PATRICK TATOPOULOS (Godzilla design) is a production designer
and conceptual designer. He worked as co-production designer
on Independence Day and teamed with Roland Emmerich to create
the aliens for the film. Previously, he conspired with the filmmaker
on StarGate, first as a conceptual designer for the alien sets,
then to design and create the creatures and make-up effects. Tatopoulos
recently completed production design on the upcoming feature Dark
City, directed by Alex Proyas. Other film credits include Jade,
Jumanji, Demolition Man, The Last Action Hero, The Bodyguard,
Dracula, and The Doors, on which he worked as conceptual designer.
Feature films for which he provided creature effects, effects
story-boarding, special effects make-up and/or conceptual design
include Wolf, Seven, Hot Shots, Star Trek V and Gremlins 2, among
others. He also designed and created special make-up effects
for an Emmy Award-winning episode of "Star Trek: The Next
Tatopoulos was born and raised in Paris to a Greek father and
a French mother. He spent the first 10 years of his career in
Paris and Rome doing graphic design for several publications,
as well as comic book illustration, interior design and painting.
He eventually moved to Greece where he spent nine years working
with an international advertising agency before relocating to
the United States to pursue a career in film.
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