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    Ewa Braun

    Ewa Braun

    • Films production designed: Our God's Brother
    Ewa Braun (born 2 August 1944) is a Polish Academy Award winning set decorator, costume designer and production designer. She has been working in production design since the 1960s. Her most famous productions are Europa, Europa (1990) by Agnieszka Holland, Schindler’s List (1993) by Steven Spielberg (won Oscar shared with Allan Starski for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration) and Wielki tydzień (1995) by Andrzej Wajda.
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    Roger Christian

    Roger Christian

    • Films production designed: 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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    7 votes
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    Chris Lowe

    Chris Lowe

    • Films production designed: Longitude
    Chris Lowe is a film art director and production designer.
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    Will Potter

    Will Potter

    Will Potter is an American independent journalist and public speaker, based in Washington, D.C. He has written for several publications, including the Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, and Legal Affairs. In his writings, he has focused on how the "war on terrorism" affects civil liberties. He has become a leading critic of the Green Scare, through his website, Green Is The New Red. He has written several articles on this topic, as well as participating in conferences and giving lectures at universities, with some of his papers used in courses. In 2006, he spoke to the U.S. Congress about his reporting on these issues, and in 2008 his article about the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, was discussed in the book, Censored 2008, as one of the top 25 overlooked news stories of 2007. Will received a master's degree in writing from the Johns Hopkins University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism. Potter sees a parallel between the branding of current activists as "terrorists", and the use of the media in sensationalizing these cases, and the persecution of leftists in the Red Scare, during the McCarthy era. According to
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    Vincent Gallo

    Vincent Gallo

    • Films production designed: 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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    Jeannine Oppewall

    • Films production designed: Maria’s Lovers
    Jeannine Claudia Oppewall (born November 28, 1946) is an American film art director. She has worked on more than 30 movies in such roles as art decorator, set decorator and production designer, and has four Academy Award nominations for Best Art Design for L.A. Confidential, Pleasantville, Seabiscuit and The Good Shepherd. Many of her film sets represented different time periods within the 20th century, including movies from the 1930s like Seabiscuit, from the 1950s like L.A. Confidential and Pleasantville, and from the 1960s like The Big Easy, The Bridges of Madison County and Catch Me If You Can. Jeannie Oppewall was born on November 28, 1946 and was raised in Uxbridge, Massachusetts with a Calvinist upbringing. Her father was a tool and die maker Garrett Oppewall and her mother was Eva Boutiler. According to The New York Times, Oppewall was determined to be "the family intellectual." Oppewall attended and graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she met future husband, Paul Schrader, who would go on to become a film director and screenwriter. She then studied medieval history at Bryn Mawr College in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. There she discovered
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    5 votes
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    John Barry

    John Barry

    • Films production designed: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
    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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    4 votes
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    Masahiko Minami

    Masahiko Minami

    Masahiko Minami (南 雅彦, Minami Masahiko, born 1961 in Mie Prefecture) is a Japanese anime producer and president of Bones. A graduate of the Osaka University of Arts's department of arts, Minami began his career with noted anime studio Sunrise as one of its producers. Later, in 1998, he co-founded Bones together with animators Hiroshi Osaka and Toshihiro Kawamoto. He was classmates in university with Gainax co-founder Hiroyuki Yamaga and manga artist Kazuhiko Shimamoto.
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    5 votes
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    Tim Burton

    Tim Burton

    • Films production designed: Vincent
    Timothy Walter "Tim" Burton (born August 25, 1958) is an American film director, film producer, writer and artist. He is famous for his dark, quirky-themed movies such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Corpse Bride, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, 9 and Dark Shadows, and for blockbusters such as Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman, Batman Returns, Planet of the Apes, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland, which was the second highest-grossing film of 2010, and the twelfth highest-grossing film of all time. Burton is known for using recurring collaborators on his works; among them are Johnny Depp, who has become a close friend of Burton since their first film together; musician Danny Elfman, who has composed scores for all but five of the films Burton has directed and/or produced; and domestic partner Helena Bonham Carter. He also wrote and illustrated the poetry book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories, published in 1997, and a compilation of his drawings, sketches and other artwork, entitled The Art of Tim Burton, was released in 2009. Burton has directed 16 films and produced
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    5 votes
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    Boris Leven

    Boris Leven

    • Films production designed: Happy Birthday, Wanda June
    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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    4 votes
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    Maher Ahmad

    • Films production designed: Zombieland
    Maher Ahmad is a production designer and film art director.
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    4 votes
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    Mike Jittlov

    Mike Jittlov

    • Films production designed: 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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    4 votes
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    Stuart Craig

    Stuart Craig

    • Films production designed: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I
    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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    4 votes
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    5 votes
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    Charles Lisanby

    Charles Lisanby

    • Films production designed: Reflections on Ice: Michelle Kwan Skates to the Music of Disney's 'Mulan'
    Charles Alvin Lisanby (born January 22, 1924) is an American production designer who helped pioneer color television scenic design. He has been nominated for 16 Emmys and has won three. In January 2010 Charles was inducted into the 19th Annual Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame alongside Don Pardo, the Smothers Brothers, Bob Stewart, and Gene Roddenberry. As well as his success in the entertainment industry, Charles is known for his great friendship with pop artist Andy Warhol. Born in Princeton, Kentucky on his parents’ farm, Charles grew up listening to Radio City Music Hall’s regular radio broadcasts while he built scale models of his interpretations of the shows. As a small child Charles went to a fair where Philo Farnesworth was giving one of his famous public demonstrations of his invention, the television, and Charles’ interest in the medium began. He graduated high school at age 16; and a year later following the Pearl Harbor attacks he was drafted into the army. After an early discharge due to meningitis, Charles went to art school even though his father wanted him to become a doctor. After moving to New York City and working at an advertising agency, he
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    5 votes
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    David J. Bomba

    David J. Bomba

    • Films production designed: The Company Men
    David J. Bomba is a film art director and production designer.
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    4 votes
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    Joel Schumacher

    Joel Schumacher

    • Films production designed: Killer Bees
    Joel T. Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Schumacher was born in New York City, the son of Marian (née Kantor) and Francis Schumacher. His mother was a Swedish Jew, and his father was a Baptist from Knoxville, Tennessee, who died when Joel was four years old. Schumacher studied at Parsons The New School for Design and The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. After first working in the fashion industry, he realized his true love was in filmmaking. He moved out to Los Angeles, where he began his media work as a costume designer in films such as Sleeper and developed his skills with television work while earning an MFA from UCLA. He wrote the screenplay for the 1976 low-budget hit movie Car Wash and a number of other minor successes. He also wrote 1978's The Wiz, an adaptation of the stage play of the same name. His film directorial debut was The Incredible Shrinking Woman in 1981, which starred Lily Tomlin, and he quickly made more successful films, including two "brat pack" works. St. Elmo's Fire and The Lost Boys, considered to be archetypal movies of the 1980s, were two of Schumacher's biggest hits. Their style
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    4 votes
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    Guy Maddin

    Guy Maddin

    • Films production designed: Careful
    Guy Maddin, OM, CM (born February 28, 1956) is a Canadian screenwriter, director, cinematographer and film editor of both features and short films, as well as an installation artist, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. His most distinctive quality is his penchant for recreating the look and style of silent or early sound era films which has solidified his popularity and acclaim in alternative film circles. While Maddin strives to recreate the styles and moods of early film melodramas, Weimar Republic German silent films, and 1920s Soviet agit-prop, his own personal style uses clichés, psychosexual situations, bizarre stories and humour. Maddin himself attributes his embarkation into the film world to his viewing of Luis Buñuel's L'Âge d’Or, as told to journalist Robert K. Elder in an interview for The Film That Changed My Life. I don’t even know if I would have even known how to begin making movies [had I not seen this film]. [Buñuel] made moviemaking seem necessary to me…It was the urgency of what Buñuel’s L’Âge d’or was about, this passionate affair ending in disaster. That was all I could relate to at that point in my life. His film education came not with any formal training at a trade
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    5 votes
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    Nansun Shi

    Nansun Shi

    • Films production designed: Wo ai Ye Laixiang
    Nansun Shi, born Shi Nan-Sun (traditional Chinese: 施南生), is a Hong Kong film producer, presenter and a former Senior Advisor for Media Asia Group. She has been in the film industry for nearly thirty years, and has contributed a lot to the Hong Kong cinema scene since the late 1970s. Shi also is the wife of celebrated director Tsui Hark. Nansun Shi started working for television studios in 1975, involving herself in the publicity and programme departments. Her start as a producer arrived in 1978 when Karl Maka, Eric Tsang and Dean Shek formed Cinema City Studios. Shi is also known as the co-founder of Tsui Hark's production company Film Workshop Co. Ltd., a studio responsible for films such as the A Better Tomorrow, and Once Upon A Time in China film series. In April 2011, it was announced that she would be a member of the jury for the main competition at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
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    Shepherd Frankel

    • Films production designed: Couples Retreat
    Shepherd Frankel is a film production designer and art director.
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    4 votes
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    Zoltán Fábri

    Zoltán Fábri

    • Films production designed: Merry-Go-Round
    Zoltán Fábri (15 October 1917 – 23 August 1994) was a Hungarian film director and screenwriter. His films The Boys of Paul Street (1969) and Hungarians (1978) were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Fábri wanted to become an artist from an early age on. He studied painting and graduated at the Hungarian College of Fine Arts. He began working in the Hungarian film industry in 1950 as a production designer. He directed his first film Vihar (Storm) in 1951. He became an internationally acclaimed director with his third feature Körhinta (Merry Go-Round) in 1956. He continued directing and writing until the early 1980s. After his retirement from the film industry Fábri taught on the Hungarian University of Theatrical and Film Arts. In his last years he wrote screenplays; they were never made. Fábri was also the president of the Hungarian Film Artist Union from 1959 to 1981. Fábri's style of filmmaking can be described mainly as "classical", using academic techniques of art filmmaking. His greatest influences were the Italian Neorealism and French Poetic Realism. He experimented with narrative and flashback techniques for a while in the 1960s (in his films
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    4 votes
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    Dan Yarhi

    • Films production designed: Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
    Dan Yarhi is a production designer and film art director.
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    5 votes
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    Martin Childs

    Martin Childs

    • Films production designed: Lady in the Water
    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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    4 votes
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    Ralph Eggleston

    Ralph Eggleston

    • Films production designed: WALL-E
    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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    3 votes
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    Raymond Wong Bak-Ming

    Raymond Wong Bak-Ming

    Raymond Wong Pak-Ming is a Hong Kong actor, film director, producer, screenwriter and presenter. He is one of the most successful producers in Hong Kong cinema, having been one of the comedians to establish Cinema City Studios in 1980. In 1980, Wong formed the renowned Cinema City Co., Ltd. with Karl Maka and Dean Shek. The production company became an industry phenomenon, producing films such as A Better Tomorrow, Aces Go Places, Prison on Fire and All About Ah-Long. Actors such as Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung and Ti Lung along with filmmakers John Woo, Ringo Lam and Tsui Hark were some of the people who rose to fame under the Cinema City label. He played the actor in the comedy ghost series Happy Ghost (開心鬼). In 1991, the trio broke up, with both Maka and Shek ending their interests in the film industry. Wong eventually formed Mandarin Films Distribution Co. Ltd. later that year, while continuing to establish himself as a successful film producer. Mandarin went on to produce films such as The Bride with White Hair, Dragon Tiger Gate, and Flash Point, with Wong often serving as an executive producer for the films produced. To this day, the company has produced over 100 films.
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    3 votes
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    Rene Lagler

    Rene Lagler

    • Films production designed: The 3 Tenors, Paris 1998
    Rene Lagler is a film production designer.
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    3 votes
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    Rick Carter

    • Films production designed: Munich
    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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    3 votes
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    Slava Zaitsev

    Slava Zaitsev

    • Films production designed: Ovod
    Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Zaitsev (Russian: Вячеслав Михайлович Зайцев), more commonly known as Slava Zaitsev (Russian: Слава Зайцев), born 2 March 1938 in Ivanovo, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, is a Russian fashion designer, painter, graphic artist and theatrical costume designer. Zaitsev was born on 2 March 1938 in Ivanovo to Mikhail Yakovlevich Zaitsev and Maria Ivanovna Zaitseva. His father was a victim of the repressions of Joseph Stalin and was incarcerated in one of Stalin's camps, and his mother was a cleaner and laundress. From 1945 – 1952 he studied Secondary School № 22 in Ivanovo. As his father was deemed by the State to be an Enemy of the people, Zaitsev was denied the opportunity to study at an industrial academy, a theatrical school and a pilot training school. In 1952 he began studies in the Faculty of Applied Arts at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Ivanovo, and during this time he became interested in manufacturing and received the credentials to become a textile artist. He graduated, with honours, from the university in 1956. After realising that working with textiles was his dream, he moved to Moscow in 1956, and commenced studies at
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    3 votes
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    George Tsypin

    George Tsypin

    • Films production designed: The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez
    George Tsypin (b.1954 in Kazakhstan (former Soviet Union) is an American stage designer, sculptor and architect. He studied architecture in Moscow and theater design in New York. Tsypin has worked for many years with renowned directors and composers, such as Julie Taymor, Peter Sellars, Francesca Zambello, Pierre Audi, Jurgen Flimm, Phillip Glass, John Adams, Kaija Saariaho and Andrey Konchalovsky. He has a longstanding creative association with the conductor Valery Gergiev. He has won many awards, including the International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations" at Georges Pompidou Center in Paris. His designs for opera have been produced all over the world, including Salzburg Festival, Opera de Bastille in Paris, Covent Garden in London, La Scala]] in Milan, Mariinsky Theater in Saint Petersburg, Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and Metropolitan Opera in New York. Tsypin has worked in all major theaters in the United States, as well as in film and television. His sculpture received its first one-man gallery show in 1991 at the Twining Gallery in New York. He created the Planet Earth Gallery, one of the Millennium Projects in England: a major
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    Alanis Morissette

    Alanis Morissette

    • Films production designed: Jagged Little Pill, Live
    Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian and American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Morissette began her career in Canada, and as a teenager recorded two dance-pop albums, Alanis and Now Is the Time, under MCA Records Canada. Her first international album was the rock-influenced Jagged Little Pill, released in 1995. Jagged has sold more than 33 million units globally. Her following album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998 and was a success as well. Morissette took up producing duties for her subsequent albums, which include Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaos and Flavors of Entanglement. Her eighth studio album, Havoc and Bright Lights, was released on August 28, 2012. Morissette has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Morissette is also known for her powerful and emotive mezzo-soprano voice. Morissette was born June 1, 1974 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Georgia Mary Ann (née Feuerstein), a teacher, and Alan Richard Morissette, a high school principal. She has a twin brother, Wade Morissette, (also a
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    Mihaela Poenaru

    Mihaela Poenaru

    • Films production designed: Police, Adjective
    Mihaela Poenaru is a film production designer and art director.
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    3 votes
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    Robert Rodriguez

    Robert Rodriguez

    • Films production designed: Once Upon a Time in Mexico
    Robert Anthony Rodríguez (born June 20, 1968) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in his native Texas and Mexico. He has directed such films as Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Faculty, "Sharkboy and Lavagirl", Spy Kids, Sin City, Planet Terror, and Machete. He is a friend and frequent collaborator of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. Rodríguez was born in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Mexican-American parents Rebecca (née Villegas), a nurse, and Cecilio G. Rodríguez, a salesman. He began his interest in film at age 11 when his father bought one of the first VCRs, which came with a camera. While attending St. Anthony High School, he was commissioned to videotape the school's football games. According to his sister he was fired soon after for shooting them with a cinematic style, getting shots of parents' reactions and the ball traveling through the air instead of shooting the whole play. There he met Carlos Gallardo; they both shot films on video throughout high school and college. After graduating Rodriguez went to the College of Communication at the University of Texas where he also
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    Tommaso Ortino

    • Films production designed: How To Seduce Difficult Women
    Tommaso Ortino is a film production designer and film art director.
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    3 votes
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    Werner Schlichting

    • Films production designed: Bel Ami
    Werner Schlichting was an art director, production designer, set decorator, cinematographer and film art director.
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    3 votes
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    Jack Fisk

    Jack Fisk

    • Films production designed: Phantom of the Paradise
    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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    Lorenzo Mongiardino

    Lorenzo Mongiardino

    • Films production designed: Romeo and Juliet
    Lorenzo (Renzo) Mongiardino (Italian pronunciation: [loˈrɛnt͡so ˈrɛnt͡so mondʒarˈdiːno]) (Genoa, 12 May 1916 – Milan, 16 January 1998) was an Italian architect, interior designer and production designer. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction. In 1936 Renzo Mongiardino moved from Genoa to Milan to study architecture; in 1942 he graduated from the Politecnico di Milano, together with Giò Ponti. Beginning in 1944, Mongiardino collaborated Domus magazine, writing many articles. During this period he also began his multifaceted career, focusing primarily on the creation of residential and theatre environments. In the early fifties Mongiardino began to establish himself as an architect, working from his home and studio in central Milan, on the elegant Via Bianca Maria. Mongiardino was responsible for creating some of the most important and enchanting houses of the second half of twentieth century, created for an international and prestigious clientele of cultured collectors and entrepreneurs including Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Aristotle Onassis, Gianni Agnelli and Marella Agnelli, Lee Radziwill and Stanisław Albrecht Radziwiłł, Gianni
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    Nicolas Philibert

    Nicolas Philibert

    • Films production designed: The Wonderful Crook
    Nicolas Philibert (born 10 January 1951) is a French film director and actor. He has directed nine films since 1978. His film Être et avoir was screened out of competition at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
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    Walter Salles

    Walter Salles

    • Films production designed: Life Somewhere Else
    Walter Moreira Salles, Jr. (born April 12, 1956) is a Brazilian filmmaker and film producer of international prominence. Salles was born in Rio de Janeiro. He is the son of Elizinha Goncalves and Walter Moreira Salles, a Brazilian banker and ambassador, and the brother of João Moreira Salles, also a filmmaker. Both, along with two other brothers, banker, Pedro Moreira Salles and eldest brother and publisher, Fernando Moreira Salles, were heirs to the bank Unibanco, one of the largest and richest in South America, which merged with Banco Itaú in 2009-10. Salles attended the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Salles's first notable film was Terra Estrangeira (Foreign Land), released in Brazil in 1995. Locally, it was widely acclaimed by film critics and a minor box-office hit, and it was selected by over 40 film festivals worldwide. In 1998 he released Central do Brasil (Central Station) to widespread international acclaim and two Academy Awards nominations, for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Foreign Language Film. In 2001, Abril Despedaçado (Behind the Sun), starring Rodrigo Santoro, was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Golden Globes. Both films
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    Agnès B.

    Agnès B.

    • Films production designed: Les petites sorcières
    agnès b. (born Agnès Andrée Marguerite Troublé, 1941 in Versailles) is a French fashion designer. She is known for her self-named brand, which includes fashion and film interests. She had twins at 19 and separated at 20. She graduated from École des Beaux-Arts in Versailles. A career soon followed when her personal style caught the eyes of ELLE magazine staffers at a Paris flea market. Her style of dress at the time, which included selections from France's Monoprix discount chain, was inspired less by fashion than thrift, but the magazine liked what it saw and hired her as a junior editor. With a mind towards designing rather than editing fashion, she left ELLE after less than two years, preferring apprenticeships even when they paid little and offered no time off. She became a designer, buyer, and press attaché for Dorothée Bis in Paris. She freelance designed for Limitex, Pierre d’Alby, V de V, and Eversbin in the years 1965 and '66. In the latter year, she founded CMC (Comptoir Mondial de Creation), parent of the agnès b. label. She opened her first boutique in Les Halles in 1975. Formerly a butcher shop, the black and white tiled store had a rustic, communal atmosphere, defined
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    James T. Hong

    James T. Hong

    • Films production designed: End Transmission
    James T. Hong is an Asian American filmmaker whose works tend to focus on philosophical topics and figures and controversial race and class issues. His films and videos include Behold the Asian: How One Becomes What One Is, Condor: A Film from California, The Form of the Good, Taipei 101: A Travelogue of Symptoms, The Spear of Destiny, Suprematist Kapital, and The Denazification of MH about Martin Heidegger. He produced 731: Two Versions of Hell about Japan's Unit 731 in 2007. Hong and Yin-Ju Chen released Lessons of the Blood in 2010.
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    David Lynch

    David Lynch

    • Films production designed: 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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    Takeo Kimura

    Takeo Kimura

    • Films production designed: This Day's Life
    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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    Chris Roope

    • Films production designed: Endgame
    Chris Roope is a film production designer and art director.
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    Karl Júlíusson

    • Films production designed: Antichrist
    Karl Júlíusson (also known as Kalle Juliusson, Kalli Juliusson, Karl K. Juliusson and Karl Juliusson) is an award-winning Icelandic-born film production and costume designer who resides in Norway. Júlíusson is best known for his production designs for filmmaker Lars Von Trier (Breaking the Waves and Dancer in the Dark) and director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, K-19: The Widowmaker, and The Weight of Water), both of whom he frequently collaborates with. Júlíusson is the winner of the 2008 Norwegian Amanda award for his art direction on The Kautokeino Rebellion which was directed by Nils Gaup, and which was the most successful domestic film in Norway in 2008.
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    Nelson Lowry

    • Films production designed: Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Nelson Lowry is a production designer and film art director.
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    Billy Keam

    • Films production designed: Skin
    Billy Keam is a production designer, set decorator and film art director.
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    Julian Schnabel

    Julian Schnabel

    • Films production designed: Berlin: Live At St. Ann's Warehouse
    Julian Schnabel (born October 26, 1951) is an American artist and filmmaker. In the 1980s, Schnabel received international media attention for his "plate paintings"—large-scale paintings set on broken ceramic plates. Schnabel directed Before Night Falls, which became Javier Bardem's breakthrough Academy Award-nominated role, and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which was nominated for four Academy Awards. He has won a Golden Globe, as well as BAFTA, a César Award, two nominations for the Golden Lion and an Academy Award nomination. Born in Brooklyn, New York City to Esta Greenberg and Jack Schnabel. Schnabel moved with his family to Brownsville, Texas when still young. It was in Brownsville that he spent most of his formative years and where he took up surfing and resolved to be an artist. He is from a Jewish background and his mother was president in 1948 of the Brooklyn chapter of Hadassah, a religious Women's Zionist Organization in America. He received his B.F.A. at the University of Houston. After graduating, he sent an application to the independent study program at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. His application included slides of his work sandwiched
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    William David Arnold

    • Films production designed: Imagine That
    William David Arnold is a film production designer, art director and set decorator.
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    62
    Cedric Gibbons

    Cedric Gibbons

    • Films production designed: De frente, marchen
    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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    Ingrid Veninger

    Ingrid Veninger

    • Films production designed: I am a Good Person/I am a Bad Person
    Ingrid Veninger (born August 21, 1968) is a Canadian actress and director. Her start in show business was in an advertisement for Bell Canada with Megan Follows at age 11. Her credits have included the television series Airwaves and Drop the Beat. Her film MODRA about returning to the Bratislava region and her home town of Modra was produced in 2010, starring her daughter Hallie Switzer. MODRA was named by TIFF as one of the ten best Canadian films of 2010. Her second film i am a good person/i am a bad person was screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
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    64

    Cabot McMullen

    • Films production designed: Trucker
    Cabot McMullen is a production designer and film art director.
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    65
    Carlos Saura

    Carlos Saura

    • Films production designed: Fados
    Carlos Saura Atarés (born 4 January 1932, Huesca) is a Spanish film director and photographer. Born into a family of artists (his mother was a pianist and his brother, Antonio Saura, a painter), he developed his artistic sense in childhood as a photography enthusiast. He obtained his directing diploma in Madrid in 1957 at the Institute of Cinema Research and Studies. He also taught there until 1963. In 1957-1958, Saura created his first film (Cuenca). In 1962 his film Los Golfos was recognized for its strong sociological impact in the betterment of the Spanish youth by tackling the juvenile delinquency in the Madrid's poorest districts. Four years later (1966), he was honored at the 16th Berlin International Film Festival, where he received the Silver Bear for Best Director for his film La caza. In 1967, his film Peppermint Frappé also received the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 18th Berlin International Film Festival. He won the Golden Bear in 1981 at the 31st Berlin International Film Festival for his film Deprisa, Deprisa. The movies La prima Angélica (Cousin Angélica) of 1973 and Cría cuervos (Raising Ravens [from the Spanish phrase: Cria cuervos y te sacaran los ojos
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    Gene Deitch

    Gene Deitch

    • Films production designed: Charlie Needs a Cloak
    Eugene Merril "Gene" Deitch (born August 8, 1924) is an American illustrator, animator and film director. He has been based in Prague, capital of Czechoslovakia and the present-day Czech Republic, since 1959. Since 1968, Deitch has been the leading animation director for the Connecticut organization Weston Woods/Scholastic, adapting children's picture books. His studio is located in Prague near the Barrandov studios where many major films were recorded. In 2003, he was awarded the "Annie" by ASIFA Hollywood for a lifetime contribution to the art of animation. Deitch married his wife Zdenka in 1960. His sons Kim Deitch and Simon Deitch are prominent artists in the underground comix and alternative comics movements. He currently resides with his wife in Prague, where he works as an independent animation scenarist/director. He wrote a memoir, For the Love of Prague, based on the experience of being "the only free American in Prague during 30 years of Communism." From 1945 to 1951 Deitch was primary graphics contributor, and eventually art director, for The Record Changer, a jazz magazine. He was also an amateur recording engineer, who made tape recordings of artists like John Lee
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    Harper Goff

    Harper Goff

    • Films production designed: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    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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    1 votes
    68
    Jorge Zambrano

    Jorge Zambrano

    Jorge Zambrano is a Venezuelan animator born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1970. He finished his studies at the Central University of Venezuela, obtaining the degree of Bachelor of Arts, Film specialization in 1999. In the year 1989 he participated in the animation contest "Animathon" sponsored by the Canadian embassy in Venezuela, where he met his master Felix Nakamura, who would accompany during much of his career in Venezuela. In the late 90's, Jorge Zambrano was recruited by Felix Nakamura to organize several animation courses in ICREA (Training Institute for screenwriters and artists) and the Central University of Venezuela. In 1994 illustrated his first book "The Selfish Giant" with ALFADIL Publishing Company. During 2008 and 2009 develop several illustrated material for Jakks Pacific He develops several animated materials for the production company "CREATEL", also for the Video Games company "ALLOY 2027". Was hired by the “Foundation Magic Window” and produces for Ligia Vianchi, an animated short from the popular animated TV series "Magic Window," the episode "Foods that come and go" is among the short subjects of this well-known television series, which was disseminated in the
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    Tink

    • Films production designed: Free Style
    Tink is a film art director and production designer.
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    Enki Bilal

    Enki Bilal

    • Films production designed: Life Is a Bed of Roses
    Enki Bilal (born October 7, 1951) is a French comic book creator, comics artist and film director. Born Enes Bilalović in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, to a Slovakian mother and a Bosniak father who had been Josip Broz Tito's tailor, he moved to Paris at the age of 9. At age 14, he met René Goscinny and with his encouragement applied his talent to comics. He produced work for Goscinny's comics magazine Pilote in the 1970s, publishing his first story, Le Bal Maudit, in 1972. In 1975, Bilal began working with script writer Pierre Christin on a series of dark and surreal tales, resulting in the body of work titled Légendes d'Aujourd'hui. He is best known for the Nikopol trilogy (La Foire aux Immortels, La Femme Piège and Froid Équateur), which took more than a decade to complete. Bilal wrote the script and did the artwork. The final chapter, Froid Équateur, was chosen book of the year by the magazine Lire and is acknowledged by the inventor of chess boxing, Iepe Rubingh as the inspiration for the sport. Bilal's most recent publication is Quatre? (2007), the last book in the Hatzfeld tetralogy, which deals with the breakup of Yugoslavia from a future viewpoint. The first installment came in
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    Felicity Abbott

    Felicity Abbott

    • Films production designed: The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce
    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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    4 votes
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    Leila Hatami

    Leila Hatami

    Leila Hatami (Persian: لیلا حاتمی‎, Leylâ Hâtami born October 1, 1972) is an Iranian actress. She is the daughter of director Ali Hatami and actress Zari Khoshkam, and is married to actor Ali Mosaffa. After finishing high school, she moved to Lausanne, Switzerland and started her studies in Electrical Engineering at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). After two years she changed her major to French Literature. She completed her study of French in a couple of years, before moving back to Iran. After a pause of a few years which included the continuation of her studies in Switzerland she made her professional entry into cinema with Dariush Mehrjui's film Leila. Her acting in this film received rave reviews from critics and audiences. She married her co-star in Leila (Ali Mosaffa) in 1999. They have two children: a boy named Mani (born February 2007) and a girl named Asal (born October 2008). She had a few short appearances during her childhood which included roles in Hezar Dastan TV series and Kamalolmolk movie, as well as a role in 1991 as a blind Turkish princess in Delshodegan. Having appeared in bit parts in some of her father's movies, Leila Hatami's first lead film
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    Herman Rosse

    Herman Rosse

    • Films production designed: Dracula
    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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    Margrethe II of Denmark

    Margrethe II of Denmark

    • Films production designed: De Vilde Svaner
    Margrethe II (Danish pronunciation: [mɑˈɡ̊ʁæːˀd̥ə]), sometimes anglicised as Margaret II (full name: Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid; born 16 April 1940) is the Queen regnant of the Kingdom of Denmark. As the eldest child of King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark, she succeeded her father as the Queen of Denmark following his death in 1972. On her accession on 14 January 1972 she became the first female monarch of Denmark since Margaret I, ruler of the Scandinavian countries in 1375–1412 during the Kalmar Union. Magrethe was born in 1940, however she did not become the heiress presumptive until 1953, when a constitutional amendment allowed women to inherit the throne. In 1967, she married Henrik de Laborde de Monpezat, with whom she has two sons: Crown Prince Frederik (born 1968) and Prince Joachim (born 1969). Princess Margrethe was born on 16 April 1940 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen as the first child of Crown Prince Frederick and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark. Her father was the eldest son of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, and her mother was the only daughter of Crown Prince Gustav Adolf and Crown Princess Margaret of Sweden. Her birth
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    Steve Saklad

    • Films production designed: Up in the Air
    Steve Saklad is a film production designer and film art director.
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    81
    Bud Westmore

    Bud Westmore

    • Films production designed: Damn Citizen
    Bud Westmore (13 January 1918 – 24 June 1973) was a make-up artist in Hollywood. Son of George Westmore, a member of the Westmore family prominent in Hollywood make-up. He is credited on over 450 movies and television shows, including To Kill a Mockingbird, Man of a Thousand Faces, The Andromeda Strain and Creature from the Black Lagoon. For his involvement in Creature from the Black Lagoon he assisted the designer of the Gill-man, Disney animator Millicent Patrick, though her role was deliberately downplayed and for half a century, Westmore would receive sole credit for the creature's conception. He was also Martha Raye's first husband for five months in 1937. He was sometimes credited as George Hamilton Westmore. The largest building on the Universal Studios Backlot is named in his honor.
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    Juraj Jakubisko

    Juraj Jakubisko

    • Films production designed: Post Coitum
    Juraj Jakubisko (b. 30 April 1938, Kojšov, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak film director. In his movies he managed to catch life's most beautiful colors, unhinge the poetry behind the ordinary and to be ahead of his time without forgetting his roots. He is currently based in Prague. Before entering the film industry, Jakubisko taught still photography at a Bratislava secondary school for applied arts and worked for a television in Košice. In 1960 he moved to Prague where he attended the FAMU (Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts - ), studying direction under Václav Wasserman's tuition. He graduated in 1965. After his studies Jakubisko worked with Alfréd Radok at the Laterna magika theater in Prague and began winning international acclaim with his experimental short films before making his first feature Crucial Years or Christ's Years (Kristove roky, 1967). The promising career of the young director was heavily crippled by the communist regime. He managed to complete only 3 films before he was sidetracked in the difficult period following the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact invasion which crushed the Prague Spring reform period in Czechoslovakia. During that period, he made a
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    Kathrin Brunner

    Kathrin Brunner

    • Films production designed: Children of the Open Road
    Kathrin Brunner is a set decorator, film art director and production designer.
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    Pedro Almodóvar

    Pedro Almodóvar

    Pedro Almodóvar Caballero (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈpeðɾo almoˈðoβar kaβaˈʎeɾo]; born 25 September 1949) is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and producer. Almodóvar is arguably the most successful and internationally known Spanish filmmaker of his generation. His films, marked by complex narratives, employ the codes of melodrama and use elements of pop culture, popular songs, irreverent humor, strong colors and glossy décor. Desire, passion, family and identity are among Almodóvar’s most prevalent themes. His films enjoy a worldwide following and he has become a major figure on the stage of world cinema. He founded Spanish film production company El Deseo S.A. with his younger brother Agustín Almodóvar who has produced almost all of Pedro’s films. He was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001. Pedro Almodóvar Caballero was born in Calzada de Calatrava, Spain, a rural small town of Ciudad Real, a province of Castile-La Mancha in the administrative district of Almagro. La Mancha is the windswept region of flat lands made famous by Don Quijote. He was born as one of four children (two boys, two girls) in a large and impoverished
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    Steve Balderson

    Steve Balderson

    • Films production designed: The Casserole Club
    Stephen Clark Balderson (born January 19, 1975) is an American film director. Balderson was born in Manhattan, Kansas and raised in nearby Wamego, Kansas until the age of twelve, when his family moved to Manhattan. Balderson attended Manhattan High School. Though his class attendance was poor, Balderson graduated a semester early, ahead of his peers. He refused to walk the stage and accept his diploma, opting out of the graduation ceremony altogether. The administration asked if he would like his diploma mailed to him. He responded, "I'll never need it." Balderson attended film school at California Institute of the Arts, where he directed six full-length digital movies, including a screen adaptation of Anne Rice's novel The Vampire Lestat. At the end of his third year at CalArts, Balderson realized he'd never had a mid-residency review. When he asked his dean, Hartmut Bitomsky, Bitomsky answered, "Master's students don't have mid-residency reviews." When Bitomsky learned Balderson was an undergrad, he instructed Balderson to stop going to his classes and instead, to do independent study with him. Once a week the two would meet and dissect Alfred Hitchcock films and Steve learned
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    3 votes
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    Tony Fanning

    • Films production designed: Brothers
    Tony Fanning is a film production designer and art director.
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    Fernando Solanas

    Fernando Solanas

    • Films production designed: The Journey
    Fernando Ezequiel 'Pino' Solanas (born 16 February 1936, Olivos, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is an Argentine film director, screenwriter and politician. His films include La hora de los hornos (1968), Tangos: el exilio de Gardel (1985), Sur (1988), El viaje (1992), La nube (1998) and Memorias del saqueo (2004), among many others. Solanas studied theatre, music and law. In 1962, he directed his first short feature Seguir andando and in 1968 he covertly produced and directed his first long feature film La Hora de los Hornos, a documentary on neo-colonialism and violence in Latin America. The film won several international awards and was screened around the world. Solanas has won the Special Jury Award and the Critics Award at the Venice Film Festival and the Best Director Palme at the Cannes Film Festival. He was awarded a special Golden Bear at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival. He collaborated with the great tango composer and musician Ástor Piazzolla on the soundtracks for various movies. Solanas was at the forefront of the Grupo Cine Liberación that revolutionised Argentine cinema in the 1970s, developing its social conscience and political voice. He was active in the campaign to
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    Hugo Ballin

    Hugo Ballin

    • Films production designed: Upstairs
    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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    Martin Laing

    Martin Laing

    • Films production designed: Clash of the Titans
    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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    92
    David Wasco

    David Wasco

    • Films production designed: Inglourious Basterds
    David Wasco is a film production designer.
    5.40
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    93
    Adam Elliot

    Adam Elliot

    • Films production designed: Mary and Max
    Adam Elliot (born 2 January 1972 in Berwick, Victoria, Australia) is an independent stop-motion animation writer and director based in Melbourne, Australia. His five films have collectively participated in over six-hundred film festivals and have received over one hundred awards, including an Oscar for Harvie Krumpet and the Annecy Cristal for Mary and Max. Elliot calls himself an auteur filmmaker and each of his films have a bittersweet nature to them. Based loosely on his family and friends, Elliot calls each of his works a Clayography – clay animated biography. Utilising a large team of animators and modelmakers each film takes several years to complete. He is noted for his use of traditional 'in-camera' techniques, which means every prop set and character is a 'real' miniature handcrafted object. Elliot does not use digital additions or computer generated imagery to enhance his visual aesthetic. His company, Adam Elliot Pictures, produce the films and Elliot’s work practices adhere to the French auteur methodology. Each film has been voiced by notable actors including, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette, Geoffrey Rush, Eric Bana, William McInnes and Barry Humphries. Elliot
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    94

    Barry Chusid

    • Films production designed: 2012
    Barry Chusid is a film production designer and art director.
    7.00
    3 votes
    95

    Jade Healy

    • Films production designed: The House of the Devil
    Jade Healy is a production designer.
    7.00
    3 votes
    96
    John DeCuir

    John DeCuir

    • Films production designed: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
    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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    3 votes
    97
    Lindsay Kemp

    Lindsay Kemp

    • Films production designed: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    Lindsay Kemp is a British dancer, actor, teacher, mime artist and choreographer. Born in South Shields on May 3, 1938, Kemp's father, a seaman, was lost at sea in 1940. According to Kemp, he danced from early childhood: "I'd dance on the kitchen table to entertain the neighbours. I mean, it was a novelty in South Shields to see a little boy in full make-up dancing on pointe. Finally it got a bit too much for my mother, and she decided to send me to boarding school at the age of eight, hoping that it would knock some sense into me." Kemp's mother moved away from South Shields, and Kemp attended Bearwood College, near Wokingham, a school for the sons of merchant seaman. He and his mother later moved to Bradford, Yorkshire where Kemp attended Bradford Art College before studying dance with Hilde Holger and mime with Marcel Marceau. Kemp formed his own dance company in the early sixties and first attracted attention with an appearance at the Edinburgh Festival in 1968. Kate Bush and David Bowie were students of Kemp. His stage performances include Pierrot In Turquoise, Flowers, Salome, Mr Punch's Pantomime, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Duende, Nijinskij, Alice, Cenerentola (Cinderella),
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    3 votes
    98

    Neil Spisak

    • Films production designed: Spider-Man
    Neil Spisak is a film production designer and costume designer.
    7.00
    3 votes
    99

    Roshelle Berliner

    • Films production designed: Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
    Roshelle Berliner is a film production designer.
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    3 votes
    100
    Sarah Townsend

    Sarah Townsend

    • Films production designed: Eddie Izzard: Stripped
    Sarah Townsend is a British Emmy Nominated producer, director, composer, and screenwriter. Townsend has worked across all genres, starting off in theatre and stage shows, moving into music production and then moving into feature and documentary film-making. In 2010 she was nominated for her work on "Believe: The Eddie Izzard Story" for best Outstanding Nonfiction Special. Townsend splits her time between the United Kingdom, New York and Los Angeles. Townsend was born in London, England. She began her directing career while studying English and Drama at Royal Holloway College. Sarah dated Eddie Izzard from the late 1990s until 2002, according to "Believe:...", the Izzard bio-pic that Sarah produced. Townsend went on to run Oxmad Theatre Company with Warwick Smith, while working backstage on West End shows to fund herself. While living in Edinburgh, she then set up the GreyFriars Kirk House, an ex-soup kitchen which she turned into a venue for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. During the festival, Townsend ran shows including Bertolt Brecht's A Respectable Wedding and Company of Wolves by Polka TC, for 20 theatre companies from across the globe. At the Edinburgh venue, she "discovered"
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    3 votes
    101
    Ying Liang

    Ying Liang

    • Films production designed: Good Cats
    Ying Liang (Chinese: 应亮; pinyin: yīng liàng; born 1977) is a Chinese independent film director and screenwriter. Ying Liang graduated from the Department of Directing at the Chongqing Film Academy and Beijing Normal University. His short film "The Missing House" (2003) won the best script award at the Beijing Student Film Festival, and Critics Award at the Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival. After the success of his short films, he directed his first feature film Taking Father Home (2005), which won awards at the Tokyo Filmex Film Festival, the Hong Kong International Film Festival, and the San Francisco International Film Festival. Taking Father Home was also selected at more than thirty international film festivals including The Tiger awards competition at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the Chicago International Film Festival, and the Fribourg International Film Festival. In 2006, Ying made The Other Half (2006 film), which is supported by the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) from the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The film also won the Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo Filmex Film Festival.
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    102
    Amir Naderi

    Amir Naderi

    • Films production designed: The Runner
    Amir Naderi (Persian: امیر نادری‎, born 15 August 1946 in Abadan) is a notable Iranian film director, screenwriter and one of the most influential figures of 20th-century Iranian cinema. Mr Naderi latest feature film CUT starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Takako Tokiwa was released in Japan in 2011 and in Korea in 2012. Naderi developed his knowledge of cinema by watching films at the theater where he worked as a boy, reading film criticism, and making relationships with leading film critics. He began his career with still photography for some notable Iranian features. In the 1970s, Naderi turned to directing, and made some of the most important features of the New Iranian Cinema. In 1971, his directorial debut, Goodbye Friend was released in Iran. Mr. Naderi first came into the international spotlight with films that are now known as cinema classics, The Runner (1985), and Water, Wind, Dust (1989). The Runner is considered by many critics to be one of the most influential films of the past quarter century. After a number of his films were banned by the Iranian government, Mr. Naderi left the country. Expatriating to New York, Mr. Naderi continued to produce new work. He was named a
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    103

    Bo Welch

    • Films production designed: Thor
    Robert W. "Bo" Welch III (born November 30, 1951) is an American motion picture production designer and director. Welch was born in Yardley, Pennsylvania. He worked as a production designer on the Tim Burton films Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, and Batman Returns, as well as A Little Princess and Men in Black, among other films. He made his directorial debut with The Cat in the Hat. Welch has been nominated for four Academy Awards for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, three of them shared with set decorator Cheryl Carasik and another one with J. Michael Riva and Linda DeScenna. These four films are: Men in Black, The Birdcage and A Little Princess (with Carasik), and The Color Purple (with Riva and DeScenna). Welch married SCTV comedian Catherine O'Hara in 1992, with whom he had two sons, Matthew (b.1994) and Luke (b.1997).
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    2 votes
    104
    Dante Ferretti

    Dante Ferretti

    • Films production designed: Shutter Island
    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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    2 votes
    105

    Dean Tavoularis

    • Films production designed: The Conversation
    Dean Tavoularis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Ταβουλάρης; born May 18, 1932) is an American motion picture production designer whose work appeared in numerous box office hits such as The Godfather films, Apocalypse Now, The Brink's Job, One from the Heart and Bonnie and Clyde. Although born in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Greek immigrant parents, Tavoularis spent his entire childhood and teenage years in Los Angeles, in the shade of the Hollywood studios. He studied architecture and painting at different art schools and landed a job at the Disney Studios first as an 'in-betweener in the animation department, and later as a storyboard artist. In 1967, Arthur Penn called him to take charge of the artistic direction of Bonnie and Clyde. Three years later, Penn called him once again to invent the no-longer-existing Little Big Man. But it was a meeting with Francis Ford Coppola in 1972 on the set of The Godfather that set the creative tone of his career. The Godfather Part II and The Conversation, in 1974, consolidated their collaboration and laid the way for what was to be their joint creative challenge: Apocalypse Now, the Vietnamese odyssey for which Tavoularis created a nightmare jungle
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    2 votes
    106

    J. Michael Riva

    • Films production designed: Spider-Man 3
    J. Michael Riva (June 28, 1948 – June 7, 2012) was an American production designer. John Michael Riva was born in Manhattan, to William Riva, a Broadway set designer and Maria Elisabeth Sieber, a German-born actress and the daughter of Marlene Dietrich. Riva had three brothers (John Peter, John Paul and John David). Riva attended the prep school Institute Le Rosey in Switzerland for 6 years before attending UCLA. He and his wife Wendy Riva had two sons Daniel and Adam. He had a son by a previous marriage, John Michael (Mikey) Riva Jr. and an adopted son Jean-Paul Riva from his first marriage. Riva had a long and prestigious career as an art director and production designer on numerous films, including the 1985 film The Color Purple, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction. Other credits include The Goonies (1985), Lethal Weapon (1987), A Few Good Men (1992), Spider-Man 3 (2007), Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 2 (2010). His final films, The Amazing Spider-Man and Django Unchained, will be released posthumously. He was the production designer for the opening ceremony of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, as well as for the 74th and 79th Academy Awards
    8.00
    2 votes
    107
    Mike Mignola

    Mike Mignola

    • Films production designed: Atlantis: The Lost Empire
    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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    2 votes
    108
    Vladimir Trapeznikov

    Vladimir Trapeznikov

    • Films production designed: 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.
    8.00
    2 votes
    109

    Ari Harati

    • Films production designed: From Mexico with Love
    Ari Harati is a film production designer.
    9.00
    1 votes
    110
    Hans Alfredson

    Hans Alfredson

    • Films production designed: The Adventures of Picasso
    Hans Folke "Hasse" Alfredson (born 28 June 1931 in Malmö) is a Swedish actor, film director, writer and comedian. He was born in Malmö, Sweden. He is known for his collaboration with Tage Danielsson (the two of them often referred to as Hasseåtage). His most celebrated contribution to their brand of humorist humanism was his ability to extemporize wildly absurd comic situations, for example in the so called Lindeman dialogues. His 1981 film The Simple-Minded Murder was entered into the 32nd Berlin International Film Festival. 1992-1994 Hans Alfredson was head of the open air museum Skansen in Stockholm. He has also written a string of books, some intensely comic in a Monty Python style, some equally intensely tragic, some a mixture of the two. He is the father of directors Daniel and Tomas Alfredson.
    9.00
    1 votes
    111
    Hideaki Anno

    Hideaki Anno

    • Films production designed: Evangelion: 2.0
    Hideaki Anno (庵野 秀明, Anno Hideaki, born May 22, 1960 in Ube, Yamaguchi) is a Japanese animator and film director. Anno is best known for his work on the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. His style has come to be defined by the touches of postmodernism that he injects into his work, as well as the thorough portrayal of characters' thoughts and emotions, often through unconventional sequences incorporating psychoanalysis and emotional deconstruction of these characters. He married comics artist Moyoco Anno in 27 April 2002. Anime directed by Anno that have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award have been Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water in 1990, Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1995 and 1996, and The End of Evangelion in 1997. Anno was born in Ube City; he attended Wakō Kindergarten, Unoshima Municipal Elementary School, Fujiyama Municipal Junior High School, and Yamaguchi Prefectural Ube High School where he was noted for his interest in artwork and making short films for Japanese Cultural Festivals. On Anno's religious views, he considered himself to be an agnostic. However, he has stated that he has found Japanese spiritualism closer to his beliefs. Anno began his career
    9.00
    1 votes
    112

    Markus Kirschner

    • Films production designed: 3 Backyards
    Markus Kirschner is a film production designer, film director and editor.
    9.00
    1 votes
    113

    Naomi Shohan

    • Films production designed: The Lovely Bones
    Naomi Shohan is a film production designer, art director and set decorator.
    9.00
    1 votes
    114
    Richard Vander Wende

    Richard Vander Wende

    • Films production designed: Aladdin
    Richard Vander Wende is an American visual designer and video game designer best known for his work on the 1992 Disney film Aladdin and the Cyan Worlds computer game Riven. Vander Wende's career began at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), working on projects such as the films Willow and Innerspace as a concept designer. Because of a fondness for the old Disney films, Vander Wende took a position at Walt Disney Feature Animation. His early visual development for Aladdin led directors Ron Clements and John Musker to choose that story as the subject for their next film. Vander Wende eventually became production designer for the film. Following his stint at Disney, Vander Wende became interested in the potential of computer games as a medium for telling a different kind of story. After a chance meeting with Robyn Miller, he began working at Cyan (currently, Cyan Worlds) and eventually became co-director and co-designer of the computer game Riven; the sequel to Myst. His more cinematic visual influence is clearly seen throughout the Riven world. His wife Kate had a cameo appearance in the game as Leira/Keta. After the successful launch of Riven, Vander Wende left Cyan to pursue other
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    1 votes
    115

    Alex Hajdu

    • Films production designed: Law Abiding Citizen
    Alex Hajdu is a film production designer and art director.
    6.67
    3 votes
    116
    Beni Montresor

    Beni Montresor

    • Films production designed: The Most Wonderful Moment
    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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    3 votes
    117
    Brillante Mendoza

    Brillante Mendoza

    • Films production designed: Lola
    Brillante Mendoza (born July 30, 1960) is a Filipino film director. He was born and raised in San Fernando, Pampanga. He took Advertising Arts of the then College of Architecture and Fine Arts at the University of Santo Tomas. He has directed sixteen films since 2005. He won the award for Best Director for his film Kinatay at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. His 2009 film Lola won the award for Best Film at the 6th Dubai International Film Festival. His 2012 film Captive was shown in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012. His upcoming film Thy Womb has been selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.
    6.67
    3 votes
    118
    Catherine Hardwicke

    Catherine Hardwicke

    • Films production designed: Passed Away
    Catherine Hardwicke (born Helen Catherine Hardwicke; (1955-10-21)October 21, 1955) is an American film director, production designer and screenwriter. Her works include the independent film Thirteen, which she co-wrote with Nikki Reed, the film's co-star, the Biblically-themed The Nativity Story, the vampire film Twilight, and the werewolf film Red Riding Hood. The opening weekend of Twilight was the biggest opening ever for a female director. Hardwicke was born in Cameron, Texas, the daughter of Jamee Elberta (née Bennett) and John Benjamin Hardwicke. She has a brother named Jack, and a sister named Irene Hardwicke Olivieri, who is an artist. She grew up in McAllen, Texas, on the U.S.–Mexico border, where her family lived on a giant farm off the Rio Grande. "It was a wild life," she would recount. She graduated from McAllen High School, Texas, and was raised in the Presbyterian denomination. She graduated from Texas University with an architecture degree, and after her father bought a 20-acre real-estate complex, she designed the property’s 120 townhouses. Hardwicke soon realized this was not the career for her and started going to UCLA graduate film school to explore her creative
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    3 votes
    119
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    120
    Jess Gonchor

    Jess Gonchor

    • Films production designed: A Serious Man
    Jess Gonchor is a film production designer and film art director.
    6.67
    3 votes
    121
    Michelangelo Antonioni

    Michelangelo Antonioni

    • Films production designed: Michelangelo Eye to Eye
    Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents"—L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and Eclipse (1962)—Antonioni "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large. He produced "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" and rejected action in favor of contemplation, focusing on image and design over character and story. His films defined a "cinema of possibilities". Antonioni received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize (1960, 1962), Palme d'Or (1966), and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion (1955), Golden Lion (1964), FIPRESCI Prize (1964, 1995), and Pietro Bianchi Award (1998); the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon eight times; and an honorary Academy Award in 1995. He and Ingmar Bergman died both the same day. Antonioni was born into a prosperous family of landowners in Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, in
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    3 votes
    122

    See-hee Kim

    • Films production designed: Treeless Mountain
    See-hee Kim is a film production designer.
    6.67
    3 votes
    123
    Sharmagne Leland-St. John

    Sharmagne Leland-St. John

    • Films production designed: Tricks
    Sharmagne Leland-St. John is a 20th century Native American poet. Leland-St. John is best known for the poem "I Said Coffee," for which she was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2007. With its “deadpan puncturing of the male ego and its assumption of sexual implication where there is none,” this signature piece has become one of her most frequently published and requested poems. She has received a total of 5 Pushcart Prize nominations. Leland-St. John was born into a racially mixed family. Her paternal grandmother frequently referred to her mother’s family as “those filthy savages.” Her father Jerome, a Lipka Tatar, was an actor at the time of her birth, but gave up acting to become an animal trapper in the jungles of Tegucigalpa in Honduras. During her childhood he would disappear for months at a time, collecting exotic animals with which to supply zoos and private estates. He also had a pheasant farm and quail ranch in Mexico City, tried his hand at ranching in Las Vegas, and eventually settled down in Tarzana in California’s San Fernando Valley. Leland-St. John’s mother, child actress Roseanne Gahan, worked with Cecil B. DeMille. Roseanne’s father Arvé, a virtuoso violinist
    6.67
    3 votes
    124
    Tsui Hark

    Tsui Hark

    • Films production designed: Wo ai Ye Laixiang
    Tsui Hark (born 15 February 1950), born Tsui Man-kong, is a Hong Kong New Wave film director, producer and screenwriter. He is viewed as a major figure in the Golden Age of Hong Kong cinema (typically early 1980s to mid 1990s). Tsui was born and raised in Saigon, Vietnam, in a large Chinese immigrant family with sixteen siblings. By the age of 13, he and his family immigrated to Hong Kong. Tsui showed an early interest in show business and films; when he was 10, he and some friends rented an 8 mm camera to film a magic show they put on at school. He also drew comic books, an interest that would influence his cinematic style. Tsui started his secondary education in Hong Kong in 1966. He proceeded to study film in Texas, first at Southern Methodist University and then at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating in 1975. He claims to have told his parents he wanted to follow in his father's footsteps as a pharmacist, and that it was here he changed his given name to Hark ("overcoming"). After graduation, Tsui moved to New York City, where he worked on From Spikes to Spindles (1976), a noted documentary film by Christine Choy on the history of the city's Chinatown. He also worked
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    3 votes
    125

    Bernt Amadeus Capra

    • Films production designed: Michael Jackson's This Is It
    Bernt Amadeus Capra is a film director, writer, art director, actor and film production designer .
    5.75
    4 votes
    126
    François Schuiten

    François Schuiten

    • Films production designed: Mars and Avril
    Baron François Schuiten (born 26 April 1956) is a Belgian comic book artist. He is best known for drawing the series Les Cités Obscures. François Schuiten was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1956. His father, Robert Schuiten, and his mother, Marie-Madeleine De Maeyer, were both architects. He has five brothers and sisters, one of whom is also an architect. During his studies at the Saint-Luc Institute in Brussels (1975–1977), he met Claude Renard, who led the comics department at the school. Together they created several books. Schuiten's brother Luc also worked with him several times as a writer for the series Terres Creuses. Schuiten published his first comic on 3 May 1973, consisting of 5 black and white pages in the French magazine Pilote; four years later he was published in the more experimental magazine Métal Hurlant. His love of architecture became apparent in the series Cities of the Fantastic, an evocation of fantastic, partly imaginary cities that he created with his friend Benoît Peeters from 1983 for the Belgian monthly comics magazine (À Suivre). Every story focuses on one city or building, and further explores a world where architects, urbanists, and ultimately
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    4 votes
    127
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    129
    Aristomenis Tsirbas

    Aristomenis Tsirbas

    • Films production designed: The Freak
    Aristomenis Tsirbas (born 1967, Montreal, Canada) is a film director, producer, writer, animator and visual effects animator. He directed the award winning short films The Freak and Terra which was adapted into the 2007 feature film of the same name produced by MeniThings Productions and Snoot Entertainment. He is currently at Gnomon Studios working as director of photography.
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    2 votes
    130
    Brian Sidney Bembridge

    Brian Sidney Bembridge

    • Films production designed: Stray Dogs
    Brian Sidney Bembridge (born in 1973) is an American scenic and lighting designer for theater and film. His work has been seen on stages throughout the country and Internationally in Australia, Germany, Prague, and Great Britain. Mr. Bembridge has also taught and lectured at many universities across the country. He holds a BFA from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Mr Bembridge has designed sets and/or lights for many Off-Broadway productions and regional theaters. He has also taught and/or lectured at the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, Southern Methodist University, Webster University, the Theater School at DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago and Lake Forest College. Mr. Bembridge's work has been seen Off Broadway at The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, The Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre at Bouwerie Lane Theatre, Firework Theater Company, and Theatre at St Clements. Internationally his work played at Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Platform Hip Hop Festival, Sydney, Civic Theatre, Wagga Wagga, and BMEC, Bathurst, Australia, Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, Prague, Czech Republic, and on screen in Hamburg, Germany. His
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    2 votes
    131
    James O'Barr

    James O'Barr

    • Films production designed: Timberwolf
    James O'Barr (born January 1, 1960) is an American graphic artist, best known as the creator of the comic book series The Crow. O'Barr, an orphan, was raised in the foster care system. He studied Renaissance sculpture, live models and photographic still lifes. In the 1990s O'Barr was affiliated with the experimental metal band Trust Obey, which was signed briefly to Trent Reznor's Nothing label before the band was dropped. Trust Obey released the album Fear and Bullets: Music to Accompany The Crow in 1993. The album was packaged with a special edition of The Crow graphic novel. As of the mid-2000s, O'Barr resides in Texas. In 1978, O'Barr's fiancée, Beverly, was killed by a drunk driver, and he joined the Marines in an effort to cope with the loss. He was stationed in Germany and illustrated combat manuals for the military. While living in Berlin in 1981, O'Barr began work on The Crow as a means of dealing with his personal tragedy. O'Barr was further inspired by a Detroit newspaper account of the murder of a young couple over a $20 engagement ring. After his discharge from the Marines, O'Barr continued his painting and illustration as well as doing lots of odd jobs, including
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    2 votes
    132
    Mitch Epstein

    Mitch Epstein

    • Films production designed: Mississippi Masala
    Mitchell "Mitch" Epstein (born 1952 in Holyoke, Massachusetts) is an American photographer whose photographs are in numerous major museum collections, including New York's Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Tate Modern in London. He has also worked as a director, cinematographer, and production designer on several films, including Dad, Salaam Bombay!, and Mississippi Masala. Epstein graduated from Williston Academy, where he studied with artist and bookmaker Barry Moser. In the early 1970s he studied at Union College, New York; Rhode Island School of Design, Rhode Island, and the Cooper Union, New York, where he was a student of photographer Garry Winogrand. By the mid-70s, Epstein had abandoned his academic studies and begun to travel, embarking on a photographic exploration of the United States. Ten of the photographs he made during this period were in a 1977 group exhibition at Light Gallery in New York. Ben Lifson wrote in his Village Voice review: “Mitch Epstein’s ten color photographs are the best things at Summer Light…. At 25, Epstein's apprenticeship is over, as
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    Pier Luigi Pizzi

    Pier Luigi Pizzi

    • Films production designed: Catch As Catch Can
    Pier Luigi Pizzi (born June 15, 1930) is an Italian opera director, set designer, and costume designer. Pizzi was born in Milan, Italy, and earned a degree in architecture at the Politecnico of Milan. Against the will of his skeptical father, he started working in the theater in 1951 with Giorgio Strehler, and then at the Teatro Tommaseo in Genoa, which he soon brought together with Giorgio De Lullo and his theater troupe Compagnia dei Giovani. Later he collaborated for many years as a set and costume designer with the director Luca Ronconi on both plays and operas. Pizzi debuted as an operatic director in 1977 with Don Giovanni in Turin. More opera productions followed, with Pizzi sketching sets and costumes as well. Pizzi has worked in major houses including La Scala, the Burgtheater in Vienna, the Vienna State Opera, the Paris Opéra, the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and the Arena di Verona, as well as the opera houses in Florence, Naples, Palermo, Parma, and the Teatro la Fenice in Venice. He has created numerous productions for the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, where he has had a working relationship for several decades. In 1990
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    Walter Carvalho

    Walter Carvalho

    • Films production designed: Window of the Soul
    Walter Carvalho (born 1947 in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil) is a critically and internationally acclaimed Brazilian cinematographer. Carvalho has worked on over 60 films in his career since entering the Cinema of Brazil in 1973. He has won some 30 different professional film awards to date and has worked on acclaimed Brazilian films such as Carandiru in 2003.
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    135

    Alec Hammond

    • Films production designed: The Box
    Alec Hammond is a film production designer and art director.
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    136
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    138
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    139

    Kris Moran

    • Films production designed: Afterschool
    Kris Moran is a production designer, set decorator and film art director.
    6.33
    3 votes
    140
    Stefan Beese

    Stefan Beese

    • Films production designed: TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival
    Stefan Beese (born October 28, 1969) is a German-American production designer and architect. He emigrated from Germany to the United States in 1999, where he founded the firm beesign in Los Angeles. He is a certified member of the German Chamber of Handicrafts, after a three-year apprenticeship as a carpenter in 1989. Graduated from the Polytechnic of Art at Husum, Germany in 1992, with a Bachelor of fine art and design. Studied Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts at Kiel, Germany from 1992 to 1995. Studied Production Design and Interior Architecture at the University of Design and Media in Hanover, Germany from 1995 to 1999 Mr. Beese's extensive training in Interior Architecture and Production Design led to his forming the company beesign-production design in 1995. Mr. Beese has done production design for feature films, TV and commercials as well as having designed shows, fairs, exhibitions and sets for stage and screen in Europe and the United States. Beese opened his Los Angeles branch of beesign in 2000, and served as Production Designer on films such as Asylum Days (2001), Purple Heart (2005), Hollywood Dot Com (2007), The Great Commission (2003), The
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    Tomáš Žižka

    Tomáš Žižka

    • Films production designed: Faithless Games
    Tomáš Žižka (born October 10, 1979) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenseman currently playing for HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga. Žižka was drafted 163rd overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He played 25 career NHL games, scoring 2 goals and 6 assists for 8 points.
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    Hans Poelzig

    Hans Poelzig

    • Films production designed: Anna Boleyn
    Hans Poelzig (30 April 1869 Berlin – 14 June 1936 Berlin) was a German architect, painter and set designer. Poelzig was born in Berlin in 1869 to the countess Clara Henrietta Maria Poelzig (daughter of Alexander von Hanstein, Count of Pölzig and Beiersdorf) while she was married to George Acland Ames, an Englishman. Uncertain of his paternity, Ames refused to acknowledge Hans as his son and consequently he was brought up by a local choirmaster and his wife. In 1899 he married Maria Voss with whom they had four children. In 1903 he became a teacher and director at the Breslau Academy of Art and Design (Kunst- und Gewerbeschule Breslau; today Wrocław, Poland). From 1920-1935 he taught at the Technical University of Berlin (Technische Hochschule Berlin). Director of the Architecture Department of the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin. After finishing his architectural education around the turn of the century, Poelzig designed many industrial buildings. He designed the 51.2 m tall Upper Silesia Tower in Posen (today Poznań) for an industrial fair in 1911. It later became a water tower. He was appointed city architect of Dresden in 1916. He was an influential member of the Deutscher
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    143
    Ian Bailie

    Ian Bailie

    • Films production designed: The Blue Mansion
    Ian Bailie is a film art director and production designer.
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    144
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    145
    Michael Zansky

    Michael Zansky

    • Films production designed: Neil Young: Heart of Gold
    Michael Zansky (Born 1947, in the Bronx, New York) is an American artist working in installation art, sculpture, painting and photography. He has been represented by the Nicholas Robinson Gallery in New York since 2003. Prior to that, Zansky was represented by Gigantic Art Space (ARCO, Madrid, Spain) and Berry Hill galleries in New York. Michael Zansky was born in 1947 in the Tremont section the Bronx, into the family of Louis Zansky, a noted comic book illustrator. After graduating from New York City’s High School of Music and Art, Zansky entered Boston University, Boston, MA, where he graduated in 1969. While attending Boston University, he heard lectures by Philip Guston. At Hunter College in New York, Zansky studied with Robert Morris and John McCracken. Zansky left graduate school before completing his degree to pursue two parallel career tracks, one in fine art and the other in film where he has worked as a scenic artist and production designer directors such as Terry Gilliam, Francis Ford Coppola, Adrian Lynn, Joel Schumacher and Jonathan Demme. Zansky’s art can be analyzed in various series. History as Ruin, which began in 1992 with an exhibition at Berry-Hill Galleries,
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    146
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    Peter Lamont

    Peter Lamont

    • Films production designed: Titanic
    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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    148
    Sarah Knowles

    Sarah Knowles

    • Films production designed: Dan in Real Life
    Sarah Knowles is a film art director and set decorator.
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    149
    Sinişa Dragin

    Sinişa Dragin

    • Films production designed: The Pharaoh
    Sinişa Dragin (Serbian: Siniša Dragin) is a Serbian-Romanian film director. In 2002, his movie Everyday God Kisses Us On The Mouth (In Fiecare Zi Dumnezeu Ne Saruta Pe Gura) won the 'Aleksandar Sasa Petrovic' plaque at the ninth Belgrade International Festival of Auteur Films. Sinisa Dragin graduated The Film and Theatre Academy, Bucharest in 1991 and worked since then as a cameraman for Reuters. Due to his immediate contact with contemporary stories, Dragin headed at first towards documentaries, filming two shorts, The sorrow of black gold (1994) and Burning sun over Tichilești (1995). In 1995 he distinguished himself also by the short feature The Rain, which won an APTR award (The Romanian Association of Television Professionals), a Prix Italia and the Directing Award in Costinești. If the first feature film for television, Long journey by train, got him several screenplay awards and the main APTR award, in 1998, his second film, Everyday God Kisses Us On The Mouth, won three directing awards and the Tiger at Rotterdam International Film Festival. He went back there in 2011 with If the seed doesn’t die, winning the Dioraphte award, decided by the public among the movies financed
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    150
    Vsevolod Pudovkin

    Vsevolod Pudovkin

    • Films production designed: The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks
    Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin (Russian: Все́волод Илларио́нович Пудо́вкин) (16 February 1893 – 20 June 1953) was a Russian and Soviet film director, screenwriter and actor who developed influential theories of montage. Pudovkin's masterpieces are often contrasted with those of his contemporary Sergei Eisenstein, but whereas Eisenstein utilized montage to glorify the power of the masses, Pudovkin preferred to concentrate on the courage and resilience of individuals. A student of engineering at Moscow University, Pudovkin saw active duty during World War I, being captured by the Germans. After the war, he abandoned his professional activity and joined the world of cinema, first as a screenwriter, actor and art director, and then as an assistant director to Lev Kuleshov. After a few tries with advertising cinema, he directed in 1926 that which will be considered one of the masterpieces of silent movies: Mother, where he developed several montage theories that would make him famous. His first feature was followed by The End of St. Petersburg (1927), and Storm Over Asia (also known as The Heir of Genghis Khan), titles which compose a trilogy at the service of the bolshevik
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    151

    Yelena Zhukova

    • Films production designed: The Sun
    Yelena Zhukova is a film production designer and art director.
    8.00
    1 votes
    152
    Arthur Max

    Arthur Max

    • Films production designed: Robin Hood
    Arthur Max (born May 1, 1946) is an American production designer. He has been nominated for Academy Awards twice: once for his work on Gladiator (2000) and another for his Production Design on American Gangster (2007). In addition to his Oscar nominations, Max won several other honors for his production design on the film, including the BAFTA, the National Board of Review prize and the Broadcast Film Critics honor. He also collected the ‘Excellence in Production Design’ Award from the Art Directors Guild, the first of four nominations he received (the other three for Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down and Robin Hood” and David Fincher’s “Panic Room”). Max has recently completed Prometheus. The film marks Max’s eighth project for filmmaker Scott, a list of achievements which includes,” Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood and the aforementioned “Black Hawk Down" and "Body of Lies.” He designed Fincher’s 1994 thriller, Seven. The native New Yorker began his career as a stage lighting designer in the music industry following graduation from New York University in the late 1960s. Those assignments included work at Bill Graham’s famous music venue The Fillmore East in New York's East Village, and
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    Michael Wylie

    Michael Wylie

    • Films production designed: Mockingbird Lane
    Michael Wylie (born November 12, 1963) is a Production Designer from Flint, Michigan who is known for his award-winning designs and recognition throughout the Art Directors Guild. Michael Wylie has been creating eye-popping designs since 1993. He fell into Art Direction and Production Design by luck and happenstance. In 1990, he moved to Los Angeles on a whim and ended up working as a Set Dresser on the "Nightmare on Elm Street" television series Elm Street. After that experience, he left his career as Road Manager for music tours and started a path in design. Wylie met now longtime collaborator, Barry Sonnenfeld, while working on "The Tick (2001 TV series)". Sonnenfeld and Wylie have worked on a number of projects which eventually led him to the Emmy nominated and widely received American Broadcasting Company show "Pushing Daisies" created by Bryan Fuller. Wylie told TV Guide (regarding "Daisies") that, "My goal was a storybook come to life. I wanted everything to look almost like an illustration." He achieved this by "concentrating on conflicting patterns in different colors, particularly reds and oranges, but per director Barry Sonnenfeld, virtually no blues." Michael Wylie is
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    4 votes
    154
    Alex McDowell

    Alex McDowell

    • Films production designed: Upside Down
    Alex McDowell, RDI (born April 1, 1955) is British production designer and film producer. McDowell was born in Borneo to parents of English origin. He wanted to become a painter and studied at the Central School of Art in London. He founded Rocking Russian Design in 1978 and started his career designing album covers for punk rock groups. During the 1980s, he designed the sets for various commercials and music videos. McDowell has worked, among others, with directors Tim Burton, Steven Spielberg, Alex Proyas, David Fincher and Zack Snyder. In 2002 he won the San Diego Film Critics Society award in the Best Production Design category for his work on Minority Report and, in 2004, the Art Directors Guild award for Excellence in Production Design for The Terminal. In 2006, McDowell was named Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA, the UK’s most prestigious design society, and was appointed Visiting Artist at the MIT Media Lab. McDowell is an advocate of immersive design and integrates digital technology and traditional design technique in his productions, creating a production design process that allows for the highest level of control over the look of the final film.
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    155
    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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    156
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    157
    Dave McKean

    Dave McKean

    • Films production designed: Luna
    David McKean (born 29 December 1963 in Maidenhead, Berkshire) is an English illustrator, photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, filmmaker and musician. His work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art and sculpture. McKean's most recent projects are directing an original feature called Luna, and a book with the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. After a trip to New York in 1986 during which he failed to find work as a comics artist, McKean met writer Neil Gaiman, and the pair collaborated on a short graphic novel of disturbing childhood memories, Violent Cases, published in 1987. This was followed in 1988 by a Black Orchid miniseries (again with Gaiman) and Hellblazer covers for DC Comics. In 1989, he illustrated the Batman graphic novel, Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, with writer Grant Morrison. His work during this period was often compared to that of Bill Sienkiewicz. From 1989–1996 McKean produced the covers for Gaiman's celebrated series The Sandman, all its collected editions, and many of its spin-offs. Further collaborations with Gaiman produced the graphic novels Signal to Noise in 1992 (previously
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    2 votes
    158
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    159
    Matthew Finlason

    Matthew Finlason

    • Films production designed: Control Alt Delete
    Matthew Finlason (born on March 29, 1975 in Mandeville, Jamaica) is a designer, art director, and producer of film and television projects. He is the host of HGTV's television series The Stagers. Finlason worked as a landscape designer while pursuing his Bachelor of Arts from York University in Canada. Upon graduation from York University in June 1999 he worked as a performer on-camera appearing in minor roles on television and film while also learning the ins-and-outs of building, construction and property development in his family's business developing real estate. Job-schooled through designing, staging, and flipping properties with his family in Toronto, Vancouver, Jamaica and The Cayman Islands he discovered a talent for designing and renovating homes. He later transitioned to working behind the camera developing his expertise in art departments as an assistant and then as a set decorator, art director and production designer in film and television. His experience working in film and television industry combined with his knowledge and expertise building and selling real estate landed him a job with Dekora, Canada's leading home staging company. He discovered the position
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    160
    Nick Zedd

    Nick Zedd

    Nick Zedd (born January 25, 1958 or May 8, 1959 in Takoma Park, Maryland) is an American filmmaker and author based in New York City. He coined the term Cinema of Transgression in 1985 to describe a loose-knit group of like-minded filmmakers and artists using shock value and black humor in their work. These filmmakers and artistic collaborators included Richard Kern, Tessa Hughes Freeland, Lung Leg, and Lydia Lunch. Under numerous pen names Zedd edited and wrote the Underground Film Bulletin (1984–90) which publicised the work of these filmmakers. The Cinema of Transgression is explored in Jack Sargeant's book Deathtripping Creation Books. Zedd has directed several super-low-budget movies, including the feature length They Eat Scum and Geek Maggot Bingo, as well as numerous short films. With Rev. Jen Miller he is the co-creator of the Public-access television series Electra Elf (2004-), featuring Miller, Faceboy, Andrew J. Lederer and a who's who of New York downtown art and performance-types. He is the author of two books, Bleed (1992, Hanuman Books) and Totem of the Depraved, (1996, 2.13.61Publications) both of which are autobiographical. He is the director of photography on
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    2 votes
    161

    Ted Haworth

    • Films production designed: *batteries not included
    Ted Haworth (26 September 1917 – 18 February 1993) was an American production designer and art director. He won an Academy Award and was nominated five more times in the category Best Art Direction. He is the father of production designer Sean Haworth and pop artist Jann Haworth. Haworth won an Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and was nominated for five more:
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    2 votes
    162

    Timmy Yip

    • Films production designed: Red Cliff
    Timmy YIP Kam-tim 葉錦添 has worked as an art director and designer for fiction films. He is best known for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, which won an Academy Award in art direction. Yip also won a BAFTA award for the film's costume design. He is sometimes credited as Tim Yip Kam-tim, Kam Tim Yip, Kam-tim Yip and Tim Yip. A renowned artist, Timmy Yip has multidisciplinary works in costume design, visual and contemporary art. For his work in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Tim won the Oscar for Best Art Direction and Costume Design in 2000 and he won the British Academy Film Award for Best Costume Design in 2000. Tim graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic with a degree in photography. Since working on his first film A Better Tomorrow directed by John Woo in 1986, he has accomplished costume designs and art direction for many film and theatrical performances over the past two decades. Tim has collaborated with film directors of international acclaim such as John Woo, Ang Lee, Tsai Ming Liang, Tian Zhuangzhuang, Li Shaohong, Stanley Kwan, Chen Guofu, Chen Kaige and Feng Xiaogang etc. Tim has also worked with many renowned Taiwan theatrical groups such as Cloud Gate Dance Theatre,
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    163
    Harland Williams

    Harland Williams

    • Films production designed: 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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    164
    Kobayashi Masahiro

    Kobayashi Masahiro

    • Films production designed: Women on the Edge
    Kobayashi Masahiro (小林 政広, Kobayashi Masahiro, born on January 6, 1954 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese film director. Masahiro Kobayashi was born on January 6, 1954 in Tokyo, Japan). He began his career as a folk singer, and then turned to scriptwriting. A great admirer of François Truffaut, he directed his first feature, Closing Time, in 1996 and in 1997 became the first Japanese filmmaker to win the Grand Prize at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. In its wake, he founded Monkey Town Productions and made three films back to back which won prizes in three consecutive years at Cannes: Kaizokuban Bootleg Film (1999) and Man Walking on Snow (2001) in Un Certain Regard and Koroshi (2000) in the Directors' Fortnight. In 2003, Perfect Education 5: Amazing Story, enchanted Locarno with a discreet love story set against a backdrop of solitude, snow and desolation. Screened in competition at Cannes in 2005, Bashing received critical acclaim and won the Grand Prix at Tokyo Filmex and a Special Jury Prize at the Teheran Festival. Kobayashi has also written screenplays for erotic films and directed The Happiness in 2006.
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    3 votes
    165

    Michael Shaw

    • Films production designed: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
    Michael Shaw is a film production designer and art director.
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    3 votes
    166
    Tim Harvey

    Tim Harvey

    • Films production designed: Much Ado About Nothing
    Tim Harvey (born 14 October 1936) is a production designer of film and television. He has been nominated for an Oscar for his work on Hamlet (1996) with another 5 other award wins & seven nominations. Tim worked for RTE the Irish State Television Service and then the BBC before moving to film.
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    3 votes
    167
    Martha Colburn

    Martha Colburn

    • Films production designed: Dolls vs. Dictators
    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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    169
    Dan Butts

    Dan Butts

    • Films production designed: Brüno
    Dan Butts is a film production designer and art director.
    5.67
    3 votes
    170

    David Bell

    • Films production designed: I Sell The Dead
    David Bell is a film production designer and art director.
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    2 votes
    171
    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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    172

    K.K. Barrett

    • Films production designed: Where the Wild Things Are
    Keith "K. K." Barrett is a production designer known for his work on feature films by Spike Jonze and Sofia Coppola. Barrett also played drums for the 1970s punk rock band, The Screamers. Barrett is featured alongside The Screamers front-man Tomata du Plenty in the 1986 punk rock musical Population: 1, which was released on DVD in October 2008.
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    2 votes
    173

    Lucio Seixas

    • Films production designed: Peter and Vandy
    Lucio Seixas is a film production designer and film art director.
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    2 votes
    174
    Max Gottlieb

    Max Gottlieb

    • Films production designed: Mr. Nice
    Max Gottlieb is a film art director and production designer.
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    2 votes
    175
    Michael Howells

    Michael Howells

    • Films production designed: An Ideal Husband
    Michael Howells is a film art director and production designer.
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    2 votes
    176

    Nelson Coates

    • Films production designed: The Proposal
    Nelson Coates is an American production designer and set designer for film, television, and theater. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1994 for his art direction of the miniseries The Stand, for which he designed all 225 sets. Coates is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He was named Abilene Christian University's Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year in 1996 and was recipient of the ACU Department of Journalism/Mass Communications Gutenberg Award. Coates was named Film Professional of the Year (2008) by Cambridge Who's Who in America. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Laguna College of Art and Design. The son of two Abilene Christian University professors of education, Drs. Ed and Jane Coates, Nelson Coates became interested in the arts from a young age, creating costumes and scenery for school and community productions. He learned to create sculptures from natural fibers with the help of a book given to him at age 14 by his parents. He began acting in regional theatre at the age of 6. He continued to perform in regional theatre and sang with various vocal groups. During high school,
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    177
    Ross Bellah

    Ross Bellah

    • Films production designed: The Taking of Flight 847: The Uli Derickson Story
    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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    Sasha Waltz

    Sasha Waltz

    • Films production designed: Dido & Aeneas: A Choreographic Opera
    Sasha Alexandra Waltz (born 8 March 1963, Karlsruhe) is a German choreographer, dancer and leader of the dance company Sasha Waltz and Guests. Waltz is the daughter of an architect and a curator. At five years old she had her first dance lesson in Karlsruhe with Waltraud Kornhass, a student of Mary Wigman. From 1983 until 1986, Waltz studied at the School For New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Between 1986 and 1987 she did further training in New York. During that period she was a dancer for Pooh Kaye, Yoshiko Chuma & School of Hard Knocks and Lisa Kraus. After that she collaborated intensely with choreographers, visual artists and musicians such as Tristan Honsinger, Frans Poelstra, Mark Tompkins, David Zambrano. From 1992 onwards she was artist in residence in Künstlerhaus Bethanien. There she developed a series of "dialogues" in interdisciplinary projects with dancers, musicians and visual artists (Nasser Martin-Gousset, Takako Suzuki, Charlotte Zerbey, Akos Hargitai). A year later in 1993, she founded her company "Sasha Waltz and Guests" with Jochen Sandig. Over the next 3 years they developed the Travelogue-Trilogy. Together with Jochen Sandig, they founded the Sophiensæle in
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    Scott P. Murphy

    • Films production designed: Remember Me
    Scott P. Murphy is a film production designer and art director.
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    Dan Whifler

    Dan Whifler

    • Films production designed: Farewell Mr. Kringle
    Dan Whifler is a film production designer.
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    184
    Huo Tingxiao

    Huo Tingxiao

    • Films production designed: Curse of the Golden Flower
    Huo Tingxiao is a film production designer.
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    Mark Digby

    Mark Digby

    • Films production designed: Slumdog Millionaire
    Mark Digby is a film production designer and art director.
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    187
    Rick Heinrichs

    Rick Heinrichs

    • Films production designed: The Wolfman
    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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    Santo Loquasto

    • Films production designed: Whatever Works
    Santo Richard Loquasto (born July 26, 1944, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) is a Sicilian-Italian-American production designer, scenic designer and costume designer for stage, film, and dance. He is a descendant of Libertino lo Guasto of Serradifalco, Caltanissetta, Sicily. Indy race car driver Al Loquasto was his first cousin. Santo Loquasto's work includes the productions of the ballet Don Quixote, the film Don't Drink the Water, Great Performances Dance in America: Fosse, and the television show TriBeCa. He has worked on some 61 Broadway productions, either as scenic or costume designer, frequently both, starting with Sticks and Bones in 1972 and with his most recent production, Waiting for Godot in 2009. He has received 15 Tony Award nominations for his work as either costumer or scenic designer, and won three times, and he also has won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Set Design three times and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Costume Design once. Santo Loquasto has been a production designer for many Woody Allen films, and has been nominated for the Academy Award for his production design for Allen's Bullets Over Broadway and Radio Days, and for costume design for Zelig.
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    Břetislav Pojar

    Břetislav Pojar

    • Films production designed: Nightangel
    Břetislav Pojar (7 October 1923 – 12 October 2012) was a puppeteer, animator and director of short and feature films. Born in Sušice, Czechoslovakia, Pojar started his career in the late 1940s with his work on The Story of the Bass Cello (1949) based on the story by Anton Chekhov and directed by master Czech puppet animator Jiří Trnka. Pojar served as a puppeteer under his mentor Trnka. Pojar compiled an extensive body of work as a director and animator in Czechoslovakia, where he made films in both puppet animation to the more common stop motion animation. In the mid-1960s, Pojar emigrated to Canada, where he began a long collaboration with the National Film Board. His Canadian work is some of his best known, and it has won awards at prestigious international film festivals. Pojar's work is characterized by strong social commentary, such as in Balablok, where armies of small circle- and square-shaped beings war with each other until they are all wounded into indistinguishable shapes. Often, Pojar's shorts contain little or no spoken dialogue. More recently, Pojar moved back to the Czech Republic in order to co-direct the collaborative animated feature film Fimfárum 2 (based on the
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    Cecil Beaton

    Cecil Beaton

    • Films production designed: 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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    George Kuchar

    George Kuchar

    • Films production designed: Sins of the Fleshapoids
    George Kuchar (August 31, 1942 – September 6, 2011) was an American underground film director, known for his "low-fi" aesthetic. Kuchar trained as a commercial artist at the School of Industrial Art, now known as the High School of Art and Design, a vocational school in New York City. He graduated in 1960 and drew weather maps for a local news show. During this period, he and his twin brother Mike Kuchar were making 8mm movies, which were showcased in the then-burgeoning underground film scene alongside films by Andy Warhol, Kenneth Anger, and Stan Brakhage. Ken Jacobs has brought attention of their work to Jonas Mekas who championed their work in the Village Voice and elsewhere. After being laid off from a commercial art job in New York City, Kuchar was offered a teaching job in the film department of the San Francisco Art Institute, where he taught from 1971 until early 2011. In San Francisco, Kuchar became involved with underground comics via his neighbors Art Spiegelman and Bill Griffith. They both wound up in his movies and George wound up in their publications. George Kuchar directed over 200 films and videos (including over 15 with his twin brother Mike), many of them short
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    Jan Švankmajer

    Jan Švankmajer

    • Films production designed: Darkness, Light, Darkness
    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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    193
    Luciano Damiani

    Luciano Damiani

    • Films production designed: Cavalleria rusticana
    Luciano Damiani (1923–2007) was an Italian stage and costume designer, who worked both for theatre and opera productions. Damiani studied painting and only by chance started working for the stage. Soon he became a close collaborator of Giorgio Strehler at Milan's Piccolo Teatro. International fame came with his famous stage designs for Goldoni's Le baruffe chiozzote (Piccolo Teatro, 1964, staged by Strehler) and for Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Salzburg Festival 1965 (staged by Strehler, conducted by Zubin Mehta). This production soon became legendary and was revived several times until 1975. In 1966 Damiani created his first stage design for La Scala (Cavalleria rusticana, staged by Strehler, and conducted by Herbert von Karajan). This production was filmed and eventually televised on PBS's Great Performances. His debut at the Vienna State Opera was a controversial Don Giovanni in 1967 (staged by Otto Schenk, conducted by Josef Krips, with Cesare Siepi as the Don). In accordance with Schenk Damiani emphasized the opera's comic and ironic elements and chose to use elements of Northern Italian rather than Spanish architecture which surprised many viewers, resulting
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    Matthew Modine

    Matthew Modine

    • Films production designed: Smoking
    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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    Tian Zhuangzhuang

    Tian Zhuangzhuang

    • Films production designed: The Search
    Tian Zhuangzhuang (simplified Chinese: 田壮壮; traditional Chinese: 田壯壯; pinyin: Tián Zhuàngzhuàng; born April 1952 in Beijing, China) is a Chinese film director and producer. Tian was born to an influential actor and actress in China. Following a short stint in the military, Tian began his artistic career first as an amateur photographer and then as an assistant cinematographer at the Beijing Agricultural Film Studio. In 1978, he was accepted to the Beijing Film Academy, from which he graduated in 1982, together with classmates Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou. The class of 1982 collectively would soon gain fame as the so-called Fifth Generation film movement, with Tian Zhuangzhuang as one of the movement's key figures. Tian's early career was marked both with avant-garde documentary infused films (On the Hunting Ground (1985), The Horse Thief (1986)) to more commercial fare (Li Lianying: The Imperial Eunuch (1991)). In 1991, Tian began work on a quiet epic about one of modern China's darkest moments. This film, The Blue Kite (1993), would eventually result in Tian's nearly decade long exile from the film industry, an exile he returned from with Springtime in a Small Town (2001).
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    Doug Chiang

    • Films production designed: A Christmas Carol
    Doug Chiang (born 16 February, 1962) is an American film designer and artist. He was born in Taipei, Taiwan, and grew up in the United States. Chiang studied film at UCLA and industrial design at the College for Creative Studies. During the late 1980s he worked at various production studios including Rhythm and Hues. Chiang eventually joined Industrial Light and Magic as a creative director where he worked on films such as Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Forrest Gump. During the late 1990s Chiang served as design director for Lucasfilm on Star Wars Episode I and Star Wars Episode II. Afterwards, he was a production designer on Robert Zemeckis' The Polar Express. Outside of film, he collaborated with author Orson Scott Card on an illustrated science fiction book called Robota. In 2004, Chiang co-founded Ice Blink Studios and worked for Zemeckis on Beowulf. Ice Blink closed in 2007, becoming the core of the facility for Image Movers Digital, a pioneering performance capture animation studio. He recently founded DC Studios and is working as creator for the upcoming, Robota with Sparx Animation Studios in Ho Chi Minh City. Chiang has won numerous awards throughout his career, including
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    Caley Bisson

    Caley Bisson

    • Films production designed: Dose of Reality
    Caley Bisson is an actor, a screenwriter and a production designer.
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    Hermann Warm

    Hermann Warm

    • Films production designed: Die Nacht mit dem Kaiser
    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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    Phil Ortiz

    Phil Ortiz

    • Films production designed: Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night
    Phil Ortiz is a five-time Emmy winning animator. He has worked for more than 30 years as a professional artist, ranging from daily newspaper comic strips to animated cartoons. Ortiz was born to Mexican and Spanish/Norwegian parents in East Los Angeles. Ortiz lives in Lake Arrowhead, California. He has appeared at Wizard World and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
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    Willy Holt

    Willy Holt

    • Films production designed: Milou en mai
    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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    Yukio Mishima

    Yukio Mishima

    • Films production designed: Patriotism
    Yukio Mishima (三島 由紀夫, Mishima Yukio) was the pen name of Kimitake Hiraoka (平岡 公威, Hiraoka Kimitake, January 14, 1925 – November 25, 1970), a Japanese author, poet, playwright, actor, and film director. Nominated three times for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Mishima is considered one of the most important Japanese authors of the 20th century. His avant-garde work displayed a blending of modern and traditional aesthetics that broke cultural boundaries, with a focus on sexuality, death, and political change. He is also remembered for his ritual suicide by seppuku after a failed coup d'état. Mishima was born in the Yotsuya district of Tokyo (now part of Shinjuku). His father was Azusa Hiraoka, a government official, and his mother, Shizue, was the daughter of the 5th principal of the Kaisei Academy. Shizue's father, Kenzō Hashi was a scholar of Chinese classics, and the Hashi family had served the Maeda family (Maeda clan) for generations in Kaga Domain. Mishima's paternal grandparents were Sadatarō Hiraoka and Natsuko (family register name: Natsu) Hiraoka. He had a younger sister, Mitsuko, who died of typhus (aged 17 in 1945), and a younger brother, Chiyuki. Neither of his parents'
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    Mark Tildesley

    • Films production designed: The Boat That Rocked
    Mark Tildesley (born 1963, London) is a British designer and director. After graduating from the London College of Printing, earned a First Class BA Honours from the Wimbledon School of Art under the direction of Richard Negri. He co-founded (with designer Francis O'Connor) the Catch 22 Theatre Company. At Catch 22, he directed, designed, and performed in productions. He continued designing for the theatre, with numerous productions for the Young Vic (under the direction of Michael Bogdanov) at the Royal Opera House. His feature film credits as production designer encompasses notable collaborations with several directors. For Danny Boyle, he designed 28 Days Later…, Millions, and Sunshine, for which he won a British Independent Film Award (BIFA). For Marc Evans, he designed Resurrection Man and House of America, the latter of which brought him a BAFTA Cymru Award. His films for Michael Winterbottom include I Want You, With or Without You, Wonderland, The Claim, 24 Hour Party People, and Code 46. The latter two films earned him BIFA nominations. His other films as production designer include Fernando Meirelles The Constant Gardener, also for Focus Features, for which he was an Art
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    Kurt Herlth

    • Films production designed: Bel Ami
    Kurt Herlth is a film production designer, art director and set decorator.
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    Ron Cobb

    Ron Cobb

    • Films production designed: Conan the Barbarian
    Ron Cobb (born 1937) is an American cartoonist, artist, writer, film designer, and film director. By the age of 18, with no formal training in graphic illustration, Cobb was working as an animation "inbetweener" artist for Disney Studios in Burbank, California. He progressed to becoming a breakdown artist on the animation feature Sleeping Beauty (1959). (This was the last Disney film to have cels inked by hand.) After Sleeping Beauty was completed in 1957, Disney laid off Cobb and he spent the next three years in various jobs — mail carrier, assembler in a door factory, sign painter's assistant — until he was drafted in 1960 into the US Army. For the next two years he delivered classified documents around San Francisco, then, after signing up for an extra year to avoid assignment to the infantry, was sent to Vietnam in 1963 as a draughtsman for the Signal Corps. On his discharge, Cobb began freelancing as an artist. He began to contribute to the Los Angeles Free Press in 1965. Edited and published by Art Kunkin, the Los Angeles Free Press was one of the first of the underground newspapers of the 1960s, noted for its radical politics. Cobb's editorial/political cartoons were a
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    Georges Méliès

    Georges Méliès

    • Films production designed: Conquest of the Pole
    Georges Méliès (English pronunciation: /mɛ.li.'ez/); (8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), full name Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, was a French illusionist and filmmaker famous for leading many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès, a prolific innovator in the use of special effects, accidentally discovered the substitution stop trick in 1896, and was one of the first filmmakers to use multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color in his work. Because of his ability to seemingly manipulate and transform reality through cinematography, Méliès is sometimes referred to as the first "Cinemagician". Two of his most well-known films are A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Impossible Voyage (1904). Both stories involve strange, surreal voyages, somewhat in the style of Jules Verne, and are considered among the most important early science fiction films, though their approach is closer to fantasy. Méliès was also an early pioneer of horror cinema, which can be traced back to his Le Manoir du diable (1896). Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès was born 8 December 1861 in Paris to Jean-Louis-Stanislas Méliès and his Dutch wife,
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    Harley Jessup

    Harley Jessup

    • Films production designed: Ratatouille
    Harley Jessup is a film production designer and visual effects art director.
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    Marc Brickman

    Marc Brickman

    Marc Brickman (born June 15, 1953, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a world renowned lighting and production designer whose work and profile has been featured in publications and broadcasts including The New York Times (Arts feature story, Sunday edition), the television programme 48 Hours and others. Recognized as a cutting edge creative force and innovator in the industry, Brickman's awards and accolades include Emmy Award and CableACE Award nominations for production design and best director, 2004 Lighting Designer of the Year.
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    Ulli Lommel

    Ulli Lommel

    • Films production designed: Absolute Evil
    Ulli Lommel (born 21 December 1944 in Zielenzig, Oststernberg, now Sulęcin, Lubuskie), is a German actor and director, noted for his many horror films, and for his career as an actor on Rainer Werner Fassbinder's films. Lommel started his career as an actor in films in 1960's. One of his earliest film roles was in Russ Meyer's Fanny Hill. In 1969, he starred in Rainer Werner Fassbinder's directorial debut Love Is Colder Than Death. The cast as an ensemble won an award at the German Film Awards in 1970. Fassbinder and Lommel worked together more than 20 times after 1967. Fassbinder also produced Lommel's The Tenderness of Wolves, a drama about the murders of Fritz Haarmann, which was Lommel's second film as director. It was nominated at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival for the Golden Bear. Ulli Lommel participated in the documentary Fassbinder in Hollywood (2002). Lommel moved to the United States in 1977 and started working with Andy Warhol, who produced his films Cocaine Cowboys, and Blank Generation (1980). In 1980, Lommel directed The Boogeyman (1980) which became a hit and made the UK's 'Video Nasties' list. After that, he went to make films like BrainWaves (1982),
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    Don Bluth

    Don Bluth

    • Films production designed: An American Tail
    Donald Virgil "Don" Bluth (born September 13, 1937) is an American animator, video game designer and independent studio owner. He is best known for his departure from The Walt Disney Company in 1979 and his subsequent directing of animated films such as The Secret of NIMH (1982), An American Tail (1986), The Land Before Time (1988), All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989), and Anastasia (1997), as well as his involvement in the laserdisc game Dragon's Lair. He is also often credited for providing competition to Disney during the years leading up to the films that would make up the Disney Renaissance. His movies tend toward rougher and more energetic portrayals than that of Disney films. Often, his films also contain a mystical element, with mysterious, unexplainable forces at work throughout them. Bluth was born in El Paso, Texas, the son of Emaline (née Pratt) and Virgil Ronceal Bluth. His great-grandfather was Latter Day Saint leader Helaman Pratt, and politician Mitt Romney is his (half) second cousin. At the age of six his family moved to Payson, Utah where he lived on a family farm. In 1954 at the age of 17 his family moved to Santa Monica, California, where he attended his final year of
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    Geoffrey Kirkland

    • Films production designed: Get Low
    Geoffrey Kirkland (born 1939) is an English production designer. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The Right Stuff.
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    Stephen Beatrice

    • Films production designed: The Messenger
    Stephen Beatrice is a production designer and film art director.
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    Guy Hendrix Dyas

    Guy Hendrix Dyas

    • Films production designed: Inception
    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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    Kylie Ireland

    Kylie Ireland

    • Films production designed: Star Wars XXX: A Porn Parody
    Kylie Ireland (born May 26, 1970) is an American pornographic actress, film director, producer, publicist, and Satellite radio show host. Ireland was born on May 26, 1972, in Longmont, Colorado, a small community outside Denver. She grew up a good student until her parents divorced when she was 13. At 15 she became rebellious, including experimenting with recreational drugs, until her father sent her to live with her mother, who had remarried, in San Diego, California. In San Diego, Ireland returned to getting good grades, graduated high school, and started college, majoring in broadcast journalism. While going to high school and college, Ireland worked part-time ordering videos for a chain of video stores, which she credits for learning a lot about pornographic films. Ireland returned to Colorado to continue college partially in Boulder, Colorado, partially in Fort Collins, Colorado, and began to dance in a Fort Collins strip club. One of her first female lovers was a waitress at the same club who would become the pornographic actress Juli Ashton. Kylie Ireland chose her stage name after Australian singer Kylie Minogue, and her Irish heritage. She dyed her hair blonde, and had
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    Michael Nyman

    Michael Nyman

    • Films production designed: Moscow 11:19:31
    Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE (born 23 March 1944) is a British composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for the many film scores he wrote during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway, and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano. His operas include The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Letters, Riddles and Writs, Noises, Sounds & Sweet Airs, Facing Goya, Man and Boy: Dada, Love Counts, and Sparkie: Cage and Beyond, and he has written six concerti, four string quartets, and many other chamber works, many for his Michael Nyman Band, with and without whom he tours as a performing pianist. Nyman stated that he prefers to write opera rather than other sorts of music. Nyman was born in Stratford, London. He was educated at the Sir George Monoux Grammar School, Walthamstow. He studied at King's College, London under Alan Bush., and was accepted at the Royal Academy of Music in September, 1961, and studied with Bush and Thurston Dart, focusing on piano and seventeenth-century baroque music. He won the Howard Carr Memorial Prize for composition in July 1964. In 1969, he provided the libretto of Harrison
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    Paul Iribe

    Paul Iribe

    • Films production designed: The Erl King
    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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    Roland Emmerich

    Roland Emmerich

    • Films production designed: Wilde Witwe
    Roland Emmerich (German: [ˈʁoːlant ˈɛməʁɪç]) (born November 10, 1955) is a German film director, screenwriter, and producer. His films, most of which are Hollywood productions filmed in English, have grossed more than $3 billion worldwide, more than those of any other European directors. His films have grossed just over $1 billion in the United States, making him the country's 14th-highest grossing director of all time. He began his work in the film industry by directing the film The Noah's Ark Principle as part of his university thesis and also co-founded Centropolis Entertainment in 1985 with his sister. He is a collector of art and an active campaigner for the lesbian and gay community, himself being openly gay. He is also a campaigner for an awareness of global warming and equal rights. Emmerich has directed many successful films, mostly disaster films such as Independence Day (1996), The Day After Tomorrow (2004) and 2012 (2009); also Stargate (1994) and The Patriot (2000). Although many of his films have been successful in the box office, others such as Universal Soldier (1992), Godzilla (1998) and 10,000 BC (2008) have been panned by critics. Emmerich was born in Stuttgart,
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    Shinya Tsukamoto

    Shinya Tsukamoto

    • Films production designed: Tetsuo: The Bullet 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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    Tim Dickel

    Tim Dickel

    • Films production designed: Funday
    Tim Dickel is a production designer and a film art director.
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    Vladislav Lalicki

    Vladislav Lalicki

    • Films production designed: Kir Janja
    Vladislav Lalicki (1 June 1935 – 29 December 2008), also known as "Wladyslaw Lalitzky", was a production designer and costume designer from the former Yugoslavia. He was born Šabac, Serbia (former Yugoslavia. Lalicki was also a painter whose work is well known all over the world. He died in Belgrade, Serbia and was laid to rest in Alley of Distinguished Citizens in Novo groblje in the city. Lalicki has worked with Šabac National Theatre since 1958, Atelje 212 Theatre in Belgrade since 1961, Yugoslav Drama Theatre since 1965. He worked with theatres in USA, the former USSR and Poland and with many theatres and theatre groups in the former Yugoslavia. Vladislav Lalicki was production/costume designer for over 500 theatre plays, 200 TV shows and numerous movies. He also provided more than 500 books with illustrations. Lalicki spent most of his life in Belgrade, Serbia but he also spent 18 years (1984–2002) in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he influenced South African art. Many of his paintings are located in the Johannesburg Museum and the Everard Read Art Gallery. He has been married twice and has four children (Natasa, Aleksandar, Jovan, Kristina).
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    Ashraf Ghori

    Ashraf Ghori

    • Films production designed: Xero Error
    Mohammed Ashraf Ghori (born 17 September 1973), better known as Ashraf Ghori, is a comic book artist, filmmaker and entrepreneur from India. He is best known for creating UAE's first CGI Science Fiction film Levity Xero Error Minus 1 (Xero Error) which also won recognition at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival. He is the CEO and founder of digital design agency Xpanse CGI. Ghori moved from Hyderabad, India to Dubai, UAE at the age of 2. His first professional work appeared in the pages of magazines published by Khaleej Times. He was a regular illustrator for Young Times from 1989 until 2001. San Jacinto College in Pasadena Texas had organised an exclusive Comic Art Exhibit for Ghori's work in 1993. In 1994, Ghori was a founding member of Tempest Comics in Houston, Texas, and produced a 4-issue mini series 'Tempest Comics Presents'. He was a featured comic artist at Dallas Comic Con, 1994 (Dallas, Texas). Ghori was on the judges panel for the Kuwait Arab Advertising Awards for the years 2006 and 2007. In 2007, he founded Xpanse CGI and started independent film-making with Xero Error in 2008. Xero Error premiered at the 3rd Gulf Film Festival and also played at the 10th edition of
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    Bahman Ghobadi

    Bahman Ghobadi

    • Films production designed: Turtles Can Fly
    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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    Dara Wishingrad

    • Films production designed: The Ministers
    Dara Wishingrad is a film production designer and art director.
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    Korey Washington

    Korey Washington

    • Films production designed: The Lena Baker Story
    Korey Washington is a film art director and production designer.
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    Marc Caro

    Marc Caro

    • Films production designed: The City of Lost Children
    Marc Caro, born April 2, 1956, is a French filmmaker and cartoonist, best known for his co-directing projects with Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The two of them met at a film festival in 1974, and directed three short and two feature length films together. His first feature film as a solo director was titled Dante 01.
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    Patrizia von Brandenstein

    • Films production designed: The Last Station
    Patrizia von Brandenstein (born 15 April, 1943) is an American production designer. She was the first woman to win an Academy Award for production design and has been nominated for two more in the category Best Art Direction. She has shown versatility in creating sets for both lavish historical films and glossy contemporary fare. She was born in Arizona to Russian emigrant parents. Her education abroad closed with two years as an apprentice at the famed Comédie Française. She started with the off-Broadway scene of 1960s New York at the Actors Studio and La MaMa as a seamstress, prop maker and scene painter. 1966 saw the real start of her career in design with an eight-year stay creating costumes and sets at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco under William Ball. She also met future husband and fellow production designer Stuart Wurtzel. She has designed movies in a wide range of subjects, styles, and periods: from the low-budget, break-dancing musical Beat Street to the expensive plutonium-plant melodrama Silkwood. Director Neil Burger, in his DVD commentary for Limitless, singles out von Brandenstein for her excellent work on the film. Brandenstein has won an Academy
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    Raúl Giménez

    Raúl Giménez

    • Films production designed: Off Season
    Raúl Giménez (born September 14, 1950), is an operatic tenor, particularly associated with the Italian bel canto repertory, in which he is considered one of the best exponent in recent years. Giménez was born in the small town of Carlos Pellegrini, Argentina. He studied at the Music Conservatory of Buenos Aires and made his operatic debut at the Teatro Colón as Ernesto in Don Pasquale, in 1980. After appearing in concert and opera throughout South America, he came to Europe in 1984, where he made his debut at the Wexford Festival in Ireland, in Cimarosa's Le astuzie femminili. He quickly established himself in Mozart and Rossini operas, appearing at all the great opera houses and festivals of Europe (Paris, Aix-en-Provence, London, Glyndebourne, Vienna, Salzburg, Milan, Venice, Pesaro, Martina Franca, Rome, Barcelona, Brussels, Munich, Lausanne, Geneva etc.). He made his American debut in Dallas in 1989, as Ernesto in Don Pasquale, at Metropolitan Opera New York debut Count Almaviva "Il Barbiere di Sivilia" in 1995. He also appeared frequently in works by Donizetti and Bellini, as well as lesser known composers such as Salieri and Pacini.
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    Veljko Despotović

    Veljko Despotović

    • Films production designed: Gorilla Bathes at Noon
    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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    William Cameron Menzies

    • Films production designed: The Maze
    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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    Anthony Masters

    • Films production designed: Dune
    Anthony Masters (1919 – 1990) was a British production designer and set decorator. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was married to actress Heather Sears from 1957 until his death.
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    Charles Kulsziski

    • Films production designed: The Adventures of El Frenetico and Go Girl
    Charles Kulsziski is a film art director and production designer.
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    Chris Seagers

    • Films production designed: The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
    Chris Seagers is a film production designer and art director.
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    Dan Bishop

    • Films production designed: A Single Man
    Dan Bishop is a production designer and film art director.
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    David Brisbin

    • Films production designed: New Moon
    David Brisbin is a film production designer and art director.
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    Debbie DeVilla

    • Films production designed: Motherhood
    Debbie DeVilla is a film production designer, art director and set decorator.
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    Jean Giraud

    Jean Giraud

    • Films production designed: Thru the Moebius Strip
    Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (French: [ʒiʁo]; 8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012) was a French comics artist, working in the French tradition of bandes dessinées. Giraud earned worldwide fame, predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius, and to a lesser extent Gir (used for the Blueberry series), the latter appearing mostly in the form of a boxed signature at the bottom of the artist's paintings. Esteemed by Federico Fellini, Stan Lee and Hayao Miyazaki among others, he received international acclaim. He has been described as the most influential bandes dessinées artist after Hergé. Among his most famous works are the Western comic series Blueberry he co-created with writer Jean-Michel Charlier, one of the first Western anti-heroes to appear in comics. Under the pseudonym Moebius he created a wide range of science fiction and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative and surreal almost abstract style, the most famous of which are Arzach, the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius, and The Incal. Blueberry was adapted for the screen in 2004 by French director Jan Kounen. In 1997, Moebius and co-creator Alejandro Jodorowsky sued Luc Besson for using The Incal as inspiration for his movie The Fifth
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    Jiří Barta

    Jiří Barta

    • Films production designed: 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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    Jiří Menzel

    Jiří Menzel

    • Films production designed: Magnificent Movie Men
    Jiří Menzel (Czech: [ˈjɪr̝iː ˈmɛntsl̩] ( listen)) (born February 23, 1938, Prague) is a Czech film director, theatre director, actor, and screenwriter. His films often combine a humanistic view of the world with sarcasm and provocative cinematography. Some of these films are adapted from works by Czech writers such as Bohumil Hrabal and Vladislav Vančura. He became famous in 1967, when his first feature film, Closely Watched Trains, won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. His controversial film Larks on a String was filmed in 1969, but was initially banned by the [Czechoslovakia] government. It was finally released in 1990 after the fall of the Communist regime. The film won the Golden Bear at the 40th Berlin International Film Festival. Menzel was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film again in 1986 with his dark comedy My Sweet Little Village. In 1987, he was a member of the jury at the 37th Berlin International Film Festival.
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    Linwood Taylor

    Linwood Taylor

    • Films production designed: The Angel Doll
    Linwood Taylor is a film art director and film production designer.
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    Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam

    • Films production designed: Life of Brian
    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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    Tony Noble

    • Films production designed: Moon
    Tony Noble is a film production designer and film art director.
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    William Stout

    William Stout

    • Films production designed: Return of the Living Dead
    William Stout (born September 18, 1949) is an American fantasy artist and illustrator with a specialization in paleontological art. His paintings have been shown in over seventy exhibitions, including twelve one-man shows. He has worked on over thirty feature films, doing everything from storyboard art to production design. He has designed theme parks and has worked in radio with the Firesign Theatre. William Stout grew up in Los Angeles, California, and earned a full scholarship to the Chouinard Art Institute. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the school (which at that point had become the California Institute of the Arts). Stout began his professional career as an illustrator for comic books and graphic novels, with his first job coming in 1968 with the cover for the first issue of the pulp magazine Coven 13. In 1971 he worked as Russ Manning's assistant on Manning's Tarzan of the Apes Sunday and daily newspaper comic strips. In 1972, Stout worked for Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder on Playboy's "Little Annie Fanny". In 1973 Stout began his relationship with the Firesign Theatre. At that time he gained international notoriety for his numerous bootleg record album covers
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    Yonfan

    Yonfan

    • Films production designed: 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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