John Rosengrant

Academy Award nominated Character Creator, Stan Winston protégé & Co-Founder of Legacy Effects

John Rosengrant's talents and passion have earned him the respect of some of the world's most legendary filmmakers.
Jon Landau
Producer, TITANIC, AVATAR

About John

After majoring in Fine Arts at Louisiana State University, Animatronic and Special Effects Makeup Character Creator John Rosengrant relocated to Los Angeles and in 1983 joined character effects maestro Stan Winston. For over two decades John played a pivotal role at Stan Winston Studio, helping to create iconic characters and groundbreaking effects. John honed his craft working on diverse projects ranging from the entire TERMINATOR series, the JURASSIC PARK series, ALIENS, PREDATOR, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, all the way to the state-of-the-art Hybrid Special Character Effects in AVATAR. 

Following Stan’s untimely passing in 2008, John, along with his esteemed colleagues Alan Scott, Shane Mahan, and Lindsay Macgowan founded Legacy Effects, continuing on in Stan’s great tradition of artistry and innovation. Some of John’s recent projects include JOHN CARTER OF MARS, the recently completed REAL STEEL and TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN.

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