Creators Of Worldsby TannhauserGreen | created - 21 May 2018 | updated - 21 May 2018 | Public
1. L.B. Abbott
Visual_effects | The Poseidon Adventure
L.B. Abbott was born on June 13, 1908 in Pasadena, California, USA as Lenwood Ballard Abbott. He is known for his work on The Poseidon Adventure (1972), Logan's Run (1976) and Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970). He was married to Muriel Darby. He died on September 28, 1985 in Los Angeles, California.
3. Roy Ashton
Make_up_department | The Pirates of Blood River
Australian-born Roy Ashton was the man behind Hammer's most famous monsters of the 1960's. In Britain from 1932, he attended the School of Arts and Crafts in London, and then spent five years with Gaumont British under the tutelage of a German make-up artist from Ufa. In 1942, Ashton qualified for ...
4. Rick Baker
Make_up_department | Planet of the Apes
Rick Baker was born on December 8, 1950 in Binghamton, New York, USA as Richard Alan Baker. He is known for his work on Planet of the Apes (2001), Men in Black (1997) and The Wolfman (2010). He has been married to Silvia Abascal since November 8, 1987. They have two children. He was previously ...
5. Craig Barron
Visual_effects | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Craig Barron is an Academy-Award winning visual effects supervisor, entrepreneur, lecturer and film historian. For more than two decades, Barron has been innovating techniques to create cinematic illusions, contributing to the visual effects on more than one hundred films. Barron has served nine ...
9. Ben Burtt
Sound_department | WALL·E
Ben Burtt was born in New York, USA. Though he is a writer, an editor and a director, he is best known for his work as a sound designer. Ben has worked on many Pixar and Star Trek movies and all of the Star Wars movies. He is credited for creating Chewbacca's voice and sounds as well as the voice ...
10. James Cameron
Writer | Avatar
James Francis Cameron was born on August 16, 1954 in Kapuskasing, Ontario, Canada. He moved to the United States in 1971. The son of an engineer, he majored in physics at California State University before switching to English, and eventually dropping out. He then drove a truck to support his ...
13. Rob Coleman
Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
Rob Coleman is a two time Oscar nominee for his animation work on Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) and Stars Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002). He has also been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on Men In Black (1997) and The Phantom Menace (1999). He spent 14 years at Industrial ...
14. Marcel Delgado
Marcel Delgado was born in 1901 in Mexico. After moving to California he took an interest in Art and ultimately met his future friend and mentor Willis O' Brien. His first work was on 'The Lost World', vastly improving the techniques formerly used to make models appear as life-like creatures. ...
16. Richard Edlund
Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Richard Edlund was born on December 6, 1940 in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
17. Peter Ellenshaw
Special_effects | Mary Poppins
Peter Ellenshaw was born on May 24, 1913 in London, England as William Samuel Cook Ellenshaw. He is known for his work on Mary Poppins (1964), Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954). He was married to Jessie Ruth "Bobbie" Palmer. He died on February 12, 2007 in ...
18. David Fincher
Director | Se7en
David Fincher was born in 1962 in Denver, Colorado, and was raised in Marin County, California. When he was 18 years old he went to work for John Korty at Korty Films in Mill Valley. He subsequently worked at ILM (Industrial Light and Magic) from 1981-1983. Fincher left ILM to direct TV commercials...
20. Stuart Freeborn
Make_up_department | Star Wars
Stuart Freeborn was born on September 5, 1914 in Leytonstone, London, England as Stuart W. Freeborn. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) and Superman (1978). He was married to Kay Freeborn. He died on February 5, ...
22. Steve Gawley
Visual_effects | War of the Worlds
Steve Gawley began his model making career as a student of Industrial Design at the campus of California State University at Long Beach, California. In 1975,while in school,he was recommended for a drafting job at George Lucas' newly formed film company, Industrial Light & Magic. Soon, Gawley ...
23. H.R. Giger
Art_department | Alien
H.R. Giger was born on February 5, 1940 in Chur, Switzerland as Hans Rudolf Giger. He is known for his work on Alien (1979), Aliens (1986) and Alien vs. Predator (2004). He was married to Carmen Maria Scheifele and Mia Bonzanigo. He died on May 12, 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.
Special_effects | Forbidden Planet
A. Arnold Gillespie was born on October 14, 1899 in El Paso, Texas, USA as Albert Arnold Gillespie. He is known for his work on Forbidden Planet (1956), Ben-Hur (1959) and The Wizard of Oz (1939). He was married to Dora Ingram and Nell Hill. He died on May 3, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
25. Alec Gillis
Special_effects | Starship Troopers
Alec Gillis began his professional career in 1980 at Roger Corman's New World Pictures. While working with future luminaries such as James Cameron and Gale Ann Hurd, Alec also attended UCLA Film School. By 1985 he began working for Creature FX legend Stan Winston ("Aliens", "Predator", "Pumpkinhead...
26. Jean Giraud
Art_department | The Abyss
Jean Giraud had one of the most interesting double lives in comics history. Under his own name, he co-created the legendary western comic 'Blueberry' (1963-2012) with writer Jean-Michel Charlier. He also used the shortened signature of "Gir" for this series. This cowboy series was noted for its ...
27. Ray Harryhausen
Visual_effects | Clash of the Titans
When it comes to motion picture special effects, there is only one name that personifies movie magic--Ray Harryhausen. From his debut films with George Pal to his final film, Harryhausen imbued magic and visual strength to motion picture special effects as no other technician has, before or since.
28. Jim Henson
Actor | The Muppet Show
Jim Henson never thought that he would make a name of himself in puppetry; it was merely a way of getting himself on television. The vehicle that achieved it was Sam and Friends (1955), a late-night puppet show that was on after the 11:00 news in Washington DC. It proved to be very popular and ...
29. Reg Hill
Art_department | Superman
Reg Hill was born on May 16, 1914 in Surrey, England. He was a producer and art director, known for Superman (1978), Lifeforce (1985) and UFO... annientare S.H.A.D.O. stop. Uccidete Straker... (1974). He was married to Lilly. He died in 1999 in Surrey.
31. Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson was born as an only child in a small coast-side town in New Zealand in 1961. When a friend of his parents bought him a super 8 movie camera (because she saw how much he enjoyed taking photos), the then eight-year-old Peter instantly grabbed the thing to start recording his own movies,...
32. Brian Johnson
Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Brian Johnson is a award winning special and visual effects designer and director who for over 40 years provided his services to a multitude of film and television productions.
Johnson's career began in 1957 when he joined Anglo Scottish Pictures after meeting veteran effects artist and skilled ...
34. John Knoll
Visual_effects | Rogue One
John Knoll was born on October 6, 1962 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016), Pacific Rim (2013) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006). He is married to Jennifer Knoll. They have four children.
36. Harry Lange
Production_designer | 2001: A Space Odyssey
Harry Lange was born on December 7, 1930 in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany as Hans-Kurt Lange. He is known for his work on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Moonraker (1979). He was married to Daisy. He died on May 22, 2008 in Headington, Oxford, ...
37. Philip Leakey
Make_up_department | Whispering Smith Hits London
Philip Leakey was born on May 4, 1908 in London, England. He is known for his work on Whispering Smith vs. Scotland Yard (1952), The Ipcress File (1965) and The Zoo Gang (1974). He was married to Gladys Leakey. He died on November 26, 1992.
39. George Lucas
Writer | Star Wars
George Walton Lucas, Jr. was raised on a walnut ranch in Modesto, California. His father was a stationery store owner and he had three siblings. During his late teen years, he went to Thomas Downey High School and was very much interested in drag racing. He planned to become a professional racecar ...
Visual_effects | Rango
Born to an Air-Force family in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Crash spent his early childhood in the vagabond style of military life. Most of his early training began from observing nature, where he gained a deep appreciation for the natural order of things. He seemed to have developed an ...
44. Ralph McQuarrie
Art_department | Cocoon
Ralph McQuarrie was born on June 13, 1929 in Gary, Indiana, USA as Ralph Angus McQuarrie. He is known for his work on Cocoon (1985), Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). He was married to Joan Benjamin. He died on March 3, 2012 in ...
45. Syd Mead
Art_department | Blade Runner
Syd Mead was a designer for Ford Motor Company, U.S. Steel, and Philips Electronics. After establishing himself as a "Futurist" consultant, he visualized technology and products for companies like Sony, Chrysler, Mechanix Illustrated, and Playboy. Syd's movie designs appeared in 'Star Trek - The ...
46. Joshua Meador
Special_effects | Forbidden Planet
Joshua Meador was born on March 12, 1911 in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA as Joshua Lawrence Meador. He is known for his work on Forbidden Planet (1956), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937). He was married to Libby Alston. He died in August 1965 in ...
47. Georges Méliès
Director | À la conquête du pôle
Georges Méliès was a French illusionist and film director famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.
Méliès was an especially prolific innovator in the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, ...
48. Dennis Muren
Dennis Muren was born on November 1, 1946 in Glendale, California, USA as Dennis Elmer Muren. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Innerspace (1987) and Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). He has been married to Zara Pinfold since July 29, 1981. They have two children.
49. Theo Nischwitz
Special_effects | Das Boot
Theo Nischwitz was born on April 27, 1913 in Berlin, Germany as Theodor Nischwitz. He is known for his work on Das Boot (1981), Super (1984) and Moon 44 (1990). He was married to Katharina Spoliansky and Gertrud Hinz. He died on July 14, 1994 in Munich, Germany.
51. Jack P. Pierce
Make_up_department | The Brain from Planet Arous
As we look back on the cinematic pioneers of the 20th century, no individual is more significant in his field than genius makeup artist Jack Pierce, the legendary monster-maker who worked in the 1930s and 1940s at Universal Studios during its classic horror period. Pierce's story is equal parts ...
53. Carlo Rambaldi
Special_effects | E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Carlo Rambaldi was born on September 15, 1925 in Vigarano Mainarda, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He is known for his work on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Alien (1979) and King Kong (1976). He died on August 10, 2012 in Lamezia Terme, Calabria, Italy.
56. Tom Savini
Actor | From Dusk Till Dawn
Actor/SFX wizard/stuntman/director Tom Savini was born in Pittsburgh. Inspired by the film Man of a Thousand Faces (1957), a young 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 ...
57. Eugen Schüfftan
Cinematographer | The Hustler
Eugen Schüfftan moved from his motherland, Germany, to France in 1933 to escape the rising Nazi movement. He moved to the US in 1940 and became a member of Local 644, the East Coast cinematographers chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He invented the ...
61. John Stears
Special_effects | Star Wars
John Stears was born on August 25, 1934 in Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Thunderball (1965) and Outland (1981). He was married to Brenda. He died on April 28, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
62. Mark Stetson
Visual_effects | The Fifth Element
Since 1995, Mark Stetson has been working as a visual effects supervisor. In 1997, he won a BAFTA (British Academy) Award for visual effects in his debut effort, Luc Besson's The Fifth Element. In 2002, he won an Academy Award and his second BAFTA Award for visual effects in Peter Jackson's The ...
65. Phil Tippett
Phil Tippett is the founder and namesake of Tippett Studio. His varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes two Academy Awards; and six nominations, one BAFTA award and four nominations, two Emmys and the advent of modern digital effects in motion pictures.
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66. Don Trumbull
Visual_effects | Star Wars
Don Trumbull was born on May 27, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Donald Edmund Trumbull. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Spaceballs (1987) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977). He died on June 7, 2004 in Graeagle, California, USA.
67. Douglas Trumbull
Visual_effects | Blade Runner
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...
70. Albert Whitlock
Visual_effects | Earthquake
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 ...
72. Stan Winston
Special_effects | Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Stan Winston was born on April 7, 1946 in Richmond, Virginia, USA. He is known for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Jurassic Park (1993) and Aliens (1986). He was married to Karen Winston. He died on June 15, 2008 in Malibu, California, USA.
73. Tom Woodruff Jr.
Special_effects | Starship Troopers
Tom Woodruff Jr. was born in 1959 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. He is known for his work on Starship Troopers (1997), Death Becomes Her (1992) and Alien: Resurrection (1997). He is married to Tami Spitler Woodruff. They have three children.
74. Matthew Yuricich
Visual_effects | Logan's Run
Matthew Yuricich was born on January 19, 1923 in Lorain, Ohio, USA. He is known for his work on Logan's Run (1976), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) and Blade Runner (1982). He died on May 28, 2012 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA.