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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)

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/IV Yellow (Short)
 2005 Alive in Joburg (Short)
 2004 Tetra Vaal (Short)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Visual effects (9 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (32 credits)

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Other Works:

Edwin and the Pressure "let's dance" video See more »

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

High-level actors can be all about their close-ups and the size of their trailers. I'd heard these horror stories of how a really powerful actor can come in and change your script. 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 »

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

Star Sign:

Virgo

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MAKE THE ALIEN MOVIE!!!!!!! dlumyoung
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
X-Men dlumyoung
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