Roland Emmerich

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

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 2016 Independence Day: Resurgence (based on characters created by) / (screenplay by) / (story by)
 2012 Dark Horse (TV Movie)
 2009-2011 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 - 13 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (story - 1 episode, 1997) (written by - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Trial (1998) ... (creator)
- The Chain (1998) ... (creator)
- Miracles (1997) ... (creator)
- Going Home (1997) ... (creator)
- Caged (1997) ... (creator)
 1996 Independence Day (written by)
 1994 Stargate (written by)
 1990 Moon 44 (story)
 1987 Ghost Chase (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1985/I 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 »

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Roland Emmrich


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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I came to film school in 1977 when directors like Fassbinder and Wenders were everybody's heroes. But it was also the time that Star Wars and Close Encounters came out, and these were the seminal movies for me. Everybody is always so careful about these things. I mean, I'm good friends with Wim Wenders, but it doesn't mean I have to like his movies. Some of them, I like. Most of them, I find ... See more »


Emmerich is best-known for his action disaster films and most identifiable with his trademarks, which include blowing up national landmarks, destroying cities, and focusing heavily on extravagant special effects. Emmerich joked that White House Down (2013) actually was a step down from his previous more over-the-top action films. Emmerich directed Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996), Godzilla... See more »


Several characters in his films are seen using a spray bottle to water small plants See more »


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