9-time Academy Award Winner, Creative Director - ILM
Dennis Muren is the Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic. Recipient of 8 Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, Muren is actively involved in the evolution of the company, as well as the design and development of new techniques and equipment. In June 1999, Muren became the first visual effects artist to be honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and remains the only visual effects practitioner to even be so honored. In February 2007, he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society. Muren is also the recipient of a Technical Achievement Academy Award for the development of ILM Go-Motion, an advanced animation capture system.
As Creative Director of Industrial Light & Magic, Muren is a key member of the company’s leadership team and collaborates with all of ILM’s supervisors on each film that the company contributes to.