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Bernd Eichinger (1949–2011)

Bernd Eichinger was born on April 11, 1949 in Neuburg an der Donau, Bavaria, Germany. He was a producer and writer, known for Downfall (2004), The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006). He was married to Katja Hofmann. He died on January 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2010 Resident Evil: Afterlife (producer)
 2010 Zeiten ändern Dich (producer)
 2009 Tannöd (executive producer)
 2008 The Baader Meinhof Complex (producer)
 2007 Pornorama (producer)
 2007 Resident Evil: Extinction (producer)
 1999-2007 Hausmeister Krause - Ordnung muss sein (TV Series) (executive producer - 11 episodes)
- Der Untergang (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Die Jungfrau (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Frau wider Willen (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Ist Tommie schwul? (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Der falsche Dackel (1999) ... (executive producer)
 2006 DOA: Dead or Alive (producer)
 2006 Elementarteilchen (producer)
 2005 Der Fischer und seine Frau (producer)
 2005/I Fantastic Four (producer)
 2004 Downfall (producer)
 2004 Resident Evil: Apocalypse (executive producer)
 2003 Werner - Gekotzt wird später! (producer)
 2003 Bewegte Männer (TV Series) (supervising producer - 1 episode)
- Mutter und Söhne (2003) ... (supervising producer)
 2002 Wie die Karnickel (co-producer)
 2002 Nackt (producer)
 2002 Knallharte Jungs (producer)
 2002 Resident Evil (producer)
 2002 Slap Her, She's French! (executive producer)
 2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Mini-Series) (producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (producer)
 2001 Nirgendwo in Afrika (co-producer)
 2001 Sass (executive producer)
 2001 Der Schuh des Manitu (producer)
 2001 Vera Brühne (TV Movie) (producer)
 2000 The Calling (producer)
 2000 Schule (co-producer)
 2000 Ants in the Pants (producer)
 1999 The Devil and Ms. D (producer)
 1999 Werner - Volles Rooäää!!! (producer)
 1998 Am I Beautiful? (producer)
 1998 Wrongfully Accused (producer)
 1998 Opera Ball (TV Movie) (producer)
 1998 Campus (producer)
 1997 Ballermann 6 (producer)
 1997 Prince Valiant (executive producer)
 1997 Babes' Petrol (producer)
 1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow (producer)
 1997 Es geschah am hellichten Tag (TV Movie) (producer)
 1996 Charleys Tante (TV Movie) (producer)
 1996 Die Halbstarken (TV Movie) (producer)
 1996 A Girl Called Rosemary (TV Movie) (producer)
 1996 Werner - Das muss kesseln!!! (producer)
 1996 Das Superweib (producer)
 1996 Und keiner weint mir nach (co-producer)
 1995 500 Nations (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- The Ancestors (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Mexico (1995) ... (executive producer)
- Clash of Cultures ... (executive producer)
 1994 Voll normaaal (producer)
 1994 Maybe... Maybe Not (producer)
 1994 The Fantastic Four (executive producer)
 1993 The House of the Spirits (producer)
 1993 The Cement Garden (executive producer)
 1993 Body of Evidence (co-producer)
 1992 Desire (producer)
 1991 Manta, Manta (producer)
 1990 Werner - Beinhart! (producer)
 1990 Feuer, Eis & Dynamit (producer)
 1990 Tatort (TV Series) (co-producer - 1 episode)
- Zabou (1990) ... (co-producer)
 1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn (producer)
 1988 Me and Him (producer)
 1988 Man spricht deutsh (co-producer)
 1987 Der Unsichtbare (co-producer)
 1987 Zabou (co-producer)
 1986 The Name of the Rose (producer)
 1985 Drei gegen drei (producer)
 1984 The NeverEnding Story (producer - produced by)
 1984 Das Arche Noah Prinzip (co-producer)
 1983 Kehraus (co-producer)
 1983 Hangin' Out (producer)
 1982 Une glace avec deux boules... (co-producer)
 1982 Der Tod in der Waschstraße (producer)
 1981 Die Ortliebschen Frauen (producer)
 1981 Stachel im Fleisch (producer)
 1981 Trokadero (producer)
 1981 Christiane F. (producer)
 1979 Tales from the Vienna Woods (executive producer)
 1978 Taugenichts (executive producer)
 1977 Die Konsequenz (executive producer) / (producer)
 1977 Tauwetter (co-producer)
 1977 Grete Minde (producer)
 1977 Stunde Null (producer)
 1976 Ich heiß' Marianne, und Du...? (TV Movie) (producer)
 1976 The Wild Duck (producer)
 1976 Lieb Vaterland magst ruhig sein (executive producer) / (producer)
 1975 Umarmungen und andere Sachen (co-producer)
 1975 Wrong Move (producer)
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Owner of the production company Constantin Film Produktion GmbH and owner of the distribution company Constantin Film too.

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According to George A. Romero, the rejection of his Resident Evil (2002) script was due to Eichinger. Everyone else associated with the pre-production apparently liked the script. See more »

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