Roland Emmerich is a German film director, screenwriter, and producer, as well as the 18th highest grossing director of all time, with his films making billions in the United States.
Roland is an active campaigner for an awareness of global warming and equal rights as well as the LGBT community, with Emmerich being openly gay. Currently, he is engaged to his boyfriend, Omar de Soto.
Roland Emmerich Early Life
Roland Emmerich was born on 10th November 1955, Roland grew up in Sindelfingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, West Germany. He studied production design as well as direction at the Munich Film and Television School in 1977.
Emmerich decided to join in the school’s film director program after watching ‘Star Wars.' He was required to do his final thesis thus he created a short film ‘The Noah’s Ark Principle’ which was eventually screened as the opening movie of 1984 in Berlin Film Festival.
The Film became the highest budgeted film school examination film in Germany and was a huge success later sold to more than 20 countries.
Roland Emmerich Career
The renowned Hollywood producer and director, Roland Emmerich began his career from his student life by writing and directing the full-length feature ‘The Noah’s Ark Principle,' which made to the Berlin Film Festival in 1984.
Roland co-founded Centro Polis Entertainment 1985 with his sister, producer Ute Emmerich, and started to direct supernatural fantasies Making Contact (1986), Ghost Chase (1987), and thriller action film Moon44 (1990).
Later producer Mario Kassar asked Emmerich to direct an action film Isobar with Dean Devlin, an actor of Moon44. Roland consequently refused the offer to direct, after producers rejected Devlin’s re-write of the script leading to the dismissal of the Isobar project. Instead, Roland was hired to replace the director Andrew Davis for the action movie Universal Soldier released in 1992.
This was followed by two direct video sequels, theatrical and another one in 2012. Emmerich and Devlin then revealed a talent for conjuring A-level action with their first huge hit film together, Stargate (1994).
With its astonishing destruction of cities and climatic demolition of spacecraft via portable computer, Emmerich’s Independence Day hit his blockbuster stride in 1996. He directed, executive produced and co-wrote one of the big-budget film Godzilla (1998).
Emmerich and Devlin then revealed a talent for conjuring A-level action with their first huge hit film, Stargate (1994). With its astonishing destruction of cities and climatic demolition of spacecraft via portable computer, Emmerich’s Independence Day hit his blockbuster stride in 1996.
In 1998, he directed, executive produced and co-wrote one of the big-budget film Godzilla. Emmerich has been nicknamed Das Spielbergle aus Sinfelfingen which is ‘Little Spielberg from Sindelfingen’ in German. He directed different films including The Poseidon Adventure (1972), The Towering Inferno (1970), and Earthquake (1974).
Emmerich's directed film The Patriot (2000) took on an entirely different genre which grossed over $130 million domestically and was shown worldwide. He again returned with the sci-fi screenplay The Day After Tomorrow (2000).
His most recent directorial turns include the periodic biopic Anonymous (2012), the action thriller White House Down (2013), the historical drama Stonewall (2015) and the sequel Independence Day: Resurgence (2016). Emmerich, left, with Bill Pullman on the set of “Independence Day: Resurgence” (Source: Empire)
Roland Emmerich Personal Life
Emmerich is currently living in Los Angles, Manhattan, London, and in Stuttgart, a city in Germany. He is fond of decorating his homes and has an extensive collection of artwork including paintings, prints, sculptures. Roland is an active campaigner for an awareness of global warming and equal rights as well as the LGBT community, with Emmerich being openly gay.
Currently, he is engaged to his boyfriend, Omar de Soto. Roland has repeatedly been posting on his Instagram account with his fiancé captioning “Looks like the news is out but I wanted to personally share with you all that @soto.geraa and I are engaged! I'm so fortunate to have found the person I want to spend the rest of my life with.” The pair is rumored to tie the knot very soon.
Roland Emmerich Net worth
Roland Emmerich has earned most of his wealth by producing and directing big budget films including Godzilla and Independence Day. He is one of the most paid directors of the 21st century. His reputation is huge in Hollywood and with his creativity his movies always generate millions of dollars.
Allocating information from several sources it is found out that his current net worth is around $110 million.