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Don Bies was born on April 7, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). See full bio »

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  Black Point (visual effects supervisor) (pre-production)
 2007 Evan Almighty (model/miniature maker: Kerner Optical)
 2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (senior model maker)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (senior model maker - as Donald Bies)
 2005 The Island (senior model maker)
 2005 War of the Worlds (senior model maker: ILM)
 2003 Peter Pan (modelmaker: ILM)
 2002 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (droid unit supervisor/R2-D2 operator)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (model maker: ILM - uncredited)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (model maker: ILM)
 1999 Galaxy Quest (chief model maker: ILM)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (model maker: ILM) / (puppeteer: R2D2 - uncredited)
 1997 Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Dark Forces II (Video Game) (prop constructor)
 1997 Starship Troopers (model maker: Industrial Light & Magic - as Donald Bies)
 1994 Radioland Murders (model maker: ILM)
 1993 Fire in the Sky (creature technician: alien sequence)
 1989 Ghostbusters II (creature effects - uncredited)
 1989 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (puppet engineer: ILM)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (model and creature maker: ILM - special version)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (model and creature maker: ILM - 1997 special version)
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