Lorne Peterson at Celebration III

"I was doing sculptures for McDonaldland, and I came across a person I went to college with—Bob Shephard. He was working with John Dykstra, and they talked about this project they were working on—a science fiction film—and they said they could use some help. Three months later, I heard from them again."
―Lorne Peterson, discussing how he was hired for Star Wars[src]

Lorne Peterson is a visual effects artist who worked as a modeler for Industrial Light & Magic on the six Star Wars films. In addition, he is the author of the 2006 book, Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop. He was one of two modelmakers to design Boba Fett's Slave I.

He earned a Bachelor's degree in Art from California State University, Long Beach. Since being hired by George Lucas in 1975, he has worked on many of Lucas's films, as well as several of Steven Spielberg's. In 1984, Peterson received an Academy Award and a British Academy Award for Visual Effects for his work on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. In 1988, Peterson was chief modelmaker for another Lucas yet totally Star Wars unrelated film Willow.

Star Wars bibliography[]

Year Title Job
1977 Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope Chief Modelmaker
1977 Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Osleo Prennert, cameo
1980 Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back Supervising Modelmaker
1983 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi Supervising Modelmaker
1984 Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure Chief Modelmaker
1985 Ewoks: The Battle for Endor Chief Modelmaker
1987 Star Tours (Disneyland) Supervising Modelmaker
1999 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace Modelmaker
1999 Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Cameo before Podrace
2002 Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones Modelmaker
2005 Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith Modelmaker
2006 Sculpting a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars Model Shop Author

Specific contributions[]

This is a list of some of the models that Lorne Peterson has worked on for the Star Wars films.

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