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John Dykstra was born on June 3, 1947 in Long Beach, California, USA as John Charles Dykstra. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Hancock (2008). See full bio »
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Won 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Seventh Son (visual effects designer) (completed)
 2014 Godzilla (additional visual effects designer)
 2012 Django Unchained (visual effects designer)
 2011 X-Men: First Class (visual effects designer)
 2009 Inglourious Basterds (visual effects designer)
 2008 Hancock (visual effects designer) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (visual effects designer)
 2002 Spider-Man (visual effects designer)
 1999 Stuart Little (senior visual effects supervisor)
 1997 Batman & Robin (visual effects)
 1995 Batman Forever (visual effects supervisor)
 1990 Spontaneous Combustion (special effects consultant)
 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien (supervisor: special visual effects)
 1988/II Something Is Out There (TV Mini-Series) (special visual effects designer)
 1988 The Unholy (special effects director: Apogee - uncredited)
 1987 Out on a Limb (TV Series) (effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (effects supervisor)
 1986 Invaders from Mars (special visual effects)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (special visual effects)
 1985 Lifeforce (special visual effects)
 1983 Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1983 Digital Dream (director of photography: special visual effects)
 1982 Firefox (producer: special visual effects)
 1980 Caddyshack (supervisor of special effects)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (photographic effects supervisor: Apogee, Inc.) / (special photographic effects supervisor)
 1979 Avalanche Express (supervisor of special effects: Apogee)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series) (miniature and effects unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- Saga of a Star World (1978) ... (miniature and effects unit supervisor)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (special photographic effects supervisor)
 1972 Silent Running (special photographic effects)
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Alternate Names:

John C. Dykstra

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on becoming a producer on Battlestar Galactica (1978)] It all boils down to who actually does the work, because the titles don't really mean a thing, other than that you can drive your car on the lot, because the producers can drive and everybody else has to have a Teamster. See more »

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He studied Industrial Design at Long Beach State. See more »

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Gemini

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