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Known For

Avatar Special Effects
The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense Special Effects
Shutter Island
Shutter Island Special Effects
Life of Pi
Life of Pi Special Effects


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 2012 Life of Pi (replica and animatronic animals: Legacy Effects)
 2012 The Bourne Legacy (hair department supervisor: Legacy Effects - uncredited)
 2012 John Carter (key artist: Legacy Effects)
 2010 Shutter Island (key artist: Legacy Effects)
 2009 Avatar (key character designer: Stan Winston Studio)
 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (key artist: Stan Winston Studio - as Michael Ornelez)
 2006 Charlotte's Web (puppeteer)
 2006 The Shaggy Dog (art department animatronic effects: Stan Winston Studio - as Mike Ornelaz) / (puppeteer)
 2003/I Wrong Turn (special effects hair: Stan Winston Studio - as Mike Ornelaz)
 2002 Teenage Caveman (TV Movie) (key hair stylist)
 2002 The Time Machine (hair department coordinator: Stan Winston Studio)
 2001 Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature (TV Movie) (key artist: Stan Winston Studio)
 2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence (hair supervisor: "Teddy", Stan Winston Studio)
 2000 What Lies Beneath (key hair stylist: Stan Winston Studio)
 1999 Galaxy Quest (mold department: Stan Winston)
 1999 The Sixth Sense (key hair stylist: Stan Winston Studio)
 1999 Inspector Gadget (art/mold technical department: Stan Winston Studio)
 1999 Lake Placid (art department: Stan Winston Studio)
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Alternate Names:

Michael A. Ornelaz | Mike Ornelaz | Michael Ornelez

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