Blockbuster director Roland Emmerich ("White House Down,""2012,""Independence Day") is Moviefone's Guest Editor from June 24 - 28. Look for more videos -- and some "White House Down" secrets -- from him throughout the week.
Roland Emmerich: Movies I Wish I'd Made

Think Roland Emmerich is only interested in movies about world-ending destruction and extreme action scenarios? Think again. The writer/director has some films -- past and present -- that he would love to have made and would love to make.

From a historical drama documenting the Stonewall Riots (the NYC event marking the beginning of the gay-rights movement) to an Academy Award-winning '80s Italian-language classic ("Cinema Paradiso"), Emmerich would love to break the mold that Hollywood has put him in and flex his directorial muscle in genres outside of sci-fi and action.

In the video above, Emmerich explains the plight of director typecasting and the reveals the Spielberg classic he most wishes he'd made.

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