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Dennis Muren

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.

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Nov 1, 1946 In Glendale, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981-06-12
Latest Project:
Movie In Search of Tomorrow 2022
Known For
Poster of In Search of Tomorrow
Poster of Spielberg
Poster of Side by Side
Poster of No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects
Movie In Search of Tomorrow Self - Interviewee 2022
Movie Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters Himself 2020-01-07
Movie Empire at 40 Self 2020-05-29
Movie Phil Tippett: Mad Dreams and Monsters Self 2019-09-14
Movie T2: Reprogramming The Terminator Himself 2017-11-23
Movie Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Movie Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex Himself 2015-11-18
Movie Ralph McQuarrie: Tribute to a Master Himself 2014-03-05
Movie From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking Self - Senior Visual Effects Supervisor 2013-04-05
Movie Side by Side Self 2012-08-19
Movie Return to Jurassic Park Himself 2011-02-05
Movie Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan Himself 2011-11-27
Movie Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible Himself 2010-11-12
Movie Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 Unknown 2007-10-23
Movie The Sci-Fi Boys Self 2006-04-27
Movie Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet Self 2006-11-14
Movie No Feat But What We Make: 'Terminator 2' and the Rise of Digital Effects Unknown 2003-06-03
Movie The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' Himself 2001-05-08
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Movie From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic Himself 1999-06-15
Movie The Harryhausen Chronicles Himself 1998-01-27
Movie Making the 'Lost World' Himself 1997-05-08
Movie The Making of 'Jurassic Park' Unknown 1995-05-09
Movie The Making of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' Self 1991-01-01
Movie Willow: The Making of an Adventure Self - Visual Effects 1988-04-26
Movie Star Tours Star Tours Mechanic 1987-01-09
Movie The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom' Himself 1984-12-04
Movie Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi Himself 1983-11-21
Movie Raiders of the Lost Ark Nazi Spy on the Airplane (uncredited) 1981-06-12