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Roland Emmerich on the set of Independence Day
Roland Emmerich on the set of Independence Day

Roland Emmerich (born November 10, 1955) is a German film director, writer, and producer. Image File history File links 618fox. ... Image File history File links 618fox. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ...

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Early life and career

Emmerich was born in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. As a youth, he pursued painting and sculpting, but after watching the Irwin Allen productions of the early 1970s and Star Wars, decided to turn his attention to filmmaking. He attended film school in Munich from 1977 to 1981 and his student film, The Noah's Ark Principle, went on to open the 1984 Berlin Film Festival. The feature became a huge success and was sold to more than 20 countries. City Center seen from Weinsteige Road Stuttgart Palace Square - New Palace Solitude Palace The 1956 TV Tower U.S. Army Kelley Barracks Stuttgart [], located in southern Germany, is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg with a population of 591,528 (as of April 2006) in the city... Baden-Württemberg is a state of the Federal Republic of Germany in the southwestern part of the country to the east of the Upper Rhine. ... Irwin Allen (June 12, 1916 – November 2, 1991) was a television and film producer nicknamed The Master of Disaster for his work in the disaster film genre. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Munich (German: , pronounced  ; Austro-Bavarian: Minga; Italian: Monaco; Latin language: Monacum) is the capital of the German Federal State of Bavaria (German: ). Munich is Germanys third largest city and one of Europes most prosperous. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Das Arche Noah Prinzip (aka The Noahs Ark Principle) was a 1984 science fiction film from Centropolis Film Productions and Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Berlin International Film Festival, also called the Berlinale, is one of the most important film festivals in Europe and the world. ...


Hoping to tap into the American market, Emmerich began directing English-language supernatural fantasy features in his native Germany. Eventually, his science-fiction film Moon 44, went straight to video in the United States and featured Dean Devlin. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Moon 44 was a 1990 science fiction, action film from Centropolis Film Productions. ... Dean Devlin is a former actor and current screenwriter and producer. ...


Having caught the attention of producer Mario Kassar, Emmerich was invited to America to direct Isobar. Devlin would subsequently become Emmerich's writing and producing partner once Emmerich set up shop in Hollywood, and quickly penned a new script for the proposed feature. When studio executives opted for the initial screenplay that was to be used, Emmerich dropped out of the production. Kassar then abandoned the project altogether. Mario Kassar (born Beirut, Lebanon, 10 October 1951) is a movie-industry executive whose projects are frequently in association with Andrew Vajna. ... ...


Hollywood director

Instead, Emmerich was hired to replace director Andrew Davis for the action movie Universal Soldier. The film was followed by two made-for-television movies and a theatrical sequel. Andrew Davis (born 1947) is an American film director, noted for the action films such as The Fugitive and Under Siege. ... Universal Soldier (1992) DVD cover The 1992 science fiction film Universal Soldier directed by Roland Emmerich stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam but are reanimated in a secret Army project along with a large group of other previously dead soldiers. ...


Emmerich next helmed the science-fiction film Stargate, an unexpected success that spawned the television shows Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Stargate SG-1 (often abbreviated as SG-1) is a science fiction television series, part of the Stargate franchise. ... Stargate Atlantis is an American science fiction television program, part of the Stargate franchise. ...


Emmerich then hit his blockbuster stride with Independence Day. The alien invasion feature became the first film to gross $100 million in less than a week and went on to become one of the most successful films of all time. Independence Day (also known as its promotional abbreviation ID4) is an Academy Award winning 1996 science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. ...


His next film, the much-hyped Godzilla, did not meet its anticipated box office success, and was a critical failure.[1] Godzilla is an American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and starred Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Michael Lerner and Kevin Dunn. ...


After a change of pace directing the American Revolutionary War film The Patriot, Emmerich returned once again to directing a visual effects-laden adventure with 2004's The Day After Tomorrow. Combatants American Revolutionaries French Monarchy Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida and Tuscarora tribes Polish volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Hessian mercenaries Iroquois Confederacy Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz Kościuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben Sir... The Patriot is a film released in 2000 that was written by Robert Rodat and directed by Roland Emmerich. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 apocalyptic science-fiction film that depicts catastrophic effects of global warming and boasts high-end special effects, bending the lines between science, reality and science fiction. ...


Emmerich is currently directing 10,000 BC, a film about the journeys of a prehistoric tribe. The film was originally slated to open in theaters in the summer of 2007, but due to numerous script revisions (including one by Robert Rodat), its release date has been postponed to March 7, 2008.[2] 10,000 BC is a 2007 prehistoric film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Camilla Belle and Steven Strait. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... Robert Rodat (born New Hampshire, 1953) is an American screenwriter. ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (67th in leap years). ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other work

Emmerich founded Centropolis Film Productions in 1985, and later renamed it Centropolis Entertainment. The company later incorporated a digital effects branch, but Emmerich dissolved the film production aspect of the company in 2001 and has since founded another production company, Reelmachine. Centropolis has recently teamed up with Mythic Entertainment and Electric Entertainment to foray into the online computer game market. 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mythic Entertainment, Inc. ...


Shortly after the success of Independence Day, Emmerich and Devlin created the show The Visitor for the Fox Network. It was cancelled after one season. The Visitor was a sci-fi television series airing on the Fox Network for one season from 1997-1998. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ...


In 2006, he pledged $150,000 to the Legacy Project, a campaign dedicated to gay and lesbian film preservation. Emmerich, who is openly homosexual, made the donation of behalf of Outfest, making it the largest gift in the festival's history.[3] For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ... Outfest is an LGBT-oriented film showcase and festival in Los Angeles, California. ...


He and Devlin are currently writing a new script for Isobar, the film Emmerich was asked to direct in 1990.[4] The movie will be about a dangerous stowaway on a subterranean luxury liner train on its trip from the United States to Japan. MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... A stowaway (also stoweaway) is a person who travels illegally, by airplane, bus, ship or train. ...


Filmography

Das Arche Noah Prinzip (aka The Noahs Ark Principle) was a 1984 science fiction film from Centropolis Film Productions and Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Moon 44 was a 1990 science fiction, action film from Centropolis Film Productions. ... Universal Soldier (1992) DVD cover The 1992 science fiction film Universal Soldier directed by Roland Emmerich stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam but are reanimated in a secret Army project along with a large group of other previously dead soldiers. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Book cover for The High Crusade The High Crusade is a novel by Poul Anderson. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Independence Day is an American action movie about an attempted alien takeover of the Earth. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Visitor was a sci-fi television series airing on the Fox Network for one season from 1997-1998. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Godzilla (1998) was a Sci-Fi film directed by Roland Emmerich and stars actor Matthew Broderick. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Movie Poster The Thirteenth Floor is a 1999 film released to cinemas in Germany and the United States (as The 13th Floor). ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Patriot is a film released in 2000 that was written by Robert Rodat and directed by Roland Emmerich. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eight Legged Freaks is a 2002 horror/comedy film directed by Ellory Elkayem and starring David Arquette and Kari Wührer. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The Day After Tomorrow is a 2004 apocalyptic science-fiction film that depicts catastrophic effects of global warming and boasts high-end special effects, bending the lines between science, reality and science fiction. ... Trade is a 2007 film produced by Roland Emmerich and starring Kevin Kline. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... 10,000 BC is a 2007 prehistoric film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Camilla Belle and Steven Strait. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ Godzilla (1998). rottentomatoes.com (June 24, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-03-28.
  2. ^ 10,000 BC (2008). Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2007-03-28.
  3. ^ Hollywood director helps save gay and lesbian films. advocate.com (January 25, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-03-28.
  4. ^ Dean Devlin Says Isobar is a Go. comingsoon.net (July 21, 2006). Retrieved on 2007-03-28.

June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (88th in leap years). ... Box Office Mojo is a website that tracks box office revenue in a systematic way. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (88th in leap years). ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (88th in leap years). ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (88th in leap years). ...

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