The Greatest Production Designers Ever!

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Rick Carter
Production Designer, Forrest Gump
“ Back to the Future Parts II & III, Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Cast Away, The Polar Express, Munich, Avatar, Sucker Punch, War Horse, Lincoln ” - jeffreykare
 
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Bo Welch
Production Designer, Men in Black
“ Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Men in Black, Wild Wild West, Men in Black II, Land of the Lost, THOR, Men in Black III ” - jeffreykare
 
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Rick Heinrichs
Production Designer, The Big Lebowski
“ The Big Lebowski, Sleepy Hallow, Planet of the Apes, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest & At World's End, The Wolfman, Captain America: The First Avenger, Dark Shadows, Frankenweenie ” - jeffreykare
 
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Jess Gonchor
Production Designer, No Country for Old Men
“ Capote, The Devil Wears Parda, No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Moneyball, The Lone Ranger ” - jeffreykare
 
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J. Michael Riva
Production Designer, Django Unchained
“ The Color Purple, Charlie's Angels, Zathura, Spider-Man 3, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Django Unchained ” - jeffreykare
 
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Nathan Crowley
Production Designer, Interstellar
NATHAN CROWLEY (Production Designer) Born in London, grew up in Islington . Started as a set designer on Hook and Bram Stoker's Dracula after attending Brighton School of Art in England. As an Art director, he worked on Braveheart, Mission Impossible 2 and The Devil's Own before becoming a Production Designer on ...
“ Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Public Enemies, John Carter, The Dark Knight Rises ” - jeffreykare
 
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Dante Ferretti
Production Designer, Shutter Island
“ Gangs of New York, Cold Mountain, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Shutter Island, HUGO ” - jeffreykare
 
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“ Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Oz: The Great & Powerful ” - jeffreykare
 
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“ The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, The Green Lantern ” - jeffreykare
 
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Philip Messina
Production Designer, The Hunger Games
“ Erin Brokovich, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, 8 Mile, The Last Airbender, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire ” - jeffreykare
 
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Martin Whist
Production Designer, Super 8
“ Smokin' Aces, Cloverfield, Devil, Super 8, The Cabin in the Woods ” - jeffreykare
 
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Alex McDowell
Production Designer, Fight Club
Alex McDowell is an award-winning narrative designer working at the intersection of Design, Technology and Storytelling. He is founder and creative director at 5D, where he and his team design the future for industries and institutions, building worlds across media. He is Professor of Practice at USC's School of Cinematic Arts...
“ Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Watchmen, Man of Steel ” - jeffreykare
 
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David Gropman
Production Designer, Life of Pi
Born in Los Angeles, California, David received his BA from San Francisco State University and MFA from Yale School of Drama in stage design. Broadway and Off Broadway credits include: The 1940's Radio Hour, Mass Appeal, Lena Horne; The Lady and Her Music, True West and Buried Child. As well he designed the world premier of the Leonard Bernstein opera A Quiet Place...
“ Chocolat, Casanova, Little Children, Hairspray, Doubt, Taking Woodstock, Old Dogs, Date Night, Life of Pi ” - jeffreykare
 
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Dominic Watkins
Production Designer, The Bourne Supremacy
Dominic Watkins Biography Born into a family of legendary Stilton makers from the Outer Hebrides in Scotland, Dominic Watkins' early, formative years illustrate a life that seemed destined to lead anywhere but into the arena of motion picture Production Design. Indeed, as a young man Mr. Watkins flourished in the family trade...
“ Bad Boys II, The Bourne Supremacy, Alpha Dog, United 93, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Green Zone, Snow White & the Huntsman, Red Dawn ” - jeffreykare
 
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“ Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters ” - jeffreykare
 
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Guy Hendrix Dyas
Production Designer, Inception
Guy Hendrix Dyas earned a Master's degree from the Royal College of Art in London and holds a BA from the Chelsea School of Art and Design. He began his career in Tokyo working as an industrial designer for Sony under the supervision of the company's legendary founder, Akio Morita. During that time...
“ X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns, Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Inception ” - jeffreykare
 
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John Myhre
Production Designer, X-Men: Days of Future Past
John Myhre was born in 1959. A film buff from an incredibly early age he began watching the TV coverage of the Oscars aged five and received a Super-8 camera for his seventh birthday. After graduating from Nathan Hale High School he studied film at the Bellevue Community College in the 1970s, subsidizing himself by working at a local cinema...
“ Elizabeth, X-Men, Ali, Chicago, The Haunted Mansion, Memoirs of a Geisha, Dreamgirls, Wanted, Nine, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, X-Men: Days of Future Past ” - jeffreykare
 
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John Barry
John Barry was a British production designer. Started his career in the art department of the movie Cleopatra (1963). He is known chiefly for his imaginative design work on "Star Wars" and "Superman: The Movie". Barry got the opportunity to direct the sci-fi movie "Saturn 3" but was replaced during filming...
“ Star Wars, Superman ” - jeffreykare
 
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“ The Empire Strikes Back, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, Return to Oz, Young Sherlock Holmes, Empire of the Sun, Alien 3, Mission Impossible ” - jeffreykare
 
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Arthur Max
Production Designer, Gladiator
A native New Yorker who worked as a Stage Lighting Designer in the late 1960s and early 1970s in the music industry, and then, after studying architecture in England and Italy, went on to do several architectural design projects in London. He entered British film as an assistant to several British Production Designers in the mid-1980s...
“ Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Panic Room, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Robin Hood, Prometheus ” - jeffreykare
 
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Sarah Greenwood
Production Designer, Sherlock Holmes
“ Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Soloist, Sherlock Holmes, Hanna, Anna Karenina ” - jeffreykare
 
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Donald Graham Burt
Production Designer, Gone Girl
“ Because of Winn-Dixie, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ” - jeffreykare
 
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James D. Bissell
Production Designer, Good Night, and Good Luck.
Jim Bissell is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BFA in Theater. After working in New York and L.A. on commercials and low budget features, he won an Emmy Award in 1980 for his work on Palmerstown, U.S.A. followed by a BAFTA nomination for production design on Steven Spielberg's E.T...
“ E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Good Night and Good Luck, 300, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, ” - jeffreykare
 
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“ Babe, Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Raven ” - jeffreykare
 
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“ Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Australia, The Great Gatsby ” - jeffreykare
 
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Scott Chambliss
Production Designer, Star Trek
“ Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens, Tomorrowland ” - jeffreykare
 
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Owen Paterson
Production Designer, The Matrix
“ The Matrix, V for Vendetta ” - jeffreykare
 
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Dennis Gassner
Production Designer, The Truman Show
“ Field of Dreams, Bugsy, Waterwold, The Truman Show, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, Road to Perdition, Big Fish, The Ladykillers, Jarhead, The Golden Compass, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Into the Woods ” - jeffreykare
 
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Hugh Bateup
Art Director, The Matrix
“ Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending ” - jeffreykare
 
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Peter Lamont
Production Designer, Titanic
“ Aliens, License to Kill, True Lies, Goldeneye, Titanic, Die Another Day, Casino Royale ” - jeffreykare
 
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“ The Man in the Iron Mask, Band of Brothers, The Phantom of the Opera, Rome ” - jeffreykare
 
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Eve Stewart
Production Designer, The King's Speech
“ De-Lovely, Elizabeth I, Becoming Jane, John Adams, The King's Speech, Les Miserables ” - jeffreykare
 
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Tom Foden
Production Designer, The Village
“ The Cell, The Village, Immortals, Mirror Mirror ” - jeffreykare
 
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William Sandell
Production Designer, Total Recall
William Sandell was born on 9 August 1950 and grew up in Los Angeles. He first entered films as a set dresser and assistant art director with exploitation films like 'Invasion of the Bee Girls' and 'Zombie Prom', receiving his first credit as a production designer with 'The Promise' in 1979. Since then...
“ Airplane II: The Sequel, RoboCop, Total Recall, Newsies, Hocus Pocus, The Flintstones, Air Force One, The Perfect Storm, Dr. Doolittle 2, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Paycheck, Poseidon, Hotel for Dogs ” - jeffreykare
 
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“ The Hobbit Trilogy ” - jeffreykare
 
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Thomas E. Sanders
Production Designer, Saving Private Ryan
“ Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Secretariat, Red Riding Hood, After Earth ” - jeffreykare