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A German film director best known for movie adaptations of video games, such as House of the Dead, Alone in the Dark, and Bloodrayne.

The quality of his films has often caused him to be referred to as a latter-day Ed Wood. This is inaccurate; Wood was enthusiastic but inept, an earnest director whose vision as an artist greatly outstripped his meager abilities as a filmmaker. Boll's films are driven by cynical exploitation of German tax law that allows a movie to make money even when it fails at the box office. He is better thought of as a real-life Max Bialystock from The Producers, a movie in which a Broadway producer attempts to make money by intentionally staging a massive flop, Springtime for Hitler.

Rumors have said that the German government will be closing the tax loophole exploited by Boll. If true, this will almost certainly end Boll's career as a director, as his movies are universally reviled by critics and shunned by audiences.
I thought about going to see the latest Uwe Boll movie, but decided to stay home and spend an evening driving carpet tacks into my scrotum instead.
by BlairHippo March 24, 2006

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A 1950's writer/director who, after his death in 1978, became a cult icon as a contender for "Worst Director of All Time." Though often showing flashes of invention (Plan Nine from Outer Space, his magnum opus, featured aliens attempting to invade the earth by reanimating the dead), his films were marred by bad writing, bad acting, and a stunning depth and breadth of technical ineptitude. His only skill as a director seemed to lie in convincing investors that his next picture was going to be a smash hit (or, at least, make its money back), even though everything about his track record suggested otherwise.

When his string of failures as a Hollywood director became too great to ignore, Wood wound up in the adult entertainment industry, writing and occasionally directing soft- and hard-core pornography films.

Writer, director, decorated WWII combat veteran, and transvestite (Wood claimed to be wearing women's underwear while storming the beach at Tarawa), Wood was the subject of a 1994 biopic directed by (who else?) Tim Burton, and was portrayed by (again, who else?) Johnny Depp.
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