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Daniel J. Lester

Costume Designer Dan Lester began his career managing a boutique at Fred Segal in Hollywood, California. While there he met a number of film industry artists and was encouraged to join their ranks. Lester took a job at Western Costume Company and helped to prepare many films and TV productions. After leaving Western, he worked in both mediums with... See full bio »
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12 Strong
12 Strong Costume Designer
The Core
The Core Costume Designer
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty Costume and Wardrobe Department
Spawn Costume Designer


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 2017 Detroit (assistant costume designer)
 2016 Allegiant (assistant costume designer)
 2015 Fantastic Four (assistant costume designer)
 2014/I Transcendence (assistant costume designer)
 2014 Bosch (TV Series) (assistant costume designer - 1 episode)
- Chapter One: 'Tis the Season (2014) ... (assistant costume designer - as Dan Lester)
 2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (costume supervisor)
 2012 Zero Dark Thirty (assistant costume designer - as Dan Lester)
 2008 The Hurt Locker (assistant costume designer - as Daniel Lester-Hanadi)
 2005 The Island (costume supervisor)
 2004 Flight of the Phoenix (assistant costume designer)
 2002 Minority Report (assistant to costume designer - uncredited)
 1994 The Getaway (associate costume designer - as Dan Lester)
 1993 Judgment Night (associate costume designer)
 1993 Sommersby (associate costume designer - as Dan Lester)
 1992 Used People (associate costume designer - as Daniel L. Lester)
 1991 The Rocketeer (costume supervisor: men - as Dan Lester)
 1990 Predator 2 (costume supervisor - as Dan Lester)
 1990 Pretty Woman (costume supervisor - as Dan Lester)
 1989 Little Monsters (assistant costume designer - as Dan Lester) / (wardrobe supervisor - as Dan Lester)
 1989 Uncle Buck (costume supervisor - as Dan Lester)
 1988 Everybody's All-American (costume supervisor: men - as Dan Lester)
 1988 Hot to Trot (costume supervisor)
 1987 The Untouchables (costume supervisor: men - as Dan Lester)
 1986 Dallas: The Early Years (TV Movie) (men's costumer - as Dan Lester)
 1986 Gung Ho (costume supervisor: men)
 1985 A Death in California (TV Mini-Series) (costumer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... (costumer: men - as Dan Lester)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (costumer: men - as Dan Lester)
 1985 Street Hawk (TV Series) (costume supervisor - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1985) ... (costume supervisor - as Dan Lester)
 1984 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series) (costumer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1984) ... (costumer: men)
 1984 Paper Dolls (TV Series) (costumer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.13 (1984) ... (costumer: men - as Dan Lester)
- Episode #1.12 (1984) ... (costumer: men - as Dan Lester)
- Episode #1.11 (1984) ... (costumer: men - as Dan Lester)
- Episode #1.10 (1984) ... (costumer: men - as Dan Lester)
- Episode #1.9 (1984) ... (costumer: men - as Dan Lester)
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series) (costume supervisor - 12 episodes)
- A Nice Place to Visit (1983) ... (costume supervisor - as Dan Lester)
- The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing (1983) ... (costume supervisor - as Dan Lester)
- Till Death Do Us Part (1983) ... (costume supervisor - as Dan Lester)
- One More Time (1983) ... (costume supervisor - as Dan Lester)
- West Coast Turnaround (1983) ... (costume supervisor - as Dan Lester)
 1983 Blue Thunder (assistant costumer - as Danny Lester)
 1983 Malibu (TV Movie) (costume supervisor: men)
 1981 The Best Little Girl in the World (TV Movie) (costumer: men - as Dan Lester)
 1981 Fallen Angel (TV Movie) (men's costumes by)
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Daniel L. Lester | Danny Lester | Dan Lester | Daniel Lester-Hanadi

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Dan Lester is one of the Costume Designers profiled in the book "50 Designers/50 Costumes"that was published by The Academy of Motion Picture arts and Sciences to showcase contemporary Motion Picture Costume Designers in 2004.The clcostumes from that exhibit are touring the world through 2006

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