Frank Oz

Frank Oz

Date of Birth: 25 May 1944

Country: UK

Biography: Frank Oz (born Richard Frank Oznowicz); is a British-born American film director, actor, voice actor and puppeteer who is known for creating and performing the characters Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Show and for directing films including the 1986 Little Shop Of Horrors remake and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is also the operator and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars series... (Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 40 (Actor), 14 (Director)

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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
    Three years after the events of "Star Wars," Imperial forces continue to pursue the Rebels. After the Rebellion's defeat on the ice planet Hoth, Luke journeys to the planet Dagobah to train with Jedi Master Yoda, who has lived in hiding since the fall of the Republic. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap in the Cloud City of Bespin. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces a startling revelation. (20th Century Fox)
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    Monsters, Inc.
    The Academy Award-winning creators of "Toy Story" open the door to a frightfully funny world of monsters and mayhem and scare up lots of laughs in their new movie, Monsters, Inc. (Disney/Pixar)
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
    Darth Vader and the Empire are building a new, indestructible Death Star. Meanwhile, Han Solo has been imprisoned, and Luke Skywalker has sent R2D2 and C3PO to try and free him. Princess Leia - disguised as a bounty hunter - and Chewbacca go along as well. The final battle takes place on the moon of Endor, with its natural inhabitants, the Ewoks, lending a hand to the rebels. Will Darth Vader and the dark side overcome the rebels and take over the universe ? (imdb)
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    Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
    When the evil Trade Federation plots to take over the peaceful planet of Naboo, Jedi warrior Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi embark on an amazing adventure to save the planet.
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    Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
    Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé Amidala while his teacher, Obi-Wan Kenobi, makes an investigation of a separatist assassination attempt on Padmé which leads to the discovery of a secret Republican clone army.
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    Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
    After three years of fighting in the Clone Wars, Anakin Skywalker concludes his journey towards the Dark Side of the Force, putting his friendship with Obi Wan Kenobi and his marriage at risk.
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    Zathura
    A heart-racing sci-fi adventure about two squabbling brothers who are propelled into deepest, darkest space while playing a mysterious game they discovered in the basement of their old house.
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    Labyrinth
    16-year-old Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) accidentally wishes her baby stepbrother Toby to the evil Goblin King Jareth (David Bowie) who will transform Toby into a goblin if Sarah does not complete his Labyrinth in 13 hours.(imdb)
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    Spies Like Us
    Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.
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    The Dark Crystal
    Another planet, another time. 1000 years ago the Dark Crystal was damaged by one of the Urskeks and an age of chaos began... (imdb)
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    Trading Places
    A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (imdb)
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    The Muppet Movie
    Kermit and his new found friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog-legs merchant is after Kermit. (imdb)
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    The Muppet Christmas Carol
    The Muppet character tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. (imdb)
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    The Great Muppet Caper
    Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie are reporters who travel to Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy. (imdb)
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    The Muppets Take Manhattan
    Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find it's a more difficult task than they anticipated. (imdb)
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    Muppet Treasure Island
    The Muppet's twist on the classic tale. (imdb)
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    Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
    Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can't fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve, nobody would get presents. (imdb)
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    Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird
    After being evicted from Sesame Street, Big Bird begins a long adventure wandering the country. In the mean time, his friends search for him to bring him back. (imdb)
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    Big Bird in China
    Big Bird and his Sesame Street companion, Barkley, the big, fluffy dog, travel across China in search of the legendary Feng Huang, the Phoenix Bird. Along the way they visit with Chinese schoolchildren, watch a Tai Ji demonstration, learn some Chinese words and songs, and meet the mischievous Monkey King. (imdb)
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    Time Piece
    Time Piece (1965) - Short Film
    Dislocation in time, time signatures, time as a philosophical concept, and slavery to time are some of the themes touched upon in this nine-minute, experimental film, which was written, directed, and produced by Jim Henson-and starred Jim Henson! Screened for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in May of 1965, Time Piece enjoyed an eighteen-month run at one Manhattan movie theater and was nominated for an Academy Award for outstanding short subject. (imdb)
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    A Muppet Family Christmas
    When Fozzie and the Muppet Show gang drop in unexpectedly on Fozzie's mother, she is forced to cancel her winter vacation plans and entertain them all. Soon the Sesame Street gang comes by as carolers, and then Kermit and his nephew Robin discover a Fraggle Rock hole in the basement. A snow storm blows in, stranding everyone at the house, except for Miss Piggy, who arrives just in time for all the Muppets to celebrate Christmas together. (imdb)
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    Don\
    Getting locked in the Metropolitan Museum over night, Big Bird and Snuffy try to get a little boy, and his invivsible cat back into the stars where his mom and dad are. Meanwhile, the gang are locked in too, lokking for Big Bird. (imdb)
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    Emmet Otter\
    Emmet Otter and his Ma are poor come Christmas time, unable to buy that special gift for one another. But when a talent show offers a top prize of fifty dollars, they both secretly risk what little they have left to try and top the Riverbottom Gang, the favorite to win the competition.
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    Muppet*vision 3-D
    A series of 3D gags featuring the muppets, shown at Walt Disney World.
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    Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince
    Frog and princess, both cursed by a witch, figure out how to break each other's spell. (imdb)
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    Muppet Classic Theater
    The Muppets perform six classic fairy tales. (imdb)
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    The Adventures of Super Grover
    When Grover's mommy makes him a super hero costume for Halloween, Grover immediately finds that the second he puts it on, he gains super powers and uses them in four amazing adventures. (imdb)
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    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer\
    The Muppet Elmo is one of the most beloved characters among children across the globe. Meet the unlikely man behind the puppet - the heart and soul of Elmo - Kevin Clash.
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    Henson\
    A documentary with featured performance clips and interviews featuring Jim and Jane Henson, Frank Oz and others. The documentary focuses on the Muppet phenomena and a look at the behind-the-scenes of the Jim Henson Company in its glory days. (imdb)
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    I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story
    Caroll Spinney has been Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since 1969... and at 80 years old, he has no intention of stopping. You probably don't know that until a last minute change of heart by NASA, Big Bird was supposed to go to space aboard the Challenger. Or you may know that Oscar the Grouch got his voice from a cantankerous cabbie, but you'd be surprised to learn that a fire in his trash can almost led to Caroll's untimely demise. Caroll's stories are the stuff of legend. (iambigbird.com)
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    The Muppet Show
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    Sesame Street
    Sesame Street (1969) - TV Series
    On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, both human and puppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games and songs. (imdb)
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    Elmopalooza
    Elmopalooza (1998) - TV Movie
    Join the Muppets from Sesame Street for an all-star celebration of 30 years of songs and laughs! (imdb)
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    Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched
    The original puppeteers of The Muppet Show, including director Frank Oz, discuss how they crafted their characters and how they brought them to life on the screen.
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    The Stories Behind the Making of \
    The Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers is an hour- long documentary featuring every participant from the film. Star and co-writer Dan Aykroyd explains how a joke that he and best friend John Belushi shared with friends evolved from a Saturday Night Live skit to a best-selling album and then to a film. Director John Landis covers the difficult production, from the outrageous stunts to Belushi’s disappearances from the set.
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    Elmo Saves Christmas
    Elmo Saves Christmas (1996) - Direct-to-Video
    Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day, but with the help of Santa's reindeer-in-training, Lightning, he learns that might not be such a good idea when he sees the future. (imdb)
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    Big Bird\
    The special was produced for the PBS pledge drive season, and stars Big Bird and Snuffy, as they go to the roller skating rink for Big Bird's birthday. Meanwhile, Cookie Monster is tempted to eat Big Bird's cake, but staves off his desire by eating everything else on the street. Celebrity guests included Bo Jackson, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Ray Charles.
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    Muppets from Space
    Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. He is kidnapped and it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help reunite him with his long-lost family. (imdb)
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    Sesame Street: CinderElmo
    All your favorite Muppets from Sesame Street and some very special guests join CinderElmo as he goes to the ball of the beautiful Princess - with the help of his Fairy Godperson (imdb.com).
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    Of Muppets and Men: The Making of The Muppet Show
    Documentary about the work of puppeteer Jim Henson and his team in creating The Muppet Show. (imdb)
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