Roland Emmerich was bornon 10 November 1955 in Stuttgart, Germany, German, is Film Director, Screenwriter. Roland Emmerich is a German film director, producer, and screenwriter. Growing up amidst the independent era of German cinema where small time directors like Rainer Werner and Wim Wenders were earning name and fame due to their low budget artsy endeavours, Roland Emmerich aspired to become a big time filmmaker. Born and raised in Germany, Roland started his film career with the student film ‘The Noah’s Ark Principle’, which happened to be the costliest student film ever. He then moved on to Hollywood, to make a long lasting career in the big budgeted disaster genre films and rightly so he became what he aspired to be - one of the most bankable Hollywood directors. He made ‘Universal Soldier’ in 1992, which was a success and followed it up with ‘Stargate’. ‘Independence Day’ was the film which finally settled him in the big leagues of American filmmakers and he continues to be one till date. The film filled with loud violence and CGI imagery, became one of the most iconic alien invasion films despite being criticised for being too cheesy for ‘smart audiences’. He still remains one of the rare directors whose films are constantly criticized for being mindless and yet he remains one of the most successful directors of all times.
And in June 2016, came ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’, Roland’s sequel to ‘Independence Day’ and proved to be a commercially successful film
In 2009 came ‘2012’, a disaster film about the world coming to an end in the year 2012, which was again, a commercial success but a critical dud
For his next venture, he returned to the CGI laden hardcore commercial genre of filmmaking with ‘The Day after Tomorrow’ in 2004, a film about the growing dangers of global warming, which was a box office success
But the box office returns worked in Roland’s favour and he went on to direct his second Hollywood venture ‘Stargate’ which released in 1994 and became one of the highest grossing films that year, establishing Roland into the ranks of the most successful fresh American film directors
‘Universal Soldier’ was the film with which Roland made his Hollywood directorial debut in the year 1992
The film was called ‘The Noah’s Ark Principle’ and in the year 1984, it was showcased at the Berlin Film Festival, where it met with polarising reviews
Born on 10th November 1955 in Stuttgart, Germany, Roland Emmerich was a creative kid