Lawrence W Butler Net Worth
Lawrence W Butler made money by Celebrities niche. For all time, at the moment, 2017 year, Lawrence W Butler earned $57 Million. Exact sum is $57000000.
Short biography, height, weight, dates:
Birth date: July 30, 1908, Akron, Ohio, United States
Death date: October 19, 1988, Fallbrook, California, United States
Birth place: Akron, Ohio, USA
Profession: Special Effects, Visual Effects, Cinematographer
Children: Michael C. Butler
Parents: William J. Butler
Awards: Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Academy Award for Best Technical Achievement
Wikipedia Source: Lawrence W Butler
Lawrence W. Butler was an American special effects artist. He won an Academy Award for Best Special Effects and was nominated for three more in the same category. Butlers pre-career days were spent in the United States working for his father, William Butler, who worked in films as an optical effects director. He moved to England in the mid 1930s and landed his first independent job with the London Films working for the Hungarian-born producer/director Alexander Kordas chartbuster film Things to Come. His first stint was to do films called The Man Who Could Work Miracles and Fire Over England. What worked wonders for him was the innovative idea of introducing blue-screen travelling matte process in special effects, which he developed with his colleagues and implemented it in the Academy Award winning film The Thief of Bagdad in 1940. He went back to the United States and Hollywood after this film and, in course of time, won another Academy Award in 1942 for special effects for The Jungle Book.