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Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a director and writer, known for District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013) and Chappie (2015). He is married to Terri Tatchell. They have one child. See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 11 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Chappie
 2013/I Elysium
 2009 District 9
 2008/I Crossing the Line (Short) (additional director)
 2006 Tempbot (Short)
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
 2005 Alive in Joburg (Short)
 2004 Tetra Vaal (Short)
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Directed the 'Halo Landfall' promotional videos for the video game Halo 3. See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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What I do is spend too much time thinking. Most of the time I just walk around annoyed. Would I describe myself as relatively happy, I suppose, but society gets to me. And the people that have mastered life seem to not care, and then they die, and then the grenade goes off. See more »


(May 10, 2010) Merited a position in Time magazine's - The 100 Most Influential People in the World ("Artists" category) - with an homage contributed by Ridley Scott. See more »


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Neill Blomkamp says: Alien 5 "it's officially my next film" ! rockillers
This guy is obviously the biggest idiot ever... LeijonaSisu
MAKE THE ALIEN MOVIE!!!!!!! dlumyoung
another guy with no Experience making movies want to make THE MOVIE??? anatyy-238-977543
Alien: Isolation. I hope some inspiration is taken from this. mr_mark276
Dear Neill, please make a D9 sequel missheatherness
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