In two days it will be May 4th, which is considered as the international Star Wars day, better known through its slogan ‘May The 4th Be With You‘. In anticipation to this festive day we are proud to announce our fourth guest today: Industrial Light & Magic veteran and Oscar winner Lorne Peterson!
Lorne Peterson worked as a model maker and head of the model shop on the first six Star Wars films: A New Hope (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980), Return of the Jedi (1983), The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and Revenge of the Sith (2005). He also worked on the original Disney ride Star Tours (1987), the Star Wars Special Editions (1997) and the two Ewok spin-off films Caravan of Courage (1984) and The Battle for Endor (1985).
Lorne not only worked behind the scenes. In A New Hope he can be seen as a Rebel Scout at the Massassi base on Yavin 4 and in The Phantom Menace he had a cameo in the Podrace scene.
During his 34-year career at ILM, he also worked on many other film classics, such as Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean. For his contribution to Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom he received an Oscar.
For more information about our fourth guest, please visit his Guest page.
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