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Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich most recently directed, wrote and produced the prehistoric epic 10,000 B.C., which was released by Warner Bros. during the spring of 2008.

His previous films include the box-office hits Independence Day starring Will Smith; The Day After Tomorrow with Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid; The Patriot with Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger; Godzilla, Stargate and Universal Soldier, which was his first American film.

Emmerich began his career in his native Germany where studied film at the Munich Film School. His student thesis, the feature length film The Noah's Ark Principle, went on to compete in the 1984 Berlin Film Festival and was subsequently released in more than 20 countries. Buoyed by his early success, Emmerich formed Centropolis Film Productions, and under its' aegis produced, wrote and directed Making Contact (aka Joey), Ghost Chase, and Moon 44.

In 2007 Emmerich produced the film Trade, a gripping drama about human trafficking in Mexico and the U.S.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2009.
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Roland Emmerich Facts

OccupationDirector, Producer, Screenwriter
BirthdayNovember 10, 1955 (61)
SignScorpio
BirthplaceStuttgart, Germany

Selected Filmography

Independence Day: Resurgence
Stargate
Godzilla
Independence Day
10,000 B.C.
2012
The Patriot
White House Down
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