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Carroll Ballard


Carroll Ballard was born on October 14, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Carroll James Ballard. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Black Stallion (1979) and Fly Away Home (1996). See full bio »

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

Known For

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope Camera and Electrical Department
(1977)
(1979)
Fly Away Home Director
(1996)
Harvest Director
(1967)

Filmography

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 2005 Duma
 1996 Fly Away Home
 1992/I Wind
 1986 Nutcracker
 1974 Crystallization (Short)
 1974 The Hello Machine (Short)
 1971 Seems Like Only Yesterday (Documentary)
 1969 The Perils of Priscilla (Short)
 1969 Rodeo (Documentary short)
 1967 Harvest (Documentary short) (directed by)
 1965 Pigs! (Short)
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Personal Quote:

They go to see animated animals, they go to see end of the world movies, they go to see TV remakes. They know what they are. The studio, y'know, to me the problem is, and it's been getting worse year by year, is the deals, the source of it. It's my own [concept]. The problem is that the deals that have been made between the distributors and the exhibitors. Since they make a fair amount of their ... See more »

Trivia:

Was UCLA classmate of Francis Ford Coppola, who as exec. producer of The Black Stallion (1979), chose Ballard to direct it.

Trademark:

Films often focus on animal and human interactions.

Star Sign:

Libra

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