Roland Emmerich

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Roland Emmerich (German: [ˈʁoːlant ˈɛməʁɪç] (listen); born 10 November 1955) is a German film director, screenwriter, and producer. He is widely known for his science fiction and disaster films and has been called a "master of disaster" within the industry. His films, most of which are English-language Hollywood productions, have made more than $3 billion worldwide, including just over $1 billion in the United States, making him the country's 15th-highest-grossing director of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roland Emmerich has received more than 3,506,403 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Roland Emmerich is the 190th most popular film director (up from 208th in 2019), the 1,030th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,098th in 2019) and the 11th most popular German Film Director.

Roland Emmerich is most famous for directing and producing a number of blockbuster films including Independence Day, Godzilla, and The Day After Tomorrow.

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Among film directors, Roland Emmerich ranks 190 out of 1,580Before him are Richard Donner, Max Ophüls, G. W. Pabst, Tony Richardson, Kim Ki-duk, and Yılmaz Güney. After him are Lina Wertmüller, Spike Lee, Gojko Mitić, Wong Kar-wai, Otto Preminger, and Robert Siodmak.

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Among people born in 1955, Roland Emmerich ranks 36Before him are Nina Hagen, François Cluzet, Mariano Rajoy, Dodi Fayed, Carme Forcadell, and John Grisham. After him are Shoko Asahara, Binali Yıldırım, Denis Mukwege, Haitham bin Tariq, Brendan Gleeson, and J. K. Simmons.

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Among people born in Germany, Roland Emmerich ranks 1,030 out of 5,289Before him are Louis I, Duke of Bavaria (1173), Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine (1617), Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern (1811), Clemens August Graf von Galen (1878), John Rabe (1882), and Harald Quandt (1921). After him are Countess Palatine Dorothea Sophie of Neuburg (1670), Julius Wellhausen (1844), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), Hanns Eisler (1898), Gottfried Benn (1886), and William V, Duke of Bavaria (1548).


Among film directors born in Germany, Roland Emmerich ranks 11Before him are Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), F. W. Murnau (1888), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), Wolfgang Petersen (1941), Volker Schlöndorff (1939), and Max Ophüls (1902). After him are Robert Siodmak (1900), Thea von Harbou (1888), Mike Nichols (1931), Margarethe von Trotta (1942), Douglas Sirk (1897), and Oskar Fischinger (1900).