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John Nelson graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1976 with a Bachelors in General Studies. After college, he made several films that won awards at film festivals and moved to California in 1979 to work for Robert Abel and Associates, first as a cameraman, then as a technical director and finally as a director. He was ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Blade Runner 2049 Visual Effects
Iron Man Visual Effects
Gladiator Visual Effects
Anaconda Visual Effects


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 2017 Blade Runner 2049 (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Point Break (visual effects supervisor)
 2015 Blackhat (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 World War Z (senior visual effects supervisor - uncredited)
 2010 The Sorcerer's Apprentice (visual effects supervisor)
 2008 Iron Man (senior visual effects supervisor)
 2004 I, Robot (visual effects supervisor)
 2003 The Matrix Revolutions (visual effects supervisor: CFX)
 2003 The Matrix Reloaded (visual effects supervisor: CFX)
 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker (visual effects supervisor)
 2001 Ali (visual effects supervisor: preproduction - uncredited)
 2001 Evolution (visual effects plate photography supervisor)
 2000 Gladiator (visual effects supervisor)
 1998 City of Angels (visual effects supervisor)
 1997 Anaconda (visual effects supervisor)
 1996 The Cable Guy (visual effects supervisor: SPI)
 1995 Judge Dredd (visual effects supervisor: wide city composites - uncredited)
 1995 Johnny Mnemonic (visual effects designer: SPI) / (visual effects supervisor: SPI)
 1994 Wolf (visual effects supervisor: SPI)
 1993 My Life (visual effects supervisor)
 1993 The Pelican Brief (visual effects supervisor: SPI)
 1993 So I Married an Axe Murderer (visual effects supervisor: SPI)
 1993 In the Line of Fire (visual effects supervisor: SPI)
 1992 Stay Tuned (visual effects supervisor)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (computer graphics animator: ILM)
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J. Nelson


6' 1" (1.85 m)

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