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Bill Neil was born on September 24, 1939 in Long Beach, California, USA as William Herbert Neil. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981). See full bio »
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Hide Hide Show Show Visual effects (31 credits)
 2006 Superman Returns (visual effects director of photography)
 2004 I, Robot (director of photography: miniature unit)
 2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad (visual effects supervisor)
 2000 Reindeer Games (miniature director of photography: Cinema Production Services)
 2000/I Supernova (visual effects director of photography: Digital Domain)
 1998 Paulie (visual effects director of photography: blue screen unit)
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies (supervisor: visual effects & videographics team)
 1997 The Fifth Element (supervising visual effects director of photography)
 1996 Matilda (visual effects cinematography)
 1995 Judge Dredd (high speed director of photography: Mass. Illusion - as William Neil)
 1994 Terminal Velocity (director of photography: miniature unit - as William Niel)
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now (director of photography: SPI)
 1993 Matinee (visual effects director of photography)
 1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula (director of photography: miniature unit)
 1990 Edward Scissorhands (effects director of photography)
 1990 Ghost (visual effects consultant)
 1990 Dick Tracy (director of photography: miniature shoot)
 1988 Vibes (plate photography: Boss Film Corporation - as William Neil)
 1988 Die Hard (director of photography: Boss - as William Neil)
 1987 Masters of the Universe (visual effects director of photography - as William Neil)
 1986 Solarbabies (visual effects director of photography: USA)
 1986 Big Trouble in Little China (director of photography: visual effects crew)
 1986 Poltergeist II: The Other Side (director of photography: Boss Film Corporation)
 1985 Fright Night (visual effects cameraman: Entertainment Effects Group, Los Angeles)
 1984 2010 (camera operator: Entertainment Effects Group)
 1984 Ghostbusters (chief cameraman: EEG)
 1983 The Right Stuff (effects cameraman: USFX - as William Neil)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (effects cameraman: ILM)
 1982 Poltergeist (effects cameraman: ILM)
 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark (camera operator: ILM)
 1980 Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (camera operator: miniature and optical effects unit)
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Alternate Names:

William C. Neil | William Neil | William Niel

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