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Ben Burtt is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Associate Producer, Editor, Sound Effects and Special Sound Effects American born on 12 july 1948 at Jamesville (USA)

Ben Burtt

Ben Burtt
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Birth name Benjamin Burtt, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 12 july 1948 (71 years) at Jamesville (USA)
Awards Special Achievement Academy Award

Benjamin "Ben" Burtt, Jr. (born July 12, 1948) is an American sound designer, film editor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He has worked as sound designer on various films, including the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and WALL-E (2008).

He is most notable for creating many of the iconic sound effects heard in the Star Wars film franchise, including the "voice" of R2-D2, the lightsaber hum, the sound of the blaster guns, and the heavy-breathing sound of Darth Vader. Burtt is also known for "voicing" the title character, Wall-E, in the 2008 Pixar movie WALL-E. He also created the robotic sound of Wall-E's voice, along with all the other characters in WALL-E, and was the sound editor of the movie.

The winner of four Academy Awards (two of which are Special Achievement Academy Awards), he is the director of various documentary films. He is also the editor of the three films of the Star Wars prequel trilogy.

Best films

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
(Sound Designer)
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
(Editor)
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
(Editor)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
(Sound Designer)
Star Wars (1977)
(Sound Designer)
Up (2009)
(Sound Effects)

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Filmography of Ben Burtt (35 films)

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Actor

BURN·E
BURN·E (2008)
, 7minutes
Directed by Angus MacLane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films set in the future, Children's films, Robot films
Actors Ben Burtt, Angus MacLane, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin
Roles WALL·E / M-O
Rating76% 3.848513.848513.848513.848513.84851
The short opens with WALL-E running his hand through the rings of Saturn while hanging on the side of EVE's ship, as shown in the original film. One of the rock particles that swirls away begins to increase in velocity as it moves up against the atmosphere of a Saturnian moon, becoming a meteorite that destroys a small lamp spire outside the Axiom. AUTO sees this and activates SUPPLY-R, a storage robot that dispenses spare lamps. He then dispatches BURN-E, a repair robot, to replace the broken lamp. Before he can secure the new lamp, EVE's ship enters the Axiom‍ '​s docking bay. Still hanging on the side of the ship, WALL-E waves to greet him, but as BURN-E is distracted the loose lamp floats into space.
WALL·E
WALL·E (2008)
, 1h38
Directed by Andrew Stanton
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Social science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Animation, Romance, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Environmental films, Space adventure films, Medical-themed films, Obésité, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Dans l'espace, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Films about insects, Films about disabilities, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Children's films, Robot films, Disaster films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard, John Ratzenberger, Kathy Najimy
Roles WALL·E / M-O (voice)
Rating83% 4.197524.197524.197524.197524.19752
In 2805, Earth is long-abandoned and covered in heaps of garbage leftover from decades of mass consumerism, facilitated by the megacorporation Buy 'n' Large (BnL). Seven hundred years earlier, BnL evacuated Earth's population in fully automated starliners, leaving behind WALL-E trash compactor robots to clean the planet for humanity's eventual return, however the plan failed and all the bots were shut off. Only one WALL-E robot remains active, and has developed sentience after so many years of life-experience. He manages to remain active by repairing himself using parts from other inactive units.
Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy, 1h30
Directed by Kevin Burns
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Films about films, Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Films about extraterrestrial life, Documentary films about films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Ben Burtt, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg
Roles Himself - Sound Designer
Rating82% 4.140174.140174.140174.140174.14017
L'Empire des Rêves relate l'épopée que fût la création de la première trilogie Star Wars. Des tous premières ébauches de scénario dans l'esprit de son créateur George Lucas jusqu'au succès qu'on connaît à la saga, ce documentaire nous entraine dans les coulisses d'un tournage tantôt chaotique, tantôt enivrant, racontés par les acteurs, les membres de la production, et George Lucas lui-même.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, 2h16
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Transport films, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Terence Stamp
Rating64% 3.2493653.2493653.2493653.2493653.249365
In response to taxation on trade routes in the Galactic Republic, the Trade Federation organizes a blockade of battleships around the planet Naboo. Supreme Chancellor Valorum dispatches Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi to negotiate with the Trade Federation leadership to end the blockade. Darth Sidious, a Sith Lord and the Trade Federation's secret adviser, orders Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray to kill the Jedi and invade Naboo with an army of battle droids. The Jedi flee to Naboo, where Qui-Gon saves Gungan outcast Jar Jar Binks from being killed during the invasion. Indebted to the Jedi, Jar Jar leads them to an underwater Gungan city. There the Jedi try but fail to persuade the Gungan leader, Boss Nass into helping the people of Naboo, though they are able to obtain transportation to Theed, the capital city on the surface. They rescue Queen Amidala, the ruler of the Naboo people, and escape the planet on her royal starship, which is damaged as they pass the Federation blockade.

Director

Destiny in Space, 40minutes
Directed by James Neihouse, Ben Burtt
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Transport films, Documentary films about historical events, Documentary films about technology
Actors Leonard Nimoy
Rating69% 3.4841553.4841553.4841553.4841553.484155
Un voyage à côté des astronautes qui déploient et réparent le Télescope Hubble. Vénus, mars, la preuve de nouvelles planètes et la possibilité de la vie autour d'étoiles éloignées.
The American Gangster, 45minutes
Directed by Ben Burtt
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Crime
Themes Documentary films about law
Actors Dennis Farina
Rating65% 3.264443.264443.264443.264443.26444
Blue Planet, 40minutes
Directed by Ben Burtt
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about nature
Rating71% 3.581633.581633.581633.581633.58163
La face cachée de la Terre vue depuis l'espace! A plus de 300 kms au-dessus de la surface de la Terre,nous pouvons distinguer des paysages familiers : l' Himalaya, les dunes géantes du désert de sable namibien,les îles Caraïbes semblables à des joyaux. De ce point de vue unique,nous voyons comment les forces de la nature - les volcans,les tremblements de terre et les hurricanes - influent sur notre planèteet comment une nouvelle force puissante - l' humanité - a commencé à changer la face de la Terre.

Scriptwriter

Star Wars: Droids - The Great Heep, 48minutes
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera
Actors Anthony Daniels, Winston Rekert, Dan Hennessey
Roles Writer
Rating63% 3.188833.188833.188833.188833.18883
C-3PO and R2-D2 travel to Biitu and confront an evil Abominor named "The Great Heep" that built onto itself from the remains of other droids.

Producer

Star Wars: Droids - The Great Heep, 48minutes
Directed by Clive A. Smith
Origin Canada
Genres Science fiction, Animation
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Space opera
Actors Anthony Daniels, Winston Rekert, Dan Hennessey
Roles Associate Producer
Rating63% 3.188833.188833.188833.188833.18883
C-3PO and R2-D2 travel to Biitu and confront an evil Abominor named "The Great Heep" that built onto itself from the remains of other droids.

Editor

Red Tails
Red Tails (2012)
, 2h5
Directed by George Lucas, Anthony Hemingway
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Demoustier, Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston, Nate Parker, David Oyelowo
Roles Editor
Rating59% 2.9504952.9504952.9504952.9504952.950495
In 1944, as the air war over Europe enters a deadly phase with increasing losses of bombers, the 332d Expeditionary Operations Group (the Tuskegee Airmen) consisting of young African-American USAAF fighter pilots, after enduring racism throughout their recruitment and training in the Tuskegee training program, are finally sent into combat in Italy. Although flying worn-out Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft and chafing at their ground attack missions, the Tuskegee Airmen recognize they may never fight the Luftwaffe. The tight-knit group of Capt. Martin "Easy" Julian, 1st Lt. Joe "Lightning" Little, 2nd Lt. Ray "Ray Gun" Gannon, 2nd Lt. Andrew "Smokey" Salem, and 2nd Lt. Samuel "Joker" George under the guidance of Major Emanuel Stance and Col. A.J. Bullard, face a white military bureaucracy still resistant to accepting black flyers as equals.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, 2h20
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Pregnancy films, Monde imaginaire, Films about sexuality, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Political films, Dystopian films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, James Earl Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson
Roles Editor
Rating74% 3.7487753.7487753.7487753.7487753.748775
During a space battle over Coruscant between the Galactic Republic and the Separatist Alliance, Jedi Knights Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker lead a mission to rescue the kidnapped Supreme Chancellor Palpatine from Separatist commander General Grievous. After infiltrating Grievous' flagship, the Jedi engage Count Dooku in a lightsaber duel, which ends with Anakin killing Dooku at Palpatine's urging. Grievous flees the battle-torn cruiser, which the Jedi crash-land on Coruscant. There, Anakin reunites with his wife, Padmé Amidala, who reveals she is pregnant. Initially excited, Anakin begins to have premonitions of Padmé dying in childbirth.
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, 2h22
Directed by George Lucas
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee
Roles Editor
Rating65% 3.2993453.2993453.2993453.2993453.299345
Ten years after the Trade Federation's invasion of Naboo, the Galactic Republic is threatened by a Separatist movement organized by former Jedi Master Count Dooku. Senator Padmé Amidala comes to Coruscant to vote on a plan to create an army of the Republic to assist the Jedi against this threat. Narrowly avoiding an assassination attempt upon arrival, she is placed under the protection of Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi and his apprentice Anakin Skywalker. The two Jedi thwart another attempt on her life and subdue the assassin, Zam Wesell, a shape-shifter who is killed by her bounty hunter client with a toxic dart before she can reveal his identity. The Jedi Council assigns Obi-Wan to identify and capture the bounty hunter, while Anakin is assigned to escort Padmé back to Naboo, where the two fall in love.