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Roland Emmerich


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: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Emmerich... See full bio »

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Known For

Independence Day
Independence Day Producer
(1996)
Godzilla
Godzilla Producer
(1998)
The Day After Tomorrow
(2004)

Filmography

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  Independence Day 3 (producer) (announced)
  Moonfall (producer) (announced)
  Midway (producer) (pre-production)
 2019 Maya Lord (producer) (pre-production)
 2019 The Magic Flute (producer) (pre-production)
 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence (producer - p.g.a.)
 2015 Stonewall (producer)
 2014 Coming In (executive producer)
 2014 35 Cows and a Kalashnikov (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 White House Down (producer)
 2012 Dark Horse (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Last Will & Testament (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011/I Anonymous (producer)
 2011 Hell (executive producer)
 2009/I 2012 (executive producer)
 2009 Shirley Adams (executive producer)
 2008 10,000 BC (producer)
 2007/I Trade (producer)
 2004 The Day After Tomorrow (producer)
 2002 Eight Legged Freaks (executive producer)
 1998-2001 Godzilla: The Series (TV Series) (executive producer - 40 episodes)
- The Ballard of Gens Du Marais (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Tourist Trap (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Ring of Fire (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Underground Movement (2000) ... (executive producer)
- Vision (2000) ... (executive producer)
 2000 The Patriot (executive producer)
 1999 The Thirteenth Floor (producer)
 1998/I Godzilla (executive producer)
 1997-1998 The Visitor (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- The Trial (1998) ... (executive producer)
- The Chain (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Miracles (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Going Home (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Caged (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1996 Independence Day (executive producer)
 1994 The High Crusade (producer)
 1991 Eye of the Storm (executive producer)
 1990 Moon 44 (producer)
 1985 Making Contact (co-producer)
 1984 Das Arche Noah Prinzip (co-producer)
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Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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:

Is one of the few openly gay directors in Hollywood. Although he claims to have encountered a certain degree of homophobia from studios, he nevertheless feels that as a director, coming out has not harmed his career in the way that it did for some high-profile actors (who had difficulties finding work afterwards). By his own admission, he can still do the movies that he wants to make. See more »

Trademark:

Large-scale disaster films (Independence Day (1996), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), 2012 (2009)). See more »

Nickname:

Das Spielbergle aus Sindelfingen

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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