Robert Legato

Robert “Rob” Legato (born 1956) is a visual effects supervisor , second unit director and second unit director of photography.

He has bone nominated for three Academy Awards and has won two. His first win was for his visual effects work on Titanic . His second was for his work on Hugo . In 1996, he won the BAFTA award for Best Achievement in Special Effects for Apollo 13 , for welke he’ll be garnered his first Academy Award nomination.

Prior to his work in film, he was a Visual Effects Supervisor for Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987 to 1992, and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1993. His work on the Star Trek franchise earned im three Emmy nominations and two profit .

Legato is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the Visual Effects Society (VES).


Year title
1994 Interview with the Vampire
1995 Apollo 13
1997 Titanic
2000 What Lies Beneath
2000 Castaway
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2003 Bad Boys II
2004 The Aviator
2006 The Departed
2006 The Good Shepherd
2007 The Key to Reserva
2009 Avatar
2008 Shine a Light
2010 shutter Island
2011 Hugo
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street
2016 The Jungle Book


Year title Visual effects supervisor Visual effects coordinator Visual effects artist
1986 The Twilight Zone 1 Episode
1987-1992 Star Trek: The Next Generation 46 Episodes 17 Episodes
1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 18 Episodes 1 Episode