Joe Viskocil

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Joe Viskocil
Born (1952-12-21)December 21, 1952
Died August 11, 2014(2014-08-11) (aged 61)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Visual effects artist
Years active 1974–2014

Joseph "Joe" Viskocil (December 21, 1952 – August 11, 2014) was an American visual effects artist. He had over 80 credits between 1974 and 2014. His movie credits include Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The Terminator (1984) and Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). For Independence Day (1996), he won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the 69th Academy Awards in 1997.

Viskocil died on August 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California from complications from multiple organ failure, aged 61.[1][2]

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  1. "Academy Award-Winning VFX Artist Joe Viskocil Dies At 61". Visual Effects Society. August 11, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  2. "Joe Viskocil: 1950-2014". theforce.net. August 11, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014. 

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