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Roland Emmerich is a German film director and producer of blockbuster films like The Day After Tomorrow (2004), Godzilla (1998), Independence Day (1996) and The Patriot (2000). Before fame, he originally wanted to be a production designer, but decided to be a director, after watching the original Star Wars: A New Hope (1977). Emmerich began his ... See full bio »

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(1996)
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(1998)

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 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence (based on characters created by) / (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2012 Dark Horse (TV Movie)
 2009-2011 SGU Stargate Universe (TV Series) (based on a concept by - 40 episodes)
- Gauntlet (2011) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
- Blockade (2011) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
- Epilogue (2011) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
- Common Descent (2011) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
- The Hunt (2011) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
 2009/I 2012 (written by)
 2004-2009 Stargate: Atlantis (TV Series) (based on a concept by - 99 episodes)
- Enemy at the Gate (2009) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
- Vegas (2008) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
- Identity (2008) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
- Infection (2008) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
- Brain Storm (2008) ... (based on a concept by - uncredited)
 2008 10,000 BC (written by)
 1997-2007 Stargate SG-1 (TV Series) (based on the film by - 213 episodes)
- Unending (2007) ... (based on the film by - uncredited)
- Dominion (2007) ... (based on the film by - uncredited)
- Family Ties (2007) ... (based on the film by - uncredited)
- Talion (2007) ... (based on the film by - uncredited)
- Bad Guys (2007) ... (based on the film by - uncredited)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (screenplay) / (story)
 1998/I Godzilla (screenplay) / (story)
  The Visitor (TV Series) (creator - 2 episodes, 1997) (story - 1 episode, 1997) (written by - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Devil's Rainbow (1997) ... (creator)
- Fear of Flying (1997) ... (story)
- Pilot (1997) ... (creator) / (written by)
 1996 Independence Day (written by)
 1994 Stargate (written by)
 1990 Moon 44 (story)
 1987 Ghost Chase (screenplay) / (story)
 1985 Making Contact (written by)
 1980 Altosax (TV Movie)
 1979 Franzmann (writer)
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Directed his first commercial in 2001. Title: Infinite Possibilities Client: DaimlerChrysler Agency: Springer & Jacoby UK, London Creative Directors: Kurt Georg Dieckert/Stefan Schmidt Copywriter: Alex Jaggy Agency Producer: Natascha Teidler Production Company: GAP Films, Munich Production Manager: Tom Weissferdt Assistant ... See more »

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11 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Roland Emmrich

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

... all my movies are created because I'm fascinated by a subject. Sometimes I think there's just a certain obsession about it all - when you want to do something just for the sake of it. A lot of directors are like that. I'm just very fortunate that most of my movies get made. See more »

Trivia:

Emmerich was interested into doing Transformers (2007), but Dreamworks wanted Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay over him. See more »

Trademark:

Often features an object crashing into the camera (Independence Day (1996)) See more »

Nickname:

Das Spielbergle aus Sindelfingen

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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