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Shane Acker


Shane Acker was born as Shane Richard Acker. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), 9 (2009) and 9 (2005). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins. See more awards »

Known For

9
9 Director
(2009)
9
9 Visual Effects
(2005)
Oz the Great and Powerful
Oz the Great and Powerful Visual Effects
(2013)

Filmography

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 2017 AFTER Episode I: Lucy (VR Experience) (TV Movie) (digital effects)
 2013 47 Ronin (previsualization supervisor: The Third Floor)
 2013 Oz the Great and Powerful (previsualization artist: The Third Floor)
 2012 Monster Roll (Short) (consultant) / (set vfx supervisor)
 2012/I Total Recall (previsualization artist: The Third Floor)
 2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (previsualization artist: The Third Floor)
 2005 9 (Short) (lighting)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (animator: Weta Digital)
 2001 Major Damage (Short) (lighter)
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Visiting professor at Loyola Marymount University.

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Personal Quote:

I'd always been a cartoonist, [but] I leaned towards architecture because I didn't know you could make a living being an animator. In architecture, with all these building codes, all these historical codes, you start to realize how restrictive an art it really is - and for good reason. Because if the building falls down, someone gets hurt, that's a career-ender right there. No one's going to sue ... See more »

Trivia:

Acker was hyperactive as a child, therefore his mother and father encouraged him to draw.

Trademark:

Post-apocalyptic stories.

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