Roland Emmerich

  • Birth Place: Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Profession: Director, Screenwriter, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Became interested in filmmaking after watching Star Wars.
  • His father, the owner of a garden-machinery company, financed his early films.
  • Went to the University of Television and Film Munich with the intention of being a production designer, but ended up becoming a director.
  • In 2006 pledged $150,000 to the Legacy Project, which works to preserve gay and lesbian films.
  • In a July 2009 interview stated, "The day I stop making movies, I'll die."

Awards

  • 2012, Deutscher Filmpreis — Best Feature Film: Nominee

Relationships

  • Ute Emmerich — Sister

College

  • The University of Television and Film Munich, Munich, Germany

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