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Dennis Muren

1946-11-01 Glendale, California, USA

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Dennis Muren is the Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic. A recipient of nine Oscars for Best Achievement in Visual Effects and a Technical Achievement Academy Award®, Muren is actively involved in the evolution of the company, as well as the design and development of new techniques and equipment. In June 1999, Muren became the first visual effects artist to be honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In February 2007, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society. Muren is currently working on a book focusing on “observation” for digital artists. As Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic, Muren is a key member of the company’s leadership team and collaborates with all of ILM’s supervisors on each of the films that the company contributes to.


In Search of Tomorrow Self - Interviewee 2022-02-19
Empire at 40 Self 2020-05-29
Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters Self 2019-09-14
T2: Reprogramming The Terminator Himself 2017-11-23
Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex Himself 2015-11-18
Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master Himself 2014-03-05
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking Self - Senior Visual Effects Supervisor 2013-04-05
Side by Side Self 2012-08-19
Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Himself 2011-11-27
Return to Jurassic Park Himself 2011-02-05
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Himself 2010-11-12
Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 2007-10-23
The Sci-Fi Boys Self 2006-04-27
Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet Self 2006-11-14
No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects 2003-06-03
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Himself 2001-05-08
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
The Harryhausen Chronicles Himself 1998-01-27
Making the 'Lost World' Himself 1997-05-08
Star Wars: The Magic & the Mystery Self 1997-02-06
The Making of 'Jurassic Park' 1995-05-09
The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' Self 1991-01-01
Willow: The Making of an Adventure Self - Visual Effects 1988-04-26
Star Tours Star Tours Mechanic 1987-01-09
The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Himself 1984-12-04
Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Himself 1983-11-21
Raiders of the Lost Ark Nazi Spy on the Airplane (uncredited) 1981-06-12