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Bill Taylor (III) (1944–2021)

Bill Taylor was born on July 5, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as William Taylor. He is known for his work on Blade Runner (1982), The Fog (1980) and Dark Star (1974). He died on August 22, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Blade Runner Visual Effects
The Fog Bartender
Dark Star Visual Effects
The Blues Brothers Visual Effects


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 2020 The Summer of Snakes (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2019 Witchin' (Short) (visual effects artist)
 2019 Día De Las Carpas (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2019 Miller & Son (Short) (visual effects consultant)
 2018 How to Live Your Life Correctly (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2018 Sin Cielo (Short) (visual effects)
 2017 Dreadspace (Short) (visual effects)
 2017 Janek/Bastard (Short) (visual effects artist)
 2016 Mr. & Mrs. Kim (Short) (visual effects)
 2016/II No Way Back (Short) (vfx consultant)
 2014/I Starman (Short) (digital effects) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2014 This Way Up (Short) (visual effects supervisor)
 2013 Dustland (Short) (digital effects) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2012 Lawless (visual effects supervisor)
 2009 Public Enemies (visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts)
 2008/I Defiance (visual effects: Illusion Arts, mass grave matte)
 2008/I Milk (visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts)
 2008 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2008 Drillbit Taylor (visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2008 Rambo (miniature director of photography)
 2007 Georgia Rule (visual effects and rear screen projection: Illusion Arts)
 2007 Redline (visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2006 Charlotte's Web (additional visual effects)
 2006 The Hoax (additional visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2006 Miami Vice (visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2006 You, Me and Dupree (special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 2006 Nacho Libre (visual effects)
 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2006 The Break-Up (special visual effects)
 2006 Keeping Up with the Steins (special visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.)
 2006 Eight Below (additional visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2006 Annapolis (special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (additional matte painter: Illusion Arts)
 2005 Æon Flux (visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts)
 2005 Casanova (visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts)
 2005 Serenity (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2004 Ladder 49 (special visual effects)
 2004 The Village (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2004 The Notebook (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2003 2 Fast 2 Furious (visual effects)
 2003 Bruce Almighty (special visual effects: Illusion Arts) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis (special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 2002 The Truth About Charlie (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2002 xXx (visual effects)
 2002 Blue Crush (visual effects)
 2002 The Bourne Identity (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2002 Undercover Brother (special visual effects)
 2002 Unfaithful (special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 2002 The Time Machine (special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 2002 Gerry (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2002 Eye See You (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2001 From Hell (visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 2001 The Score (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2001 The Fast and the Furious (visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2001 Josie and the Pussycats (special visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.)
 2000 The Gift (visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 2000 Finding Forrester (additional visual effects: Illusion Art, Inc.)
 2000 U-571 (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 2000 The Skulls (visual effects supervisor)
 1999 Blast from the Past (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (additional matte paintings: Illusion Arts)
 1999 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series) (visual effects - 1 episode)
- Annie (1999) ... (visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.)
 1999/I Ride with the Devil (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1999 Dudley Do-Right (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1999 Bowfinger (visual effects supervisor: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 1999 Brokedown Palace (visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1999 Mystery Men (additional title backgrounds: Illusion Arts)
 1999 Muppets from Space (special visual effects)
 1998 Psycho (special visual effects)
 1998 What Dreams May Come (visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1998 The Mask of Zorro (matte paintings: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights (storm visual effects)
 1998 Black Dog (special visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.)
 1997 The Jackal (special visual effects)
 1997 Trial and Error (optical effects: Illusion Arts)
 1997/I Breakdown (matte painter: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 1997 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (matte paintings: Illusion Arts)
 1996 Daylight (director of photography: miniature production crew: Illusion Arts) / (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1996 Courage Under Fire (matte painting effects: Illusion Arts)
 1996 DragonHeart (matte painter: Illusion Arts)
 1996 The Birdcage (special visual effects)
 1995 Batman Forever (special visual effects)
 1995 A Walk in the Clouds (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1994 Speechless (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1994 Fatherland (TV Movie) (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1994 The Shadow (special visual effects)
 1994 Beverly Hills Cop III (special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (special visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.)
 1993 Addams Family Values (matte painter: Illusion Arts)
 1993 The Age of Innocence (special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights (matte painter)
 1993 Dennis the Menace (matte paintings)
 1993 A Far Off Place (additional visual effects)
 1992 Chaplin (special visual effects)
 1992 Innocent Blood (special visual effects)
 1992 The Babe (matte paintings: Illusion Arts)
 1991 For the Boys (special visual effects: Illusion Arts)
 1991 The Addams Family (matte art composites: Illusion Arts)
 1991 Cape Fear (matte painter: Illusion Arts Inc.) / (special optical effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 1991 Life Stinks (matte painter - uncredited)
 1991 Mannequin: On the Move (matte paintings: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 1991 Sleeping with the Enemy (visual effects)
 1990 Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound (visual effects camera)
 1990 Graveyard Shift (visual effects: Illusion Arts, Inc.)
 1990 The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter (matte painter: Illusion Arts)
 1989 Glory (special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 1989 Millennium (matte painter)
 1989 DeepStar Six (optical effects supervisor)
 1988 Coming to America (matte photography: Los Angeles) / (special visual effects)
 1988 A Time of Destiny (matte paintings)
 1987 Spaceballs (matte painting effects)
 1987 Dragnet (special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.)
 1987 The Gate (matte photographer)
 1987 The Running Man (matte shots)
 1986 The Karate Kid Part II (special visual effects)
 1986 Psycho III (special visual effects)
 1986 Dallas: The Early Years (TV Movie) (special visual effects)
 1985 Clue (matte photography: Illusion Arts, Inc.)
 1985 Maxie (ghost visual effects)
 1985 Real Genius (special visual effects)
 1985 Red Sonja (matte department)
 1985 A.D. (TV Mini Series) (matte cinematography)
 1984 The River (matte photographer)
 1984 Cloak & Dagger (matte photography)
 1984 The Lonely Guy (matte photography)
 1983 Doctor Detroit (matte photographer)
 1982 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (matte photographer)
 1982 Blade Runner (visual effects enhancement: Illusion Arts - 2007 Final Cut version)
 1982 The Thing (matte photography)
 1982 Cat People (matte photography)
 1982 Missing (matte photography by)
 1981 Heartbeeps (matte photography)
 1981 Ghost Story (matte photographer)
 1981 History of the World: Part I (matte photography - uncredited)
 1981 Masada (TV Mini Series) (matte photography - 4 episodes)
- Part IV (1981) ... (matte photography)
- Part III (1981) ... (matte photography)
- Part II (1981) ... (matte photography)
- Part I (1981) ... (matte photography)
 1980 Cheech and Chong's Next Movie (matte photography)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (matte photography)
 1980 The Island (matte photographer)
 1979 The Prisoner of Zenda (matte photography)
 1978 The Wiz (matte photographer)
 1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand (matte photography)
 1977 MacArthur (matte photography)
 1977 Airport '77 (matte photography)
 1976 Swashbuckler (matte photography)
 1976 Family Plot (matte camera - uncredited)
 1975 The Hindenburg (matte photography - as William Taylor)
 1975 Dick Down Under (opticals)
 1974 Dark Star (optical effects) / (visual effects consultant)
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