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Overview (1)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Legendary filmmaker and visual effects pioneer, Douglas Trumbull, was one of the Special Photographic Effects Supervisors for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). He went on to become the Visual Effects Supervisor for such classics as Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979), and Blade Runner (1982), each of which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Mr. Trumbull directed Silent Running (1972), Brainstorm (1983), Back to the Future... The Ride (1991) and numerous other special format films.

He is the recipient of an Academy Award in the area of Scientific and Technical Achievement, as well as the International Monitor Award and American Society of Cinematographers' Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of filmmaking. Douglas is currently involved in the evolution of visual effects using virtual digital sets and electronic cinematography.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (2)

Julia (12 August 2012 - present)
Ann Vidor (? - 1 February 2001) (her death)

Trivia (4)

Son of Don Trumbull.
Stanley Kubrick hired Trumbull to work on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) after seeing a documentary Trumbull worked on for the 1964 World's Fair ("To the Moon and Beyond").
Trumbull spent a week to 10 days in the hospital after he completed his work on "Star Trek: The Motion Picture."
Quit directing feature films after Brainstorm (1983) due to Natalie Wood's death during the film's production.

Personal Quotes (1)

I had to personally make a life decision many years ago when Natalie Wood died under very suspicious circumstances during the making of Brainstorm (1983). I just had to stop. I had been a writer-director all my life, and I decided it wasn't for me because I was put through a really challenging personal experience. I do not think the story has ever been told. I don't know the story myself, but I know what my experience was. I decided to leave the movie business.

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