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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 Alive in Joburg (Short)
 2006/IV Yellow (Short)
 2004 Tetra Vaal (Short)
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: Directed music video for Liveonrelease, "Let's Go". See more »


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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Chappie (2015) would be like RoboCop (1987) but hilarious. If you mixed "Robocop" with E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and it was... funny, that's what it is. See more »


Immigrated to Canada at 18 years old. 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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