Interview with ILM Legend Dennis Muren
If you’re a Star Wars fan, you know Dennis Muren. If you’re a visual effects fan, you know Dennis Muren. I’m actually more surprised when I meet people who don’t know one of the most prolific artists working in the industry today.
Dennis Muren, a southern California native (Glendale/Pasadena area), is the first visual effects artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He’s been nominated for fifteen Academy Awards and took home the gold eight times, including films such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.
Dennis is still working at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco while also working on a new book on visual effects. He took some time out for us to talk about an old favorite: Star Tours.