Date of Birth:10 November 1955, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Height:5' 11" (1.8 m)
Trademarks:Often features an object crashing into the camera (Independence Day (1996)) Often features an insert or close-up shot of a villain's eyes widening just before the villain dies (Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996), The Patriot (2000)). Several of his major films have featured a silhouetted couple kissing in front of a luminous background. Often features the number "44" somewhere in his films in reference to his movie Moon 44 (1990). Movies frequently feature a scene with rain Large-scale disaster films (Independence Day (1996), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), 2012 (2009)). Often uses a shot of a teacup and saucer rattling wildly to demonstrate a strong vibration. Often uses extreme telephoto lenses with very deep focus in his shots so that all elements are in sharp focus. Often uses father / son themes in movies Films often feature a destroyed New York City (Independence Day (1996), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), _Godzilla (1998)_. Several characters in his films are seen using a spray bottle to water small plants [reflections] In The Day After Tomorrow (2004), when the L.A. weather forecaster looks out the window of the forecast center you can see the reflection of the tornado approaching. This same technique is also visible in _2012 (2009)_ when the pyroclastic cloud is seen in the reflection of the glass door as it approaches the airport in Las Vegas.
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