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Ben Burtt

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Benjamin "Ben" Burtt, Jr. (born July 12, 1948) is an American sound designer for the films Star Wars (1977), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and WALL-E (2008). He is also a film editor and director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He is most notable for creating many of the iconic sound effects heard in the Star Wars film franchise, including the "voice" of R2-D2, the lightsaber hum and the heavy-breathing sound of Darth Vader. Description above from the Wikipedia article Ben Burtt, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Jul 12, 1948 In New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Star Wars: Music by John Williams 1980-05-18
Latest Project:
Movie Making Waves : The Art of Cinematic Sound 2019-10-25
Known For
Poster of EditDroid: Rise and Fall
Poster of Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy
Poster of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Poster of Return of the Jedi
Movie Making Waves : The Art of Cinematic Sound Himself 2019-10-25
Movie Star Wars: The Force of Sound Himself (archive footage) 2018-02-20
Movie I Am Your Father Himself 2015-10-05
Movie EditDroid: Rise and Fall Himself 2014-01-01
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Himself - Interviewee 2014-02-01
Movie Lincoln: An American Journey Self 2013-01-16
Movie Michael Curtiz: The Greatest Director You Never Heard Of Interviewee 2012-01-01
Movie Wings: Grandeur in the Sky Himself 2012-01-24
Movie BURN·E WALL·E / M-O 2008-11-17
Movie WALL·E WALL·E / M-O (voice) 2008-06-22
Movie Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon Himself 2006-11-14
Movie Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet Self 2006-11-14
Movie Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Himself 2005-09-13
Movie Within a Minute: The Making of Episode III Himself 2005-11-01
Movie RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' Himself 2005-10-22
Movie Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy Himself - Sound Designer 2004-09-12
Movie When Star Wars Ruled the World Himself 2004-09-18
Movie The Sound of 'Indiana Jones' Himself 2003-01-01
Movie From Puppets to Pixels: Digital Characters in 'Episode II' Himself 2002-11-12
Movie R2-D2: Beneath the Dome Self 2001-11-25
Movie Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Naboo Courier (uncredited) 1999-05-19
Movie Return of the Jedi 'Freeze' Officer in Endor Bunker / Tortured Power Droid (voice) (uncredited) 1983-05-25
Movie From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi' : The Making of a Saga Himself 1983-12-03
Movie Star Wars: Music by John Williams Himself 1980-05-18
Movie The Making of The Empire Strikes Back 1980-09-22