film Famous Special Effects Directors

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List of famous special effects directors, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Hard working special effects 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 special effects director. This list includes examples of famous or notable special effects directors from some of the best films ever to hit the silver screen. Whereas most people ask the question, "What is a special effects director?" this list informs the reader as to who some of the best special effects 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 special effects directors?" and "Who are the best special effects directors?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

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Allen Hall age 71

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Armando Valcauda

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Barry Derbyshire

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Bob Cooper

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Bob Shelley

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David Gauthier

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Dorne Huebler age 62

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Edward Kennedy

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Eiji Tsuburaya Died at 69 (1901-1970)

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Germano Natali

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Ilya Churinov

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Jeffrey A. Okun age 65

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John Frazier age 73

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Jon G. Belyeu

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Kazuo Sagawa age 78

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Mark Holt

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Mark Segawa

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Matt Kutcher age 50

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Miguel Angel Romero

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Neil Corbould age 55

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Nobuo Yajima

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Peter Chiang

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Peter Spiro

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