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6 movie stars reborn in CG

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Once, the only characters it was possible to create using computer generated imagery were cartoon heroes such as Woody and Buzz Lightyear in the Toy Story movies. But in recent years, CG technology has advanced to such a stage that it can even recreate live action actors in utterly convincing fashion.

Here we reveal how VFX studios have recreated six movie actors in CGI, including links to video highlights and behind-the-scenes interviews...

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Dan Oliver
Dan Oliver

Over the last 20 years, Dan has edited a number of print magazines and websites, including Computer Arts, 3D World and ImagineFX, and has written for publications including the Sunday Times, the Guardian, the Manchester Evening News, Manchester United Magazine, T3, and many more. He is currently the digital editor of Creative Bloq's sister magazine, Wallpaper*.