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Roland Emmerich


Roland Emmerich is a German film director of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (1996) and The Patriot (2000). Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Emmerich began his ... See full bio »

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14 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Day After Tomorrow
(2004)
Independence Day
Independence Day Producer
(1996)
Godzilla
Godzilla Producer
(1998)

Filmography

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 2018 Independence Day 3 (producer) (announced)
 2017 Undying (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Moonfall (producer) (announced)
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence (producer)
 2015 Stonewall (producer)
 2014 Coming In (executive producer)
 2014 35 Cows and a Kalashnikov (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 White House Down (producer)
 2012 Last Will & Testament (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 Dark Horse (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011/I Anonymous (producer)
 2011 Hell (executive producer)
 2009/I 2012 (executive producer)
 2009 Shirley Adams (executive producer)
 2008 10,000 BC (producer)
 2007/I Trade (producer)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (producer)
 2002 Eight Legged Freaks (executive producer)
 1998-2001 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series) (executive producer - 40 episodes)
- The Ballard of Gens Du Marais (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Tourist Trap (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Ring of Fire (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Underground Movement (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Vision (2000) ... (executive producer)
 2000 The Patriot (executive producer)
 1999 The Thirteenth Floor (producer)
 1998/I Godzilla (executive producer)
 1997-1998 The Visitor (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- The Trial (1998) ... (executive producer)
- The Chain (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Miracles (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Going Home (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Caged (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1996 Independence Day (executive producer)
 1994 The High Crusade (producer)
 1991 Eye of the Storm (executive producer)
 1990 Moon 44 (producer)
 1985 Joey (co-producer)
 1984 Das Arche Noah Prinzip (co-producer)
Show Show Writer (18 credits)
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Show Show Production designer (2 credits)
Show Show Special effects (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (12 credits)
Show Show Self (72 credits)

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Other Works:

Directed his first commercial in 2001. Title: Infinite Possibilities Client: DaimlerChrysler Agency: Springer & Jacoby UK, London Creative Directors: Kurt Georg Dieckert/Stefan Schmidt Copywriter: Alex Jaggy Agency Producer: Natascha Teidler Production Company: GAP Films, Munich Production Manager: Tom Weissferdt Assistant ... See more »

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11 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm making movies for the masses. See more »

Trivia:

Emmerich is best-known for his action disaster films and most identifiable with his trademarks, which include blowing up national landmarks, destroying cities, and focusing heavily on extravagant special effects. Emmerich joked that White House Down (2013) actually was a step down from his previous more over-the-top action films. Emmerich directed Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996), Godzilla... See more »

Trademark:

Films often feature a destroyed New York City (Independence Day (1996), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), _Godzilla (1998)_. See more »

Nickname:

Das Spielbergle aus Sindelfingen

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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Much worse than Michael Bay... goodsiavash
Emmerich is laughing at Americans - it's offensive safe2007
Roland Emmerich or Micahel Bay? gertze821
Which is Roland Emmerich's Best Film? ken_yukawa
Should he direct the new Star Wars? Unwritten_Law
He should finish his Natural Disaster Trilogy Diablo-Helldemmon
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