Roland Emmerich knows what you think of him. "The Master of Disaster," famous for directing films such as '2012' and Independence Day,' gleefully recalled his reputation during an interview about the new Shakespeare conspiracy film 'Anonymous' at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. There are no explosions in 'Anonymous' and the world isn't on the brink of disaster -- is the director worried audiences won't take a "Roland Emmerich Shakespeare film" seriously? "There are a lot of things against this movie," Emmerich admits -- his reputation being one of them. So, why didn't Emmerich take a cue from his own movie and release it anonymously? As it turns out, that was his initial plan.
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