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Lantieri, Michael

Lantieri, Michael

(Mike Lantieri)

PERSONAL

Born in Los Angeles, CA; children: son, one stepson, two stepdaughters. Education: Attended Art Center College of Design and University of California at Los Angeles.

Addresses:

Contact—c/o IATSE Local 44, 11500 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601-2308.

Career:

Special effects supervisor, special effects coordinator, and special effects technician. Universal Studios, special effects shop employee working on television shows, 1974-81; helped create Disneyland's ride "Pirates of the Caribbean."

Member:

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE).

Awards, Honors:

Saturn Award nomination (with Ken Ralston), Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, best special effects, 1987, for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home; Film Award (with others), best special effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award nomination, best special effects, 1988, both for The Witches of Eastwick; Film Award (with others), best special effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and Academy Award nomination (with others), best effects—visual effects, 1990, both for Back to the Future Part II; Academy Award nomination (with others), best effects—visual effects, 1992, for Hook; Film Award (with others), best special effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1993, for Death Becomes Her; Film Award nomination (with others), best special effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1994, for Dracula; Academy Award (with others), best effects—visual effects, Film Award (with others), best special effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1994, all for Jurassic Park; Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1996, for Congo; Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1997, for Mars Attacks!; Academy Award nomination, best effects—visual effects, Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 1998, both for The Lost World: Jurassic Park; Saturn Award nomination (with David Drzewiecki), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 2001, both for The 6th Day; Academy Award nomination (with others), best effects, visual effects, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination (with others), best visual effects, Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 2002, all for Artificial Intelligence: AI; Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination (with others), best visual effects, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best visual effects, Film Award nomination (with others), best achievement in special visual effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award nomination (with others), best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 2003, all for Minority Report; Saturn Award nomination, best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, 2004, for Hulk.

CREDITS

Film Special Effects:

Flashdance, Paramount, 1983.

Thief of Hearts, Paramount, 1984.

The Last Starfighter, Universal, 1984.

The Women in Red, 1984.

Fright Night, Columbia Pictures, 1985.

Moving, 1988.

The Indian in the Cupboard, Paramount, 1995.

Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie (also known as Mr. Payback), A.e.c., 1995.

Mousehunt, DreamWorks Distribution, 1997.

Film Special Effects Coordinator:

Poltergeist II: The Other Side (also known as Poltergeist II and Poltergeist 2), 1986.

Twins, 1988.

(Uncredited) Paulie, DreamWorks Distribution, 1998.

Deep Impact, Paramount, 1998.

Jurassic Park III (also known as JP3), Universal, 2001.

Seabiscuit, Universal, 2003.

House of Sand and Fog, DreamWorks, 2003.

The Polar Express (animated), Warner Bros., 2004.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (also known as P.O.T.C. 2 and Pirates 2), Buena Vista, 2006.

Beowulf, Warner Bros., 2007.

Film Special Effects Supervisor:

Back to School, Orion, 1986.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (also known as The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV), Paramount, 1986.

(As Mike Lanteri) The Witches of Eastwick, Warner Bros., 1987.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988.

Caddyshack II, 1988.

(As Mike Lantieri) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Paramount, 1989.

Back to the Future Part II, Universal, 1989.

Hook, TriStar Pictures, 1991.

Nothing But Trouble, 1991.

Death Becomes Her, Universal, 1992.

The Flintstones, Universal, 1994.

Casper, Universal, 1995.

Matilda (also known as Roald Dahl's "Matilda"), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996.

Mars Attacks!, Warner Bros., 1996.

Wild Wild West, Warner Bros., 1999.

The Astronaut's Wife, New Line Cinema, 1999.

(Los Angeles tank crew) Snow Falling on Cedars, 1999.

The 6th Day (also known as Le sixieme jour), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2000.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (also known as Artificial Intelligence: AI), 2001.

Minority Report, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Hulk, Universal, 2003.

Starship Troopers 2: Hero of Freedom, Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2004.

Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (also known as Lemony Snicket—Ratselhafte Ereignisse), Paramount, 2004.

The Spiderwick Chronicles, Paramount, 2008.

Get Smart, Warner Bros., 2008.

Film Work; Other:

(As Mike Lanteri) Phil's remote operator, Heartbeeps, Universal, 1981.

Special mechanical effects supervisor, My Science Project, 1985.

Mechanical effects supervisor, Back to the Future Part III, Universal, 1990.

Special mechanical effects supervisor, Dracula (also known as Bram Stoker's "Dracula"), Columbia, 1992.

Special effects consultant, Alive (also known as Alive: The Miracle of the Andes), 1993.

Special dinosaur effects, Jurassic Park (also known as JP), Universal, 1993.

Physical effects supervisor, Congo, Paramount, 1995.

Special dinosaur effects, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Universal, 1997.

Director, Komodo, Komodo Film Productions Pty Ltd., 1999.

Special effects consultant, Jurassic Park III (also known as JPIII), 2001.

Special effects director, The Terminal, DreamWorks, 2004.

Special effects consultant, Monster House (animated; also known as Neighbourhood Crimes & Peepers), Columbia, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Himself, The Making of "Jurassic Park" (documentary), Universal Home Video, 1995.

Himself, The Making of "Lost World" (documentary), Universal Studios Home Video, 1997.

Himself, Beyond "Jurassic Park" (documentary), Universal Home Video, 2001.

Himself, The Special Effects of "Jurassic Park III" (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 2001.

Himself, The Making of "Jurassic Park III" (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 2001.

Himself, AI/FX (documentary short), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Creating "AI" (documentary short), 2002.

Himself, Deconstructing Precrime and Precogs (short), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, Deconstructing Vehicles of the Future (short), DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2002.

Himself, The Making of "Hulk" (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.

Himself, Behind the Ears: The True Story of "Roger Rabbit" (documentary short), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, The Making of "Seabiscuit" (documentary short; also known as Bringing the Legend to Life: The Making of "Seabiscuit"), Universal Studios Home Video, 2003.

Himself, A Terrible Tragedy: Alarming Evidence from the Making of the Film—A Woeful World (documentary), Paramount, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"Hulk": The Lowdown, Sci-Fi Channel, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Creating Environments: Out of This World," Movie Magic, Discovery Channel, 1997.

"Blockbuster Visual FX," Space Top 10 Countdown, Space Channel, 2006.

RECORDINGS

Video Games (Appearances):

Voice of himself and special effects supervisor, Steven Spielberg's "Director's Chair," 1996.

Video Games (Work):

Special effects, Superman Returns, Electronic Arts, 2006.

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