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Famous Second Unit Directors

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List of famous second unit directors, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working second unit directors are an integral part of every film set. An often under appreciated job, any film would not be able to hit the big screen without the help of a good second unit director. This list includes examples of famous or notable second unit directors from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a second unit director?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best second unit directors are, as well as information like their year of birth and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous second unit directors?" and "Who are the best second unit directors?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

A list made up of people like Yakima Canutt and John Dykstra.
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Arthur J. Vitarelli is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
Arthur J. Vitarelli
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Charles Gibson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
Charles Gibson is a film director.
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Jeff Balsmeyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
Jeff Balsmeyer
Jeff Balsmeyer is a film director.
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Joe Murray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
Joe Murray
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John Dykstra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
age 71
John Charles Dykstra, A.S.C. is a special effects artist and pioneer in the development of the use of computers in filmmaking. He was one of the original founders of Industrial Light & ...more
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Joseph C. Youngerman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
Joseph C. Youngerman Dec. at 89 (1906-1995)
Joseph C. Youngerman is a film assistant director.
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Richard Talmadge is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
Dec. at 89 (1892-1981)
Richard Talmadge was a German-born American actor, stuntman and film director. When he arrived in Hollywood in 1910, he began his career as a stuntman for Douglas Fairbanks, before becoming an ...more
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Robert Grasmere is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
Robert Grasmere
Robert Grasmere is an actor and screenwriter.
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Tom Bullock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
Tom Bullock
Tom Bullock is a film director.
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Yakima Canutt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
Dec. at 91 (1895-1986)
Yakima Canutt, also known as Yak Canutt, was an American champion rodeo rider, actor, stuntman and action director.
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Eddie Perez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Second Unit Directors
eddie-perez added
Eddie Perez is an actor and stunt coordinator.