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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. Emmerich began his career in his native Germany. In ... See full bio »

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 2016 Confluence (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Independence Day 3 (producer) (announced)
 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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Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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 (70 credits)

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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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

When you're not loved by the critics, it's very hard for anyone to say anything good about your movie. For me, it's more important that the audience enjoys it and embraces it, anyway. You get something that does well, but is criticized. So you say, 'OK, they just didn't get it. There's 1% or 2% who didn't like it. But there's 98% who did. 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:

Often features an object crashing into the camera (Independence Day (1996)) See more »

Nickname:

Das Spielbergle aus Sindelfingen

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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Recent Posts
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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