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Famous Special Effects Artists

Updated December 20, 2019 4.3k views42 items

List of famous special effects artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working special effects artists 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 special effects artist. This list includes examples of famous or notable special effects artists from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a special effects artist?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best special effects artists are, as well as information like their year of birth and more.

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

This list is made up of a variety of people, including Ionel Popa and Yoichi Art Sakamoto.
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