Joe Johnston Overview

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Born: May 13, 1950

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Johnston was originally intent on a career in commercial art, but a summer of working on storyboards for Star Wars made him think twice. Working with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) for the next nine years provided him with experience on some of the top grossing films, including the Star Wars trilogy, Raiders of the Lost Arc and Batteries Not Included and earned him an Oscar for his work on the original Raiders of the Lost Arc (1981) for Best Visual Effects. His... See All


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