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Independence Day

1996 American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich

Independence Day

Released 3 October 1996 (26 years ago)

Director Roland Emmerich
Duration 145 minutes
Box office $817,400,891
Awards Amanda Award for Best Foreign Feature Film, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Saturn Award for Best Director, Satellite Award for Best Editing, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie and Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects
Genre action thriller, thriller film, alien invasion, disaster film, science fiction film and action film
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing, MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects, Satellite Award for Best Editing, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie, MTV Movie Award for Best Movie, BAFTA Award for Best Sound, MTV Movie Award for Best Action Sequence, Japan Academy Prize for Outstanding Foreign Language Film and BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects
Composer David Arnold
Production company Centropolis Entertainment and 20th Century Fox
Country of origin United States of America
Screenwriter Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin
Producer Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich

About Independence Day

In 1996, director Roland Emmerich unleashed Independence Day, a sci-fi blockbuster that would go on to become a cultural phenomenon. The film starred Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman as they fought against an alien invasion that threatened to destroy the world. With stunning special effects and pulse-pounding action, Independence Day was a summer blockbuster that captured the imaginations of audiences around the globe.

The film's success was due in no small part to its impressive visual effects, which were groundbreaking for the time. The film's iconic destruction of the White House and other landmarks became instant classics, and the film's use of practical effects and miniatures helped to create a sense of realism that was unmatched at the time.

But Independence Day was more than just a special effects showcase. The film also featured a talented cast of actors who brought depth and humanity to their roles. Will Smith's portrayal of Captain Steven Hiller was a breakout performance that cemented his status as a leading man, while Jeff Goldblum's David Levinson provided a witty and intellectual counterpoint to Smith's action hero.

The film's themes of unity and sacrifice also struck a chord with audiences, particularly in the wake of the Gulf War and the Oklahoma City bombing. Independence Day was a film that celebrated the best of humanity, even in the face of overwhelming odds.

Today, Independence Day remains a beloved classic of the sci-fi genre, and its influence can be seen in countless films that have followed in its wake. With a sequel released in 2016, the legacy of Independence Day continues to live on.


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Cast and crew

Cast and crew listed below. See if you can find out who is who from the stats below.


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American actor and rapper  Will Smith

Will Smith

American actor and rapper

American actress and producer Vivica A. Fox

Vivica A. Fox

American actress and producer

American actress Mae Whitman

Mae Whitman

American actress

American actor and musician Jeff Goldblum

Jeff Goldblum

American actor and musician

American singer-songwriter and actor  Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr.

American singer-songwriter and actor

American actor Randy Quaid

Randy Quaid

American actor

American actress Mary McDonnell

Mary McDonnell

American actress

American actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein

American actor and playwright

American actor Robert Loggia

Robert Loggia

American actor

American actor Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman

American actor

American actor Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

American actor

American actor Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge

American actor

American actor and model John Bennett Perry

John Bennett Perry

American actor and model

American actress Margaret Colin

Margaret Colin

American actress

American actor Judd Hirsch

Judd Hirsch

American actor

American actor  Frank Welker

Frank Welker

American actor

American actor Robert Pine

Robert Pine

American actor

American model and television presenter Julie Moran

Julie Moran

American model and television presenter

Canadian writer, yoga teacher, and former actress Lisa Jakub

Lisa Jakub

Canadian writer, yoga teacher, and former actress

Canadian author, lecturer, radio host and television commentator Wendy Walsh

Wendy Walsh

Canadian author, lecturer, radio host and television commentator

American actor Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

American actor

actress Kimberly Beck

Kimberly Beck


American actor Rance Howard

Rance Howard

American actor

American actor Anthony Crivello

Anthony Crivello

American actor

American actress Kiersten Warren

Kiersten Warren

American actress

Indian actor Erick Avari

Erick Avari

Indian actor

American actress Jana Marie Hupp

Jana Marie Hupp

American actress

British actor Jim Piddock

Jim Piddock

British actor

American actress Nectar Rose

Nectar Rose

American actress

American character actor James Rebhorn

James Rebhorn

American character actor

American actor Richard Speight Jr.

Richard Speight Jr.

American actor

American actress Joyce Cohen

Joyce Cohen

American actress

Television news anchor Ernie Anastos

Ernie Anastos

Television news anchor

American actor Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin

American actor

American actor Tracey Walter

Tracey Walter

American actor

American actor Andrew Keegan

Andrew Keegan

American actor

American actor Leland Orser

Leland Orser

American actor

American football player Greg Collins

Greg Collins

American football player

American actor Thom Barry

Thom Barry

American actor

American journalist John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin

American journalist

American journalist Morton Kondracke

Morton Kondracke

American journalist

American actor Dan Lauria

Dan Lauria

American actor

American journalist Eleanor Clift

Eleanor Clift

American journalist

American actor Thomas F. Duffy

Thomas F. Duffy

American actor

American actor  Jay Acovone

Jay Acovone

American actor

American journalist George Putnam

George Putnam

American journalist

actor Kristof Konrad

Kristof Konrad


American journalist  Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

American journalist

American actor Bobby Hosea

Bobby Hosea

American actor

American actor Bill Smitrovich

Bill Smitrovich

American actor

American actor James Duval

James Duval

American actor

British newscaster Bob Friend

Bob Friend

British newscaster

American actor and director Giuseppe Andrews

Giuseppe Andrews

American actor and director

American actor Wayne Wilderson

Wayne Wilderson

American actor

American journalist Christine Devine

Christine Devine

American journalist

American political commentator Fred Barnes

Fred Barnes

American political commentator

actor Lyman Ward

Lyman Ward


American-Egyptian actor Sayed Badreya

Sayed Badreya

American-Egyptian actor

American actor John Capodice

John Capodice

American actor

American journalist Jerry Dunphy

Jerry Dunphy

American journalist

American broadcaster Barry Nolan

Barry Nolan

American broadcaster

American journalist Jack Germond

Jack Germond

American journalist

American actor Malcolm Danare

Malcolm Danare

American actor

American former child actor and comedian Ross Bagley

Ross Bagley

American former child actor and comedian

American actor Tim Kelleher

Tim Kelleher

American actor

American journalist Sharon Tay

Sharon Tay

American journalist

American actor Carlos Lacámara

Carlos Lacámara

American actor

American actor Randy Oglesby

Randy Oglesby

American actor

fitness trainer Jeff Phillips

Jeff Phillips

fitness trainer

American actor Frank Novak

Frank Novak

American actor

Polish actor Peter J. Lucas

Peter J. Lucas

Polish actor

Visual Effects Artist Volker Engel

Volker Engel

Visual Effects Artist

American actor John Bradley

John Bradley

American actor

American actor Devon Gummersall

Devon Gummersall

American actor

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