Dennis' Open Road

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  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    The Original Roadtrip

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    San Francisco, CA

  • AIRED ON:

    Public Television: The Original Roadtrip

  • ON DVD:

    The Open Road

DENNIS MUREN

Special Effects Guru
8-Time Academy Award Winner

“…It's also good to just go out and screw up and do it without knowing what you're doing. And to keep your energy up, just for the fun of it.”

INTERESTS:

Film Technology

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Chance Education Hobbies & Pastimes Passion Risk

TAGS:

business, energy, fun, making mistakes, medicine, Star Wars

BIOGRAPHY:

Dennis Muren liked special effects ever since he was a young boy, but he saw it more so as a hobby. Dennis kept pursuing what he liked while taking on other odd jobs to support himself financially. Dennis stuck with his passion and one day, when George Lucas needed someone to head up the special effects for a movie called Star Wars, Dennis landed the job. He has gone on to invent, pioneer, and redefine the field working on such movies as ET, Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, and most recently A.I. Along the way, he has managed to drum up eight Academy Awards for his revolutionary work.

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