Williams, Joss

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Career: Special effects supervisor.

Awards, Honors: Film Award nomination, best achievement in special effects, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Saturn Award nomination, best special effects, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and Golden Satellite Award nomination, International Press Academy, best visual effects, all with others, 2000, for Sleepy Hollow; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding special visual effects for a miniseries, movie, or special, 2002, for Band of Brothers.


Film Special Effects Supervisor:

Labyrinth, TriStar, 1986.

Air America, TriStar, 1990.

Alien3 (also known as Alien 3), Twentieth Century–Fox, 1992.

Patriot Games, Paramount, 1992.

Son of the Pink Panther (also known as Blake Edwards' "Son of the Pink Panther" and Il figlio della pantera rosa), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1993.

In the Name of the Father, Universal, 1993.

Black Beauty, Warner Bros., 1994.

Judge Dredd, Buena Vista, 1995.

Hamlet (also known as William Shakespeare's "Hamlet"), Columbia, 1996.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (also known as Mortal Kombat 2), New Line Cinema, 1997.

The Butcher Boy, Warner Bros., 1997.

The Avengers, Warner Bros., 1998.

Plunkett & Macleane, Gramercy Pictures/USA Films, 1999.

Sleepy Hollow, Paramount, 1999.

Bad Company (also known as Ceska spojka), Buena Vista, 2002.

The Good Thief (also known as Le dernier coup de Monsieur Bob, Le dernier coup de Mr Bob and L'homme de la riviera), Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2002.

Troy, Warner Bros., 2004.

A Sound of Thunder, Warner Bros., 2005.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros., 2005.

Film Special Effects:

A View to a Kill (also known as Ian Fleming's "A View to a Kill"), Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer/United Artists, 1985.

The Living Daylights (also known as Ian Fleming's "The Living Daylights"), United Artists, 1987.

Year of the Comet, Sony Pictures Releasing, 1992.

White Squall, Buena Vista, 1996.

Film Senior Special Effects Technician:

Aliens, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1986.

(Second unit) Willow, Metro–Goldwyn–Mayer, 1988.

Film Work; Other:

Special effects assistant, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (also known as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Death), Paramount, 1984.

Special effects advisor, Regeneration, Alliance Releasing, 1988.

Assistant special effects supervisor, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Paramount, 1989.

ABC robot supervisor, Judge Dredd, Buena Vista, 1995.

Special effects coordinator in Great Britain, Oscar and Lucinda, Twentieth Century–Fox, 1997.

Chief special effects supervisor, The Revengers' Comedies (also known as Sweet Revenge and Amour, vengeance et trahison), Miramax, 1998.

Television Special Effects Supervisor; Miniseries:

Band of Brothers, HBO, 2001.

Television Special Effects Coordinator; Movies:

The Old Man and the Sea (also known as Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea"), NBC, 1990.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Himself, "Maritime Effects: Effects on the High Seas," Movie Magic, The Discovery Channel, 1996.

Returning officer, "Soundbites," A Mind to Kill (also known as Yr Heliwr), Channel 5 (England) and Harlech Television (Scotland and England), 2002.



Himself, Sleepy Hollow: Behind the Legend (short documentary), Paramount, 2000.

Himself, Superior Firepower: The Making of "Aliens" (documentary), Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, The Making of "Alien3" (documentary), Twentieth Century–Fox Home Entertainment, 2003.

Himself, Troy: In the Thick of Battle (short documentary), Warner Bros., 2004.

Himself, Troy: From Ruins to Reality (short documentary), Warner Bros., 2004.

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