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Patrick Tatopoulos


Patrick Tatopoulos was born in Paris, France. He is known for his work on Underworld (2003), Stargate (1994) and Independence Day (1996). He has been married to McKenzie Westmore since October 11, 2015. See full bio »

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Known For

Underworld
Underworld Special Effects
(2003)
Stargate
Stargate Special Effects
(1994)
Independence Day
Independence Day Special Effects
(1996)
I Am Legend
I Am Legend Special Effects
(2007)

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 2017 A Day Like a Week (creature designer: supervisor) (post-production)
 2009/I 2012 (special effects crew)
 2009 Blood Creek (special effects makeup)
 2009 Solomon Kane (creatures designer and supervisor)
 2008 Outlander (creature designer)
 2008 The Ruins (creature designer)
 2008 10,000 BC (creatures designer: Tatopoulos Studios Inc. - uncredited)
 2007 Trick 'r Treat (creature designer)
 2007 I Am Legend (creatures designer and supervisor)
 2006 Aquaman (TV Short) (creature designer and creator)
 2006 Silent Hill (creatures designer and supervisor)
 2006 Underworld: Evolution (creatures designer and supervisor)
 2005 Curandero (creature design & effects)
 2005 Venom (creatures designer and supervisor)
 2005 The Cave (creatures designer and supervisor)
 2005 Cursed (creature designer and creator: fnal fight sequence, SPFX)
 2004 I, Robot (robot designer: Sonny [NS5])
 2003 Underworld (creature designer) / (creature fabricator) / (creature supervisor)
 2002 They (creatures designer and supervisor)
 2002 Saint Sinner (TV Movie) (creature designer) / (creature supervisor)
  Special Unit 2 (TV Series) (creature designer - 8 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (creature fabricator - 8 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (creature supervisor - 8 episodes, 2001 - 2002)
- The Piper (2002) ... (creature designer) / (creature fabricator) / (creature supervisor)
- The Love (2002) ... (creature designer) / (creature fabricator) / (creature supervisor)
- The Straw (2002) ... (creature designer) / (creature fabricator) / (creature supervisor)
- The Wall (2001) ... (creature designer) / (creature fabricator) / (creature supervisor)
- The Drag (2001) ... (creature designer) / (creature fabricator) / (creature supervisor)
 2000 Battlefield Earth (creature designer)
 2000 Pitch Black (creatures designer and supervisor)
 2000/I Supernova (creature designer)
 1999 The Grail (Short) (special effects)
 1999 Stuart Little (special creature effects)
 1998/I Godzilla (Godzilla designer and supervisor)
 1997 Spawn (creatures designer and supervisor)
 1996 Independence Day (alien creature effects: designed & supervised by)
 1995 Space: Above and Beyond (TV Series) (alien designer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1995) ... (alien designer - as Patrick Tatopolous)
 1994 Stargate (creature effects supervisor) / (special creature effects creator)
 1993 Super Mario Bros. (creatures designer and supervisor)
 1991 Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time (conceptual designer: Makeup Effects Laboratories makeup and creature effects unit)
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Show Show Self (16 credits)

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His daughter, Zoi Tatopoulos, took part in the Greek So you think you can dance in 2008. See more »

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