Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson.

Brian Johnson (born 1939 or 1940) is an Academy Award-winning British designer and director of film and television special effects who served as special effects supervisor on the 1979 film Alien and the 1986 film Aliens. Other notable films Johnson has worked on include 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Revenge of the Pink Panther (1970), Dragonslayer (1980), Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980), The NeverEnding Story (1984) and DragonHeart (1996).

For his work on Alien, Johnson won an Academy Award for Visual Effects (shared with H. R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Nick Allder and Dennis Ayling). In addition to this, he has won a Special Achievement Academy Award (for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, shared with Richard Edlund), a BATFA and a Saturn Award, and has been nominated for a further Academy Award (Best Visual Effects for Dragonslayer).