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Joe Letteri was born in 1957 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Avatar (2009) and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). See full bio »
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Won 4 Oscars. Another 30 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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 2019 Avatar 4 (visual effects supervisor) (pre-production)
 2018 Avatar 3 (visual effects supervisor) (pre-production)
 2017 Avatar 2 (visual effects supervisor) (pre-production)
 2017 Valérian and the City of a Thousand Planets (senior visual effects supervisor: weta digital) (pre-production)
 2017 War for the Planet of the Apes (visual effects supervisor) (filming)
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (senior visual effects supervisor - weta digital) (completed)
  Alita: Battle Angel (visual effects supervisor) (announced)
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Man of Steel (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital - uncredited)
 2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (senior visual effects supervisor)
 2011 The Adventures of Tintin (senior visual effects supervisor)
 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (senior visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Avatar (senior visual effects supervisor) / (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital - uncredited)
 2009 The Lovely Bones (senior visual effects supervisor)
 2007 The Water Horse (visual effects supervisor)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (senior visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
 2005 King Kong (senior visual effects supervisor)
 2004 I, Robot (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
 2004 Van Helsing (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
 2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
 2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
 1999 Magnolia (visual effects supervisor)
 1998 Jack Frost (visual effects supervisor)
 1996 Daylight (co-visual effects supervisor)
 1996 Mission: Impossible (associate visual effects supervisor)
 1995 Casper (CG supervisor)
 1994 The Flintstones (computer graphics artist)
 1993 The Meteor Man (CG animator)
 1993 Jurassic Park (computer graphics artist)
 1989 The Abyss (computer graphics technical director: ILM - special version)
 1977 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (visual effects supervisor: ILM - 1997 special version, as Joseph Letteri)
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Graduated from Center High School (Pennsylvania) in 1975 and of the University of California-Berkeley in 1981. See more »

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