John Dykstra

Actor · Producer
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John Charles Dykstra, A.S.C. is an American special effects artist, pioneer in the development of the use of computers in filmmaking and recipient of three Academy Awards, among many other awards and prizes. He was one of the original founders of Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects and computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. read more

John Charles Dykstra, A.S.C. is an American special effects artist, pioneer in the development of the use of computers in filmmaking and recipient of three Academy Awards, among many other awards and prizes. He was one of the original founders of Industrial Light & Magic, the special effects and computer graphics division of Lucasfilm. He is well known as the special effects lead on the original Star Wars, helping bring the original visuals for lightsabers, space battles between X-wings and TIE fighters, and Force powers to the screen. He also led special effects on many other movies, including Batman Forever, Batman and Robin, Stuart Little, X-Men: First Class, Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2.

Birth Name

John Charles Dykstra

Born

Tuesday, 03 June 1947

Actor Filmography

Actor Filmography

Producer Filmography

2005 Oscar Best Achievement in Visual Effects Won
2003 Oscar Best Visual Effects Nominated
2000 Oscar Best Effects, Visual Effects Nominated
1980 Oscar Best Effects, Visual Effects Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement - Creative Technical Crafts Won
1978 Oscar Best Effects, Visual Effects Won
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