William B. Kaplan
William " Bill" B. Kaplan is an American sound engineer, actor and cinematographer who was nominated among others seven times for an Academy Award for Best Sound.
1970s, 1980s and 1990s
Kaplan began his career as a sound engineer in the film industry in Hollywood in 1972 to film drama Prison Girls by Tom De Simone with Jacqueline Giroux, Annik Borel and Tracy Hand foot and worked until today in the production of nearly ninety films. In a few film productions he appeared as an actor in supporting roles on or worked as a cameraman.
At the Academy Awards in 1986 Kaplan was first nominated for the Oscar for best sound, along with Bill Varney, B. Tennyson Sebastian II, Robert Thirlwell for the science-fiction comedy film Back to the Future ( Back to the Future, 1985) by Robert Zemeckis starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson in the lead roles.
In the next Oscar ceremony 1987 he had, Donald O. Mitchell, Kevin O'Connell and Rick Kline for the Oscar for best sound in the action film Top Gun - with you fear neither death nor devil ( Top Gun, 1986) Tony Scott Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and Anthony Edwards.
1995 Kaplan was nominated along with Randy Thom, Tom Johnson and Dennis S. Sands for the Oscar for best sound in Forrest Gump (1994 ), one directed by Robert Zemeckis film adaptation of the eponymous novel by Winston Groom with Tom Hanks, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise in the lead roles. At the same time Kaplan, Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis S. Sands and won for this film in 1995 awarded by the Cinema Audio Society CAS Award for outstanding achievements in sound.
The next Oscar nomination for the best sound he received in 1996 with Kevin O'Connell, Rick Kline and Gregory H. Watkins for the movie Crimson Tide - In the lowest risk ( Crimson Tide, 1995) by Tony Scott and starring Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman and George Dzundza. Furthermore, Kaplan with Kevin O'Connell, Rick Kline and Gregory H. Watkins for Crimson Tide for the CAS was Award for outstanding merits nominated at the tone.
During the Academy Awards 1998 with Randy Kaplan Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis S. Sands, and for the sound in the staged by Robert Zemeckis sci-fi Drame Contact ( 1997) with Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey and James Woods was nominated for an Oscar. For this film, he also with Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis S. Sands, and also received another nomination for the CAS Award for outstanding achievements in sound.
Another Oscar nomination for the best sound he got, Randy Thom, Tom Johnson and Dennis S. Sands Academy Awards 2001 for the damage also directed by Robert Zemeckis movie Cast Away - Lost (Cast Away, 2000), in which Tom Hanks Helen Hunt and Chris Noth played the lead roles. Also for Castaway Kaplan with Randy Thom, Tom Johnson, Dennis S. Sands, and was in 2001 for a further CAS Award for outstanding merits nominated at the tone.
Last Kaplan with Randy Thom, Tom Johnson and Dennis S. Sands was nominated for the Academy Awards in 2005 for the Oscar for best sound, and indeed for the computer-animated children's film The Polar Express ( The Polar Express, 2004), in which again Rober Zemeckis has directed and in which Tom Hanks also collaborated as previously filmed real person and as a voice actor in the English original.
In 2008 he won with Sally Boldt and Lisa Jaime Golden Reel Award from the Motion Picture Sound Editors for Best Sound in a music film, and indeed for Hairspray ( 2007) by Adam Shankman starring Nikki Blonsky, John Travolta and Michelle Pfeiffer in the lead roles. At the same time he was in 2008 with Gerard McCann and Jonathan Karp and Golden Reel Award for Best Sound in the Western film drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford ( The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2007) nominated Andrew Dominik, starring Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck and Zooey Deschanel.
2010 Kaplan won jointly with Mark P. Stoeckinger, Kevin O'Connell and Beau Borders awarded by the International Press Academy Satellite Award for best sound editing in the thriller Unstoppable - Out of Control (2010) by Tony Scott and the lead actors Denzel Washington, Chris Pine and Rosario Dawson.