Celebrities - Uwe Boll
Uwe Boll (born June 22, 1965 in Wermelskirchen, Germany) is an independent film director, producer, boxer and screenwriter of films often adapted from video games. Unlike most directors in the United States who receive funding from Hollywood studios, he finances his own films through his Boll KG production company.
Boll's movies, particularly those based on video games, have been near-universally panned by critics. As of February 1, 2009, five of his films, including Alone in the Dark and House of the Dead (for which VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever described Boll as a "cinematic train wreck"), appear on the Internet Movie Database's Bottom 100 films list, although BloodRayne II: Deliverance has disappeared from the listing. In a review of Alone in the Dark, Rob Vaux states that the movie makes other "bad" movie directors feel better in comparison: "'It's okay,' they'll tell themselves, 'I didn't make Alone in the Dark.'" Another reviewer wrote that Alone in the Dark was "so poorly built, so horribly acted and so sloppily stitched together that it's not even at the straight-to-DVD level."
When rumors surfaced that Boll had expressed interest in a Metal Gear Solid movie, and claimed to have been given a script to read, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima responded in his audioblog HIDECHAN, "Absolutely not! I don't know why Uwe Boll is even talking about this kind of thing. We've never talked to him. It's impossible that we'd ever do a movie with him."
Boll received a rare "Worst Career Achievement" award at the 29th Golden Raspberry Awards on February 21, 2009 for In The Name of the King, 1968 Tunnel Rats, and Postal. Boll has been nominated for Razzies three times in total.
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