John Stears

British special effects expert.

John Stears (25 August 1934 – 28 April 1999), known as the "Dean of Special Effects", was a British two-time Academy Award-winning special effects expert. He created James Bond's lethal Aston Martin DB5, Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder, the Jedi Knights' lightsabers, and the endearing robots R2-D2 and C-3PO, as well as a host of other famous movie gadgets and special effects.

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