'He is a head taller than me. That may change.'

From director Werner Herzog on Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1971) DVD

'Actor Klaus Kinski lost his temper when a hut full or extras was getting loud with card games and drinking--thereby disturbing his sleep. Kinski responded by firing into the extras hut three times with a Winchester rifle. By amazing luck or divine intervention, the only injury consisted of someone getting their finger blown off. Herzog confiscated the rifle and stil possesses it to this day.'

Never was a big fan of this film but all the back stories behind it are fascinating.