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Richard Taylor
RichardTaylor
Taylor at the 78th Academy Awards
6 Nominations / 5 Wins
Role Costume Design, Makeup, Visual Effects
Born 1963
Patumahoe, New Zealand
 

Richard Taylor is the creator and head of New Zealand film prop and visual effects company Weta Workshop. A close friend of Peter Jackson, he and his company created all of the props, costumes, prosthetics, miniatures and weaponry for Jackson's epic The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. For his work on the three films, he shared in winning several Academy Awards.

Wins[]

74th Academy Awards, 2001
Best MakeupThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared with Peter Owen)
Best Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared with Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Mark Stetson)
76th Academy Awards, 2003
Best Costume DesignThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (shared with Ngila Dickson)
Best MakeupThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (shared with Peter King)
78th Academy Awards, 2005
Best Visual EffectsKing Kong (2005) (shared with Joe Letteri, Brian Van’t Hul and Christian Rivers)

Nominations[]

74th Academy Awards, 2001
Best Costume DesignThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared with Ngila Dickson)
Best MakeupThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared with Peter Owen)
Best Visual EffectsThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (shared with Jim Rygiel, Randall William Cook, Mark Stetson)
76th Academy Awards, 2003
Best Costume DesignThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (shared with Ngila Dickson)
Best MakeupThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (shared with Peter King)
78th Academy Awards, 2005
Best Visual EffectsKing Kong (2005) (shared with Joe Letteri, Brian Van’t Hul and Christian Rivers)

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