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Name  Alex Funke

Role  Visual Effects Director
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Awards  Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
Nominations  Gemini Award for Best Visual Effects
Similar People  Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Joe Letteri, Richard Taylor, Grant Major

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Alex Funke (born October 12, 1944 in Santa Barbara, California) is a special effects photographer.

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Career

He worked with Charles and Ray Eames for eleven years, a period he deemed important to his career success. His first Oscar was a shared one for Total Recall. Funke became noted as an expert on miniatures and was brought to New Zealand for work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. At the 76th Academy Awards he shared an Oscar for his work on Return of the King, the third film of the series.

Selected filmography

  • 1977 – Powers of Ten
  • 1978 – Battlestar Galactica (1978 TV series)
  • 1979 – Buck Rogers
  • 1981 – Heavy Metal
  • 1988 – The Blob
  • 1989 – The Abyss
  • 1990 – Total Recall - Shared an Academy Special Achievement Award for this.
  • 1991 – Grand Canyon
  • 1992 – Freejack
  • 1992 – The Lawnmower Man
  • 1995 – The Indian in the Cupboard
  • 1995 – Waterworld
  • 1996 – Executive Decision
  • 1996 – The Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace
  • 1997 – Starship Troopers
  • 1998 – Snake Eyes
  • 1998 – Mighty Joe Young
  • 1999 – Mystery Men
  • 2001 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • 2002 – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • 2003 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • 2005 – King Kong
  • 2008 – The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • References

    Alex Funke Wikipedia


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