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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 6 December 1940Fargo, North Dakota, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Richard Edlund was born on December 6, 1940 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and The Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).

Trivia (7)

Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Visual Effects Branch) [-2006 & 2007-].
He was a key member of George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a company that has become a Hollywood powerhouse of cutting-edge film technology. In 1981 he and ILM won two Scientific and Engineering Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the development of the Empire motion picture camera system and a beam-splitter optical composite motion picture printer.
On February 10, 2007, he was honored with the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Named in honor of the late director of special projects at Warner Hollywood Studios, the John A. Bonner Medal is awarded for "outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.".
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1982.
Board member of the ASC, Recently received the ASC President's Award.
Board member of the Academy since 1995, Chair of its Scientific & Technical Awards Committee.
Producer: "The Forever War", TV series

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