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Randal M. Dutra is a special effects artist who is known for his motion picture work on Jurassic Park (1993), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Robocop (1987), Star Wars: Episode VI - Return Of The Jedi (1983) and War Of The Worlds (2005). He is also a two-time Academy Awards Oscar nominee in the category of Best Visual Effects for his contributions on The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) and War Of The Worlds (2005).

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Was determined to return to his first love, painting, after Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg wanted Randy for Jurassic Park: The Lost World, but it needed a few phonecalls to convince Randy to again abandon his carreer and return to film. Randy was making adjustments to the animation of the Lost World until just two weeks before the film was released.
Graduate, Castro Valley High School, Castro Valley, California
Dutra had been working with Phil Tippett for 10 years before Jurassic Park (1993) presented itself. He had a long history as a key sculptor, creature designer, puppet fabricator and lead animator for Tippett. Seven years before Jurassic Park, in 1984, Dutra applied all of these disciplines to his work on the documentary Dinosaur.
Dutra's first major cinematic sculpting job was in 1982: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi's "Rancor Pit Monster".
Randal M. Dutra is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) since 1998.
Randal M. Dutra is a member of the Visual Effects Society (VES) since 1997.

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