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Matt Aitken (special effects artist)

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Matt Aitken
OccupationVisual effects artist
Years active1995-present

Matt Aitken is a special effects artist.

He was nominated at the 82nd Academy Awards for his work on the film District 9. His nomination was shared with Robert Habros, Dan Kaufman and Peter Muyzers.[1] In 2020, he received his second Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects on 2019 film, Avengers: Endgame, at the 92nd Academy Awards. His nomination was shared with Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick.

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Distributor
1996 The Frighteners Universal Pictures
1997 Contact Warner Bros. Pictures
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring New Line Cinema
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2004 I, Robot 20th Century Fox
2005 King Kong Universal Pictures
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Century Fox
2007 Bridge to Terabithia Buena Vista Pictures
2009 Avatar 20th Century Fox
2009 District 9 Sony Pictures
2011 The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Paramount Pictures
2012 The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Warner Bros. Pictures
2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
2013 Iron Man 3 Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Warner Bros. Pictures
2016 Independence Day: Resurgence 20th Century Fox
2019 Avengers: Endgame Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures


  1. ^ "The 82nd Academy Awards (2010) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. AMPAS. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014.

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