James Isaac (I) (1960–2012)

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James Isaac was born on June 5, 1960 in San Francisco, California, USA. He is known for his work on Pig Hunt (2008), Jason X (2001) and eXistenZ (1999). He was married to Harriet Isaac. He died on May 6, 2012 in Sausalito, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Pig Hunt Director
Jason X Director
eXistenZ Special Effects
Naked Lunch Additional Crew


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 1999 eXistenZ (special effects - as Jim Isaac)
 1995 Virtuosity (project supervisor: Chris Walas Inc. - as Jim Isaac)
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (project supervisor: Chris Walas, Inc. - as Jim Isaac)
 1987 House II: The Second Story (special effects coordinator - as Jim Isaac)
 1985 Enemy Mine (creature technician: Chris Walas Inc.)
 1984 Gremlins (creature crew)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (creature technician)
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Alternate Names:

Jim Smash Isaac | Jim Isaac


Harriet Isaac  (his death)  (3 children)

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[about his mentor David Cronenberg] David knew I wanted to direct and it was my goal. He let me into his world and I could ask him any questions I wanted on what he was doing. I'd ask, "Why did you block it like that?" or "What were you thinking here?' He really allowed me to pick his brain.


Cites David Cronenberg as his mentor and idol.

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