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Tom Savini


Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), a young Tom Savini became fascinated with the magic and illusion of film. He spent his youth in his room creating characters by tirelessly practicing make-up. Later, as a combat photographer in Vietnam, Savini saw first-hand the gruesome carnage for which he later gained fame, simulating it on ... See full bio »

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 2016 Bad Dennis (announced)
Randy Buckshot
 2015 Pigboy: He Ain't No Babe! (announced)
Pigboy's Daddy (rumored)
 2015 Neutron Zombies (pre-production)
The Cook (rumored)
 2015 Road Trip of the Dead (filming)
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 2014 The Sadist (completed)
The Sadist
 2013 Cool as Hell
The Demon Slayer
 2012 Django Unchained
Tracker
 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Mr. Callahan
 2012 Inhuman Resources
Peter Bava
 2012 Death from Above
Sheriff Raynick
 2011 Horrorween
Killer
 2011 The Theatre Bizarre
Dr. Maurey (segment "Wet Dreams")
 2010 Crazy Rides a Sawhorse
Talkin' Tom (voice)
 2010 The Dead Matter
Sebed
 2008 Sea of Dust
Prester John
 2007 Diary of the Dead
Man Shouting on Radio 'shoot in the Head' (voice, uncredited)
 2007 Planet Terror
Deputy Tolo
 2007 Grindhouse
Deputy Tolo (segment "Planet Terror")
 2006 The Absence of Light
The Higher Power
 2006 Beyond the Wall of Sleep
Sheriff
 2005 Forest of the Damned
Stephen
 2004 Unearthed
Det. Victor Tonelli
 2004 Death 4 Told
Man (segment "The Psychic")
 2004 Dawn of the Dead
The County Sheriff
 2002 Bundy
Salt Lake City Detective
 2001 Eyes Are Upon You
Eddie Rao
 1995 The Demolitionist
Roland
 1992 Innocent Blood
News Photographer
 1991 Heartstopper
Lt. Ron Vargo
 1990 Two Evil Eyes
The Monomaniac (segment "The Black Cat") (uncredited)
 1982 Creepshow
Garbage Man #2 (segment "Epilogue")
 1981 Knightriders
Morgan
 1980 Effects
Nicky
 1980 Maniac
Disco Boy
 1976 Martin
Arthur
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Other Works:

DVD: Audio commentary for Maniac (1980) along with William Lustig, Larry Marinelli and Luke Walter. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 19 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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[asked if his Vietnam experiences influence his makeup effects) I get asked that question a lot. I did see a lot of first-hand anatomically correct gore and I think the most important part of that was if we create a dead body or situation there's a certain feeling you get from seeing the real thing. If I'm creating a gory effect and I don't get the same feeling when I saw the real stuff, I'm not ... See more »

Trivia:

Is a close friend of stuntman Taso N. Stavrakis. See more »

Trademark:

Often cast by Robert Rodriguez See more »

Nickname:

The Godfather of Gore

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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