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Joe Letteri
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Birth Name

Joe Letteri







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Visual Effects Artist

Joe Letteri is a five-time Oscar winner – for his visual effects work on the last two “Lord of the Rings” films and “King Kong.” He was nominated for “I, Robot.” Letteri is a partner in the New Zealand-based digital effects house Weta Digital. Prior to joining Weta, he worked at ILM. Letteri’s other credits include “X-Men: The Last Stand,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “Van Helsing” and “The Water Horse.”


  • The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn (2011) (in post-production) (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
  • Avatar (2009) (senior visual effects supervisor) (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
  • The Lovely Bones (2009) (senior visual effects supervisor)
  • The Water Horse (2007) (visual effects supervisor)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) (senior visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
  • King Kong (2005) (senior visual effects supervisor)
  • I, Robot (2004) (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
  • Van Helsing (2004) (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (visual effects supervisor: Weta Digital)
  • Magnolia (1999) (visual effects supervisor)
  • Jack Frost (1998) (visual effects supervisor)
  • Star Wars (1977) (visual effects supervisor: ILM) (1997 special edition) (as Joseph Letteri)
  • Daylight (1996) (co-visual effects supervisor)
  • Mission: Impossible (1996) (associate visual effects supervisor)
  • Casper (1995) (CG supervisor)
  • The Flintstones (1994) (computer graphics artist)
  • The Meteor Man (1993) (CG animator)
  • Jurassic Park (1993) (computer graphics artist)
  • Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) (CG animator)
  • The Abyss (1989) (computer graphics technical director: ILM) (special edition)

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