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Chris Walas is an American film director, special effects expert, and make-up artist. He was born in Chicago, Illinois. Walas rose to fame in the 1980s, with effects for films such as "Airplane!" (1980), "Dragonslayer" (1981), and "Return of the Jedi" (1983). In the film "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981), Walas created the effects for a scene where ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Fly Special Effects
(1986)
Enemy Mine Special Effects
(1985)
Gremlins Special Effects
(1984)

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 2018 Made You Look (Short) (special effects)
 2017 Journey to the Forbidden Valley (special effects)
 2012 Elf-Man (special effects prosthetics designer)
 1991 Naked Lunch (special creatures & effects - uncredited)
 1991 Hot Shots! (animal special effects/prosthetics)
 1991 Curse III: Blood Sacrifice (creature design)
 1990 Arachnophobia (creature effects supervisor)
 1989 The Fly II (effects designer and creator: Chris Walas Inc.)
 1987 House II: The Second Story (makeup and creature effects designer)
 1986 The Fly (creature effects)
 1985 Enemy Mine (aliens creator and designer: Chris Walas Inc.) / (special creature makeup and effects director: Chris Walas Inc.)
 1984 Gremlins (creator: Gremlins)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (creature consultant) / (creature design & effects - uncredited)
 1981 Dragonslayer (close-up dragon: ILM - as Christopher Walas)
 1980 Airplane! (special projects)
 1980 Humanoids from the Deep (special effects - uncredited)
 1979 Up from the Depths (special effects)
 1979 Starstruck (TV Movie) (monster design)
 1978 Piranha (special properties)
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Christopher J. Walas | Christopher Walas

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