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Tom Savini is a Actor, Director, Makeup Artist, Special Effects Supervisor and Stunts American born on 3 november 1946 at Pittsburgh (USA)

Tom Savini

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Birth name Thomas Vincent Savini
Nationality USA
Birth 3 november 1946 (77 years) at Pittsburgh (USA)

Thomas Vincent "Tom" Savini (born November 3, 1946) is an American actor, stuntman, director, and award-winning special make-up effects creator. He is known for his makeup and special effects work on many films directed by George A. Romero, including Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Creepshow and Monkey Shines; he also created the special effects and makeup for many cult classics like Friday the 13th (parts I and IV), Maniac, The Burning, The Prowler and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Savini directed Night of the Living Dead, the 1990 remake of Romero's 1968 Night of the Living Dead; his other directing work include three episodes of the TV show Tales from the Darkside and one segment in The Theatre Bizarre. As an actor and stuntman, he has appeared in films such as Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, From Dusk till Dawn, Planet Terror, Machete, Django Unchained and Machete Kills.


Très tôt il se passionne pour la magie et autres arts de l'illusion. Par vocation (et après avoir visionné quelques films d'horreur) il rentre à la Carnegie Mellon University. Il fait des études à l'école de maquillage.

Savini est ensuite enrôlé pour la guerre du Viêt Nam en tant que photographe de guerre. Il était avant son départ pressenti pour travailler pour George Romero sur le film La Nuit des morts-vivants.

Romero et Savini collaborent de nouveau ensemble et notamment sur le film Creepshow où ils sont épaulés et aidés par le romancier Stephen King. Ils réalisent à eux trois un film à sketchs, sanglant et original, aux dires des critiques.

Tom Savini participe en tant que maquilleur et dans sa carrière, à plus d'une vingtaine de films.

Savini est aussi acteur. Il a joué le rôle d'un pilleur d'un centre commercial dans le film de Romero Zombie.

En 1996, il joue un second rôle en interprétant Sex Machine dans le film Une nuit en enfer signé Quentin Tarantino pour le scénario et Robert Rodriguez pour la mise en scène.

Il est connu pour apparaître dans de nombreux films en tant que caméo sous l'apparence d'un motard avec une moustache épaisse.

Best films

Friday the 13th (1980)
(Makeup Artist)

Usually with

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Filmography of Tom Savini (64 films)

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Doc of the Dead, 1h21
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Medical-themed films, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Simon Pegg, Alex Cox, Bruce Campbell, Fran Kranz, George A. Romero, Tom Savini
Roles Self
Rating62% 3.1472453.1472453.1472453.1472453.147245
Doc of the Dead takes a look at the zombie genre in film, literature, and in pop culture as a whole. Several entertainers from various fields such as film and literature are brought in and interviewed on how zombies have changed not only them, but how they entertain others and how the genre has influenced and impacted society at large.
Machete Kills, 1h47
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodríguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Charlie Sheen, Sofía Vergara
Roles Osiris Amanpour
Rating56% 2.8001652.8001652.8001652.8001652.800165
The film starts with Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) and Sartana Rivera (Jessica Alba) attempting to capture weapon dealers who have been supplying the Mexican drug cartels. The military men are then all killed by the gangsters, who in turn are wiped out by another intervening party. Its leader murders Sartana while Machete is arrested by corrupt Sheriff Doakes (William Sadler) and Deputy Clebourne (Samuel Davis). Doakes unsuccessfully tries to hang Machete but the President of the US, Rathcock (Charlie Sheen), intervenes. Machete is brought to the White House, where the president offers him US citizenship if he eliminates Marcos Mendez (Demián Bichir), a psychopath who is threatening to fire a nuclear missile at Washington, D.C. if the American government does not intervene to stop the rampant drug cartels in Mexico and the corruption of its government.
Horrorween (2012)
, 1h40
Directed by Joe Estevez
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Lloyd Kaufman, William Shatner, Kathy Garver, Tom Savini, Jenna Jameson, Jay Thomas
Roles Killer
Rating42% 2.13982.13982.13982.13982.1398
A group of people hunt Zombies. Horrorween is a homage to John Carpenter's classic Halloween.
Django Unchained, 2h45
Directed by Quentin Tarantino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western, Spaghetti Western
Themes Films about slavery, Films about racism
Actors Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Walton Goggins
Roles Tracker
Rating82% 4.108484.108484.108484.108484.10848
In Texas 1858, the Speck brothers, Ace and Dicky, drive black slaves on foot. Among the shackled slaves is Django, sold off and separated from his wife, Broomhilda von Shaft. The Speck brothers are stopped by Dr. King Schultz, a German ex-dentist and bounty hunter from Düsseldorf, Prussia. Schultz asks to buy one of the slaves; when he questions Django about his knowledge of the Brittle brothers, for whom Schultz is carrying a warrant, Ace becomes irritated and aims his shotgun at Schultz. Schultz quickly kills Ace and leaves Dicky at the mercy of the newly freed slaves, who shoot Dicky in the head.
The Theatre Bizarre, 1h54
Directed by Tom Savini, Douglas Buck, Richard Stanley
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Natural horror films, Ghost films
Actors Kaniehtiio Horn, Victoria Maurette, Catriona MacColl, Udo Kier, André Hennicke, Lynn Lowry
Roles Dr. Maurey
Rating52% 2.603782.603782.603782.603782.60378
The film contain six stories, each inspired by Paris’ legendary Grand Guignol theatre.
Machete (2010)
, 1h45
Directed by Robert Rodríguez, Ethan Maniquis
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, La précarité, Children's films
Actors Danny Trejo, Steven Seagal, Michelle Rodríguez, Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Lohan, Daryl Sabara
Roles Osiris Amanpour
Rating65% 3.297973.297973.297973.297973.29797
The story revolves around Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo), a former Mexican Federal. The film opens in Mexico with Machete and his younger partner on a mission to rescue a kidnapped girl (Mayra J. Leal). During the operation, his partner is killed, the kidnapped girl stabs him before being killed herself, and Machete is betrayed by his corrupt Chief to the powerful drug lord, Rogelio Torrez (Steven Seagal), who kills Machete's wife and implies that he will kill his daughter before leaving him for dead.
The Dead Matter, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Vampires in film, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Disaster films
Actors Andrew Divoff, Jason Carter, Tom Savini, Tom Nagel, Jim O’Rear, Jessica Cameron
Roles Sebed

Gretchen (Sean Serino), a young woman, becomes desperate to contact her brother after his passing. She discovers an amulet that allows her to control the dead—which she uses to try and contact him. The amulet also allows results in the calling forth of a small army of zombies, comedically called "Post-Mortem Americans" in the film. This amulet is a sought after relic, pursued by two feuding vampires who have been at odds for millennia: Vellich (Andrew Divoff) and Sebed (Tom Savini). After encountering the vampires, Gretchen and her friends are joined by the vampire-hunter McCallister (Jason Carter), who had originally stolen the amulet from Vellich. McCallister helps Gretchen and her friends combat the villains, and the film ends with a final showdown between the protagonists and the vampires. The film was called a "vampire-zombie hybrid movie" by the Columbus Dispatch.
Fanboys (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Kyle Newman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Space opera
Actors Jay Baruchel, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Kristen Bell, David Denman
Rating64% 3.2476653.2476653.2476653.2476653.247665
On October 31, 1998, Eric Bottler reunites with his old high school buddies Linus, Hutch, Windows, and Zoe at a Halloween party. There is tension between Bottler and his old friends, due to Bottler being the only one that matured since high school. Bottler, now a car salesman at his father's dealership, finds that his friends have not changed a bit since high school: the number one thing they still have in common is their love of Star Wars. The gang expresses their anticipation for the latest installment to the franchise, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Linus proposes an idea that Bottler and he had been plotting since they were children, to infiltrate Skywalker Ranch and steal a rough cut of the film, but Bottler dismisses it.
Lost Boys: The Tribe, 1h32
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Tad Hilgenbrink, Angus Sutherland, Autumn Reeser, Corey Feldman, Gabrielle Rose, Shaun Sipos
Roles David Van Etten
Rating45% 2.253962.253962.253962.253962.25396
Chris Emerson (Tad Hilgenbrink), a young former surfing pro, and his younger sister Nicole (Autumn Reeser) move to Luna Bay following the death of their parents, to live in a house owned by their Aunt Jillian (Gabrielle Rose). Chris leaves his address at the home of Edgar Frog (Corey Feldman), the town's surfboard shaper, in hopes of getting a job. Chris is approached at their new home by former pro surfer Shane Powers (Angus Sutherland), who invites him to a party that night.
Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero
Directed by Rusty Nails
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors George A. Romero, Dario Argento, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodríguez, Stephen King, John Landis
Rating61% 3.087263.087263.087263.087263.08726
Nails' documentary, Dead On: The Life and Cinema of George A. Romero will go over Romero’s body of film work as it stands to date. The film will also examine a number of aspects of George's work, working method, and association with the independent and Hollywood film communities. Among the interviewees are Dennis Hopper, Ed Harris, Stephen King, John Carpenter, Dario Argento, Danny Boyle, John Waters, Quentin Tarantino, Richard Linklater, Penn Jillette, Roger Ebert and Tom Savini. Dead On will investigate Romero's lifelong fascination with making films.
Sea of Dust, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Tom Savini, Ingrid Pitt, Bill Timoney
Roles Prester John
Rating33% 1.687641.687641.687641.687641.68764
Zack and Miri Make a Porno, 1h41
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about pornography, LGBT-related film
Actors Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Jason Mewes, Traci Lords, Jeff Anderson
Roles Jenkins
Rating64% 3.248813.248813.248813.248813.24881
Zack Brown and Miri Linky are roommates in Monroeville, Pennsylvania (a Pittsburgh suburb). They have been friends since the first grade. Despite Miri working at the local shopping mall and Zack working at a coffee shop, they have not paid their utility bills in months, with Zack devoting much of his free time to a fanatic following of the Pittsburgh Penguins and his status in the community amateur hockey team, the Monroeville Zombies. After work, their water gets turned off before they go to their high school reunion.
Planet Terror, 1h45
Directed by Robert Rodríguez
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Zombie films, Films about viral outbreaks, Comedy horror films, LGBT-related films, Disaster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jeff Fahey, Michael Biehn
Roles Deputy Tolo
Rating69% 3.497733.497733.497733.497733.49773
In rural Texas, go-go dancer Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) decides to quit her low-paying job and find another occupation. She runs into her mysterious ex-boyfriend El Wray (Freddy Rodriguez) at the Bone Shack, a BBQ restaurant owned by J.T. Hague (Jeff Fahey) and his sheriff brother (Michael Biehn). Meanwhile, a group of officials at a nearby US military base, led by the demented Lt. Muldoon (Bruce Willis), are making a business transaction with a chemical engineer named Abby (Naveen Andrews) for mass quantities of a deadly biochemical agent known as DC2 (codename "Project Terror"). When Muldoon learns that Abby has an extra supply on hand, he attempts to take Abby hostage, and Abby intentionally releases the gas into the air. The gas reaches the town and turns most of its residents into deformed bloodthirsty psychopaths, referred to as "sickos" by the surviving humans. The infected townspeople are treated by the sinister Dr. William Block (Josh Brolin) and his unhappy, unfaithful bisexual anesthesiologist wife Dakota (Marley Shelton) at a local hospital.