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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.He began his work in the film industry by directing the film The Noah's Ark Principle (1984) as part of his university thesis and also co-founded Centropolis Entertainment in 1985 with his sister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roland Emmerich has received more than 4,106,196 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 53 in 2019). Roland Emmerich is the 152nd most popular film director (up from 190th in 2019), the 858th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,030th in 2019) and the 9th 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 152 out of 1,581Before him are Abel Gance, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Jan Švankmajer, Ed Wood, Joris Ivens, and Robert Wise. After him are Sergei Bondarchuk, Denis Villeneuve, Ettore Scola, Jean Vigo, Henri-Georges Clouzot, and Max Reinhardt.

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Among people born in 1955, Roland Emmerich ranks 34Before him are Kris Jenner, Billy Bob Thornton, Dodi Fayed, Whoopi Goldberg, Björn Andrésen, and Mark David Chapman. After him are Gary Sinise, Mariano Rajoy, John Grisham, Jeff Koons, Héctor Cúper, and Denis Mukwege.

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Among people born in Germany, Roland Emmerich ranks 858 out of 6,142Before him are Arno Breker (1900), Bertha Benz (1849), Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg (1546), Carl Spitzweg (1808), Hans Sachs (1494), and Joseph Berchtold (1897). After him are Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche (1846), Viktor Lutze (1890), Paul Schäfer (1921), Robert Aumann (1930), Johannes Trithemius (1462), and Gustav Ritter von Kahr (1862).


Among film directors born in Germany, Roland Emmerich ranks 9Before him are Michael Haneke (1942), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945), Werner Herzog (1942), F. W. Murnau (1888), Ernst Lubitsch (1892), and Wolfgang Petersen (1941). After him are Volker Schlöndorff (1939), Max Ophüls (1902), Robert Siodmak (1900), Thea von Harbou (1888), Douglas Sirk (1897), and Margarethe von Trotta (1942).