Ray Harryhausen (1920–2013)


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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. Born in Los Angeles, the signature event in ... See full bio »

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(age 92) in London, England, UK

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Known For

Clash of the Titans Visual Effects
(1981)
Spies Like Us Dr. Marston
(1985)
(1973)
Mighty Joe Young Gentleman at Party
(1998)

Filmography

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 1981 Clash of the Titans (creator of special visual effects)
 1977 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (creator of special visual effects)
 1973 The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (creator of special visual effects)
 1969 The Valley of Gwangi (creator of visual effects)
 1966 One Million Years B.C. (special visual effects creator)
 1964 First Men in the Moon (creator of special visual effects)
 1963 Jason and the Argonauts (creator of special visual effects)
 1961 Mysterious Island (special visual effects creator)
 1960 The 3 Worlds of Gulliver (special visual effects creator)
 1958 The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (special visual effects creator)
 1958 The Strange World of Planet X (visual effects - uncredited)
 1957 20 Million Miles to Earth (technical effects created by)
 1956 Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (technical effects created by)
 1955 It Came from Beneath the Sea (visual effects - uncredited)
 1953 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (technical effects created by)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young (technician - uncredited)
 1942 Tulips Shall Grow (Short) (chief animator - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Did the special effects for a pilot for a proposed adventure series to be called "Gulliver". See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 11 Interviews | 17 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Raymond Harryhausen | a Ray Harryhausen Presentation | Jerome Wray

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

I had to do everything because I couldn't find another kindred soul. Now you see 80 people listed doing the same things I was doing by myself. See more »

Trivia:

Unrealized projects for which test footage was shot include H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds (1953) and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988). See more »

Trademark:

Famous for his imaginative stop-motion special effects which are showcased in fantasy films depicting Greek Mythological and Arabian Nights stories.

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