As the youngest of five children Bottin in the industriellen suburb El Monte buildup . As a child it was inspired of horror films and magazines such as z. B. Forrest J. Ackermans Famous of monster OF film country. Its father was a foreman in a transport and a camp company, which had specialized in film sceneries and Requisiten. At the age of 7 years Rob Bottin had a drastic experience, when his father him a crate with Franconia stone - mummy showed, and which small Rob waited several hours before the crate stayed and on a movement of the doll.
With 14 Bottin sent various designs and sketches to the effect Maskenbildner Rick Baker (American who wolf and Michael Jacksons legendary Thriller video), whatever adjusted it promptly. The only larger co-operation of the two remained however John Guillermins King Kong - Remake of 1976.
1978 began a fruitful co-operation with director Joe Dante, which Rob Bottin for its horror B Movie Piranhas engaged. Later Bottin the Geisterpiraten for John Carpenters horror classical author The Fog created two years - nebulas of having a horror. Owing to Bottins guard measure of 1.88 meters it was allowed to slip in the conclusion sequence even personally into costume of Oberpirat the Blake. 1981 stepped it in direct competition to its former Mentor Rick Baker, when it the effects for Joe Dantes The Howling - which created animal, parallel to John Landis' American who wolf, for which Baker the late OSCAR - crowned mask effects created.
Its probably most spectacular work followed 1982 for John Carpenters Remake of the classical author the thing from another world. For the multiplicity at mask effects Bottin worked one year long seven days the week and had to be brought at the end of the turning work with total exhaustion in the hospital. 2 further films of Joe Dante, Twilight zone followed - The Movie (1983) and Explorers (1985), with which River Phoenix gave its film debut.
Likewise very much its only co-operation with Ridley Scott succeeded. For legend (1985) with Tom Cruise created Bottin a multiplicity of gruseliger fabulous creatures, for which he got also a OSCAR nominating. After the witches of Eastwick (1987) the journey followed in I ( 1987) so far last co-operation with Joe the Dante with. With RoboCop (1987) and totally Recall (1990) (both under the direction of Paul Verhoeven) Rob Bottin showed again the whole range of its Könnens, until it became somewhat calmer at the beginning of the 90's around it. With filters (1995) and Fight club (1999) two work for David followed finch ago.
Rob Bottins last larger project was the first part of the cinema version of 3 angels for Charlie (2000).
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||US-American specialist for mask effects in the film|
|DATE OF BIRTH||1959|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Los Angeles, California|