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Cast (feature film)

1.
Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)
When Oscar Diggs, a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks that fame and fortune are his for the taking, that is until he meets three witches - Theodora, Evanora and Glinda - who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone has been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the enormous problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity - and even a bit of wizardry - Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.
2.
The Enemy Below (1957) as American sailor
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat.
3.
The Desert Fox (1951) as German sergeant
Following his work with the Afrika Korps, Field Marshall Rommell joins in a plot to assassinate Hitler.

Visual Effects (feature film)

4.
Rent (2005)
In New York's East Village, a group of bohemians struggle to express themselves through their art and strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, illness and the AIDS epidemic. Roger is an aspiring songwriter who has emotionally shut down after his girlfriend's suicide
5.
Twisted (2004) as Special Effects Technician
Newly promoted police inspector Jessica Shepard is searching for a serial killer, and is shocked to discover that men she has recently slept with are victims. The investigation becomes more and more twisted as her partner behaves strangely, and the police commissioner is being asked to remove her from the investigation as she is a prime suspect. All the clues point to her and Jessica begins to suspect that she might be the killer she is looking for.
6.
Once Upon a Time In Mexico (2003) as Special Effects Shop Supervisor
Haunted and scarred by tragedy, El Mariachi has retreated into a life of isolation. He is forced out of hiding when Sands, a corrupt CIA agent, recruits the reclusive hero to sabotage an assassination plot against the president of Mexico, which has been conceived by the evil cartel kingpin, Barillo. But El Mariachi also has his own reasons for returning--blood revenge. The desperado returns with his two capable cohorts Lorenzo and Fideo. And the legend of El Mariachi reaches new heights of adventure.
7.
Spy Kids (2001) as Special Effects Man
Gregorio and Ingrid are the two greatest secret agents the world has ever known: masters of disguise, mavens of invention, able to stop wars before they even start. Working for separate countries, they are sent to eliminate their most dangerous enemy... each other. But in an exotic corner of the wor
8.
Daylight (1996) as Assistant Practical Effects Supervisor
The scene is New York City, but it could be anywhere. Commuters jam the underwater tunnel linking the island of Manhattan with New Jersey. Traffic is heavy -- the usual mix of outward-bound workers and visitors, commercial and industrial vehicles, and people just passing through. All in all, a typic
9.
James and the Giant Peach (1996) as Special Effects
James, a lonely orphan, is sent to live with his wicked and greedy Aunts Spiker and Sponge. Unwanted and forced to perform their menial chores, the boy dreams about going to New York City--a place, his father once told him, where dreams come true. Then James meets a mysterious old man who gives him a bag of magical glowing green things (crocodile tongues) and tells him that marvelous things will happen. Racing home, James accidentally spills the contents of the bag at the base of a barren old peach tree. To his astonishment, a peach instantly appears on the branch and grows and grows until it reaches 20 feet in diameter. Hungry and curious, James sneaks out that evening and takes a bite of the peach. When a glowing tunnel appears, the frightened boy ventures inside and meets Centipede, Earthworm, Ladybug, Glowworm, Grasshopper and Miss Spider. Rolling out to sea, the giant peach launches its passengers on a series of wildly imaginative adventures with New York City as their final destination.
10.
Copycat (1995) as Effects Crew
Helen Hudson is a brilliant forensic psychologist who specializes in the study of serial killers. After one of her subjects attempts to kill her, Hudson suffers a nervous breakdown and becomes agoraphobic. However, when a series of ritualized murders baffle the San Francisco Police Department, M.J. Monahan, a feisty, intelligent detective, turns to the unwilling Hudson for help in finding the killer. The team of doctor and detective becomes a target when their quarry learns who is on his trail.
11.
Fire in the Sky (1993) as Special Effects Foreperson (Ilm)
Based on the true story of an Arizona man who claims he was abducted by a UFO in the 1970s.
12.
Kansas (1988) as Special Effects
Two young men rob a bank, yet one is truly good and the other truly bad.
13.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) as Special Effects Construction (Ilm)
A tough detective tries to clear a cartoon character charged with murder.
14.
Howard The Duck (1986) as Special Effects
Based on the cult comic, a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-guzzling duck from a parallel universe somehow winds up in Cleveland.

Art Department (feature film)

15.
The Secret of the Purple Reef (1960) as Prop Master

Film Production - Main (feature film)

16.
Under the Hula Moon (1995) as Production Trailer Driver
The story of Buzzard and Betty Wall, two dreamers who live in a desert trailer and envision a better life in Hawaii. Buzzard hopes to find his fortune with his invention "CAMMO," a sunscreen product with an SPF of over 150. When Buzz's brother, Turk, escapes from prison and kidnaps Betty, Buzz has t
17.
Raising Cain (1992) as Grip
A child psychiatrist with multiple personalities hatches a bizarre plot to kidnap his own daughter.
18.
Almost Pregnant (1992) as Driver
A woman who is desperate to get pregnant is married to an infertile man. In order to have a baby, she seeks help from a neighbor, and during this time, her husband begins having an affair with the neighbor's wife.
19.
Always (1989) as Bestboy Rigger (Ilm)
A downed pilot plays celestial wingman to his successor in love and flying.
20.
Twice Told Tales (1963) as Prop
A poisonous young beauty, the secrets of eternal life and a haunted house chill this collection of Nathaniel Hawthorne stories.

Film Production - Construction/Set (feature film)

21.
Face/Off (1997) as Welding Foreperson
An FBI covert terrorism expert, through advanced plastic surgery, assumes the identity of his arch-nemesis, a sadistic terrorist. Things get complicated when the terrorist awakens from surgery, faceless, and forces the doctors to attach the FBI agent''s face. Both characters then carry out one another''s lives in a game of cat-and-mouse--the FBI agent pretends to be the terrorist while trying to locate and dismantle a nuclear weapon, while the terrorist assumes the role of FBI agent and family man.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

22.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
A special detachment fights through war-torn Europe to find a man whose brothers have all died in combat.
23.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
A special detachment fights through war-torn Europe to find a man whose brothers have all died in combat.
24.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
While on routine patrol, Captain Jean-Luc Picard gets word from Starfleet Headquarters that the Borg, an insidious race of half-machine, half-organic aliens, have entered Federation Space and are on a direct course for Earth. Violating direct orders to remain uninvolved, Picard leads the newly commi
25.
Alaska (1996)
Six months after the death of his wife, Jake Barnes is attempting to put the painful past behind him with a new life for himself and his children in Quincy, a remote seaside village in Alaska. A former commercial airline pilot, Jake is doing his best to support his family by flying supplies to some
26.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
While on routine patrol, Captain Jean-Luc Picard gets word from Starfleet Headquarters that the Borg, an insidious race of half-machine, half-organic aliens, have entered Federation Space and are on a direct course for Earth. Violating direct orders to remain uninvolved, Picard leads the newly commi
27.
Alaska (1996)
Six months after the death of his wife, Jake Barnes is attempting to put the painful past behind him with a new life for himself and his children in Quincy, a remote seaside village in Alaska. A former commercial airline pilot, Jake is doing his best to support his family by flying supplies to some
28.
Terrors of the Deep (1995)
Special featuring rare films of the dangers in the oceans, including footage from a camera moving into the mouth of a great white shark, and man-versus-sea catastrophes such as the sinking of the ferry Estonia.
29.
Terrors of the Deep (1995) as Teleprompter Operator
Special featuring rare films of the dangers in the oceans, including footage from a camera moving into the mouth of a great white shark, and man-versus-sea catastrophes such as the sinking of the ferry Estonia.
30.
Alive (1993)
The true story of a South American rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes and what they had to do to survive.
31.
Alive (1993)
The true story of a South American rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes and what they had to do to survive.
32.
Hook (1991)
A grown up Peter Pan has to fight off the return of Captain Hook.
33.
Hook (1991)
A grown up Peter Pan has to fight off the return of Captain Hook.

Film Production - Main (special)

34.
Nickelodeon's 17th Annual Kids' Choice Awards (2004) as Teleprompter
Award show honoring kids' favorites in film, television, music, and sports.
35.
Washing Machine Man, The (1992) as Florian Driver
A septuagenarian, hoping to make her husband jealous and reawaken his ardor, persuades an acquaintance to pretend they're having an affair.

Misc. Crew (special)

36.
Newsies! Newsies! See All About It! (1992) as Teleprompter
A look at the making of the new movie "Newsies."

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