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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 (74 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)

Usually with

George Lucas
George Lucas
(20 films)
Matthew Wood
Matthew Wood
(8 films)
John Williams
John Williams
(16 films)
Anthony Daniels
Anthony Daniels
(12 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ben Burtt (39 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 (voice)
Rating75% 3.7982653.7982653.7982653.7982653.798265
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)
Rating80% 4.042854.042854.042854.042854.04285
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, 2h30
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 Self - Sound Designer
Rating82% 4.136824.136824.136824.136824.13682
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, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid, Terence Stamp
Roles Naboo Courier (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.2499953.2499953.2499953.2499953.249995
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.
Return of the Jedi, 2h14
Directed by Richard Marquand
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about children, Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films about extraterrestrial life, Space opera, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse
Roles 'Freeze' Officer in Endor Bunker / Tortured Power Droid (voice) (uncredited)
Rating79% 3.963063.963063.963063.963063.96306
Luke Skywalker initiates a plan to rescue Han Solo from the crime lord Jabba the Hutt with the help of Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and R2-D2. Leia infiltrates Jabba's palace on Tatooine disguised as a bounty hunter with Chewbacca as her prisoner. Lando is already there disguised as a guard. Leia releases Han from his carbonite prison, but she is captured and enslaved. Luke arrives soon afterward but after a tense standoff, he is captured. After Luke survives his battle with Jabba's Rancor, Jabba sentences him and Han to death by feeding them to the Sarlacc. Luke frees himself and battles Jabba's guards. During the chaos, Boba Fett, who has remained at Jabba's palace since delivering Han, attempts to attack Luke, but Han inadvertently knocks him into the Sarlacc pit. Meanwhile, Leia strangles Jabba to death, and Luke destroys Jabba's sail barge as the group escapes. While the others rendezvous with the Rebel Alliance, Luke returns to Dagobah where he finds that Yoda is dying. Before he dies, Yoda confirms that Darth Vader, once known as Anakin Skywalker, is Luke's father, and there is "another Skywalker". The spirit of Obi-Wan Kenobi confirms that this other Skywalker is Luke's twin sister, Leia. Obi-Wan tells Luke that he must fight Vader again to defeat the Empire.

Director

Special Effects: Anything Can Happen, 40minutes
Directed by Ben Burtt
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors John Lithgow, Anthony Daniels, Paul Michael Glaser, Shaquille O'Neal
Rating73% 3.6647753.6647753.6647753.6647753.664775
Effets spéciaux est un film documentaire américain réalisé par le concepteur sonore Ben Burtt, lauréat d'un Academy Award, et raconté par John Lithgow. Il est sorti dans les salles IMAX en 1996. Exploration des techniques d'effets spéciaux utilisées dans les films, y compris les effets spéciaux traditionnels jusqu'aux effets modernes générés par ordinateur. Il est également remarquable pour avoir présenté la fabrication des nouveaux effets numériques créés pour l'édition spéciale de Star Wars Episode IV : A new hope, qui est sorti en salles un an plus tard en 1997. Le film a été nominé pour l'Oscar du meilleur court-métrage documentaire mais a perdu face à Breathing Lessons.
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
Rating68% 3.4361453.4361453.4361453.4361453.436145
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% 3.2943353.2943353.2943353.2943353.294335
Blue Planet, 40minutes
Directed by Ben Burtt
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about nature
Rating70% 3.526493.526493.526493.526493.52649
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

Special Effects: Anything Can Happen, 40minutes
Directed by Ben Burtt
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors John Lithgow, Anthony Daniels, Paul Michael Glaser, Shaquille O'Neal
Rating73% 3.6647753.6647753.6647753.6647753.664775
Effets spéciaux est un film documentaire américain réalisé par le concepteur sonore Ben Burtt, lauréat d'un Academy Award, et raconté par John Lithgow. Il est sorti dans les salles IMAX en 1996. Exploration des techniques d'effets spéciaux utilisées dans les films, y compris les effets spéciaux traditionnels jusqu'aux effets modernes générés par ordinateur. Il est également remarquable pour avoir présenté la fabrication des nouveaux effets numériques créés pour l'édition spéciale de Star Wars Episode IV : A new hope, qui est sorti en salles un an plus tard en 1997. Le film a été nominé pour l'Oscar du meilleur court-métrage documentaire mais a perdu face à Breathing Lessons.
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
Rating59% 2.9520652.9520652.9520652.9520652.952065
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.
Niagara - Miracles Myths and Magic
Directed by Kieth Merrill
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Actors Philippe Petit, Kieth Merrill
Rating56% 2.816922.816922.816922.816922.81692
Préparez-vous à parcourir les eaux avec la caméra Imax lors d'une balade palpitante au-dessus des chutes du Niagara et dans ses profondeurs tourbillonnantes. Voyagez dans le temps pour découvrir ses 12 000 ans d'histoire à partir du moment où les habitants indigènes adoraient pour la première fois la puissance tonitruante des chutes. Et vivez les cascades défiant la mort exécutées par les casse-cou qui ont défié la fureur des chutes. Le grand blond, qui tente un funambule périlleux au-dessus de l'eau mortelle et Annie Taylor, une institutrice de 63 ans, qui a traversé les chutes dans un tonneau et a vécu pour raconter l'histoire. Ressentez toute la puissance et toute la passion des chutes du Niagara dans cette spectaculaire aventure Imax!

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
Rating59% 2.9520652.9520652.9520652.9520652.952065
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.