Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich

Director of 'Independence Day' (1996)
Director/executive producer Roland Emmerich directed and executive produced "Godzilla," which he co-wrote with producer Dean Devlin. They worked in the same capacities on the box office phenomenon "Independence Day." Emmerich helmed 1994's epic science-fiction adventure "StarGate," which he also co-wrote with Devlin, the film's producer. Emmerichs first American film was the 1992 action-adventure hit "Universal Soldier," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. He also produced the thriller "The Thirteenth Floor." Emmerich began his career in his native Germany. As a youth, he pursued painting and sculpting and, while in the director's program at film school in Munich, studied production design. 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. Emmerich subsequently formed his own production company, Caitropolis Film Productions, and under its aegis produced "Making Contact (a.k.a. Joey)" a film that showcased the young filmmaker's vast knowledge of special effects; and "Ghost Chase," a comedy he co-wrote with Oliver Eberle. Emmerich went on to direct the futuristic action-adventure "Moon 44," which he co-wrote with Eberle and which starred Malcolm McDowell, Michael Pare, Lisa Eichhorn and Dean Devlin. During the filming of this 1989 film, Emmerich and actor Devlin found they enjoyed similar movies, and Devlin's writing ability impressed the director as much as his acting. Devlin subsequently gave up acting to write and produce movies with Emmerich under his Centropolis Films banner.Source: cinema.com
I'm only a stupid filmmaker.More Roland Emmerich quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We have certain things where we know they exist or "everybody knows they exist," but naturally nobody can photograph them, because they are so super secret. For example, the PEOC, the Presidential Emergency Operations Center exists, but nobody knows how it looks, but it's a so called bunker where he can survive a nuclear attack.More Roland Emmerich quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's very, very rare you find something really original and also because a lot of original stuff, most of the time has no chance, because it's so expensive to make something famous or put it in people's head that it's the one to see, it's like awareness has to be almost like at 80% or 90% if you make an expensive summer movie and that's very hard to do with anything an the White House naturally is in itself some sort of a trademark.More Roland Emmerich quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I thought it must be pure science fiction. But when I checked it out I found a lot of magazine articles that actually supported the theory behind the book which was incredible. That's when I decided to acquire the rights of the book and everything went from there.More Roland Emmerich quotes [09/11/2011 06:09:45]
There's a rule in Hollywood: stay away from water and stay away from snow, and I had both.More Roland Emmerich quotes [09/11/2011 06:09:15]

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