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Biography

Uwe Boll Biography

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Uwe Boll's facts

Date of Birth 1965-06-22
Nationality German and Canadian
Profession Director and Producer
Children 1
Education at University of Cologne and the University of Siegen
Divorce Leanne D. Chan
Address Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
Ring Name(s) The Raging Boll
Height 5'8"
Place of Birth Wermelskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany

Uwe Boll is a renowned German film director, producer, screen writer and author. He was born on June 22, 1965 in Wermelskirchen, Germany. He is best known for making films adapted from video games and produced on low budget. Boll finances his films through his Event Film Productions and Boll KF production companies.

He is a native of Wermelskirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany as he was born and spent most of his early life there. He had passion for the movie industry from a very young age and decided that he wanted to be a part of the movie business when he was just 10 years old after watching Mutiny on the Bounty. He attended the University of Cologne and the University of Siegen. He has a doctorate in literature and graduated in the year 1995. Not much is known about his childhood, parents or growing up.

At the start of his career he worked as a director and producer for Taunus Film-Produktions GmbH. His major releases were the drama Heart of America and Blackwoods. He directed and co-wrote both of them. Best known for his film adaptation of popular video games, he produced and directed numerous movies including Alone in the Dark, its sequel Alone in the Dark II, House of the Dead, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Seige, BloodyRayne, BloodyRayne II: Deliverance, BloodyRayne: The Third Reich, Far Cry and Postal. As an author he has written two books Die Gattung Serie und ihre Genres (Genus Series and its Genres) and Wie man in Deutschland einen Film drehen muss (How one must make a movie in Germany).

His upcoming projects include the zombie movies like Eaters and Zombie Massacre. He will also be producing the fourth film of the BloodRayne franchise. His films, however, do not do well at the box office and has often received a lot of negative criticism for his movies. He does not take such criticisms in a good way and often lashes back at the critics saying that he has made a perfect film and they are retards for telling otherwise. He even announced during a press conference that he will challenge five of his harshest critics for a 10-round boxing match. GoldenPalace.com, an online gambling site sponsored the event and dubbed it as Raging Boll. Boll fought against and won all five participants Rich Kyanka, Chris Alexander, Carlos Palencia Jimenez-Arguello, Jeff Sneider, and Chance Minter. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Boll Film Produktion and Distribution GmbH and also owns Boll Film in Germany and Event Films in Vancouver.

Talking about his personal life, he was once married to Leanne D. Chan. His wife is an Canadian and so he holds dual citizenship of Canada and Germany. The exact date of their marriage is not known. However, what is known is, they have separated and ended their relationship with divorce. He has a child with her. Currently, he resides in his home in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and seems to be living a happy life not caring much about what other people have to say about his work because he enjoys its to the fullest.

The Raging Boll has a fiery personality and a stands tall at the height of 5 feet and 8 inches. By the age of 49, he has established himself as producer and director, although not very successful. Despite his alleged bad work, even the negative popularity had earned him a great number of fans and followers all over the world who can find more about him from his Facebook and Twitter account. He is also an active user of both sites. His recent and detailed biography is available on Wikipedia and the IMDb website. Most recently, there came a news of him quitting acting business as he faced multiple crowdfunding efforts.