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Roland Emmerich

Highest Rated:   61% The Patriot (2000)
Lowest Rated:   8% 10,000 B.C. (2008)
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A director/writer/producer with a flair for special effects-driven action, German Roland Emmerich made himself at home in blockbuster-hungry 1990s Hollywood. Born and educated in West Germany, Emmerich studied production design as well as direction at the Munich Film and Television School. After his student film, The Noah's Ark Principle, debuted at the 1984 Berlin Film Festival, Emmerich formed his production company Centropolis and directed supernatural fantasies Making Contact (1986) and Ghost Chase (1987), and the straight-to-video action film Moon 44 (1990). On the latter, he met actor Dean Devlin who subsequently switched jobs to become Emmerich's writing and producing partner once Emmerich set up shop in Hollywood.After making his solo Hollywood debut directing Jean-Claude Van Damme in the cyborg action fest Universal Soldier (1992), Emmerich and Devlin revealed a talent for conjuring A-level action spectacles out of B-movie scenarios with their first film together, Stargate (1994). A space odyssey mixing ancient Egyptiana and high-tech wizardry, Stargate became an unexpected hit. Emmerich hit his blockbuster stride with his next film, Independence Day (1996). With its eye-popping destruction of major cities and climactic annihilation of a spacecraft via portable computer, Independence Day blew away its summer movie competition on the strength of its visual flash. Geared to repeat with the endlessly- and creatively-hyped version of Godzilla (1998), Emmerich instead faced the conundrum of directing a $100 million grossing film that did not live up to box office expectations. Emmerich and Devlin next turned their epic visions to the decidedly lower-tech (but still CGI-enhanced) action of the American Revolution in the Mel Gibson summer vehicle The Patriot (2000).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
31% Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$103.2M 2016
10% Stonewall
  • Producer
  • Director
2015
50% White House Down
  • Producer
  • Director
$73.2M 2013
No Score Yet Last Will & Testament
  • Executive Producer
2012
No Score Yet Der Bernd
  • Actor
2012
46% Anonymous
  • Producer
  • Director
$4.5M 2011
No Score Yet Hell
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
2011
39% 2012
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
$166.2M 2009
8% 10,000 B.C.
  • Director
$94.8M 2008
29% Trade
  • Producer
$0.2M 2007
45% The Day After Tomorrow
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$186.6M 2004
48% Eight Legged Freaks
  • Executive Producer
$17.3M 2002
61% The Patriot
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
$2.4M 2000
29% The Thirteenth Floor
  • Producer
1999
16% Godzilla
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet High Crusade
  • Producer
1997
60% Independence Day
  • Director
  • Producer
1996
48% Stargate
  • Director
1994
No Score Yet The High Crusade
  • Producer
1994
19% Universal Soldier
  • Director
1992
No Score Yet Eye of the Storm
  • Executive Producer
1991
No Score Yet Moon 44
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
1990
No Score Yet Ghost Chase
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1988
No Score Yet Making Contact
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1986
No Score Yet Das Arche Noah Prinzip (The Noah's Ark Principle)
  • Director
1984

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
77% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016

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