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A career spanning 3 decades in the film industry.

Since the age of 19, Robert Kurtzman has worked as a Makeup / special effects makeup Artist. He has become an icon in the world of special make-up, creature effects, and genre film making. His award-winning, photo realistic effects work can be seen in hundreds of movies including Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters, franchises and television series.


As the director of such genre hits and fan favorites as Wishmaster, The Rage, and Buried Alive, and as the creator of the modern horror classic From Dusk Till Dawn, his films and amazing special effects have won him legions of fans around the globe.

Robert is one of the co-founders of the award winning K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. (Kurtzman-Nicotero-Berger). K.N.B. became one of the most prolific effects studios in Hollywood with hundreds of feature film and television credits including From Dusk Till Dawn, Dances With Wolves, Jingle All The Way, Austin Powers: Gold-Member, Rat Race, Unbreakable, House on Haunted Hill, Spawn, Casino, The Faculty, Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness, Thir13en Ghosts, City Slickers, The Green Mile, John Carpenter’s Vampires and In The Mouth of Madness, Village of the Damned, Stephen King’s Misery, Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Wes Craven’s Scream 1,2,3 and New Nightmare, Jason Goes To Hell, as well as the television series Tales From The Crypt, Hercules, Xena, Outer Limits, ER, Chicago Hope and many more.

Currently Kurtzman Heads his own effects company, Robert Kurtzman MUFX. His list of credits has continued to grow with movies like: Secret Headquarters, The Russo Brother's Cherry, Stephen King's Dr. Sleep & Gerald's Game, Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House, First Kill, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, It Follows, The Bye Bye Man, The Super, John Dies at the End, Don't Kill It, Fun Size, The Funhouse Massacre, Alex Cross, Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog, Kevin Smith's Tusk & Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, The Neighbor and many more.


Over the past 30 years Robert has worked with such acclaimed directors as The Russo Brothers, Stephen Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Raimi, Robert Rodriquez, Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter, Frank Darabont, DJCaruso, Don Coscarelli, Peter Berg, Tobe Hooper, Ivan Reitman, Wes Craven, M.Night Shyamalan, Jay Roach, Ang Lee, Paul Schrader, Stuart Gordon, Kevin Costner, Walter Hill, Mike Flanagan, Kevin Smith, Clive Barker, and many more


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