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Daniel Acon

Daniel Acon was born January 24, 1958 in Rome Italy, son of William J. Acon, high ranking U.S. Diplomat and political advisor to Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Nixon, Johnson, Ford and Carter. A graduate of Seton Hall University, NJ with a Masters in Communications, Daniel's career has covered a wide range of activities. As a junior executive ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

Gangs of New York
Gangs of New York Special Effects
Mission: Impossible III
Mission: Impossible III Special Effects
The Passion of the Christ
The Passion of the Christ Special Effects
Angels & Demons
Angels & Demons Special Effects


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 2016 Zoolander 2 (special effects supervisor)
 2013 Afflicted (special effects supervisor)
 2012 Padroni di casa (special effects supervisor)
 2012 To Rome with Love (special effects supervisor - as Daniel Dominic Acon)
 2010 Eat Pray Love (special effects supervisor: Italy)
 2009 Angels & Demons (special effects supervisor: italy)
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna (special effects supervisor - as Daniel Dominic Acon)
 2008 Jumper (special effects coordinator)
 2005-2007 Rome (TV Series) (special effects supervisor - 22 episodes)
- De Patre Vostro (About Your Father) (2007) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Deus Impeditio Esuritori Nullus (No God Can Stop a Hungry Man) (2007) ... (special effects supervisor)
- A Necessary Fiction (2007) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Death Mask (2007) ... (special effects supervisor)
- Philippi (2007) ... (special effects supervisor)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (special effects coordinator: Italy)
 2006 Ghostboat (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor)
 2004 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (special effects coordinator)
 2004 Eros (special effects coordinator - segment "The Dangerous Thread of Things", as Daniel Dominic Acon)
 2004 Judas (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor)
 2004 The Passion of the Christ (special effects coordinator)
 2003 The Order (special effects coordinator)
 2003 My House in Umbria (TV Movie) (special effects supervisor: Corridori)
 2002 Gangs of New York (special effects coordinator)
 2001 Hannibal (special effects coordinator - uncredited)
 2000 Malèna (special effects coordinator)
 2000 U-571 (special effects)
 1999 A Midsummer Night's Dream (special effects)
 1998 Legionnaire (special effects technician)
 1997 Double Team (special effects)
 1996 Samson and Delilah (TV Movie) (special effects coordinator)
 1996 Daylight (physical and mechanical effects coordinator)
 1993 Cliffhanger (special effects)
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Alternate Names:

Daniel Dominic Acon

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Developed special effects for such theatrical productions as "Oedipus Rex" while attending Seton Hall University as a communications major. See more »

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