John Nelson

About John Nelson

Who is it?: Visual Effects, Animation Department, Miscellaneous Crew
Birth Day: July 21, 1953
Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

John Nelson

John Nelson graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1976 with a Bachelors in General Studies....
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Occupation Visual Effects
Age 67 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born July 21, 1953 (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Birthday July 21
Town/City Detroit, Michigan, USA
Nationality USA

🌙 Zodiac

John Nelson’s zodiac sign is Cancer. According to astrologers, the sign of Cancer belongs to the element of Water, just like Scorpio and Pisces. Guided by emotion and their heart, they could have a hard time blending into the world around them. Being ruled by the Moon, phases of the lunar cycle deepen their internal mysteries and create fleeting emotional patterns that are beyond their control. As children, they don't have enough coping and defensive mechanisms for the outer world, and have to be approached with care and understanding, for that is what they give in return.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

John Nelson was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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John Nelson graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1976 with a Bachelors in General Studies. After college, he made several films that won awards at film festivals and moved to California in 1979 to work for Robert Abel and Associates, first as a cameraman, then as a technical director and finally as a director.

He was nominated for Clio awards six times, winning twice. In 1987, he moved to Germany to help set up the German company Mental Images GMBH. Upon returning to the US John went to work for Industrial Light & Magic where he animated several key scenes in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), most notably where the shotgunned head of the chrome terminator re-seals itself.

John VFX supervised Stay Tuned (1992) for Rhythm & Hues Studios, and In the Line of Fire (1993), My Life (1993), The Pelican Brief (1993), Wolf (1994), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Judge Dredd (1995), The Cable Guy (1996) and City of Angels (1998) for Sony Pictures Imageworks.

In 1998 Mr. Nelson left Sony to Senior VFX supervise Gladiator (2000) for which he won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects (2001). After K-19: The Widowmaker (2002) and the Centropolis sections of The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003), Mr.

Nelson supervised all the VFX in I, Robot (2004) and Iron Man (2008) both of which were nominated for the Academy Award in Visual Effects. On March 4, 2018 Mr. Nelson won his second Academy Award for the Special Visual Effects for "Blade Runner 2049".

He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Visual Effects Society, the International Cinematographers Guild and the Director's Guild of America.


  • Deborah Gaydos (June 1983 - present)

John Nelson Movies

  • Blade Runner 2049 (2017) as Visual Effects
  • Iron Man (2008) as Visual Effects
  • Gladiator (2000) as Visual Effects
  • Anaconda (1997) as Visual Effects

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