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John Stears Net Worth

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Mini Biography

John Stears was created on August 25, 1934 in Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Middlesex, Britain. He’s known for his focus on Superstar Wars: Event IV – A FRESH Wish (1977), Goldfinger (1964) as well as the Cover up of Zorro (1998). He was wedded to Brenda. He passed away on Apr 28, 1999 in LA, California, USA.

Known for movies

1Had a passion for building and flying model aircraft.
2Served as a dispatch rider during his national service.
3Studied at Harrow College of Art and Southall Technical School, prior to taking up a position as a draughtsman with the Air Ministry.
4Creator of the lightsaber, Luke Skywalker's land speeder, the Death Star, as well as robots C3PO and R2-D2 for "Star Wars".
5Creator of James Bond's Aston Martin DB 5, complete with bullet-proof windows, revolving license plates and forward-firing machine guns.
6John attended Swakelys Secondary Modern school at Ickenham, Middlesex, England from 1945-1949 and was a keen art student.
7Worked at Shawcraft (Models) Ltd Iver, Bucks, England from 1955.
8Worked on the special effects for Reach for the Sky (The Badar story) produced at J Arthur Rank's Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks and it was from this contact that John joined the Studio as a special effects technician.
9Brother of Andy Stears.
10He claimed that he was not aware that his work on "Thunderball" (1965) had earned him an Academy Award nomination. He first learned about it when a friend in the United States informed him that he had won the Oscar.
11Stears' crew on many of his 007 projects comprised: Frank George (engineer & effects), Bert Luxford (engineer), James Snow (engineer & floor effects), Joe Fitt (prop man & effects), etc.
12Father of Jacqueline Stears and Janet Stears.
13His hobbies were vintage bikes and giant scale model making (airplanes).
14He and his wife started and owned the world renowned "Livny Borzoi Kennels" in England, UK. They produced many Champion dogs world wide.
15John died on April 28th 1999 (on his wife's birthday) of a sudden and immence brain hemorrhage.
16He has two daughters: Janet Stears - started as Special Effects Technician and progressed to Production Coordinator, Writer and Producer. Jacqueline Stears - started as Scenic Artist and now works with Disney in the Immagineering Department.

Special Effects

The Mask of Zorro1998special effects coordinator
Babylon 51994TV Series special effects coordinator - 1 episode
Babylon 5: The Gathering1993TV Movie special effects coordinator
Navy Seals1990special effects
Haunted Honeymoon1986special effects consultant
Miracles1986special effects supervisor
F/X1986special effects consultant
The Bounty1984special effects supervisor
Sahara1983special effects supervisor
Turkey Shoot1982special effects
Outland1981special effects
Hopscotch1980special effects
The Awakening1980special effects
The Martian Chronicles1980TV Mini-Series special effects supervisor - 3 episodes
The Last Remake of Beau Geste1977special effects supervisor
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope1977special production & mechanical effects supervisor
Sky Riders1976special effects
That Lucky Touch1975special effects supervisor
The Man with the Golden Gun1974special effects
Ghost in the Noonday Sun1973special effects
O Lucky Man!1973special effects
Theatre of Blood1973special effects
The Pied Piper1972special effects
Sitting Target1972special effects
Fiddler on the Roof1971special effects - uncredited
Catch Me a Spy1971special effects
Toomorrow1970special effects
On Her Majesty's Secret Service1969special effects
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang1968special effects
You Only Live Twice1967special effects / special effects supervisor - uncredited
Court Martial1965TV Series special effects supervisor
Thunderball1965special effects
Goldfinger1964special effects
From Russia with Love1963special effects
Call Me Bwana1963special effects

Visual Effects

Megaforce1982visual effects: Introvision
The Thief of Baghdad1978TV Movie magic carpet
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing1975special photographic effects
Sink the Bismarck!1960model ships - uncredited
The One That Got Away1957special processes - uncredited
Reach for the Sky1956model aircraft - uncredited

Assistant Director

The Martian Chronicles1980TV Mini-Series second unit director - 3 episodes


Ken Adam: Designing Bond2000Video documentary shortHimself
Terence Young: Bond Vivant2000Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Scenes with 'Thunderball'1995Video documentaryHimself
Behind the Scenes with 'Goldfinger'1995Video documentary shortHimself
30 Years of James Bond1992TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Visual Effects
Harry Saltzman: Showman2000Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'From Russia with Love'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Inside 'The Man with the Golden Gun'2000Video documentary shortHimself
Inside Q's Lab2000Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

The Men Behind the Mayhem: The Special Effects of James Bond2000Video documentary shortHimself

Won Awards

1978OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Effects, Visual EffectsStar Wars (1977)
1978Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsStar Wars (1977)
1966OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Effects, Special Visual EffectsThunderball (1965)

Nominated Awards

1982Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Special EffectsOutland (1981)


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