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Alec Gillis
Alec Gillis
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Appearances

Alien vs. Predator

IMDb

Alec Gillis

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Alec Gillis is an American special effects artist and actor who appeared in a cameo as an unnamed technician in the 2004 film Alien vs. Predator, although he was not credited for the role.

Aside from his appearance on-screen, Gillis has worked extensively behind the scenes on the Alien films. As part of Stan Winston's special effects team, he worked on the creature effects for the 1986 film Aliens; later, he co-founded Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc. (ADI) with Tom Woodruff, Jr. and went on to provide practical effects for Alien3, Alien Resurrection, Alien vs. Predator and Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

Gillis' work has won an Academy Award for Visual Effects (for Death Becomes Her, although he was not listed on the official nomination) and a BAFTA. For his work on Alien3, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Visual Effects, a BAFTA and a Saturn Award.

Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Film Notes
1992 Alien3 Nominated — Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
Nominated — BAFTA for Best Special Effects
Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Special Effects
1997 Alien Resurrection Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Special Effects

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Functioned as Notes
Effects Artist Actor
1985 Cocoon GreenTick RedCross
1986 Invaders from Mars GreenTick RedCross
Aliens GreenTick RedCross
1987 The Monster Squad GreenTick RedCross With Tom Woodruff, Jr.
1988 Alien Nation GreenTick GreenTick With Abraham Alvarez, Tom Finnegan, Diana James and Thomas Rosales, Jr.
1989 Leviathan GreenTick RedCross With Tom Woodruff, Jr.
1990 Tremors GreenTick RedCross With Tom Woodruff, Jr.
1992 Alien3 GreenTick RedCross Uncredited
Death Becomes Her GreenTick RedCross With Paulo Tocha
1993 Demolition Man GreenTick RedCross With Steve Kahan, Henry Kingi and Jesse Ventura
1994 Wolf GreenTick RedCross
1995 Mortal Kombat GreenTick RedCross With Brad Martin, Rodney Mitchell and Tom Woodruff, Jr., directed by Paul W. S. Anderson
Jumanji GreenTick RedCross With Tom Woodruff, Jr.
1996 Tremors 2 Aftershocks GreenTick RedCross With Thomas Rosales, Jr.
Michael GreenTick RedCross With Tom Woodruff, Jr.
1997 Alien Resurrection GreenTick RedCross Uncredited
Starship Troopers GreenTick RedCross With Michael Papajohn
1999 My Favourite Martian GreenTick RedCross With David St. James
2000 Hollow Man GreenTick RedCross With Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Bedazzled GreenTick RedCross With Thomas Rosales, Jr. and Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Cast Away GreenTick RedCross
2001 Evolution GreenTick RedCross With Steven Gilborn and Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Bubble Boy GreenTick RedCross With Danny Trejo
Tremors 3: Back to Perfection GreenTick RedCross With Eddie Yansick
2002 John Q GreenTick RedCross
The Santa Clause 2 GreenTick RedCross
2003 Scary Movie 3 GreenTick RedCross
Looney Tunes: Back in Action GreenTick RedCross With Archie Hahn, Ron Perlman and Tom Woodruff, Jr.
2004 Tremors 4: The Legend Begins GreenTick RedCross With J. E. Freeman and Eddie Yansick
Alien vs. Predator GreenTick GreenTick Uncredited as actor
2005 Elektra GreenTick RedCross With Tom Woodruff, Jr.
2006 Failure to Launch GreenTick RedCross
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause GreenTick RedCross
2007 Wild Hogs GreenTick RedCross
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem GreenTick RedCross
2009 Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion GreenTick RedCross
2010 Hunter Prey RedCross GreenTick
Skyline GreenTick RedCross
2011 Zookeeper GreenTick RedCross With Tom Woodruff, Jr.
2012 Astronaut: The Last Push GreenTick GreenTick With Lance Henriksen and Tom Woodruff, Jr.
2013 Grown Ups 2 GreenTick RedCross With Eddie Yansick
Ender's Game GreenTick RedCross

TriviaEdit

  • Ironically, every time Gillis has been nominated for a major award for his effects work on an Alien film, he has lost out to his own work on another movie — in 1993, his Academy Award, BAFTA and Saturn Award nominations for Alien3 all lost out to his work on Death Becomes Her, while in 1998, his Saturn Award nomination for Alien Resurrection lost out to his work on Starship Troopers.

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ReferencesEdit

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