Gary Rydstrom

Gary Rydstrom Director

At Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Sound, Gary Rydstrom has sound designed and mixed many films, including Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, A River Runs Through It, Toy Story, Quiz Show, Titanic, Saving Private Ryan, Punch-Drunk Love, Finding Nemo, and Ready Player One. He has won seven Academy Awards for Sound and Sound Editing, and Career Achievement Awards from both the Cinema Audio Society and Motion Picture Sound Editors. For Pixar Animation Studios, he directed two shorts, the Oscar-nominated “Lifted,” and “Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation.” In 2015, he directed the animated feature Strange Magic for Disney/Lucasfilm. Gary is a native of Chicago, and a graduate of the School of Cinema at the University of Southern California.