John Charles Dykstra is an American special effects artist, pioneer in the development of the use of computers in filmmaking, and recipient of three Academy Awards, among many other awards and prizes.
Three-time Oscar winner John Dykstra may go down in history as the man who devised the Light Saber for Star Wars, but that’s just one achievement in a lengthy career in visual effects. In fact, he helped usher in the modern era of fx and has adapted to digital sleight-of-hand…but he misses the scrappy days when he built actual models and then blew them up! His credits range from Spider-man and Stuart Little to Quentin Tarantino’s last four films. Best of all, from Leonard and Jessie’s point of view, he has retained his youthful enthusiasm and is exceptionally articulate about his work. 
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jun 3rd, 1947
Episode Count
1
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
1 hour, 10 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 066818