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Roland Emmerich


Emmerich began his career in his native Germany. In his youth, he pursued painting and sculpting. While enrolled in the director's program at film school in Munich, his student film Das Arche Noah Prinzip (1984) went on to open the 1984 Berlin Film Festival. The feature became a huge success and was sold to more than 20 countries. See full bio »
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 2016 ID Forever Part I (producer) (announced)
  ID Forever Part II (producer) (announced)
  Stonewall (producer) (filming)
 2014 Coming In (executive producer) (completed)
 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)
 2008 10,000 BC (producer)
 2007/I Trade (producer)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (producer)
 2002 Eight Legged Freaks (executive producer)
 2000 The Patriot (executive producer)
 1998-2000 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series) (executive producer - 40 episodes)
- Ring of Fire (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Underground Movement (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Vision (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Lizard Season (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Where Is Thy Sting? (2000) ... (executive producer)
 1999 The Thirteenth Floor (producer)
 1998/I Godzilla (executive producer)
 1997 The Visitor (TV Series) (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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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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Personal Quote:

I came to film school in 1977 when directors like Fassbinder and Wenders were everybody's heroes. But it was also the time that Star Wars and Close Encounters came out, and these were the seminal movies for me. Everybody is always so careful about these things. I mean, I'm good friends with Wim Wenders, but it doesn't mean I have to like his movies. Some of them, I like. Most of them, I find ... See more »

Trivia:

His nickname of "Das Spielbergle aus Sindelfingen" (translated as "lil' Spielberg of Sindelfingen") sounds flattering, but it was actually bestowed upon him in the 1980s by the German media as an insult. Emmerich made his films in English and in the style of the latter part of the "New Hollywood" era. This did not sit well with German movie critics who still preferred the conventional styles that... 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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