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Date of Birth 24 September 1939Long Beach, California, USA
Birth NameWilliam Herbert Neil

Mini Bio (1)

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), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983).

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Younger brother of Eleanor Coppola.
Brother-in-law of Francis Ford Coppola
He and his son, Christopher Neil, have both worked on the "Star Wars" saga. Bill worked on visual effects on Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). Christopher was a dialog coach for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005).
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2001.

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