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Birth Name: Joe Johnston
Born: 05/13/1950
Birth Place: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Born Joseph Eggleston Johnston in Fort Worth, TX on May 13, 1950, he originally intended to become a commercial artist, attending California State University, Long Beach in pursuit of a degree in the field. In 1975, however, a degree-less Johnston dropped out of college to instead look for paying work as a product designer. It was then that the young artist came across an ad on a bulletin board looking for creative designers and artists to work on a science fiction film. That "space movie" as Johnston would later quaintly characterize it, was, in fact, George Lucas' "Star Wars" (1977), a film that would not only forever alter Johnston's life, but the entire film industry as well. Initially, ... Continue Bio >>

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