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Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer 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... See full bio »

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 2019 Maya Lord (producer) (pre-production)
  Independence Day 3 (producer) (announced)
  Midway (producer) (pre-production)
  Moonfall (producer) (announced)
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence (producer - p.g.a.)
 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 Making Contact (co-producer)
 1984 Das Arche Noah Prinzip (co-producer)
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Show Show Special effects (1 credit)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (76 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 »

Alternate Names:

Roland Emmrich


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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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 »


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 »


Several of his major films have featured a silhouetted couple kissing in front of a luminous background. See more »


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