Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt

Highest Rated: 95% WALL-E (2008)

Lowest Rated: 43% Special Effects (1996)

Birthday: Jul 12, 1948

Birthplace: Jamesville, New York, USA

A legendary figure in the history of motion picture sound effects, Ben Burtt virtually invented the job of sound designer by his innovative creations for such films as "Star Wars" (1977) and its five sequels, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1982), "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" (1982) and "WALL-E" (2008). Though Burtt worked frequently in fantasy and adventure genres for directors George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, his creations were largely borne from organic sources - animal cries, found objects ranging from power lines to shopping carts, and even his own voice - which added startling levels of reality to the films' array of fantastical creatures and technology. His work was richly rewarded by the motion picture industry, and his talent placed him at the highest level of respect by a legion of fans and fellow moviemakers alike.




95% 90% WALL-E WALL-E/M-O (Voice) - 2008
80% 66% Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith Film Editor $380.3M 2005
65% 56% Star Wars: Episode II -- Attack of the Clones Film Editor $310.7M 2002
52% 59% Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace Film Editor $474.5M 1999
43% 29% Special Effects Director - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Indiana Jones and the Attack of the Hawkmen Director - 1995
No Score Yet 39% Destiny in Space Director - 1994
No Score Yet 83% American Gangster Director - 1992
83% 86% Blue Planet Director - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Niagara: Miracles, Myths and Magic Writer - 1986


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