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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 & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

District 9
District 9 Director
(2009)
Elysium
Elysium Director
(2013)
Chappie
Chappie Director
(2015)
Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1 Visual Effects
(1997)

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 2016/VI The Escape (Short)
 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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Other Works:

Directed the 'Halo Landfall' promotional videos for the video game Halo 3. See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 »

Trivia:

Was set to direct a highly-anticipated movie adaptation of the popular video game Halo (2001) after a screenplay by Alex Garland. Peter Jackson would supervise as producer. There were initial difficulties because Microsoft, the owner of the game franchise, had a long list of demands, including 10 million dollar for the screenplay, 15% of the box office earnings, a budget of at least 75 million ... See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Virgo

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another guy with no Experience making movies want to make THE MOVIE??? anatyy-238-977543
Dear Neill, please make a D9 sequel missheatherness
Alien: Isolation. I hope some inspiration is taken from this. mr_mark276
Possible story line... merrien46
District 10 Happening After Alien 5 - Sony Email Leaks The_BurgerKing
Ideal Bioshock director? CarlosRay1945
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