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Roland Emmerich Biography

Birth Place:
Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Director, screenwriter, producer

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
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  • 2012Deutscher Filmpreis-Best Feature Film: nominated