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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 »

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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)
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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:

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 »

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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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
This guy is obviously the biggest idiot ever... LeijonaSisu
MAKE THE ALIEN MOVIE!!!!!!! dlumyoung
this guy should be banned for life from writing any Sci Fi Scenario ezzatahmad1988
another guy with no Experience making movies want to make THE MOVIE??? anatyy-238-977543
Dear Neill, please make a D9 sequel missheatherness
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