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Albert Whitlock (I) (1915–1999)

Albert Whitlock was one of the most skilled matte artists in the history of motion pictures, with his work seen in more than 500 films and television shows. His very long career began in London in 1929, when, at the age of 14, he was a fetch-and-carry fellow at Gaumont Studios. He went on to build sets and worked as a grip. Trained as a sign ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 1992 Chaplin (visual consultant)
 1990 Graveyard Shift (visual effects consultant)
 1990 The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (matte painting consultant)
 1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch (matte consultant - uncredited)
 1989 Millennium (matte painter)
 1988 Coming to America (matte painting supervisor)
 1988 Funny Farm (matte consultant - uncredited)
 1987 Spaceballs (matte painting supervisor)
 1987 The Gate (additional matte effects - uncredited)
 1987 Critical Condition (matte painting consultant)
 1966-1986 Star Trek (TV Series) (matte painter - 8 episodes)
- The Cage (1986) ... (matte painter - uncredited)
- Requiem for Methuselah (1969) ... (matte painter - uncredited)
- Wink of an Eye (1968) ... (matte painter - uncredited)
- A Taste of Armageddon (1967) ... (matte painter - uncredited)
- The Menagerie: Part II (1966) ... (matte painter - uncredited)
 1985 Clue (matte consultant)
 1985 Red Sonja (matte shots)
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini-Series) (special visual effects - 5 episodes)
- Part 5 (1985) ... (special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
- Part 4 (1985) ... (special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
- Part 3 (1985) ... (special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
- Part 2 (1985) ... (special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
- Part 1 (1985) ... (special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
 1984 Dune (additional special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
 1984 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
 1984 The Lonely Guy (special visual effects)
 1984 Airwolf (TV Movie) (matte artist - uncredited)
 1983 Psycho II (matte artist)
 1983 The Wicked Lady (special visual effects)
 1983 The Sting II (special visual effects)
 1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (special visual effects)
 1982 The Thing (special visual effects)
 1982 Cat People (special visual effects)
 1982 Victor Victoria (special visual effects - uncredited)
 1982 Missing (special visual effects)
 1981 Heartbeeps (special visual effects)
 1981 Ghost Story (special visual effects)
 1981 History of the World: Part I (special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series) (special visual effects - 4 episodes)
- Part IV (1981) ... (special visual effects)
- Part III (1981) ... (special visual effects)
- Part II (1981) ... (special visual effects)
- Part I (1981) ... (special visual effects)
 1980 In God We Tru$t (special visual effects)
 1980 Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (special visual effects)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (special visual effects)
 1980 The Island (special visual effects)
 1979 Dracula (special visual effects)
 1979 The Prisoner of Zenda (special visual effects)
 1978 The Wiz (special visual effects)
 1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand (special visual effects)
 1977 High Anxiety (special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
 1977 It Happened One Christmas (TV Movie) (special photographic effects - as Albert Whitlock Jr.)
 1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste (special visual effects)
 1977 MacArthur (special visual effects)
 1977 Exorcist II: The Heretic (matte artist - uncredited) / (special visual effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
 1977 Rollercoaster (special visual effects - uncredited)
 1977 The Car (special visual effects)
 1977 Airport '77 (special visual effects)
 1977 The Sentinel (special visual effects)
 1976 Bound for Glory (special visual effects)
 1976 Two-Minute Warning (special visual effects)
 1976 The Front (matte effects)
 1976 Swashbuckler (special visual effects)
 1976 Family Plot (special visual effects)
 1976 W.C. Fields and Me (special photographic effects)
 1975 The Hindenburg (special visual effects)
 1975 The Man Who Would Be King (matte artist)
 1975 The Day of the Locust (special photographic effects)
 1975 Funny Lady (special photographic effects)
 1975 The Log of the Black Pearl (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1974 Earthquake (special photographic effects)
 1974 The Girl from Petrovka (special photographic effects)
 1974 A Cry in the Wilderness (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1972-1974 Hec Ramsey (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 3 episodes)
- Scar Tissue (1974) ... (special photographic effects)
- Mystery of the Yellow Rose (1973) ... (special photographic effects)
- The Century Turns (1972) ... (special photographic effects)
 1974 Mame (special photographic effects)
 1974 Killdozer (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1974 The Questor Tapes (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1973 The Sting (special photographic effects)
 1973 The Day of the Dolphin (special photographic effects)
 1973 Papillon (special photographic effects)
 1973 That Man Bolt (special photographic effects)
 1973 The Six Million Dollar Man: Wine, Women and War (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1971-1973 McMillan & Wife (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 4 episodes)
- Death of a Monster... Birth of a Legend (1973) ... (special photographic effects)
- Blues for Sally M. (1972) ... (special photographic effects)
- Death Is a Seven Point Favorite (1971) ... (special photographic effects)
- Once Upon a Dead Man (1971) ... (special photographic effects)
 1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal (special photographic effects)
 1973 Oklahoma Crude (special photographic effects)
 1973 Showdown (special photographic effects)
 1973 Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1973 The Train Robbers (special photographic effects)
 1973 Female Artillery (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 1 episode)
- The Female Instinct (1972) ... (special photographic effects)
 1972 Columbo (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 3 episodes)
- Dagger of the Mind (1972) ... (special photographic effects)
- Étude in Black (1972) ... (special photographic effects)
- Short Fuse (1972) ... (special photographic effects)
 1972 Short Walk to Daylight (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1972 Frenzy (special photographic effects)
 1972 The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (matte supervisor)
 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five (matte supervisor)
 1972 Evil Roy Slade (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1972 Ironside (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 1 episode)
- Death by the Numbers (1972) ... (special photographic effects)
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 1 episode)
- The Letter of the Law (1971) ... (special photographic effects)
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (visual effects)
 1971 McCloud (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 1 episode)
- Encounter with Aries (1971) ... (special photographic effects)
 1971 The Birdmen (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1971 Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1971) ... (special photographic effects)
 1971 Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (optical effects - uncredited)
 1971 Big Jake (special photographic effects)
 1971 O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 1 episode)
- O'Hara, U.S. Treasury (1971) ... (special photographic effects)
 1971 The Andromeda Strain (matte supervisor)
 1971 Vanished (TV Movie) (special photographic effects)
 1971 One More Train to Rob (special photographic effects)
 1971 Raid on Rommel (special photographic effects)
 1970 Catch-22 (special photographic effects)
 1970 Colossus: The Forbin Project (special photographic effects)
 1970 Skullduggery (special photographic effects)
 1970 The Virginian (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 1 episode)
- Holocaust (1970) ... (special photographic effects)
 1969 Topaz (special photographic effects)
 1969 Gaily, Gaily (matte artist)
 1969 The Learning Tree (special photographic effects)
 1968 Hellfighters (matte supervisor)
 1968 Funny Girl (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1968 In Enemy Country (matte supervisor)
 1968 The Shakiest Gun in the West (matte supervisor)
 1968 Madigan (matte supervisor)
 1968 P.J. (matte supervisor)
 1967 The President's Analyst (matte artist - uncredited)
 1967 Counterpoint (matte supervisor)
 1967 The King's Pirate (matte supervisor)
 1967 Rough Night in Jericho (matte supervisor)
 1967 The Reluctant Astronaut (matte supervisor)
 1967 The War Wagon (mattes)
 1967 The Way West (special photographic effects - as Albert J. Whitlock)
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie (matte supervisor)
 1967 Tobruk (matte supervisor)
 1967 The Ballad of Josie (matte supervisor)
 1966 Beau Geste (matte supervisor)
 1966 Torn Curtain (pictorial designs)
 1966 Munster, Go Home! (matte supervisor)
 1966 The Rare Breed (matte supervisor)
 1965 Blindfold (matte supervisor)
 1965 The War Lord (matte supervisor)
 1965 That Funny Feeling (matte supervisor)
 1965 Ship of Fools (special photographic effects)
 1965 Shenandoah (matte supervisor)
 1965 Mirage (matte supervisor)
 1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter (matte shots)
 1964 I'd Rather Be Rich (matte supervisor)
 1964 Marnie (pictorial designer)
 1964 Island of the Blue Dolphins (matte artist)
 1964 Robinson Crusoe on Mars (matte artist - uncredited)
  Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series) (special photographic effects - 2 episodes, 1964) (matte artist - 1 episode, 1960)
- Greyfriars Bobby: Part 2 (1964) ... (special photographic effects)
- Greyfriars Bobby: Part 1 (1964) ... (special photographic effects)
- Daniel Boone: The Warrior's Path (1960) ... (matte artist)
 1963 Captain Newman, M.D. (matte shots)
 1963 The Birds (pictorial designs)
 1962 That Touch of Mink (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1961 Pit and the Pendulum (matte artist - uncredited)
 1961 Greyfriars Bobby: The True Story of a Dog (special photographic effects)
 1960 Ten Who Dared (matte artist)
 1960 Pollyanna (assistant matte artist - uncredited)
 1959 Darby O'Gill and the Little People (assistant matte artist - uncredited)
 1958 Tonka (assistant matte artist - uncredited)
 1957 Zorro (TV Series) (matte artist - 3 episodes)
- Zorro's Ride Into Terror (1957) ... (matte artist)
- Zorro's Romance (1957) ... (matte artist)
- Presenting Señor Zorro (1957) ... (matte artist)
 1956 Westward Ho, the Wagons! (assistant matte artist)
 1956 The Great Locomotive Chase (assistant matte artist)
 1954 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (titles designer - uncredited)
 1954 Land of Fury (matte artist - uncredited)
 1953 Rob Roy: The Highland Rogue (assistant matte artist - uncredited)
 1953 The Sword and the Rose (assistant matte artist - uncredited)
 1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much (miniatures assistant - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Albert Whitlock Jr. | A. Whitlock | Albert J. Whitlock
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George C. Scott was quoted as saying that The Hindenburg (1975) was actually Whitlock's movie. See more »

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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