TODAY IN STAR WARS HISTORY: 10/6/1962 – Happy Birthday John Knoll, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor

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TODAY IN STAR WARS HISTORY: 10/6/1962

TODAY IN STAR WARS HISTORY: 10/6/1962 - Happy Birthday John Knoll, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor

We wish a big Happy 59th birthday to John Knoll!

John Knoll was the ILM Visual Effects Supervisor for the Star Wars prequels, The Mandalorian, and Rogue One – which he also has a ‘story by’ credit. 

He also had a cameo appearance in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace as a fighter pilot. 

John Knoll’s visual effects work can also be seen in dozens of films including Willow (1988), Avatar (2009), and most recently Jungle Cruise (2021).

What is your favorite John Knoll film? Did you ever meet him? Put the answer in the comments below.

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