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Visual effects artist Ian Hunter made a lifestyle out of bringing strange and fantastical worlds into our own. Working consistently as a model maker and an effects supervisor since 1990, Hunter enlivened some of the most iconic supernatural forces that modern cinema set forward. A mainstay of the superhero genre with such titles as "Batman Returns" (1992) and "Fantastic Four" (2005), the realm of family friendly fantasies like "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" (2005), and the vast cosmos themselves such as in his Oscar-winning project "Interstellar" (2014), Hunter proved that no product of the imagination was beyond his reach. Ian Hunter pioneered his career in visual effects with a particularly impressive feature: the iconic science-fiction film "Blade Runner" (1982). Although it would be eight years before Hunter took another VFX job, his career would at that point prove especially prosperous. Hunter spent the first half of the 1990s amounting titles in the fields of comedy, drama, and the fantastical, and working with big name directors all the while. He worked on Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy" (1990), Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) and "Batman Returns"...

Visual effects artist Ian Hunter made a lifestyle out of bringing strange and fantastical worlds into our own. Working consistently as a model maker and an effects supervisor since 1990, Hunter enlivened some of the most iconic supernatural forces that modern cinema set forward. A mainstay of the superhero genre with such titles as "Batman Returns" (1992) and "Fantastic Four" (2005), the realm of family friendly fantasies like "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" (2005), and the vast cosmos themselves such as in his Oscar-winning project "Interstellar" (2014), Hunter proved that no product of the imagination was beyond his reach. Ian Hunter pioneered his career in visual effects with a particularly impressive feature: the iconic science-fiction film "Blade Runner" (1982). Although it would be eight years before Hunter took another VFX job, his career would at that point prove especially prosperous. Hunter spent the first half of the 1990s amounting titles in the fields of comedy, drama, and the fantastical, and working with big name directors all the while. He worked on Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy" (1990), Tim Burton's "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) and "Batman Returns" (1992), and the Coen Brothers' "The Hudsucker Proxy" (1994), among others. In 1995, Hunter co-founded the visual effects company New Deal Studios with fellow video effects artists Shannon Gans and Matthew Gratzner. Hunter found even greater success with high-profile projects from thereon out, including high concept genre pictures like "Batman & Robin" (1997), "Alien: Resurrection" (1997), "Godzilla" (1998), "The X Files" (1998), and "Pitch Black" (2000). Around this time, Hunter began expanding his reach to touch other types of movies, working in romances like "Kate & Leopold" (2001), action comedies like "Bad Boys II" (2003), and animated features like "Loony Tunes: Back in Action" (2003). He maintained an attachment to the superhero genre, turning out the likes of "Fantastic Four" (2005), "X-Men: The Last Stand" (2006), "Spider-Man 3" (2007), "The Incredible Hulk" (2008), and "The Dark Knight" (2008). The last project began Hunter's collaboration with Christopher Nolan, which would continue on into the director's next film, "Inception" (2010). Hunter worked on "Fast Five" (2011), "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (2011), and "Green Lantern" (2011) before reteaming with Nolan once more for "Interstellar" (2014). For his work on "Interstellar," Hunter won his first Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects.

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1982:
"Blade Runner"
1990:
"Dick Tracy"
1998:
"From Earth to Moon"
2010:
"Inception"
2014:
"Interstellar"
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