Recipient of eight Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Visual Effects, Dennis Muren is the Senior Visual Effects Supervisor and Creative Director at Industrial Light + Magic. From his ground-breaking work on the original Star Wars movies to the supervision of Revenge of the Sith into 3D, Muren has been instrumental in defining visual effects for Star Wars and the industry.
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 currently working on a book focusing on ‘observation’ for digital artists.
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 of the films that the company contributes to.