Uwe Boll

Uwe Boll


6/22/1965, Wermelskirchen, Germany

Birth Name

Uwe Boll


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Uwe is a writer, director and producer, who has been compared to by some critics as legendary B-movie director Ed Wood. Known for his films panned by critics and moviegoers alike. Uwe often directs films based on video games such as House of the Dead, Alone in themore


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Uwe's nicknames include Senor Bollo, The Master of Error and Herr Boll.

    • In 2006, Uwe was nominated for a Razzie Award at the Razzie Awards in the category of Worst Director for his 2005 film Alone in the Dark.

    • Uwe has written two books, Wie man in Deutschland einen Film drehen muss (How a Movie has to be made in Germany) and Die Gattung Serie und ihre Genres (Series and Their Genres), on themes of serial TV.

    • Uwe attended Comic-Con 2007 to promote his film Postal.

    • If Uwe could remake any film or movie franchise he would remake the Jaws franchise.

    • Uwe is good friends with Clint Howard and cast him in Blackwoods, Heart of America and House of the Dead.

    • In 2004, Uwe directed Nightwish's music video Wish I Had An Angel.

    • In 1994, Uwe was nominated for the Max Ophüls Award at the Max Ophüls Festival for his direction of the film Amoklauf.

    • At G-Phoria 2007, an award was given for "Deserves a Uwe Boll Movie," for which the nominees were five sub-par games from the previous year.

    • In 2007, Uwe was nominated for a Razzie Award at the Razzie Awards in the category of Worst Director for his 2005 film BloodRayne.

    • Uwe stands at 5'8" or 1.73 m.

    • Uwe's favorite film of 2005 is Sin City. Uwe's favorite video game is Hitman: Codename 47.

  • Quotes

    • Uwe (when asked what he learned from his experience with Alone in the Dark): That a script matters.

    • Uwe: Fans are always totally flipping out and I understand that the fan of a video game has his own agenda in his head and has his ideas about what is a good movie and what is a bad movie.

    • Uwe: Maybe you know it but it's not so easy to finance movies in total. And the reason I am able to do these kind of movies is I have a tax shelter fund in Germany, and if you invest in a movie in Germany you get basically fifty percent back from the Government.