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    Jan Švankmajer

    Jan Švankmajer

    • Films art directed: Conspirators of Pleasure
    Jan Švankmajer (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjan ˈʃvaŋkmajɛr]; born 4 September 1934) is a Czech filmmaker and artist whose work spans several media. He is a self-labeled surrealist known for his surreal animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists such as Terry Gilliam, the Brothers Quay, and many others. Jan Švankmajer was born in Prague. An early influence on his later artistic development was a puppet theatre he was given for Christmas as a child. He studied at the College of Applied Arts in Prague and later in the Department of Puppetry at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts. He contributed to Emil Radok's film Doktor Faust in 1958 and then began working for Prague's Semafor Theatre where he founded the Theatre of Masks. He then moved on to the Laterna Magika multimedia theatre, where he renewed his association with Radok. This theatrical experience is reflected in Švankmajer's first film The Last Trick, which was released in 1964. Under the influence of theoretician Vratislav Effenberger Švankmajer moved from the mannerism of his early work to classic surrealism, first manifested in his film The Garden (1968), and joined the Czechoslovakian Surrealist
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    Martha Colburn

    Martha Colburn

    • Films art directed: Triumph of the Wild
    Martha Colburn is a filmmaker and artist. She is best known for her animation films, which are created through puppetry, collage, and paint on glass techniques. She has made over forty films since 1994. Colburn has also been fervently involved in playing music. One out of numerous groups she has been a part of is The Dramatics, a band she formed in Baltimore with Jason Willett. Recently in her career, Colburn has made sculptural/video installation work and experimented with integrating her films with musical performance. Yet music and film have always shared a deep connection within Colburn’s work. Colburn was born in 1972 and spent her childhood near the Appalachian Mountains between Gettysburg and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She began making art at a very young age, but did not start working with film until 1994. In an interview with Blank Screen Media, Colburn discusses her past and present influences for making art: “In high school it was politics and history and then in my twenties I made tons of music films (many sexually oriented) and now I am back to the politics and history.” In 1990, Colburn left the Appalachians to attend the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.
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    Boris Leven

    Boris Leven

    • Films art directed: A Dream of Kings
    Boris Leven (August 13, 1908 - October 11, 1986) was a Russian-born Academy Award-winning art director and production designer whose Hollywood career spanned fifty-three years. Born in Moscow, Leven emigrated to the United States in 1927 and became a naturalized citizen in 1938. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from the University of Southern California, he attended the Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in New York City. Leven began his film career as a sketch artist at Paramount Pictures in 1933 and moved to 20th Century Fox three years later. His first screen credit was as the art director for Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), which garnered him the first of nine Oscar nominations. The designs Leven created over the years ranged from realistic to highly stylistic. For Giant (1956), he constructed the Victorian home that sits isolated in a wide expanse of open field, which became an iconic image for the film. His work for West Side Story (1961), which won him the Academy Award for Best Color Art Direction, included actual New York City locations combined with a tenement rooftop and fire escape, inspired by the more abstract stage production, that were built on a
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    Harry Oliver

    Harry Oliver

    • Films art directed: City Girl
    Harry Oliver (April 4, 1888 – July 4, 1973) was an American humorist, artist, and Academy Award nominated art director of films from the 1920s and 1930s. Besides his outstanding work in Hollywood, he is now best remembered for his humorous writings about the American Southwest, and his publication (1946–1964) of the Desert Rat Scrap Book, an irregular broadsheet devoted to the Southwest. He was born in Hastings, Minnesota and died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. He is known for his Hollywood work as art director on the films Seventh Heaven (1927) and Street Angel (1928), for which he was nominated for the very first Academy Awards, as well as set design or art direction on the films Ben Hur (1925), Sparrows (1926), Scarface (1932), Viva Villa! (1934), Mark of the Vampire (1935), and The Good Earth (1937). Harold Griffith Oliver was born in Hastings, Minnesota, April 4, 1888, to Mary Simmons (born in Minnesota) and Frederick William Oliver (born in England). Raised in a Tom Sawyer environment, he associated with trappers, timbermen and steamboat men, and became an expert canoesman, guide, and muskrat hunter while a very young man. His father, Frederick Oliver, ran a
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    Adolf Born

    Adolf Born

    • Films art directed: Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, a Sailor from York
    Adolf Born (born June 12, 1930) is a Czech painter and illustrator, caricaturist and film-maker. Born in the town of České Velenice on the Czech-Austrian border, Adolf Born got his Visual Arts Education from 1949 to 1955 in Prague, where he still lives and works. Since the 1960s his works have been exhibited all over the world. In 1974 Born was awarded a Grand Prix prize in Montreal. He made many ex libris, mostly by the technique of colour lithography. His pictures often mix fantasy worlds, people and animals. Apart from his graphics including well over a hundred exhibitions, and his illustration of literally hundreds of books including some international classics, he has been active in theatre costume and set design and in animated film. He is married and has one daughter. The asteroid 17806 Adolfborn is named for him.
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    Robert McCall

    Robert McCall

    • Films art directed: The Black Hole
    Robert McCall (December 23, 1919 – February 26, 2010) was a conceptual artist, known particularly for his works of space art. McCall was an illustrator for Life magazine in the 1960s, created promotional artwork for Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey and Richard Fleischer's production Tora! Tora! Tora! and worked as an artist for NASA, documenting the history of the Space Race. McCall was also production illustrator on Star Trek: The Motion Picture. The character Commander William Riker expressed admiration for the work of "Bob McCall" in one episode of the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation. McCall's work can be found on U.S. postage stamps, NASA mission patches, and his murals grace the walls of the National Air and Space Museum, the National Gallery of Art, The Pentagon, Epcot, and Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. McCall died in 2010 of heart failure in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was survived by his wife Louise, their two daughters, Linda and Catherine, and four grandchildren.
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    Matteo De Cosmo

    • Films art directed: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    Matteo De Cosmo is a film art director, production designer and costume designer.
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    Takeo Kimura

    Takeo Kimura

    • Films art directed: Circus Boys
    Takeo Kimura (木村 威夫, Kimura Takeo, April 1, 1918 – March 21, 2010) was a Japanese art director, writer and film director. Beginning his career in 1945 he art-directed well over 200 films. He was one of Japan's best known art directors, most famously for his collaborations with cult director Seijun Suzuki through the 1960s at the Nikkatsu Company, exemplified by Tokyo Drifter (1966). Other directors with whom he frequently worked include Toshio Masuda, Kazuo Kuroki, Kei Kumai and Kaizo Hayashi. At age 90 he made his feature film directorial debut with Dreaming Awake (2008). He had also worked as a critic, writer, painter, photographer and teacher. Kimura was born in Tokyo on April 1, 1918. A graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University with a background in theatre, Kimura joined the Nikkatsu Company's scenography department in 1941. The same year, the government ordered the ten major movie studios to consolidate into two. A counteroffer of three was accepted and Nikkatsu merged with Daito and Shinko, the first shutting down their film production unit, and the new company was named Daiei. Kimura continued as an assistant with Daiei after World War II and was promoted to art director in 1945.
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    Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam

    • Films art directed: The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus
    Terrence Vance "Terry" Gilliam ( /ˈɡɪliəm/; born 22 November 1940) is an American-born British screenwriter, film director, animator, actor and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. Gilliam is also known for directing several films, including Brazil (1985), The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988), The Fisher King (1991), 12 Monkeys (1995), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) and The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). The only "Python" not born in Britain, he took British citizenship in 1968. In 2006 he formally renounced his American citizenship. Gilliam was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Beatrice (née Vance) and James Hall Gilliam, who was a traveling salesman for Folgers before becoming a carpenter. Soon after, they moved to the nearby Medicine Lake. The family moved to Panorama City, California, in 1952. Gilliam attended Birmingham High School where he was class president and senior prom King, was voted "Most Likely to Succeed", and achieved straight A's. During high school, he began to avidly read Mad magazine, which was then edited by Harvey Kurtzman; this later influenced his work. Gilliam later spoke to Salman Rushdie about defining experiences in
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    Mark Digby

    Mark Digby

    • Films art directed: Beautiful People
    Mark Digby is a film production designer and art director.
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    Nick Bassett

    • Films art directed: Avatar
    Nick Bassett is a film art director, production designer and set decorator.
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    Matthew Modine

    Matthew Modine

    • Films art directed: When I Was a Boy
    Matthew Avery Modine (born March 22, 1959) is an award-winning American actor. His film roles include Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, the title character in Alan Parker's Birdy, high school wrestler Louden Swain in Vision Quest, and oversexed Sullivan Groff in Weeds. Modine, the youngest of seven children, was born in Loma Linda, California, the son of Dolores (née Warner), a bookkeeper, and Mark Alexander Modine, who managed drive-in theaters. His first film role was in John Sayles' Baby It's You. His performance caught the eye of director Harold Becker, who cast him in Vision Quest (Crazy for You) based on the novel by Terry Davis. He appeared in the sex comedy Private School, co-starring Phoebe Cates and Betsy Russell. The director Robert Altman propelled Modine to international stardom with his film adaptation of David Rabe's play Streamers. Modine and his fellow castmates won an unprecedented Best Actor prize from the Venice Film Festival for the tragic story of young American soldiers about to be shipped to Vietnam. Modine played Mel Gibson's brother in Mrs. Soffel and starred with Nicolas Cage in Alan Parker's Birdy. The film was awarded a prize at the
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    Alexandre Benois

    Alexandre Benois

    • Films art directed: Bonaparte and the Revolution
    Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Бенуа, also spelled Alexander Benois) (3 May [O.S. 21 April] 1870, St. Petersburg – 9 February 1960, Paris), an influential artist, art critic, historian, preservationist, and founding member of Mir iskusstva (World of Art), an art movement and magazine. As a designer for the Ballets Russes under Serge Diaghilev, Benois' influence on the modern ballet and stage design is considered seminal. Alexandre was born into the artistic and intellectual Benois family, prominent members of the 19th and early 20th-century Russian intelligentsia. His father was Nicholas Benois, a noted Russian architect. His brothers included Albert Benois and brother Leon; the latter also became a notable architect. Not planning a career in the arts, Alexandre graduated from the Faculty of Law, St. Petersburg University in 1894. Three years later while in Versailles, Benois painted a series of watercolors depicting Last Promenades of Louis XIV. When exhibited by Pavel Tretyakov in 1897, they brought him to attention of Sergei Diaghilev and the artist Leon Bakst. Together the three men founded the art magazine and movement Mir iskusstva (World of
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    Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • Films art directed: Kanye West: College Dropout - Video Anthology
    Kanye Omari West ( /ˈkɑːnjeɪ/; born June 8, 1977) is an American musician, film director and fashion designer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used pitched-up vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. However, subsequent productions saw him broadening his musical palette and expressing influences encompassing '70s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, and classical music. West released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, his third album Graduation in 2007, his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak in 2008, and his fifth album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010. West released a collaborative album, Watch the Throne with Jay-Z in 2011, which is the duo's first collaborative album. His five solo albums, all of which have gone platinum, have received numerous awards and critical acclaim. All albums have been
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    Mingote

    Mingote

    • Films art directed: Puerta del tiempo
    Don Antonio Mingote Barrachina, 1st Marquess of Daroca (17 January 1919 – 3 April 2012), also simply known as Mingote, was a Spanish cartoonist, writer, and journalist. He drew a daily cartoon in ABC since 1953 until his death in 2012. He was born in Sitges, Barcelona, Spain. On 1 December 2011, Mingote was raised into the Spanish nobility by King Juan Carlos I with the hereditary title of Marqués de Daroca (English: Marquess of Daroca). He died in Madrid.
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    Ross Bellah

    Ross Bellah

    • Films art directed: Police Story: The Freeway Killings
    Ross Bellah (27 January 1907 – 2 February 2004) was an American art director, primarily for Columbia Pictures. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The Solid Gold Cadillac. He also worked on most if not all television series produced by Screen Gems, the television subsidiary of Columbia Pictures such as The Donna Reed Show, Dennis the Menace, Hazel, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie and The Partridge Family.
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    William Budge

    • Films art directed: Michael Jackson's This Is It
    William Budge is a film art director and production designer.
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    Hilarie Burton

    Hilarie Burton

    • Films art directed: The True-Love Tale of Boyfriend & Girlfriend
    Hilarie Ross Burton (born July 1, 1982) is an American actress. A former host of MTV's Total Request Live, she portrayed Peyton Sawyer on The CW drama One Tree Hill for six seasons (2003-2009). Burton gained wider recognition with leading roles in the films Our Very Own, Solstice and The List, and currently stars as Sara Ellis on the USA dramedy White Collar. Hilarie Burton was born on July 1, 1982 in Sterling, Virginia. She graduated from Park View High School in 2000, where she was student council treasurer her sophomore year, vice-president her junior year, and head cheerleader, student council president, and homecoming queen her senior year. Burton attended New York University and Fordham University. Burton's first big break came when working as a VJ for the Total Request Live on MTV. She was supposed to be a guest commentator for one segment but producers decided to offer her a permanent job. Burton went on to present at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards and MTV's Iced Out New Year's Eve. Burton went on to portray herself on The WB Teen Drama television series Dawson's Creek in 2002 which was marked as her Acting debut. In April 2003 Burton was cast in The WB Drama pilot One
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    Paul Scheerbart

    Paul Scheerbart

    • Films art directed: Algol
    Paul Karl Wilhelm Scheerbart (8 January 1863 in Danzig – 15 October 1915 in Berlin) was a German author of fantastic literature and drawings. He was also published under the pseudonym Kuno Küfer and is best known for the book Glasarchitektur (1914). Scheerbart was associated with expressionist architecture and one of its leading proponents, Bruno Taut. He composed aphoristic poems about glass for the Taut's Glass Pavilion at the Werkbund Exhibition (1914). Paul Scheerbart began studies of philosophy and history of art in 1885. In 1887 he worked as a poet in Berlin and tried to invent Perpetual motion machines. In 1892 he was one of the joint founders of the Verlag deutscher Phantasten (Publishers of German Fantasists). At this time he was in financial difficulties. After writing in different publications he produced his first novel 'Die große Revolution' (The Great Revolution), which was published by the Insel-Verlag. The young Ernst Rowohlt published Scheerbart's bizarre poem collection Katerpoesie and became his friend. Scheerbart's fantasty essays about glass architecture influenced architects at that time, including the young Bruno Taut. Among his Berlin friends and drinking
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    Natacha Rambova

    Natacha Rambova

    • Films art directed: Billions
    Natacha Rambova (January 19, 1897 – June 5, 1966) was an American silent film costume and set designer, artistic director, screenwriter, producer and occasional actress. Later in life she worked as a mildly successful fashion designer and Egyptologist. She is best known as the second wife of film star Rudolph Valentino. Rambova was born Winifred Shaughnessy in Salt Lake City. Her father, Michael Shaughnessy, was an Irish Catholic who fought for the Union during the American Civil War. Her mother, Winifred Kimball, was nicknamed "Muzzie" and was a granddaughter of Mormon Patriarch Heber C. Kimball. Her father was a businessman who partook in mining interests, but eventually his alcohol and gambling problems became too much for her mother. Her mother became an interior designer and moved to San Francisco. She was married four times (Michael was her second husband), eventually settling on millionaire perfume mogul Richard Hudnut. Rambova was adopted by her stepfather, making her legal name Winifred Hudnut. Before her marriage to Hudnut, Rambova's mother married Edgar De Wolfe, brother of Elsie De Wolfe, a prominent interior decorator. With this marriage her mother became socially
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    Elis Lam

    • Films art directed: Saw VI
    Elis Lam is a film art director and production designer.
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    Eddy Wong

    • Films art directed: Red Cliff
    Eddy Wong is a film art director and production designer.
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    Nonzee Nimibutr

    Nonzee Nimibutr

    • Films art directed: Superstitious
    Nonzee Nimibutr (Thai: นนทรีย์ นิมิบุตร, RTGS: Nonsi Nimibut; born in 1962 in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand) is a Thai film director, film producer and screenwriter. Best known for his ghost thriller, Nang Nak, he is generally credited as the leader among a "New Wave" of Thai filmmakers that also includes Pen-Ek Ratanaruang, Wisit Sasanatieng and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Nonzee graduated with a bachelor of arts in visual communication design from the Faculty of Decorative Arts at Silpakorn University in 1987. Classmates included Wisit Sasanatieng and production designer Ek Iemchuen. He started his career as a director of television commercials and music videos. He made his feature-film debut with 1997's Dang Bireley's and Young Gangsters, with a screenplay by Wisit Sasanatieng. The story was set in 1956 in Bangkok and follows the adventures of a gang of young criminals, with the action showing the influence of John Woo films. It was named best picture at the Thailand National Film Awards and was nominated for a Dragons and Tigers Award at the Vancouver International Film Festival. His next film was Nang Nak, a thriller based on a popular Thai ghost story, also scripted by Wisit.
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    Lyle R. Wheeler

    • Films art directed: Bloodhounds of Broadway
    Lyle Reynolds Wheeler, (b. February 2, 1905 in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA. d. January 10, 1990 in Woodland Hills, California, USA), was an Academy Award-winning American motion picture art director. Wheeler studied at the University of Southern California, then worked as a magazine artist and industrial designer. In 1936 he was hired by David O. Selznick to work as a set designer for Selznick's motion picture production company. Wheeler proved to be a creative genius when it came to designing quality sets at reasonable costs and was very much in demand in the industry. By the end of World War II, Wheeler had joined Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, where he remained as chief art director until the end of the 1950s. In a career spanning forty years, Wheeler created sets for more than three hundred and fifty motion pictures, many of which are considered film classics. His credits include A Star is Born, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, State Fair, The Dolly Sisters, Forever Amber, The Fan, The Pride of St. Louis, The Seven Year Itch, and Carousel. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction twenty-nine times, winning five. In 1951, he was nominated for four different
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    Lyudmila Kusakova

    • Films art directed: Ward No. 6
    Lyudmila Kusakova is a film production designer, costume designer and art director.
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    José Bernal

    José Bernal

    • Films art directed: The Natural Route
    José Antonio Severino Bernal Muñoz (January 8, 1925 – April 19, 2010, known by his first name and by his paternal family name José Bernal) was a Cuban-American artist, born in Santa Clara, Cuba, in the former province of Las Villas (now Villa Clara) and became a naturalized U.S.A. citizen in 1980. Bernal's aesthetics stemmed from his Cuban birth and the experience of exile and renewal. His art has been described as modernist, abstract, and expressionist. The term postmodernist also may be applied to Bernal's diverse and complex body of work, specifically as he rejected the notion of the new in art, a characteristic imbued in postmodern theory. When Bernal was a child, he was privately tutored in art and music. He was graduated from Normal Teachers College in 1945 and began teaching at a series of public and private schools in the province of Las Villas. Simultaneously, he enrolled in the Escuela de Artes Plásticas Leopoldo Romañach where he earned his MFA. His musical and visual creations were performed and exhibited in Santa Clara and Havana. In 1961, "... during the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Bernal was among the throngs of Cubans arrested for unpatriotic behavior and confined for
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    Jack Fisk

    Jack Fisk

    • Films art directed: Days of Heaven
    Jack Fisk (born December 19, 1945) is an American movie industry professional, frequently working as either a production designer or art director on Hollywood movies. Fisk met Sissy Spacek when working on Terrence Malick's 1973 movie Badlands. The couple married on April 12, 1974; their elder daughter Schuyler Fisk is also an actress, and they have another daughter named Madison. Fisk was art director on Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976), in which Spacek stars. He frequently collaborates with directors Terrence Malick and David Lynch (whom he has known since childhood). His production design and art director credits include all six of Malick's feature films and Lynch's The Straight Story (1999) and Mulholland Drive (2001). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood. Fisk appeared in Lynch's Eraserhead (1977) as the Man in the Planet, and the film's credits give "special thanks" to him and to Sissy Spacek (who reputedly held the slates between takes).
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    Jill Daniels

    Jill Daniels

    Jill Daniels (born in Manchester, England) is an award winning British independent filmmaker and a Senior Lecturer in Film at The University of East London. She comes from a Jewish family of Romanian and Russian extraction. Leaving school at 16 and home when still a teenager and uncertain of what route her future career should take, she spent some time in Spain, working as a disco dancer and DJ in Madrid and Bilbao, as well as tending bar at the Fat Black Pussy Cat in the Carihuela, Torremolinos. Returning to England she became a single parent and studied fine art at Wimbledon School of Art. She received an M.A. in Film and Television from the Royal College of Art, London. She was a founding member and the London Secretary of the Independent Filmmakers Association. During the 80s she worked for several years with the single homeless. As a fighter for women’s rights she joined the Working Women’s Charter Campaign and edited the newspaper Women’s Fight, from 1977 to 1981 where only women worked and that she says “gradually turned me into a political journalist.” This was from 1977 to 1981. In 1991 she was a jury member of the Huesca International Film Festival, Spain. She sees
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    Michael D. Ford

    Michael D. Ford

    • Films art directed: Cosmic Princess
    After training as an illustrator at Goldsmiths College, London, Michael Dickins Ford (born 1928, southern England) worked as a scenic artist before “drifting into” the film industry via commercial television. His first film was 1960's Man in the Moon, and he attracted attention for his work on The Anniversary with Bette Davis (1968) and Kelly's Heroes (1970). His first Academy Award, for set decorator, was for Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1980, followed by nominations for Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Empire of the Sun, before another Oscar win in 1998 for his work on Titanic. He also worked on the James Bond films The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill and GoldenEye. In retirement, Ford amuses himself with painting and travelling.
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    Yonfan

    Yonfan

    • Films art directed: Prince of Tears
    Yonfan (Manshih Yonfan; Traditional Chinese: 楊凡; Simplified Chinese: 杨凡; born 1947 in Wuhan, China) is a Hong Kong film director and photographer. He was born in Wunan province of China. As the Yon family emigrated from the People's Republic, Yonfan spent his childhood first in Hong Kong and then in Taiwan. He returned to Hong Kong as a young man to work as a photographer, but left for the United States in 1968 to study film. After a couple of years travelling through United States, France and Britain, he returned to Hong Kong once again in 1973, and became a famous photographer most noted for his celebrity portraits. In 1984, he made his box office debut as a director with A Certain Romance. Two years later, Yonfan adapted the much-loved romantic novel The Story of Rose by prolific writer Yi Shu. Starring an up and coming Maggie Cheung, the passionate Lost Romance was a huge commercial success starring a young Chow Yun-fat. After In Between (1993), Yonfan started to steer away from the mainstream market and began to introduced characters from the marginalised section of the society. With 1998 came another milestone, Bishonen, best known for its romantic cinematography and explicit
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    Dariusz Zawislak

    Dariusz Zawislak

    • Films art directed: Balladyna
    Dariusz Zawiślak (born 25 July 1972 in Warsaw) is a Polish screenwriter, art director, film director, and film producer. Born in 1972 in Warsaw, Poland, Dariusz Zawislak. Executive MBA at Kozminski Academy in Warsawa, BA at WSSE in Warsaw, studied also at the Film Production faculty of the Film School in Lodz and Stage Directing in the Warsaw Academy of Theatre. After a career of directing plays and short films, Mr Zawislak became one of the first Polish private film distributors. At the beginning of his professional career he managed several cinemas in Warsaw and the first Eastern European drive-in cinema. He organized and created the International Fantasy Film Festival and co-organized the first Star Festival in Miedzyzdroje. He is now the owner of ADYTON TELEVISION and ADYTON INTERNATIONAL, an independent producer and director.
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    Jiří Barta

    Jiří Barta

    • Films art directed: In the Attic: Who Has a Birthday Today
    Jiří Barta (born 26 November 1948) is a Czech stop-motion animation director. His films, many of which used the medium of wood for animation, garnered critical acclaim and won many awards, but after the fall of the communist government in Czechoslovakia he was unable to release anything for about 15 years (a situation similar to that faced by Russian animator Yuriy Norshteyn). Throughout the 1990s he tried to find funding for a feature film called The Golem, but ultimately only managed to complete a short pilot in 1996 (which can be viewed online). In 2006 he released his first computer-animated short film, and on March 5, 2009 he released a new puppet-animated feature film which was geared more towards a children's audience. Feature films Short films
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    Barry Chusid

    • Films art directed: Domestic Disturbance
    Barry Chusid is a film production designer and art director.
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    Erwin Prib

    • Films art directed: The Last Station
    Erwin Prib is a film production designer and art director.
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    Bruce Crone

    Bruce Crone

    • Films art directed: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    Bruce Crone is a film art director.
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    Roland Anderson

    • Films art directed: Northwest Mounted Police
    Roland Anderson (18 November, 1903 – 29 October 1989) was an acclaimed movie art director, famous for receiving 15 Academy Award nominations but never winning an Oscar. Anderson's first Oscar nomination was for his first film in 1933, "A Farewell to Arms". A frequent collaborator with Cecil B. DeMille - he worked on "Cleopatra" (1934), "The Buccaneer" (1938) and "North West Mounted Police" (1940) - as well as such other classics as "Holiday Inn" (1942), "Road to Utopia" (1946), "Son of Paleface" (1952) and "Will Penny" (1967). Those 15 nominations were for:
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    Jan Tománek

    Jan Tománek

    • Films art directed: Goat Story
    Jan Tománek (born 1978) is a Czech filmmaker. He graduated from the High School of Arts in Prague in 1996. He has been studying at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of New Media since 1999. He has been making short 3D animated movies and combined movies with real actors since 1997. In 1997 he created his first short movie, Perpetuum mobile. In 1999 he produced two short acted movies and one 3D animated story about two living glasses. As of 2007, he is cooperating with the Czech Public TV on his latest movie, which will be a combination of 3D modelled backgrounds with real actors shot on a blue background. He also cooperates with Prague's Magic Lantern (National Theatre). Tománek's movies have been presented and awarded at Czech and foreign festivals. On his Shorts he does almost everything alone - form sctipt, directing, animation and postproduction. Since 2003, he has been working on the new film project Kozí příběh - pověsti staré Prahy - “Goat Story – The Old Prague Legends” - the first Czech 3D animated full-length movie. 2010 NUEVA MIRANDA – Int. festival – Buenos Aires – Argentina - Golden kite - The best feature for children 2010 Bilbao – International Animation
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    Jesse Stagg

    Jesse Stagg

    Jesse Stagg (born New York 1970) is a trafficker in pop culture with a background in advertising, design, guerilla marketing. He lives in Los Angeles, California, where he consults and lectures on the intersection of design, entertainment and technology. Born in New York, educated in London and Cape Town, he was raised in a commune in England. A third-generation Creative in the entertainment industry, he began his career in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather RSTM in Cape Town, South Africa. After leaving Ogilvy & Mather, Stagg founded UFO with partner Carl Mason, a collective focused on building large scale events around music. In 1991 UFO created the influential dance club Club Eden, followed by a second club "Uforia". UFO's numerous events and venues helped lay the foundation for the emerging South African Electronica scene, and the indigenous forms of Techno known as Kwaito and played a part in the early social re-integration of the Post-Apartheid Rave Generation. During the 90s Stagg produced and created events throughout South Africa and the United States. Beginning with the World Peace Party (1990), the first rave in Africa, and ending with Leonardo DiCaprio's millennium party in
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    Alfred Hitchcock

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer. He pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological thriller genres. After a successful career in British cinema in both silent films and early talkies, billed as England's best director, Hitchcock moved to Hollywood. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Hitchcock fashioned for himself a distinctive and recognisable directorial style. He pioneered the use of a camera made to move in a way that mimics a person's gaze, forcing viewers to engage in a form of voyeurism. He framed shots to maximise anxiety, fear, or empathy, and used innovative film editing. His stories frequently feature fugitives on the run from the law alongside "icy blonde" female characters. Many of Hitchcock's films have twist endings and thrilling plots featuring depictions of violence, murder, and crime, although many of the mysteries function as decoys or "MacGuffins" meant only to serve thematic elements in the film and the psychological examinations of the characters. Hitchcock's films also borrow many themes from psychoanalysis and feature strong sexual undertones. Through his
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    Cecil Beaton

    Cecil Beaton

    • Films art directed: My Fair Lady
    Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, CBE (14 January 1904 – 18 January 1980) was an English fashion and portrait photographer, diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre. He was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1970. Beaton was born on 14 January 1904 in Hampstead the son of Ernest Walter Hardy Beaton (1867–1936), a prosperous timber merchant, and his wife Etty Sissons (1872–1962). His grandfather, Walter Hardy Beaton (1841–1904), had founded the family business of Beaton Brothers Timber Merchants and Agents, and his father followed into the business. Ernest Beaton was also an amateur actor and had met his wife, Cecil's mother, when playing the lead in a play. She was the daughter of a Cumbrian blacksmith named Oldcorn who had come to London to visit her married sister. It is through this connection that Cecil is related to the Blessed Father Edward Oldcorne who was involved in the Gunpowder Plot. They had four children — in addition to Cecil there were two daughters Nancy (1909–99) and Baba (1912–73), and another son Reggie (1905–33). Nancy married Sir Hugh Smiley (1905–90) and Baba
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    Guy Hendrix Dyas

    Guy Hendrix Dyas

    • Films art directed: Kangaroo Jack
    Guy Hendrix Dyas (born 20 Aug. 1968) is a British production designer for films. He most recently collaborated with Christopher Nolan on his ambitious science fiction thriller Inception which earned him an Academy Award nomination as well as a BAFTA Award for Best Production Design. In 2010, Dyas became the first British designer to win a Goya Award for Best Production Design for his work on Alejandro Amenábar's historical epic Agora which premiered at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Dyas previously received three consecutive Art Directors Guild Award nominations for his production design work on Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Shekhar Kapur's Elizabeth: The Golden Age and Superman Returns for Bryan Singer. He won an ADG award in 2011 for Inception. He also earned a BAFTA Award nomination in 2007 for Best Production Design for Elizabeth: The Golden Age and for four years in a row Guy has been named by The Sunday Times as one of the top ten Brits working behind the camera in Hollywood.
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    Harland Williams

    Harland Williams

    • Films art directed: Fudgy Wudgy Fudge Face
    Harland Williams (born November 14, 1962) is a Canadian actor, comedian, author, artist, musician and radio personality. Harland Reesor Williams was born on November 14, 1962, in Toronto, Ontario, to Lorraine (née O'Donnell), a social worker, and John Reesor Williams, who worked as a member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament. He was the middle child of four sisters. Harland holds dual citizenship with Canada and the United States. He is an author and illustrator of his own series of children's books involving a little brontosaurus named Lickety Split. Williams' love of art drove him to create the series, in which the curious, young dinosaur embarks on a series of amazing adventures and learns important life lessons in the process. The artistically inclined Williams had refined his passion for drawing and painting at Canada's Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario. Finding a creative outlet in poetry and painting while working as a forest ranger for five years after dropping out of Sheridan College, Williams set his goals to leave the forest as a stand-up comic and actor, soon moving to Los Angeles to pursue his new found calling. Williams's cousin is Barenaked Ladies keyboardist
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    Jay Grdina

    Jay Grdina

    • Films art directed: Janine Loves Jenna
    John G "Jay" Grdina (born October 11, 1967) is an American businessman and pornographic actor. His family originates from Croatia. He is often credited under the stage name Justin Sterling. Grdina was born in Ohio to a wealthy cattle ranching family who immigrated from Karlovac, Croatia. He spent portions of his grade school years at Naples Christian Academy (NCH) in Naples, FL and his high school years at Gilmour Academy, a prep school in Gates Mills, Ohio. He attended the University of San Diego majoring in business and psychology. After school, Grdina pursued a variety of careers and business ventures until 1992, when he began investing in adult films directed by Michael Ninn. From 1995 to 1999, he wrote and directed several pornographic films in Ninn's style, often under the name 'Michael Santangelo, Justin Fine and Justin Sterling. Grdina met Jenna Jameson, already a famous porn star, in 1998. They married in a Roman Catholic-style ceremony on June 22, 2003. The couple resided in Scottsdale, Arizona in a 6,700-square-foot (620 m) Spanish-style mansion purchased for $2 million in 2002. They later moved to Paradise Valley in a 10,000 sq ft (930 m) home for $4.5 million. In
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    Martin Laing

    Martin Laing

    • Films art directed: Titanic
    Martin Laing is a British production designer. Martin Laing was born and raised in England, the son of Academy Award-winning production designer Robert W. Laing. During his childhood he traveled the world on location with his father and spent all of his free time on film sets. After attending design college in London, he joined the film industry in 1985 and began what is now a 21 year career in the art department. Laing moved to Los Angeles in 1993. He received the Art Directors Guild’s Excellence in Production Design Award in 1997, assisting Peter Lamont on Titanic and he was nominated for the Satellite Award in 2008 in Best Art Direction & Production Design on City of Ember.
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    William Cameron Menzies

    • Films art directed: The Deep Purple
    William Cameron Menzies (July 29, 1896 – March 5, 1957) was an Academy Award-winning American film production designer (a job title he invented) and art director who also worked as a director, producer, and screenwriter during a career spanning five decades. He earned acclaim for his work in silent movies, and later pioneered the use of color in film for dramatic effect. Menzies was born in New Haven, Connecticut to Scots immigrant parents, Charles A. and Helen originally from Aberfeldy, Scotland. 1910 US Census He studied at Yale and the University of Edinburgh, and after serving in the US Army during World War I he attended the Art Students League of New York. Menzies joined Famous Players-Lasky (later to evolve into Paramount Pictures) working in special effects and design. Menzies established himself in Hollywood with his elaborate settings for The Thief of Bagdad (1924), The Bat (1926), The Dove (1927), Sadie Thompson (1928), and Tempest (1928). In 1929, Menzies partnered with producer Joseph M. Schenck to create a series of early sound short films visualizing great works of music, including a 10-minute version of Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and created the production
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    William Pereira

    William Pereira

    • Films art directed: New York Town
    William Leonard Pereira (April 25, 1909 – November 13, 1985) was an American architect from Chicago, Illinois, of Portuguese ancestry who was noted for his futuristic designs of landmark buildings such as the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. Remarkably prolific, he worked out of Los Angeles, and was known for his love of science fiction and expensive cars, but mostly for his unmistakable style of architecture, which helped define the look of mid-20th century America. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Pereira graduated from the School of Architecture, University of Illinois and began his career in his home city. He had some of his earliest architectural experience helping to draft the master plan for the 1933 "A Century of Progress" Chicago World's Fair. With his brother, Hal Pereira, he designed the Esquire Theater at 58 East Oak Street, considered one of Chicago's best examples of Art Deco style. He had two wives, former model and actress Margaret McConnell (married June 24, 1934) and Bronya Galef; the latter marriage ending with his death. He has two children, William Pereira, Jr., and a daughter, Monica Pereira, a Spanish teacher. William Pereira died of cancer at age 76 at
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    Jay Pelissier

    Jay Pelissier

    • Films art directed: Sweet Home Alabama
    Jay Pelissier is a film art director and production designer.
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    Axel Braun

    Axel Braun

    • Films art directed: Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody
    Axel Braun is an Italian adult film producer and director. He is the son of Lasse Braun, who was among the first to successfully campaign for the legalization of pornography in Europe. He has directed over 400 movies since 1990 Braun's movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody was the best-selling and best-renting title of 2010. Due to the success of Batman, Vivid Entertainment created a new imprint to capitalize on the superhero and sci-fi genres called Vivid Superhero. Braun was named leading director for the initiative and has since released the film Superman XXX: A Porn Parody, Spider-Man XXX: A Porn Parody, Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody, The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody and Iron Man XXX: A Porn Parody. Further movies including Spider-Man vs. Superman XXX, and X-Men XXX: A Porn Parody are in development under Braun's direction. On October 29, 2010 Braun filed a federal lawsuit against 7,098 individuals who he claimed illegally shared digital copies of his movie Batman XXX: A Porn Parody. Two months later, all but one of his claims were dismissed by a federal judge. Braun was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2011.
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    Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson

    • Films art directed: Mother and Child
    Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American film and television actor and film producer. After becoming involved with the Civil Rights Movement, he moved on to acting in theater at Morehouse College, and then films. He had several small roles such as in the film Goodfellas before meeting his mentor, Morgan Freeman, and the director Spike Lee. After gaining critical acclaim for his role in Jungle Fever in 1991, he appeared in films such as Patriot Games, Amos & Andrew, True Romance and Jurassic Park. In 1994, he was cast as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction, and his performance received several award nominations and critical acclaim. Jackson has since appeared in over 100 films including Die Hard with a Vengeance, The 51st State, Jackie Brown, Unbreakable, The Incredibles, Black Snake Moan, Shaft, Snakes on a Plane, as well as the Star Wars prequel trilogy and small roles in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Vol. 2 and Inglourious Basterds. He played Nick Fury in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Marvel's The Avengers, the first five of a nine-film commitment as the character for the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. Jackson's many
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    M. S. Sathyu

    M. S. Sathyu

    • Films art directed: Himalay Se Ooncha
    Mysore Shrinivas Sathyu (Kannada ಮೈಸೂರು ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ ಸತ್ಯು )(born 6 July 1930 in Mysore, Karnataka) is a leading film director, stage designer and art director from India. His film Garam Hawa is based on the partition of India. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri in 1975. Sathyu conducted his schooling and higher education at Mysore and Bangalore. In 1952 he quit college while working on his Bachelors of Science degree and instead plunged into the uncertain world of films in Bombay. He freelanced as an animator in 1952-3. After being unemployed for nearly four years, he got his first salaried job as assistant director to film-maker Chetan Anand. His first assignment as an independent Art Director was for Haqeeqat, a film by Chetan Anand, which got him the Filmfare Award in 1964 and along with that came recognition. He also did work in theatre as a designer and director, including designing sets and lights for productions of Hindustani Theatre, Okhla Theatre of Habib Tanvir, Kannada Bharati and other groups of Delhi. In films, he has worked as an art director, camera-man, screenwriter, producer and director. His filmography includes over 15 documentaries and 8 feature films in Hindi,
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    Ivan Zulueta

    Ivan Zulueta

    • Films art directed: Arrebato
    Juan Ricardo Miguel Zulueta Vergarajauregui known as Ivan Zulueta (29 September 1943 – 30 December 2009) was a designer and film director. His work spanned different fields such as art designer in movies or music# and he was mainly known for writing and directing the film Arrebato (Rapture), and for designing the posters and promotion of Pedro Almodóvar's first movies. Ivan Zulueta was born Juan Ricardo Miguel due to the Russian origin of that name, which was not allowed by anti-communist Franco dictatorship, in San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain. His family was wealthy: his father’s family had had sugar factories in Cuba for generations. His father was a lawyer; even though he combined his job with other activities, such as director of the San Sebastian Film Festival. His mother was a painter, even though not professionally. Hence, Ivan was surrounded by the arts from an early age. Zulueta moved to Madrid in 1960 and enrolled in decoration courses. At the end of 1963, he was offered the opportunity of traveling in a merchant vessel to New York. There, he enrolled in Arts Students League for studying oil painting and advertising drawing. Zulueta discovered pop art, Nouvelle
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    Chris Lowe

    Chris Lowe

    • Films art directed: The Young Victoria
    Chris Lowe is a film art director and production designer.
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    96

    David Doran

    • Films art directed: Me and Orson Welles
    David Doran is a film art director and production designer.
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    98

    Jane Levick

    • Films art directed: Bronson
    Jane Levick is a film art director and production designer.
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    Mike Jittlov

    Mike Jittlov

    • Films art directed: Animato
    Mike Jittlov (born June 8, 1948) is an American animator and the creator of short films and one feature length film using forms of special effects animation, including stop-motion animation, rotoscoping, and pixilation. He is best known for the 1987 feature-length film The Wizard of Speed and Time, based on his 1979 short film of the same name. Born in Los Angeles, Jittlov became a math-language major at UCLA. Jittlov took an animation course to satisfy his art requirement. He made a super-8 film, The Leap, enlarged to 16mm to participate in film festivals in the early 70s. Jittlov entered a 16mm film made for his UCLA class, Good Grief, into Academy Awards competition. That short made it to the professional finals for nomination, the first of several of his short films to do so. Afterwards, Jittlov bought his own 16mm camera, designed his own multiplane animation system for $200, and began his career. Some of his other original film shorts, including The Interview, Swing Shift, Animato, and Time Tripper (released separately and as a collection called Animato) won many top awards and repeat film festival screenings, bringing him to the attention of The Walt Disney Studio. In 1978,
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    Sean Haworth

    • Films art directed: Tron: Legacy
    Sean Haworth is a production designer and film art director.
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    103

    Seth Reed

    • Films art directed: Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
    Seth Reed is a film art director and production designer.
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    Thotta Tharani

    Thotta Tharani

    • Films art directed: 12B
    Thota Tharani is an Indian film art Director and production designer who has worked in Tamil cinema, Telugu cinema, Malayalam cinema and Bollywood. Thota Tharani has been involved in the art of set design since he was just twelve when he helped his father. His work was very much appreciated in films such as Nayagan, Indian and Sivaji, all the three films fetched him a National Film Award. His recent work include Dasavathaaram, Kanthaswamy and Leader. He has worked in more than 100 feature films as a production designer, including three foreign productions: Pondichéry, Dernier Comptoir Des Indes (French), Hanuman (French) and Branchie (Italian). His expertise in magnificent and larger than life sets has been well appreciated and awarded. His realistic sets for Nayagan are awe inspiring and the grandeur of the sets he created for Thiruda Thiruda and Mudhalvan added to the flavour of the films. In addition to being an art director, Thota Tharani has worked as a Production designer and in the art department in various movies.
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    Sammo Hung

    Sammo Hung

    Sammo Hung (born Hung Kam Po, 7 January 1952) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, film producer and director, known for his work in many martial arts films and Hong Kong action cinema. He has been a fight choreographer for, amongst others, Jackie Chan, King Hu, and John Woo. Hung is one of the pivotal figures who spearheaded the Hong Kong New Wave movement of the 1980s, helped reinvent the martial arts genre and started the vampire-like Jiang Shi genre. He is widely credited with assisting many of his compatriots, giving them their starts in the Hong Kong film industry, by casting them in the films he produced, or giving them roles in the production crew. In East Asia, it is common for people to address their elders or influential people with familial nouns as a sign of familiarity and respect. Jackie Chan, for example, is often addressed as "Dai Goh" (Chinese: 大哥; pinyin: dà gē), meaning Big Brother. Hung was also known as "Dai Goh", until the filming of Project A, which featured both actors. As Hung was the eldest of the kung fu "brothers", and the first to make a mark on the industry, he was given the nickname "Dai Goh Dai" (Chinese: 大哥大; Mandarin Pinyin: dà gē dà; Jyutping:
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    Veljko Despotović

    Veljko Despotović

    • Films art directed: Conan the Barbarian
    Veljko Despotović (born 1 October 1931) is a notable Serbian film and television production designer. In 1958 he graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Architecture, after which he continued with designing theatre, film and television sets. Between 1950 and 1962 he was working as an assistant in the art department and as an architect in theatre, film and television. Since 1962 he works as independent Serbian and foreign film set designer. He has done over 150 domestic and foreign movies and co-productions. Despotović won two Golden Arena for Best Production Design awards at the 1979 and 1984 editions of the Pula Film Festival, the Yugoslav national film awards. for his work on the films The Man to Kill (Čovjek koga treba ubiti, 1979; directed by Veljko Bulajić), Burning (Usijanje, 1979; directed by Boro Drašković), and Strangler vs. Strangler (Davitelj protiv davitelja, 1984; directed by Slobodan Šijan).
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    Victor M. Medina

    Victor M. Medina

    • Films art directed: Desperate Endeavors
    Victor Medina-San Andrés (born Victor M. Medina) September 25, 1974 Guayaquil), Ecuador is an American filmmaker who emigrated to the United States in 1990. Victor and his brother Guillermo moved from Ecuador at an early age and resided in New York City and Virginia Beach, Virginia where they both were adopted by an uncle on their father's side. When the family split Victor decided to stay in Virginia Beach and finish high school at First Colonial High School where he met wonderful teachers and mentors. After finishing high school Victor moved to New York City and studied design. Getting jobs with different design and furniture showrooms in New York City, he quickly built his clientele and started his own company Modern Loft Design Group which he built to have up to 30 employees. After a few years of doing design work, he decided to travel and sold his company to undisclosed buyers. Victor took a long trip on and off for three years, he traveled all over South America, Europe and the west coast of Africa until he decided to come back to New York City. When he returned he started consulting for a few companies and got the opportunity to work in a short film called Psychonaut as an
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    Tomas Voth

    Tomas Voth

    • Films art directed: Dreamgirls
    Tomas Voth is a film art director and production designer.
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    115
    Vladimir Trapeznikov

    Vladimir Trapeznikov

    • Films art directed: Odna lyubov na million
    Vladimir Trapeznikov (Russian: Трапе́зников Влади́мир Константи́нович) (born 13 September 1956). Artistic director/production designer of the highest category, a member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation since 1988. Some examples of the work. Vladimir Trapeznikov (2008). "Official website (Vladimir Trapeznikov portfolio)". http://vladimirtrapeznikov.name/. Retrieved 2008-09-13.
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    Shinya Tsukamoto

    Shinya Tsukamoto

    • Films art directed: Tetsuo: The Iron Man
    Shinya Tsukamoto (塚本 晋也, Tsukamoto Shin'ya, born January 1, 1960) is a Japanese film director and actor with a considerable cult following both domestically and abroad. Tsukamoto started making movies at the age of 14, when his father gave him a Super 8 camera. He made a number of films, ranging from 10-minute shorts to 2-hour features, until his first year at college when he temporarily lost interest in making movies. Tsukamoto then started up a theatre group, which soon included Kei Fujiwara, Nobu Kanaoka, and Tomorowo Taguchi, all of whom would continue to work with Tsukamoto up through the filming of Tetsuo: The Iron Man. One of their theatre productions at this time was Denchu Kozo no boken. At the end of the production, Tsukamoto did not want to waste all the effort they had put into building the set, so he decided to shoot a film version. Tsukamoto's early films, Futsu saizu no kaijin (A Phantom of Regular Size) and Denchu Kozo no boken (The Adventures Of Electric Rod Boy) made in 1986/87, were short subject science fiction films shot on colour 8 mm film. His black & white 16 mm feature Tetsuo: The Iron Man, made in 1988. Tsukamoto has stated he has a love-hate relationship
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    Brad Armstrong

    Brad Armstrong

    • Films art directed: Fallen
    Rodney Hopkins (born September 23, 1965 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian pornographic actor and director, known professionally as Brad Armstrong. He has been known as one of the most popular leading men in the sex industry, as well as "The King of Porn" and "The Spielberg of Skin Directors". He was once married to Jenna Jameson, but divorced in 2001. Since 2006, Armstrong is married to Jessica Drake.
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    Harold Grieve

    Harold Grieve

    • Films art directed: The Sea Wolf
    Harold Grieve (February 1, 1901 – November 3, 1993) was an motion picture art director and interior designer. Born in Los Angeles, California, he attended Hollywood High School then studied art at the "School of Illustration and Painting" run by John Francis Smith in Los Angeles. In the early 1920s Grieve went to work in the film industry as a set designer and art director. He became one of the founding members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and remained active all his life in the Academy's library of historical records. Near the beginning of the 1930s, Grieve gave up working for a film studio to set up an interior design business. In 1932 his wife, Jetta Goudal, whom he married in 1930, joined him in the business. Among other things, they designed the interior of a dream home for crooner Bing Crosby and the interior of Toujours Eblouissante, the Palm Springs estate of French opera star Lily Pons that was featured in Architectural Digest. As well, Grieve did the interior of actress Colleen Moore's famous dollhouse that toured the U.S. and which can now be seen on display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. Harold Grieve's wife died in 1985 in Los
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    Norman Newberry

    • Films art directed: A Christmas Carol
    Norman Newberry is a film art director and production designer.
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    Richard Day

    • Films art directed: The Boston Strangler
    Richard Day (9 May 1896 – 23 May 1972) was a Canadian art director. He won seven Academy Awards and was nominated for a further 13 in the category Best Art Direction He worked on 265 films between 1923 and 1970. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and died in Hollywood, California. Day won seven Academy Awards for Best Art Direction: He was nominated in the same category for a further 13 films:
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    Serge Sudeikin

    Serge Sudeikin

    • Films art directed: We Live Again
    Sergey Yurievich Sudeikin, also known as Serge Soudeikine (19 March 1882 in Smolensk – 12 August 1946 in Nyack, New York), was a Russian artist and set-designer associated with the Ballets Russes and the Metropolitan Opera. In 1926 he prepared artwork for the 1926 Broadway production of Nikolai Evreinov's The Chief Thing. Soudeikine later designed the settings for the original Theatre Guild production of "Porgy and Bess" that first opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre in New York City on October 10, 1935. Having been banned from the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture for his "obscene drawings", Sudeikin joined the Mir Iskusstva movement. His close friends included the poet Mikhail Kuzmin and the impresario Serge Diaghilev, at whose invitation he came to Paris in 1906 for the Salon d'Automne Exhibition, where his work was first shown abroad. In 1907-1918, he was married to actress Olga Glebova (1885–1945), one of the famed beauties of St Petersburg and the closest friend of Anna Akhmatova. Glebova-Sudeikina is the principal character and addressee of Akhmatova's longest work, "The Poem Without Hero" (1940–65). Sudeikin designed the sets and costumes for
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    Stuart Craig

    Stuart Craig

    • Films art directed: Superman
    Norman Stuart Craig OBE (born April 14, 1942) is a noted British production designer. He has also designed the sets, together with his frequent collaborator set decorator Stephenie McMillan, on all of the Harry Potter film series films to date. At Potter author J. K. Rowling's request, he worked with Universal Creative team to design the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park. Rowling said in a December 2007 interview on the Potter podcast PotterCast, "The key thing for me was that, if there was to be a theme park, that Stuart Craig … would be involved. … More than involved, that he would pretty much design it. Because I love the look of the films; they really mirror what’s been in my imagination for all these years". He has been nominated for an Academy Award ten times, and has won three times: in 1982 for Gandhi, in 1988 for Dangerous Liaisons, and in 1996 for The English Patient. He has been nominated for a BAFTA award fourteen times, including for first six and last Potter film, and has won twice: in 1980 for The Elephant Man and in 2005 for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Stuart Craig has been nominated for a BAFTA Award for
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    Vincent Gallo

    Vincent Gallo

    • Films art directed: The Brown Bunny
    Vincent Gallo is an American film director, actor and musician. Though he has had minor roles in mainstream films such as Goodfellas, he is most associated with independent movies, including Buffalo '66, which he wrote, directed, scored and starred in; The Brown Bunny, which he also wrote, directed, produced, starred in and photographed; Arizona Dream; The Funeral; and Palookaville. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Gallo was a painter in the New York City art scene showing with famed art dealer Annina Nosei, performed in a rap duo and was part of the first hip hop television broadcast Graffiti Rock, and played in an industrial band called Bohack which released an album title It Took Several Wives. In the early 2000s, he released several solo recordings on WARP records. Gallo is known for his outspoken views and generally sarcastic nature, once stating: "I stopped painting in 1990 at the peak of my success just to deny people my beautiful paintings; and I did it out of spite." Gallo was awarded the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor at the 67th Venice International Film Festival for his performance as a wordless escaping Muslim prisoner in Jerzy Skolimowski's Essential Killing. His own
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    Alec Hammond

    • Films art directed: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    Alec Hammond is a film production designer and art director.
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    Cedric Gibbons

    Cedric Gibbons

    • Films art directed: Easter Parade
    Austin Cedric Gibbons (March 23, 1893 – July 26, 1960) was an Irish American art director and production designer who was one of the most important and influential in the field in the history of American film. He also made a great impact on motion picture theater architecture through the 1930s to 1950s, the period considered the golden-era of theater architecture. He is credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette in 1928. Gibbons was born in Dublin, Ireland and studied at the Art Students League of New York and worked for his architect father. While at Edison Studios from 1915, he first designed a set for a film released in 1919, assisting Hugo Ballin. But, after this first foray, the studio closed, and he signed with Samuel Goldwyn in 1918. This evolved to working for Louis B. Mayer at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1924 to 1956—a 32-year career. Gibbons was one of the original 36 founding members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and oversaw the design of the Academy Awards statuette in 1928, a trophy for which he himself would be nominated 39 times, winning 11—second only to Walt Disney, who won 26. He retired in 1956 with about 1,500 films credited to him:
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    John DeCuir

    John DeCuir

    • Films art directed: Call Me Madam
    John DeCuir (1918 – 1991) was a Hollywood Art Director and Production Designer known for his elaborate set designs that were illustrated with his own watercolor paintings. He studied at the Chouinard Art School, joined Universal in the late 1930s, and by the mid-1940s was designing sets. In 1949, he signed with 20th Century Fox where he worked on productions noted for their elaborate sets. At home with dramatic material (such as The House on Telegraph Hill 1951) and musicals (such as There's No Business Like Show Business 1954), DeCuir earned eleven Oscar nominations, winning three: The King and I (1956), Cleopatra (1963), and Hello, Dolly! (1969). His son, John DeCuir, Jr. is also a production designer.
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    Marc Gabbana

    • Films art directed: A Christmas Carol
    Marc Gabbana is a film art director and production designer.
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    James Cameron

    James Cameron

    James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian film director, film producer, deep-sea explorer, screenwriter, visual artist and editor. His writing and directing work includes The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), Dark Angel (2000–02), and Avatar (2009). In the time between making Titanic and Avatar, Cameron spent several years creating many documentary films (specifically underwater documentaries) and co-developed the digital 3D Fusion Camera System. Described by a biographer as part-scientist and part-artist, Cameron has also contributed to underwater filming and remote vehicle technologies. On March 26, 2012, Cameron reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean, in the Deepsea Challenger submersible. He was the first person to do this in a solo descent, and only the third person to do so ever. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards overall and won three for Titanic. In total, Cameron's directorial efforts have grossed approximately US$2 billion in North America and US$6 billion worldwide. Not adjusted for inflation, Cameron's Titanic and Avatar are
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    Angelo P. Graham

    • Films art directed: *batteries not included
    Angelo P. Graham is an American art director. He won an Academy Award and was nominated for three more in the category Best Art Direction. Graham won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction and was nominated for three more:
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    Bahman Ghobadi

    Bahman Ghobadi

    • Films art directed: Half Moon
    Bahman Ghobadi (Persian: بهمن قبادی‎, Kurdish: به‌همه‌ن قوبادی) is an Iranian film director of Kurdish ethnicity. He was born on February 1, 1969 in Baneh, Kurdistan Province. Ghobadi belongs to the so called "new wave" of Iranian cinema. He was born in Baneh, a northwestern Kurdistan Province of Iran. His family moved to Sanandaj in 1981. Ghobadi received a Bachelor of Arts in film directing from Iran Broadcasting College. After a brief career in industrial photography, Ghobadi began making short 8 mm films. His documentary Life In Fog won numerous awards. Bahman Ghobadi was assistant director on Abbas Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us. Bahman Ghobadi founded Mij Film in 2000, a company with the aim of production of films in Iran about its different ethnic groups. His first feature film was A Time for Drunken Horses (2000), the first Kurdish film produced in Iran. The film won the Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His second feature was Marooned in Iraq (2002), which brought him the Gold Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival. His third feature, Turtles Can Fly, followed in 2004, winning the Glass Bear and Peace Film Award at the Berlin International Film
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    Chris Shriver

    • Films art directed: The Lovely Bones
    Chris Shriver is a film art director and production designer.
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    Frank Varela

    Frank Varela

    • Films art directed: Catwoman
    Frank Varela is a graphic designer born to a family of Cuban political exiles. A UCLA graduate, Varela has designed and art directed for properties such as The X-Files and ER. He specializes in corporate identity and logo design. His award-winning logos have appeared in various graphic design books and publications, including the book CONCEPTiCONS. Frank Varela is the package designer of Man-Bat, a fictional character in the DC Universe who first appeared in Detective Comics #400. Man-Bat was also featured in Mattel's DCSH (Super Heroes) line. The brown version was scheduled for series 8, but was dropped and replaced by Catwoman. A white version of Man-Bat was featured as a San Diego Comic Convention exclusive in packaging designed by Frank Varela of Mattel Toys. As a Mattel Graphic Designer, Frank Varela won the 2006 Best Packaging Design Award in the Entertainment Division for fictional character Solomon Grundy - "Rumble Pack." Frank Varela designed the grand daddy of the Mattel San Diego Comic Con items for 2010, Starro. This pack is a recreation of the classic Brave and the Bold cover and features light and sounds as well as the voice of Batman actor Kevin Conroy. Each figure
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    James Foster

    • Films art directed: Clash of the Titans
    James Foster is a film art director and production designer.
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    John Meehan

    John Meehan

    • Films art directed: Man in the Dark
    John Meehan (June 13, 1902 – May 15, 1963) was an American art director and production designer. He was born in Tehachapi, California and attended the University of Southern California. Meehan won three Academy Awards for his art direction: William Wyler's The Heiress (1949), Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950) and Richard Fleischer's 1954 adaptation of the Jules Verne classic for Walt Disney, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He also worked on The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946), Golden Earrings (1947), Samson and Delilah (1949), Salome (1953) and It Should Happen to You (1956).
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    Andrew Alexander

    Andrew Alexander

    Andrew Alexander is a theatre, film, and television producer, known most widely for his leadership and co- ownership of The Second City, and for co-developing and producing the television show SCTV. Andrew Alexander was born in London, England. His father, in the aeronautical industry, moved the family to Canada in 1951. He studied at Tri-State College in Indiana and Ryerson University in Toronto. After Ryerson, Alexander worked around Toronto in the arts scene, most notably at Global Village Theatre, producing late night shows and Marketing and Publicity at the Toronto Arts Foundation. He was eventually hired by the Ivanhoe Theatre in Chicago, where he met Bernard Sahlins, owner and co-founder of The Second City. At the time, The Second City's Toronto location was failing. Alexander offered to assume the Toronto theatre's debts in exchange for the rights to operate The Second City in Canada. Bernie Sahlins agreed, and in 1974 Andrew Alexander took over The Second City Toronto. As head of the Toronto theatre, Alexander produced and developed live theatre revues and launched the careers of comedians Gilda Radner, John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Andrea Martin, Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy,
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    Anton Grot

    • Films art directed: Romance on the High Seas
    Anton Grot (18 January 1884 – 21 March 1974) was a Polish art director. He was born in Kelbasin, Poland and died in Stanton, California. Grot was nominated for five Academy Awards for Best Art Direction:
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    David Lynch

    David Lynch

    • Films art directed: Eraserhead
    David Keith Lynch (born January 20, 1946) is an American filmmaker, television director, visual artist, musician and occasional actor. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed his own unique cinematic style, which has been dubbed "Lynchian", a style characterized by its dream imagery and meticulous sound design. The surreal, and in many cases, violent, elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or mystify" audiences. Born to a middle-class family in Missoula, Montana, Lynch spent his childhood traveling around the United States, before going on to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, where he first made the transition to producing short films. Deciding to devote himself more fully to this medium, he moved to Los Angeles, where he produced his first motion picture, the surrealist horror Eraserhead (1977). After Eraserhead became a cult classic on the midnight movie circuit, Lynch was employed to direct The Elephant Man (1980), from which he gained mainstream success. Then being employed by the De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, he proceeded to make two films: the science-fiction epic Dune (1984), which proved
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    Harper Goff

    Harper Goff

    • Films art directed: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
    Harper Goff (March 16, 1911–March 3, 1993), born Ralph Harper Goff, was an American artist, musician, and actor. For many years, he was associated with the Walt Disney Company, in the process of which he contributed to various major films, as well as to the planning of the Disney theme parks. During World War II, he was also an advisor to the U.S. Army on camouflage (Blechman 2004; Behrens 2009). Goff was born in Fort Collins, Colorado. He studied art at Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, then moved to New York, where he worked as a magazine illustrator, producing artwork for Collier's, Esquire and National Geographic. As a designer, he sometimes produced advertising for the U.S. Army. During World War II, by his own account, Goff was approached for advice about camouflage paint by the U.S. Army, because he had been "making paint and working on a do-it-yourself painter's kit" (Naversen 1989, p. 150). Assigned to a camouflage research facility at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, he developed a set of paint colors (which he compared to paint-by-number kits) that were used as "standard issue" hues for camouflage, as well as a camouflage pigment that was chemically impermanent, enabling
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    Dan Butts

    Dan Butts

    • Films art directed: David Blaine: Vertigo
    Dan Butts is a film production designer and art director.
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    Eric Drooker

    Eric Drooker

    Eric Drooker (b. 1958, New York) is an American painter, graphic novelist, and frequent cover artist for The New Yorker. He conceived and designed the animation for the film Howl (2010). Drooker grew up in Manhattan's Stuyvesant Town, adjacent to the Lower East Side, which was then a working-class immigrant neighborhood with a tradition of left-wing political activism. He attended the Downtown Community School in Manhattan's East Village. Drooker developed an early interest in graphic arts and cartoons, particularly the woodcut novels of Frans Masereel and Lynd Ward and the underground comics of Robert Crumb. After studying sculpture at Cooper Union, Drooker turned to poster art, creating flyers on local political issues while working as a tenant organizer. His images, done in a striking black-and-white style reminiscent of Masereel and other 1930s expressionist illustrators, were widely copied and reused by others—sometimes for unrelated purposes such as advertising concerts—and were popular enough that he could make a small income selling artwork on the street. During the 1980s, Drooker was further radicalized by his experiences with the police, due to their actions against
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    Rick Carter

    • Films art directed: Empire of the Sun
    Rick Carter (born 1952) is an American production designer and art director. He is known for his work in the film Forrest Gump, which earned him an Oscar nomination, as well as numerous nominations of other awards for his work in Amistad and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Other films include Cast Away, War of the Worlds, What Lies Beneath, Jurassic Park, Avatar, and Back to the Future Part II and Part III. Many of the films that he has worked on are directed by Steven Spielberg or Robert Zemeckis. For his part in the Art Direction of Avatar, he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Art Direction alongside Robert Stromberg and Kim Sinclair.
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    John Alvarez

    • Films art directed: Free Style
    John Alvarez is a film art director and production designer.
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    Carmen Dillon

    • Films art directed: The Rocking Horse Winner
    Carmen Dillon (25 October 1908, Cricklewood, London, England – 12 April 2000, Hove, East Sussex, England) was a British film and production designer who won an Oscar in 1948 for Hamlet, starring and directed by Laurence Olivier.
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    Mike Mignola

    Mike Mignola

    • Films art directed: The Amazing Screw-On Head
    Michael Joseph "Mike" Mignola ( /ˌmɪnˈjoʊlə/; born 16 September 1960) is an American comic book artist and writer who created the comic book series Hellboy for Dark Horse Comics. He has worked for animation projects such as Atlantis: The Lost Empire and the adaptation of his one shot comic book, The Amazing Screw-On Head. Mignola was born in September 16, 1960 Berkeley, California. He began his career in 1980 by illustrating spots in the Comic Reader. His first published piece was in the Comic Reader #183, a spot illustration of Red Sonja (pg. 9). His first published front cover was the Comic Reader #196; Dominic Fortune, the Spirit, and Doc Savage in November 1981. In 1982 he graduated from the California College of the Arts with a BFA in Illustration. In 1983 he worked on inking at Marvel Comics, working on Daredevil and Power Man & Iron Fist for Marvel Comics, and later worked on titles such as The Incredible Hulk, Alpha Flight and the Rocket Raccoon limited-series. With writer Jim Starlin, Mignola produced the Cosmic Odyssey miniseries in 1988. Mignola drew covers for several Batman stories, including Batman: A Death in the Family and Dark Knight, Dark City. Through the early
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    Roger Christian

    Roger Christian

    • Films art directed: Alien
    Roger Christian (born 1944) is a set decorator, production designer and feature film director. He won an Academy Award for his work on the original Star Wars and was Oscar-nominated for his work on Alien. Christian directed the second unit on both Return of the Jedi and Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace plus feature films including The Sender and Nostradamus, but is best known as the director of the 2000 film Battlefield Earth which is regarded to be one of the worst films ever made. Christian was born in London, England. He began his career as an assistant art director on several UK productions including the Hammer Studios film And Soon the Darkness (1970). He won an Academy Award for set decoration on the science fiction classic Star Wars (1977). Two years later, Christian received his second Oscar nomination for his work as the production designer on Ridley Scott's Alien (1979). Christian's use of airplane scrap and other machinery to dress the set interiors of these films and creation of weapons using old working guns adapted by adding junk, revolutionized the look of science fiction films. Christian maintained his working relationship with George Lucas over the years,
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    Carl Johan De Geer

    Carl Johan De Geer

    • Films art directed: Elephant Walk
    Carl Johan Louis De Geer af Finspång (born July 13, 1938 in Montreal, Canada) is a Swedish artist, writer, musician and friherre (baron) of the De Geer noble family. Carl Johan De Geer grew up in a castle in Skåne, in southern Sweden. He broke with his bourgeois background and became a leftist artist, and studied at Konstfack, University College of Art, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. He also exposed his grandmother's Nazi sympathies in a film called Mormor, Hitler och jag ("Grandmother, Hitler and I"). Most radical and provoking at that time was his 1967 painting of a burning Swedish Flag with the words KUKEN (COCK) and "Skända flaggan" (Dishonour the flag) written on it. The painting was shown in an art gallery, but was immediately apprehended by the police. Carl Johan De Geer has written a number of books and was also a member of the Swedish radical prog-band Blå Tåget.
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    Dante Ferretti

    Dante Ferretti

    • Films art directed: Medea
    Dante Ferretti (Macerata - 26 February 1943) is an Italian production designer, art director and costume designer for films. In his career, Ferretti has worked with many great directors, both American and Italian, such as Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini, Terry Gilliam, Franco Zeffirelli, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Anthony Minghella, and Tim Burton. He frequently collaborates with his wife, set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo. Ferretti was a protégé of Federico Fellini, and worked under him for five films. He also had a five collaboration with Pier Paolo Pasolini and later developed a very close professional relationship with Martin Scorsese, designing seven of his last eight movies. In 2008, he designed the set for Howard Shore's opera The Fly, directed by David Cronenberg, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Ferretti won three Academy Awards for Best Art Direction for The Aviator, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Hugo. He had seven previous nominations. In addition, he was nominated for Best Costume Design for Kundun. He has also won three BAFTA Awards.
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    Karl Lagerfeld

    Karl Lagerfeld

    • Films art directed: Dr. Popaul
    Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt on 10 September 1933 in Hamburg) is a German fashion designer, artist and photographer based in Paris. He has collaborated on a variety of fashion and art related projects, most notably as head designer and creative director for the fashion house Chanel. Lagerfeld has his own label fashion house, as well as the Italian house Fendi. Lagerfeld was born in Hamburg. He has claimed he was born in 1938, by Elisabeth (born Bahlman) and his Swedish father Otto Lagerfeldt. He is known to insist that no-one knows his real birth date: Interviewed on French television in February 2009, Lagerfeld said that he was "born neither in 1933 nor 1938." His older sister, Martha Christiane (a.k.a. Christel), was born in 1931. Lagerfeld also has an older half-sister, Thea, from his father's first marriage. His original name was Lagerfeldt (with a "t"), but he later changed it to Lagerfeld as "it sounds more commercial." Lagerfeld grew up as the son of a wealthy businessman from Hamburg who was introducing condensed milk (Glücksklee-Milch GmbH) to Germany; his mother is from Berlin. According to Alicia Drake, Lagerfeld's mother, Elisabeth Bahlmann, was a lingerie
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    Scott P. Murphy

    • Films art directed: The 19th Annual People's Choice Awards
    Scott P. Murphy is a film production designer and art director.
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    Sergei Ryabov

    Sergei Ryabov

    • Films art directed: The Tiny Fish
    Sergei Ryabov (Russian: Серге́й Ря́бов; born November 17, 1977) is a film director, artist, animator Sergei Ryabov was born in 1977 in Schelkovo, Russian Federation. In 1995 Ryabov has finished the Moscow Art-College and has received the first profession - artist-jeweller. 1995-2001 he studied in the Gerasimov All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (the studio of Sergey Alimov) where has made an animation student's project "Home alone" (2,5 min.). Having defended the diploma ("Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi), he had worked as an animator for some years in different studios of Moscow. In 2006 Sergei Ryabov created at home the animation stand, on which he has shot a first film "Rybka" independently.
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    Tobias Mehler

    Tobias Mehler

    • Films art directed: Just 45 Minutes from Broadway
    Tobias Mehler (born April 1, 1976) is a Canadian actor who has appeared in film and television productions. Some notable roles include d'Artagnan on Young Blades, Zak Adama on Battlestar Galactica and Lieutenant Graham Simmons in Stargate SG-1. He appears opposite Charlize Theron in Battle in Seattle, was a regular on the Canadian series Robson Arms for two seasons, and played a lead in the Fox pilot Killer App written by Gary Trudeau and directed by Robert Altman. He also played Harvey in Sabrina the Teenage Witch in 1996, Andy Effkin In Disturbing Behavior in 1998 and Tommy Ross in Carrie.
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    Hans Dreier

    • Films art directed: Mr. Music
    Hans Dreier (August 21, 1885 – October 24, 1966) was a film art director. Born in Bremen, Germany, Dreier began his career in German film in 1919 and by the end of the 1920s had relocated to Hollywood. He made contributions to nearly 500 films during his lengthy career, including It's a Gift (1934) starring W.C. Fields. He was nominated for Academy Awards for his art direction, on 23 occasions. He won Academy Awards for Best Art Direction (Color) for Frenchman's Creek (1944) and Samson and Delilah (1950). He also won the award for Art Direction (Black and White) for Sunset Boulevard (1950).
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    Herman Rosse

    Herman Rosse

    • Films art directed: Resurrection
    Hermann Rosse (1 January 1887 – 13 April 1965) was a Dutch-born American art director. He won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction for the film King of Jazz. He was born in The Hague, Netherlands and died in Nyack, New York. Herman was the second child of Carel Rosse (8 March 1857 at Kassevitz - ?) and Jacoba, Susanna de Haan. The elder sister of Herman, Bertha, Suzanna (SUZE) Rosse (The Hague, 1 September 1884 - 17 April 1968) became a well known Dutch painter. Hermann Rosse studied architecture and design at the Royal College of Art, London, and after a period of travel in Asia also attended Stanford University, where he earned his B.A. From 1911 to 1913 he produced most of the decorative interior designs – including paintings, stained glass, tiles, and marquetry – for the Peace Palace at The Hague; and while working there he met his future wife, Sophia Helena Luyt (1891–1982), a landscape architect who was responsible for the design of the formal gardens. Together they moved to California, where Rosse was commissioned to design decorations for the Netherlands pavilion at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco. There he also made his first set and costume designs
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    Heinz Edelmann

    Heinz Edelmann

    • Films art directed: Yellow Submarine
    Heinz Edelmann (20 June 1934 – 21 July 2009) was a German illustrator and designer. He was born in Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia, into the Czech-German family of Wilhelm and Josefa (née Kladivová) Edelmann. He was well known as an illustrator in Europe, but is probably most famous for his art direction and character designs for the 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine. Edelmann studied printmaking at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf Arts Academy) from 1953 to 1958. He began his career as a freelance illustrator and designer for theatre posters and advertising in Germany. Between 1961–1969 he was a regular illustrator and cover designer for the internationally renowned youth magazine twen. During 1967–1968, he worked on Yellow Submarine. Between 1968–1970 he was a partner in a small animation company in London, but his desire at the time to work on more feature films was not realised. In 1970 Edelmann moved to Amsterdam and designed book jackets and posters for plays and films. His last use of the style of Yellow Submarine was in illustrating a book, Andromedar SR1 (1970), about a voyage to Mars. He also designed the cover for a German edition of Tolkien's The Lord of the
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    Jerzy Skolimowski

    Jerzy Skolimowski

    • Films art directed: Hands Up!
    Jerzy Skolimowski (born May 5, 1938) is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films since his 1960 début Oko wykol (The Menacing Eye). He lived in Los Angeles for over 20 years where he painted in a figurative, expressionist mode and acted occasionally in films. More recently, he returned to Poland, and to film making as a writer and director after a 17 year hiatus with Cztery noce z Anną (Four Nights With Anna) in 2008. Skolimowski was born in Łódź, Poland, the son of Maria (née Postnikoff) and Stanisław Skolimowski, an architect. He often recognized indications in his work to a childhood ineradicably scarred by the War. As a small child he witnessed the brutalities of war, even having been rescued from the rubble of a bombed-out house in Warsaw. His father, a member of the Polish Resistance, was executed by the Nazis. His mother hid a Jewish family in the house and Skolimowski recalls being required to take candy from the Nazis to maintain appearances. After the war, his mother became the cultural attaché of the Polish embassy in Prague. His fellow pupils at
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    Axel Nicolet

    • Films art directed: The Fourth Kind
    Axel Nicolet is a film art director and set decorator.
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    Felicity Abbott

    Felicity Abbott

    • Films art directed: The Eye Inside
    Felicity Abbott is a production designer in the film and television industry. Abbott is from Wellington, New Zealand, and currently lives in Sydney, Australia. Felicity Abbott graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in 1999, after completing an MA (Film & Television) (Hons) in Production Design. She was awarded the Fox Studios Australia Award for Excellence in Design in 1999. Prior to this, Abbott completed a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Sculpture, at Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Felicity has designed many award winning films. Restoration by director Cordelia Beresford, won best film in the general category of the Dendy Awards, at the Sydney Film Festival in 1999. Restoration also won the Jury Prize, Short Film Competition, at the Long Beach International Film Festival, USA, 2000. A further collaboration between Felicity Abbott & Cordelia Beresford, The Eye Inside, won best film at both the Sydney Film Festival Dendy Awards and St Kilda Film Festival Melbourne in 2005 and received a nomination at the Australian Film Institute Awards in 2005. In 2006, Felicity completed The Catalpa Rescue (US title Irish Escape), directed by
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    Martin Childs

    Martin Childs

    • Films art directed: Much Ado About Nothing
    Martin Childs, M.B.E., (born July 1, 1954 ), is a British production designer. He won the 1998 Academy Award for best Art Direction-Set Decoration (jointly with Jill Quertier) for Shakespeare in Love, and was nominated for the 2001 Academy Award. He has also been nominated once for the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design, and three times for a BAFTA Award for Best Production Design. Childs was awarded the M.B.E. in 2002 for his services to the film industry as a production designer. Production Designer of [[Category:BAFTA winners {people)
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    Bill Crutcher

    • Films art directed: Me and Orson Welles
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    Jess Gonchor

    Jess Gonchor

    • Films art directed: The Last Samurai
    Jess Gonchor is a film production designer and film art director.
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    Roland Topor

    Roland Topor

    • Films art directed: Marquis
    Roland Topor (January 7, 1938 – April 16, 1997), was a French illustrator, painter, writer, filmmaker and actor, known for the surreal nature of his work. He was of Polish Jewish origin and spent the early years of his life in Savoy where his family hid him from the Nazi peril. Roland Topor wrote the novel The Tenant (Le Locataire chimérique, 1964), which was adapted to film by Roman Polanski in 1976. The Tenant is the story of a Parisian of Polish descent, a chilling exploration of alienation and identity, asking disturbing questions about how we define ourselves. The later novel Joko's Anniversary (1969), another fable about loss of identity, is a vicious satire on social conformity. A new presentation of The Tenant by Roland Topor was released in October, 2006. The book has Topor's original novel, a new introduction by Thomas Ligotti, a selection of short stories by Topor, a representation of Topor's artwork and an essay on the famous Roman Polanski film version. There is a working possibility of having Mr. Polanski write a new foreword to this edition. Thomas Ligotti's introduction clocks in at 3500 words and concerns the affirmative themes of world-renowned authors, focusing
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    Chad S. Frey

    Chad S. Frey

    • Films art directed: X-Men: The Last Stand
    Chad S. Frey is a film art director and set decorator.
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    David Brisbin

    • Films art directed: The Serpent and the Rainbow
    David Brisbin is a film production designer and art director.
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    Helmut Krone

    Helmut Krone

    Helmut Krone (July 16, 1925 – April 12, 1996) was an art director and is considered to be a pioneer of modern advertising. Krone spent over 30 years at the advertising agency Doyle Dane Bernbach. He was the art director for the popular 1960s campaign for the Volkswagen Beetle, which featured a large unadorned photo of the car with the tiny word "Lemon" underneath it; the series of "When you're only No. 2, you try harder" advertisements for Avis, and the creation of Juan Valdez, who personified Colombian coffee. During his career, Krone won a number of awards and was inducted in both the One Club's Creative Hall of Fame and the Art Directors Hall of Fame. His work has been collected by the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian. Krone's "Think Small" advertisement for Volkswagen was voted the No. 1 campaign of all time in Advertising Age’s 1999 The Century of Advertising issue. Krone was born in 1925 in Yorkville, Manhattan, which was at that time a German section. He attended Public School 77 in Queens, graduating in 1939. He then enrolled at the School of Industrial Art, where he hoped to become a product designer. When he was 21, he took his first step towards advertising,
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    Max Biscoe

    • Films art directed: Shutter Island
    Max Biscoe is a film art director and production designer.
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    Page Buckner

    • Films art directed: Iron Man 2
    Page Buckner is a film art director and production designer.
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    Paul Iribe

    Paul Iribe

    • Films art directed: The Ten Commandments
    Paul Iribe ( June 18, 1883 – September 21, 1935) was a French illustrator, and designer in the decorative arts. Paul Iribarnegaray was born in Angoulême, France in 1883, of Basque parentage. Iribe received his education in Paris. From 1908 to 1910 he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts and the College Rollin. At age seventeen Iribe provided illustrations for the popular L’Assiette au Beurre and also contributed drawings and caricatures for French satirical papers such as Rire, and Sourire. His reputation grew, and it was said, “no one could sketch an event more tellingly.” He was one of a talented group of like illustrators including George Barbier, George Lepape, George Martin, and Pierre Brissaud. Their modernist style, informed by both the vitality of the revolutionary art movements of the era, and by the flat planes and minimalism identified with Japanese painting served to revitalize the popularity of the fashion plate. These fashion plates were hand colored using the pochoir process, whereby stencils and metal plates are used allowing for colors to be built up and gradually nuanced according to the artist’s vision. The fashion plate, in use for some time, was in essence an
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    Scott Anderson

    • Films art directed: Happy Tears
    Scott Anderson is a film production designer and an art director.
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    Gustaf Tenggren

    Gustaf Tenggren

    • Films art directed: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
    Gustaf Adolf Tenggren (November 3, 1896 - April 9, 1970) was a Swedish-American illustrator. He is known for his Arthur Rackham-influenced fairy-tale style and use of silhouetted figures with caricatured faces. Tenggren was a chief illustrator for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1930s, in what has been called the Golden Age of American animation, when animated feature films such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Fantasia, Bambi and Pinocchio were produced. Gustaf Tenggren was born in 1896 in Magra Parish (now part of Alingsås Municipality), in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. In 1913 he received a scholarship to study painting at Valand, the art school in Gothenburg, Sweden. Tenggren's early schooling and artistic influences were solidly grounded in Scandinavian techniques, motifs and myths; he worked with illustrating in the popular Swedish folklore and fairy tales annual Bland Tomtar och Troll ("Among Elves and Trolls"), where he succeeded illustrator John Bauer. After his first exhibition in 1920, Tenggren left Sweden and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States, where his sister lived, and from there, in 1922, to New York City. By 1923, he was illustrating children's
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    Jack Martin Smith

    • Films art directed: Easter Parade
    Jack Martin Smith (January 2, 1911 - November 7, 1993) was a highly successful Hollywood art director with over 130 films to his credit and nine Academy Award nominations which ultimately yielded three Oscars. He made his debut in 1937 and two years later found himself working as a production designer on The Wizard of Oz. Smith spent most of his working life at MGM where he worked on such films as Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949), and the 1951 version of Show Boat. His first Oscar nomination came in 1949 for his work on Vincente Minnelli's adaptation of Madame Bovary. Later, he moved to 20th Century Fox, where he was one of the art directors on the 1956 film version of Carousel. Other big productions to bear his name there include Peyton Place (1957), Return to Peyton Place (1961), Cleopatra (1963, his first Oscar win), Von Ryan's Express (1965), the science fiction epic Fantastic Voyage (1966, which earned him his second Oscar), Planet of the Apes (1968), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and MASH (1970). His third Oscar was for Hello, Dolly! in 1969. Smith also worked frequently in television on such series as Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Lost in Space and
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    John Lasseter

    John Lasseter

    John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, film director and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He is also currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering. Lasseter's first job was with The Walt Disney Company, where he became an animator. Next, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of CGI animation. After the Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986, Lasseter oversaw all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer and he directed Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, and Cars 2. He has won two Academy Awards, for Animated Short Film (for Tin Toy), as well as a Special Achievement Award (for Toy Story). Lasseter was born in Hollywood, California. His mother, Jewell Mae (née Risley), was an art teacher at Bell Gardens High School, and his father, Paul Eual Lasseter, was a parts manager at a Chevrolet dealership. Lasseter grew up in Whittier, California. His mother's profession contributed to his growing preoccupation with animation. He often drew cartoons during church services at the
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    Kathrin Brunner

    Kathrin Brunner

    • Films art directed: GoldenEye
    Kathrin Brunner is a set decorator, film art director and production designer.
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    Rick Heinrichs

    Rick Heinrichs

    • Films art directed: Tall Tale
    Richard Heinrichs is an American production designer, effects artist, art director and film producer. He is well known to have worked on the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Ang Lee's Hulk and The Nightmare Before Christmas. He started his career on visual effects on the other world sequence in The Watcher in the Woods, Tim Burton's Hansel and Gretel and Vincent to later work on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Nutcracker: The Motion Picture. He also worked on Frankenweenie. Graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (in Valencia, California), he started to work at Disney where he met Tim Burton and became a regular collaborator of his. Did conceptional designs for Tim Burton's failed Superman Lives project.
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    Tim Dickel

    Tim Dickel

    • Films art directed: Mr. Nice
    Tim Dickel is a production designer and a film art director.
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    Tim Pannen

    • Films art directed: Antichrist
    Tim Pannen is a film production designer and a film art director.
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    Willy Holt

    Willy Holt

    • Films art directed: An Almost Perfect Affair
    Willy Holt (30 November 1921 – 22 June 2007) was an American production designer and art director, who lived in France for many years and worked extensively for the French film industry. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Is Paris Burning? He also won a César Award for Best Production Design for Au revoir, les enfants.
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    Yoshitaka Amano

    Yoshitaka Amano

    • Films art directed: Angel's Egg
    Yoshitaka Amano (天野 喜孝 (formerly 天野 嘉孝), Amano Yoshitaka, born July 28, 1952) is a Japanese artist, character designer, illustrator and a theatre and film scenic designer and costume designer. He first came into prominence in the late 1960s working on the anime adaptation of Speed Racer. Amano later became the creator of iconic and influential characters such as Gatchaman, Tekkaman: The Space Knight, Hutch the Honeybee and Casshan. In 1982 he went independent and became a freelance artist, finding success as an illustrator for numerous authors, and worked on many best selling novels such as The Guin Saga and Vampire Hunter D. He is also known for his commissioned illustrations for the popular video-game franchise Final Fantasy. Since the 1990s Amano has been creating and exhibiting paintings featuring his iconic retro pop icons in galleries around the world, primarily painting on aluminium box panels with acrylic and automotive paint. He is a 5 time winner of the Seiun Award, and also won the 1999 Bram Stoker Award for his collaboration with Neil Gaiman, Sandman: The Dream Hunters. Amano's influences include early Western comic books, art nouveau, and Japanese woodblock prints. In
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    Carlos Lascano

    Carlos Lascano

    • Films art directed: The Legend of the Scarecrow
    Carlos Lascano (born June 8, 1973) is an Argentine director and writer, mainly known for his works in animation and illustration. Born and raised in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Lascano early started his art career, as he was gifted at drawing, painting and story writing. At the age of fourteen, he had completed over two hundred pages of a comic of his creation, and at seventeen he made his first painting exposition, Girls, which had been positively received by the public, and brought Lascano to the local spotlight. A year later, he wrote and designed a graphic novel: 1675, La leyenda del Torreón del Monje, based on an old argentinian legend. Following a strong family tradition, he completed Law School in 1997, but decided not to practice and to dedicate entirely to art creation. A year later, at 24, he concluded Marionettes, his first film, for which he was awarded the Silver Prize as "Best Experimental Feature Film" at the 1998 Worldfest. The same film later came to be part of the reference material used at the Manuel Antin´s Cinema University, in Buenos Aires. In 1998 Lascano founded Pandemonium Visual Group, a combination of an acting school and an audiovisual production company.
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    Hugo Ballin

    Hugo Ballin

    • Films art directed: The Love of Sunya
    Hugo Ballin (March 7, 1879 – November 27, 1956) was born in New York City and studied at the Art Students League of New York. When the Wisconsin State Capital was built in the early 20th Century, Ballin created 26 murals for its interior. In 1917 he began working for Goldwyn Pictures in New Jersey as an art director and production designer and in 1921 he moved to Los Angeles at the request of Samuel Goldwyn. He was soon also directing, writing, and producing silent films for his own production company. He was married to the actress Mabel Croft Ballin. When Hollywood began making talking pictures, Ballin left the film industry to return to his first career as a classically trained artist. He became one of the foremost muralists in the Los Angeles area, producing murals which still stand at landmark locations such as Griffith Observatory, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, LA County General Hospital (now known as Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center), and Burbank City Hall. He is buried in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Santa Monica.
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    Seth MacFarlane

    Seth MacFarlane

    • Films art directed: The Life of Larry
    Seth Woodbury MacFarlane(/ˈsɛθ ˈwʊdbɛri mɪkˈfɑrlən/; born October 26, 1973) is an American actor, voice actor, animator, screenwriter, comedian, producer, director and singer. He created the animated sitcom Family Guy and co-created American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, for which he also voices many of the shows' various characters. A native of Kent, Connecticut, MacFarlane is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied animation, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He was an animator and writer for Hanna-Barbera for several television shows, including Johnny Bravo, Cow and Chicken, Dexter's Laboratory and I Am Weasel, before creating his own series for 20th Century Fox entitled Family Guy in 1999. MacFarlane went on to co-create American Dad! in 2005, and The Cleveland Show in 2009 for Fox. He also went on to serve as executive producer on the Fox sitcom The Winner. As an actor, he has made guest appearances on shows such as Gilmore Girls, The War at Home and FlashForward. MacFarlane's interest in science fiction and fantasy has led to cameo and guest appearances on Star Trek: Enterprise and voicing the character of Johann Kraus in Guillermo del Toro's
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    Beni Montresor

    Beni Montresor

    • Films art directed: Carnival of Song
    Beni Montresor (born March 31, 1926 in Bussolengo, Italy -- died October 11, 2001 in Verona, Italy) was a versatile Italian artist, opera and film director, set designer, author and children's book illustrator. He won the Caldecott Medal in 1965 for May I Bring a Friend?. The Italian government knighted him in 1966 for his contributions to the arts. Montresor was particularly known in the United States as a designer of sets, lighting and costumes for opera. He designed sets and costumes for the American premiere of Gian Carlo Menotti's opera, The Last Savage at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina. He also designed the evocative and ephemeral scenery and lighting for the Washington Opera/New York City Opera revival of the Montemezzi opera The Love of Three Kings in 1981. He was the Artistic Director of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in 1988-1989. He directed two films,"Pilgrimage" (1972), starring Cliff De Young and"La Messe Doree" (1975), starring Lucia Bose. He was also a stage and film set designer with commissions from La Scala, Spoleto, the Glyndebourne Festival, the New York City Opera and the Metropolitan Opera for productions like La Gioconda, Esclarmonde,
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    Adam Willis

    • Films art directed: Goodbye Solo
    Adam Willis is a film art director and set decorator.
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    Chris Robinson

    Chris Robinson

    • Films art directed: The Black Crowes: Who Killed that Bird Out on Your Window Sill...The Movie
    Christopher Mark "Chris" Robinson (born December 20, 1966) is the singer of the rock and roll band The Black Crowes and brother of its guitarist Rich Robinson. Robinson was born in Marietta, Georgia, United States, just outside Atlanta. Along with his brother Rich, Robinson formed Mr. Crowe's Garden in the 1980s, having been heavily influenced by The Faces and The Rolling Stones. They played a variety of clubs in and around Atlanta. He attended Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. While some fellow students had posters of bikini girls lying on Porsches, Robinson decorated his dorm room with a Tom Waits poster and a Dream Syndicate poster: "...even at 18, I was into music." In 1989 Mr. Crowe's Garden changed their name to The Black Crowes. They were signed to Rick Rubin's label Def American and released their debut album Shake Your Money Maker. With the success of their album they went out on tour to support it. They played several dates supporting ZZ Top. During this tour Chris was criticized for talking to the audience about his opposition to corporate sponsorship. This led to ZZ Top firing The Black Crowes from the tour. In May 1991, Chris Robinson spat at or on a
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    Hermann Warm

    Hermann Warm

    • Films art directed: Wozzeck
    Hermann Warm was a German art director for films. Born in 1889 in Berlin, Germany, Warm was an important figure in the expressionist movement of the 1920s. Warm entered the German film industry in 1912 after working on-stage for a while. As well as doing set work on films such as The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Fritz Lang's Destiny, Warm also worked with Danish film director Carl Theodor Dreyer on films including The Passion of Joan of Arc and Vampyr. During World War II, Warm lived in Switzerland and returned to Germany in 1947.
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    John Barry

    John Barry

    • Films art directed: Phase IV
    John Barry (1935 – June 1, 1979) was a British film production designer, known for his work on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, for which he received the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. Born in London, Barry worked as an architect with experience in stage design. He entered the film business as a draughtsman on the epic Elizabeth Taylor film Cleopatra in 1963. He went on to assist art director Elliot Scott on the 1960s spy television series Danger Man, which starred Patrick McGoohan. His first project as art director was on the 1968 film Decline and Fall... of a Birdwatcher. Barry then became production designer on the Clint Eastwood action film Kelly's Heroes in 1970. Barry was offered the job of designer by Stanley Kubrick for his never-completed film Napoleon, working on the project for a week. Kubrick hired him again as production designer on A Clockwork Orange in 1971. He was production designer on the 1973 science fiction film Phase IV. He worked on the fantasy musical The Little Prince in 1974. Following a recommendation from Scott, George Lucas travelled to Mexico where Barry was working on Lucky Lady and hired him as production designer for Star Wars Episode IV: A
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    John Reid

    • Films art directed: St. Trinian's
    John Reid is a film art director and production designer.
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    Benjamin Fernandez

    • Films art directed: Dune
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    Bill Plympton

    Bill Plympton

    William "Bill" Merton Plympton (born April 30, 1946) is an American animator, cartoonist, director, screenwriter and producer best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face and his series of shorts Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog and Horn Dog. Bill Plympton was born in Portland, Oregon, to Don and Wilda Plympton. From 1964 to 1968, he attended Portland State College, where he was a member of the film society and worked on the yearbook. In 1968, he transferred to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he majored in cartooning. He graduated from SVA in 1969. Plympton's illustrations and cartoons have been published in The New York Times and the weekly newspaper The Village Voice, as well as in the magazines Vogue, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Penthouse, and National Lampoon. His political cartoon strip Plympton, which began in 1975 in the Soho Weekly News, eventually was syndicated and appeared in over 20 newspapers. His distinctive style is easily recognized. Plympton is reputedly the first animator in the history of animation to hand-draw every frame for an animated feature film (The Tune, 1992) by himself. Signe Baumane, also a director and
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    Curt Beech

    • Films art directed: Couples Retreat
    Curt Beech is a film art director and production designer.
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    Guy Barnes

    • Films art directed: Brothers
    Guy Barnes is a film art director, set decorator and production designer.
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    Ingmar Bergman

    Ingmar Bergman

    Ernst Ingmar Bergman (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɪŋmar ˈbærjman] ( listen); 14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer and producer for film, stage and television. Described by Woody Allen as "probably the greatest film artist, all things considered, since the invention of the motion picture camera," he is recognized as one of the most accomplished and influential film directors of all time. He directed over sixty films and documentaries for cinematic release and for television, most of which he also wrote. He also directed over one hundred and seventy plays. Among his company of actors were Harriet Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bibi Andersson, Erland Josephson, Ingrid Thulin and Max von Sydow. Most of his films were set in the landscape of Sweden. His major subjects were death, illness, faith, betrayal, and insanity. Bergman was active for more than six decades. In 1976 his career was seriously threatened as the result of a botched criminal investigation for alleged income tax evasion. Outraged, Bergman suspended a number of pending productions, closed his studios, and went into self-imposed exile in Germany for eight years. Ingmar Bergman was born in
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    James Bolenbaugh

    James Bolenbaugh

    • Films art directed: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead
    James Bolenbaugh is a production designer and an actor.
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    Jorge Rossi

    • Films art directed: Looking for Palladin
    Jorge Rossi is a film art director and set decorator.
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    Linwood Taylor

    Linwood Taylor

    • Films art directed: A Walk to Remember
    Linwood Taylor is a film art director and film production designer.
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    Peter Lamont

    Peter Lamont

    • Films art directed: The Boys from Brazil
    Peter Lamont (born November 12, 1929 in England, UK) is a noted set decorator, script editor, art director, and production designer most famous for working on eighteen James Bond films. The only four Bond films that he did not work on are Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Tomorrow Never Dies and Quantum of Solace. Throughout his near 60-year career, Lamont has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work on Fiddler on the Roof (1971), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), and Aliens (1986). He was nominated a fourth time and won for Titanic (1997). On August 22, 1982, Lamont was a passenger on a Indian Airlines flight from Mumbai to New Delhi, which was hijacked by a lone Sikh militant, armed with a pistol and a hand grenade. Indian security forces killed the hijacker and rescued all passengers, including Lamont.
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    Ralph Eggleston

    Ralph Eggleston

    • Films art directed: The Incredibles
    Ralph Eggleston (born October 18, 1965, Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American animator, art director, storyboard artist and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios. He started his career at Kroyer Films working on projects such as Computer Warriors and FernGully: The Last Rainforest. He was hired in 1992 during the development of Toy Story. His work on Toy Story won him an Annie Award for Best Art Direction. He also directed the Oscar-winning short film For the Birds.
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    Wilfred Buckland

    • Films art directed: The Cheat
    Wilfred Buckland (January 1, 1866 – July 18, 1946) was an American art director. Buckland worked as an art director with Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Lasky, and later with Alan Dwan, from 1914-1927. He was Hollywood's first "art director" and is credited with a number of advancements in filmmaking, including the advances in lighting techniques, the development of architectural sets, and the use of miniature sets. In 1924, he was named one of the ten individuals who had contributed the most to the advancement of the motion picture industry since the time of its inception. A 1980 exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum advanced the argument that "everything we know as 'Hollywood' traces to Wilfred Buckland." Buckland was among the first inductees in the Art Directors Guild Hall of Fame. Buckland was born in New York City, the son of Reverend Rabbi Joseph Wales and Emily (Wilson) Buckland. He worked as an artist for a time and was responsible for much of the interior decoration and paintings of New York's Trinity Church for its bi-centenary celebration in 1897. He also worked with the leading stage producer, David Belasco, for many years. In 1907, The New York Times described
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    William Flannery

    • Films art directed: Northwest Mounted Police
    William Flannery (November 17, 1898–January 25, 1959) was an American art director. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Picnic.
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