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John Dykstra was born on June 3, 1947 in Long Beach, California, USA. He is known for Spider-Man 2 (2004), Star Wars (1977) and Lifeforce (1985). See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Spider-Man 2 Visual Effects
(2004)
Star Wars Visual Effects
(1977)
Lifeforce Visual Effects
(1985)
Spider-Man Visual Effects
(2002)

Filmography

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 2020 Dolittle (production visual effects supervisor)
 2019 X-Men: Dark Phoenix (production visual effects consultant)
 2019 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (production visual effects designer)
 2019 Shazam! (additional visual effects supervisor: MPC)
 2017 Ghost in the Shell (visual effects supervisor)
 2017 Kong: Skull Island (additional visual effects supervisor)
 2016 X-Men: Apocalypse (production visual effects designer)
 2015 The Hateful Eight (production visual effects designer)
 2014/I Seventh Son (production visual effects supervisor) / (visual effects designer)
 2014 Godzilla (additional visual effects designer)
 2012 Django Unchained (visual effects designer)
 2011 X-Men: First Class (production visual effects designer)
 2009 Inglourious Basterds (visual effects designer)
 2008 Hancock (visual effects designer) / (visual effects supervisor)
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (production visual effects designer)
 2002 Spider-Man (production visual effects designer)
 1999 Stuart Little (senior visual effects supervisor)
 1997 Batman & Robin (visual effects)
 1995 Batman Forever (production visual effects supervisor)
 1990 Spontaneous Combustion (special effects consultant)
 1988 My Stepmother Is an Alien (supervisor: special visual effects)
 1988 Something Is Out There (TV Mini Series) (special visual effects designer - 2 episodes)
- Part Two (1988) ... (special visual effects designer)
- Part One (1988) ... (special visual effects designer)
 1988 The Unholy (special effects director: Apogee - uncredited)
 1987 Out on a Limb (TV Mini Series) (effects supervisor - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1987) ... (effects supervisor)
 1986 Invaders from Mars (special visual effects)
 1985 Alice in Wonderland (TV Mini Series) (special visual effects - 2 episodes)
- Part 2 - Through the Looking-Glass (1985) ... (special visual effects)
- Part 1 - Alice in Wonderland (1985) ... (special visual effects)
 1985 Lifeforce (special visual effects)
 1983 Digital Dream (director of photography: special visual effects)
 1983 Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (TV Movie) (special effects)
 1982 Firefox (producer: special visual effects)
 1980 Caddyshack (supervisor of special effects)
 1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (photographic effects supervisor: Apogee, Inc.) / (special photographic effects supervisor)
 1979 Avalanche Express (supervisor of special effects: Apogee)
 1978 Battlestar Galactica (TV Series) (miniature and effects unit supervisor - 1 episode)
- Saga of a Star World (1978) ... (miniature and effects unit supervisor)
 1977 Star Wars (special photographic effects supervisor)
 1972 Silent Running (special photographic effects)
 1971 The Andromeda Strain (projection backgrounds - uncredited)
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Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

John C. Dykstra

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on becoming a producer on Battlestar Galactica (1978)] It all boils down to who actually does the work, because the titles don't really mean a thing, other than that you can drive your car on the lot, because the producers can drive and everybody else has to have a Teamster. See more »

Trivia:

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1995. See more »

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