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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 »

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Independence Day
Independence Day Producer
The Day After Tomorrow
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 2018 Independence Day 3 (producer) (announced)
 2018 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)
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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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5' 11" (1.8 m)

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... all my movies are created because I'm fascinated by a subject. Sometimes I think there's just a certain obsession about it all - when you want to do something just for the sake of it. A lot of directors are like that. I'm just very fortunate that most of my movies get made. See more »


Supported Hillary Clinton's 2008 electoral campaign. See more »


Often uses father / son themes in movies See more »


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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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