Werner Herzog rescues Joaquin Phoenix from a car crash:
" On January 26, 2006, Herzog helped to rescue actor Joaquin Phoenix when his car overturned after a brake malfunction on a winding road in Laurel Canyon, near Herzog's home. As Phoenix described it: "I remember this knocking on the passenger window. There was this German voice saying, 'Just relax.' There's the air bag, I can't see and I'm saying, 'I'm fine. I am relaxed.'"Finally, I rolled down the window and this head pops inside. And he said, 'No, you're not.'"