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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 14 wins & 27 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 Alive in Joburg (Short)
 2006 Adicolor Yellow (Short)
 2004 Tetra Vaal (Short)
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Edwin and the Pressure "let's dance" video See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

There has to be the popcorn genre element, or I don't engage the same way. I like action and vehicle design and guns and computer graphics as much as I like allegory. It's a constant balancing game. I want audiences to be on this rollercoaster that fits the Hollywood mould, but I also want them to absorb my observations. 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 »

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Often casts Sharlto Copley (District 9 (2009), _Elysium (2013)_ and soon Chappie (2015)) See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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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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