Barret Spencer Oliver
August 24, 1973
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Former child actor, photographer
Saturn Award 1986
Barret Spencer Oliver (born August 24, 1973) is an American photographer and former child actor. He is known for his role as Bastian Balthazar Bux in the film adaptation of Michael Ende's novel , followed by roles in The NeverEnding Story , D.A.R.Y.L. and Cocoon . Cocoon: The Return
Oliver had minor roles in television and film, until starring as Bastian in the 1984 movie
. Subsequently, he was cast as the lead in The NeverEnding Story Tim Burton's short film Frankenweenie and as the [1 ] android 'Daryl' in the 1985 film , a part for which he won a D.A.R.Y.L. Saturn Award. Oliver appeared in the [2 ] Ron Howard film and the sequel Cocoon . His last role in a feature film was Willie Saravian in Cocoon: The Return Paul Bartel's 1989 ensemble comedy . Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills [3 ]
Later Oliver became a printer and photographer, specializing in nineteenth century processes such as
collodion and Woodburytype. His work has been displayed in museum and gallery exhibitions and used in films. In 2007, his book A History of the Woodburytype was published by Carl Mautz Publishing. [4 ]
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References [ edit ]
^ Mayo, Michael (May 1985). "Frankenweenie". Cinefantastique 15 (2): 4–5, 61.
^ Lofficier, Randy; Lofficier, Jean-Marc (August 1985). "Call Him D.A.R.Y.L.". (New York, NY: O'Quinn Studios, Inc.) Starlog 9 (97): 34–35. ISSN 0191-4626.
^ Canby, Vincent (9 June 1989). "Scenes From the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills". New York Times . Retrieved . 22 July 2011
^ "about Barret Oliver". Carl Mautz Publishing . Retrieved . 13 December 2010
^ "Fourth Annual Youth in Film Awards, 1981–1982". Young Artist Awards . Retrieved . 12 December 2010
^ a b "Sixth Annual Youth in Film Awards, 1983–1984". Young Artist Awards . Retrieved . 12 December 2010
^ "Seventh Annual Youth in Film Awards, 1984–1985". Young Artist Awards . Retrieved . 12 December 2010
^ "Saturn Awards: Best Performance by a Younger Actor, 1985". . Saturn Awards Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films . Retrieved . 12 December 2010
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