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Poll: Directors who know visual effects

This is a list of directors who have all directed at least three films with heavy use of visual effects in them. They often use varied techniques from relying heavily on CGI, to using more practical special effects. Which director do you believe does the best job of utilizing visual effects in his filmmaking?

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    J.J. Abrams

    Star Trek, Super 8, Star Trek Into Darkness
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    Michael Bay

    Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, Transformers Trilogy
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    Tim Burton

    Batman 1 & 2, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland
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    James Cameron

    Terminator 1 & 2, Titanic, Avatar
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    Alfonso Cuarón

    Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men, Gravity
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    Guillermo del Toro

    Hellboy 1 & 2, Pan's Labyrinth, Pacific Rim
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    Roland Emmerich

    Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012
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    Jon Favreau

    Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Cowboys & Aliens
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    David Fincher

    Alien 3, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network
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    Ron Howard

    Coccoon, Apollo 13, The Grinch
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    Peter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, The Hobbit Trilogy
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    Joe Johnston

    Jumanji, Jurassic Park III, Captain America
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    Francis Lawrence

    Constantine, I Am Legend, The Hunger Game: Catching Fire
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    Ang Lee

    Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hulk, Life of Pi
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    Shawn Levy

    Night at the Museum 1 & 2, Reel Steel
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    George Lucas

    The Star Wars Anthology
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    Christopher Nolan

    The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Prestige, Inception
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    Wolfgang Petersen

    The Perfect Storm, Troy, Poseidon
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    Sam Raimi

    Spider-Man Trilogy, Drag Me to Hell, Oz The Great and Powerful
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    Ridley Scott

    Blade Runner, Gladiator, Prometheus
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    Bryan Singer

    X-Men 1 & 2, Superman Returns, Jack the Giant Slayer
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    Zack Snyder

    300, Watchmen, Man of Steel
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    Stephen Sommers

    The Mummy 1 & 2, Van Helsing, G.I. Joe The Rise of Cobra
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    Barry Sonnenfeld

    Men in Black Trilogy, Wild Wild West
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    Steven Spielberg

    Indiana Jones Quadrilogy, Jurassic Park 1 & 2, War of the Worlds
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    Gore Verbinski

    Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, The Lone Ranger
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    Paul Verhoeven

    Robocop, Starship Troopers, Hollow Man
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    Andy Wachowski

    (and Lana Wachowski) The Matrix Trilogy, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas
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    David Yates

    Harry Potter 5-8
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    Robert Zemeckis

    Back to the Future Trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forrest Gump