Gary Rydstrom

Gary Rydstrom

Highest Rated: 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001)

Lowest Rated: 18% Strange Magic (2015)

Birthday: Jun 29, 1959

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

You may not recognize Gary Rydstrom's name or even recognize him if you saw his picture, but you've surely heard his work. Rydstrom is a sound designer for motion pictures and has contributed significantly to the art of cinema with his intricate and realistic explosions, crashes, hits, and stomps. Without talented craftsmen like Rydstrom, the modern blockbuster would be a very different kind of cinematic experience than we are used to. Rydstrom fell in love with movies at an early age, and after graduating from the USC film program, he was hired at Lucasfilm on the recommendation of his film professor. Most of his subsequent work has been for the company that filmmaker George Lucas built, and he has contributed to some of the most popular major motion pictures around, fine-tuning the aural experience that has become such an important aspect of science-fiction, action, and animated spectacles. His first work for the company was on "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" in the early 1980s. He also worked as a foley artist--the guy who actually makes the sounds for the movies--on productions such as the action movie "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins" and the epic fantasy "Willow." Rydstrom's most celebrated work can be heard in his work for Steven Spielberg ("Jurassic Park," "Saving Private Ryan") and James Cameron ("Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "Titanic"), for which he won Oscars.



No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Magic 3D Director,
- 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Magic Director,
- 2015
18% 52% Strange Magic Director,
$12.4M 2015
88% 85% The Wind Rises Director - 2013
No Score Yet 83% Hawaiian Vacation Director,
- 2011
95% 85% The Secret World of Arrietty Director - 2010
No Score Yet 89% Lifted Director,
- 2006
83% 89% Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony Sound Designer $399.0K 2002
79% 77% Punch-Drunk Love Sound Designer $17.8M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters, Inc. Sound Designer - 2001
96% 90% Monsters, Inc. Sound Designer $494.0K 2001