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Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.

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Known For

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
(2014)
Star Trek Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness Sound Department
(2013)
Mud
Mud Sound Department
(2012)
Passengers
Passengers Sound Department
(2016)

Filmography

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 2017/I September 12th (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor) (post-production)
 2017 War for the Planet of the Apes (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor) (post-production)
 2016/I Passengers (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2016 The Fourth Phase (Documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 2016 All I See Is You (re-recording mixer)
 2016 Turtleface (Short) (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 2016 Now You See Me 2 (re-recording mixer)
 2016 Loving (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2016 10 Cloverfield Lane (re-recording mixer)
 2016 Midnight Special (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2016 Deadpool (re-recording mixer)
 2015 Our Brand Is Crisis (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2015 Fantastic Four (re-recording mixer)
 2015/I Aloha (sound designer: Kelvin Optical, Inc.)
 2015 Z for Zachariah (re-recording mixer)
 2014 Réalité (sound) / (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2014 Camp X-Ray (re-recording mixer)
 2013 Thor: The Dark World (sound designer)
 2013 The Smurfs 2 (sound designer)
 2013/I Now You See Me (additional sound design)
 2013 Star Trek Into Darkness (additional sound designer) / (re-recording mixer)
 2013 Madly Madagascar (Video short) (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2013 Prince Avalanche (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 2013 Wrong Cops (re-recording mixer: Kelvin Optical) / (supervising sound editor: Kelvin Optical)
 2012 Where the Trail Ends (Documentary) (re-recording mixer)
 2012 Brave (re-recording mixer: Dolby Atmos mix - uncredited)
 2012 Mud (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 2012 Compliance (re-recording mixer)
 2011 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (sound effects editor)
 2011 The Smurfs (sound designer)
 2011 The Tree of Life (additional sound designer)
 2011 Megamind: The Button of Doom (Video short) (sound mixer - as William Files)
 2011 Drive Angry (additional re-recording mixer - as William 'Fairlane' Files)
 2011 Dead Space 2 (Video Game) (additional sound design - as William Files)
 2011 Take Shelter (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound designer)
 2010/I Let Me In (re-recording mixer - as William Files) / (supervising sound designer - as William Files)
 2010 The Last Airbender (additional re-recording mixer - uncredited) / (sound effects editor)
 2010/I The Good Life (Short) (re-recording mixer) / (sound designer)
 2010 Skateland (re-recording mixer) / (supervising sound designer)
 2009 Rain, Rain (Short) (studio mixer & additional sound design)
 2009 Merry Madagascar (TV Short) (sound designer) / (sound mixing - uncredited) / (supervising sound editor)
 2009/I 9 (re-recording mixer - as William Files) / (supervising sound editor & sound designer - as William Files)
 2009 Coraline (fx editor - uncredited)
 2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (re-recording mixer - as William Files) / (supervising sound editor - as William Files)
 2008 Goodbye Canarsie (Short) (re-recording mixer - uncredited) / (sound design by)
 2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2008 City of Ember (additional sound design)
 2008 Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Video Game) (cinematic sound design and mixing - uncredited)
 2008 Two Lovers (sound effects editor - as William Files)
 2008 Cloverfield (additional re-recording mixer: Skywalker Sound - as William Files) / (supervising sound editor & sound designer - as William Files)
 2007 Beowulf (assistant sound designer - uncredited)
 2007 Bee Movie (sound designer) / (supervising sound editor)
 2007 Enchanted (assistant sound designer - as William Files)
 2007 The Simpsons Movie (assistant sound designer - uncredited) / (sound effects editor - uncredited)
 2007 Ratatouille (assistant sound designer)
 2006 Eragon (assistant sound designer - as William Files)
 2006 The Shimmering (Short) (re-recording mixer)
 2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours (Video Game) (assistant sound designer: Skywalker Sound)
 2006 Bobby (assistant sound designer - uncredited)
 2006 Lady in the Water (assistant sound designer - uncredited)
 2006 Monster House (additional sound mixer - as William E. Files) / (assistant sound designer - as William E. Files)
 2006 Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle (Documentary) (assistant sound designer - uncredited)
 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown (assistant sound designer - as William Files)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (assistant sound designer - uncredited)
 2005 War of the Worlds (assistant sound designer - as William E. Files)
 2005 Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (Video Game) (cinematic sound designer)
 2004 The Incredibles (assistant sound designer)
 2004 The Polar Express (assistant sound designer - as Will E. Files) / (sound effects recordist - uncredited)
 2004 Shrek 2 (assistant sound designer)
 2004/I Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (assistant sound designer)
 2003 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (assistant sound designer) / (assistant sound editor)
 2003 Shrek 4-D (Short) (additional re-recording mixer - uncredited) / (assistant sound designer - as William Files)
 2003 Darkness Falls (assistant sound designer - as William Files)
 2002 A Walk to Remember (sound editorial production assistant: Weddington Productions - as William Files)
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Alternate Names:

Will E. Files | William 'Fairlane' Files | William E. Files | William Files
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Founder, with Craig Henighan, of Pacific Standard Sound in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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Pisces

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