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Neill Blomkamp


Neill Blomkamp was born on September 17, 1979 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is known for his work on 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 13 wins & 26 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2015 Chappie
 2013/I Elysium
 2009 District 9
 2008/I Crossing the Line (Short) (additional director)
 2006 Tempbot (Short)
 2006 Alive in Joburg (Short)
 2006 Adicolor Yellow (Short)
 2004 Tetra Vaal (Short)
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: Directed music video for Liveonrelease, "Let's Go". See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I think that people who make films and think they're changing the world are sorely mistaken. If that really is your goal, there are far better ways to do it. I'm making politically observant films for audiences. See more »

Trivia:

(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 »

Trademark:

Blending naturalistic and photo-realistic computer-generated effects See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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