Patrick Tatopoulos

Patrick Tatopoulos spent the early parts of his life in France and Greece before coming to the United States to build creatures for film special effects departments. After beginning his career on the movie adaptation of ... Read more »
Born: in Paris, FR

Filmography

Visual Effects & Animation (23)

Beauty and the Beast 2014 (Movie)

Creature Design (Character Design)

Riddick 2013 (Movie)

Creature Designer (Visual Effects)

Silent Hill: Revelation 3D 2012 (Movie)

Creature Design (Special Effects)

Outlander 2009 (Movie)

Creature Design/Visual Consultant(Patrick Tatopoulos Studios) (Character Design)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 2009 (Movie)

Creature Designer and Supervisor (Character Design)

The Ruins 2008 (Movie)

Creature Designer (Character Design)

I Am Legend 2007 (Movie)

Creatures Designer (Character Design)

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007 (Movie)

Visual Consultant (Visual Effects)

Resident Evil: Extinction 2007 (Movie)

Creature Designer (Character Design)

Silent Hill 2006 (Movie)

Creature Designer And Supervisor (Character Design)

Underworld: Evolution 2006 (Movie)

Creatures Designer and Supervisor (Character Design)

The Cave 2005 (Movie)

Creature Designer/Supervisor (Character Design)

Venom 2005 (Movie)

Creature Designer and Supervisor (Effects Supervisor)

I, Robot 2004 (Movie)

Sonny (NS5) Robot Designer (Graphic Designer)

Clive Barker's Saint Sinner 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Character Design

Underworld 2003 (Movie)

Creature Designer (Character Design)

Wes Craven Presents: They 2002 (Movie)

(Special Effects Supervisor)

Wes Craven Presents: They 2002 (Movie)

Creature Designer (Character Design)

Red Planet 2000 (Movie)

Bugs Designer (Character Design)

Jade 1995 (Movie)

illustrator (Visual Effects)

Seven 1995 (Movie)

illustrator (Visual Effects)

Stargate 1994 (Movie)

creature effects supervisor (Effects Supervisor)

Stargate 1994 (Movie)

special creature effects creator (Mechanical Special Effects)
Art Department (17)

Justice League Part 1 2017 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Independence Day Resurgence 2016 (Movie)

Creature Design (Art Assistant)

300: Rise of an Empire 2014 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Special Unit 2 2000 - 2002, 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Production Designer

Total Recall 2012 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Live Free or Die Hard 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Silent Hill 2006 (Movie)

(Concept Artist)

Underworld: Evolution 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

I, Robot 2004 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Chronicles of Riddick 2004 (Movie)

Concept Designer (Concept Artist)

Van Helsing 2004 (Movie)

(Concept Artist)

Battlefield Earth 2000 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Independence Day 1996 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Skeeter 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

conceptual artist (Art Department)

Beastmaster 2: Through the Portal of Time 1991 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (7)

Gallowwalkers 2013 (Movie)

Special Makeup Designer (Special Makeup Effects)

Creek 2008 (Movie)

(Special Makeup Effects)

Venom 2005 (Movie)

Special Makeup Design (Makeup Designer)

Battlefield Earth 2000 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Supernova 2000 (Movie)

special makeup effects designer (Special Makeup Effects)

Stargate 1994 (Movie)

Anubis' and Horus' costumes (Costumes)

Stargate 1994 (Movie)

Ra's headdress designer (Wardrobe)
Executive (4)

Pitch Black 2000 (Movie)

creature designer & supervisor (Supervisor)

Godzilla 1998 (Movie)

Godzilla designer and supervisor (Supervisor)

Independence Day 1996 (Movie)

alien creature effects designer/ supervisor (Supervisor)

Super Mario Brothers 1993 (Movie)

designer & supervisor(("Yoshi" "Koopa Creature" "Goombas")) (Supervisor)
Actor (2)

Face Off 2010 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Patriot 2000 (Movie)

French Naval Officer (Actor)
Director (1)

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans 2009 (Movie)

(Director)
Physical Effects (1)

Stuart Little 1999 (Movie)

animatronic creature supervisor(Patrick Tatopoulos Designs/animatronic creatures) (Animatronics)
Other (4)

Alien vs. Predator 2004 (Movie)

(Consultant)

Godzilla: The Series 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Consultant

Dark City 1998 (Movie)

conceptual designer (Other)

Showdown in Little Tokyo 1991 (Movie)

tattoos designer (Other)

Biography

Patrick Tatopoulos spent the early parts of his life in France and Greece before coming to the United States to build creatures for film special effects departments. After beginning his career on the movie adaptation of the video game "Super Mario Bros.," Tatopoulos was hired to design the appearance of Roland Emmerich's 1994 science fiction action movie "Stargate," which would showcase Tatopoulos' talent for creating worlds. Through his distinctive vision and designs, Tatopoulos quickly advanced to production designer. He created singular looks for spectacular action and science fiction blockbusters like "Independence Day," "Dark City," and "I, Robot." As his career progressed, Tatopoulos became a frequent collaborator with directors Emmerich, David Twohy, and Alex Proyas. In 2003, he was the production designer for director Len Wiseman on the supernatural action movie "Underworld," and this would lead to another fruitful relationship for Tatopoulos. After contributing to the sequel "Underworld: Evolution," also directed by Wiseman, Tatopoulos was given the reins for the third picture in the series. The 2009 prequel "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans," which featured actors Michael Sheen and Bill Nighy, was Tatopoulos' first film as a director. In 2011, Tatopoulos began a regular role as a judge for the special effects-themed television reality show competition "Face Off."

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