Jim Rygiel

Visual Effects Supervisor | * 02/17/1955 (66) | Kenosha (United States of America (USA))
Jim Rygiel (born February 17, 1955) is an American visual effects supervisor. He has worked on major feature films since 1984, including The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy (for which he won three consecutive Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects) and Godzilla. He currently works at FuseFX visual effects studio. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Fantasy | Action | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Jim Rygiel

3x Academy Award for Best Visual Effects 3x Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

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Movies with Jim Rygiel as Actor(10)

as herself2004 The Passing of an Age
as herself2004 The End of All Things
as herself2004 Weta Digital
as Self - Special Effects2004 Weta Workshop
as herself2003 Weta Digital
as herself2003 The Taming of Sméagol
as Self - VFX Supervisor2002 Weta Digital
as herself2002 Digital Grading
as herself2002 Scale

Movies with Jim Rygiel as Crew(13)

Visual Effects/Visual Effects Supervisor2018 Animal World
Visual Effects/Visual Effects Supervisor2014 Godzilla
Visual Effects/Visual Effects Supervisor2008 Eagle Eye
Visual Effects/Visual Effects Designer2006 Click
Visual Effects/Visual Effects Supervisor2006 Night at the Museum
Crew/Visual Effects Design Consultant2004 After the Sunset
Visual Effects/Visual Effects Supervisor2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Visual Effects/Visual Effects Supervisor2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Visual Effects/Visual Effects Supervisor2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Visual Effects/Visual Effects Supervisor1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
Visual Effects/Visual Effects Supervisor1997 Starship Troopers
Crew/Digital Effects Supervisor1993 Cliffhanger
Crew/Digital Effects Supervisor1992 Alien³

Full Name: Jim Rygiel
Born: Thursday, 02/17 1955 (February) in Kenosha (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 66 years + 344 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Goat)
Educated at: University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Otis College of Art and Design, St. Joseph High School
Jim Rygiel frequently works together with these people:
Michael Pellerin (23x, Crew)
Barrie M. Osborne (13x, Crew)
Peter Jackson (12x, Crew)
Alan Lee (11x, Actor)
Rick Porras (11x, Crew)
Christian Rivers (9x, Crew)
Andrew Lesnie (8x, Crew)
John Howe (8x, Crew)
Dean Wright (7x, Crew)
Mark Ordesky (7x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:658310, Added: 10/25/2018, Last updated: 01/02/2022