavaria:
Actually in Bavaria there's a law that there must be two grooves on either side of a stein so that it breaks easier when you hit, because it can fracture your skull.
Ebert also has posted his essay on Fitzcarraldo.