More great special effects artistsby comic_guy87 | created - 08 Jan 2013 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
4. Alec Gillis
Special_effects | Starship Troopers
Alec Gillis began his professional career in 1980 at Roger Corman's New World Pictures. While working with future luminaries such as James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd, Alec also attended UCLA Film School. By 1985 he began working for Creature FX legend Stan Winston ("Aliens", "Predator", "Pumpkinhead...
In 1949, 16 years after his ground breaking work on "King Kong", Willis O'Brien worked as Chief Technician on another gorilla picture for Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Shoedsack called "Mighty Joe Young". A young Ray Harryhausen would animate most of the animation, but O'Brien did come up with the...
10. Rick Lazzarini
Special_effects | Aliens
Rick Lazzarini is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Character Shop, creating fantastic creatures, puppets and animatronic effects for over twenty five years. Lazzarini has built and puppeteered creations from a miniature six inch replica of Julia Roberts as Tinkerbell for "Hook," to ...
11. Kevin Yagher
Special_effects | Sleepy Hollow
Beginning with such characters as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) and Chucky in the "Child's Play" films, Kevin Yagher has established himself as one of the top make-up effects artists by developing and creating life-like creatures, aliens, animals and humans ...
13. David Allen
Visual_effects | The Howling
David Allen was born on October 22, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA as David William Allen. He is known for his work on The Howling (1981), Willow (1988) and Ghostbusters II (1989). He was married to Donita Woodruff. He died on August 16, 1999 in Burbank, California.
16. Carlo Rambaldi
Special_effects | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Carlo Rambaldi was born on September 15, 1925 in Vigarano Mainarda, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Alien (1979) and King Kong (1976). He died on August 10, 2012 in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italy.
19. Greg Nicotero
Make_up_department | The Walking Dead
Gifted SFX and make-up wizard, who learned his trade under the watchful eye of SFX splatter guru Tom Savini. Nicotero and buddies, Howard Berger and Robert Kurtzman started KNB Efx Group in 1988 and the group has provided eye-popping & jaw dropping special effects for major Hollywood releases ...
20. Tony Gardner
Make_up_department | 127 Hours
Known best for the films "127 Hours," "Zombieland," and"Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," as well as his work with Daft Punk, Tony Gardner began his film career working on "Michael Jackson's Thriller" under the auspices of Rick Baker.
His very first independent FX job was an animatronic Half-Corpse for...
Special_effects | Starship Troopers
Doug joined the Motion Picture Costumers Local 705 In 2002 as a "Specialty Costume Manufacturer", which allows him to work on all aspects in the creation of a costume, to apply all of his knowledge, techniques and skills from his 20+ years within the special creature/character/makeup effects ...
28. Mark Shostrom
Make_up_department | A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
Born in 1956, Mark grew up in Hong Kong during the 1970s. He became interested in makeup after seeing Bride of Frankenstein (1935) starring Boris Karloff. In Hong Kong, Mark became friends with Karloff's widow Evelyn, who encouraged him to pursue makeup. He corresponded with John Chambers, makeup ...
31. Pete Kleinow
Visual_effects | Starship Troopers
Pete Kleinow was born on August 20, 1934 in South Bend, Indiana, USA as Peter E. Kleinow. He is known for his work on Starship Troopers (1997), The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2 (1991). He was married to Ernestine Kleinow. He died on January 6, 2007 in Petaluma, California, USA.
Make_up_department | Feast
Gary J. Tunnicliffe has been working in the film industry since 1990, first as a make up effects artist in the UK, before moving to Los Angeles where he started his own make up fx design company 'Two Hours in the Dark Inc' which he closed in 2016 after 15 years to focus on art, writing and directing
Make_up_department | Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Christopher Allen Nelson was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15. While studying acting, he established himself as one of the top Special FX Make-up Artists in the industry, learning acting first hand from the likes of Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Irons, Mike Myers,...
Visual_effects | Rango
Born to an Air-Force family in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Crash spent his early childhood in the vagabond style of military life. Most of his early training began from observing nature, where he gained a deep appreciation for the natural order of things. He seemed to have developed an ...