The Greatest Production Designers Ever!by jeffreykare | created - 04 Jul 2012 | updated - 16 Sep 2013 | Public
1. Rick Carter
Production_designer | Avatar
Rick Carter was born in 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a production designer and art director, known for Avatar (2009), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Lincoln (2012).
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
2. Bo Welch
Production_designer | Edward Scissorhands
Bo Welch was born on November 30, 1951 in Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert W. Welch III. He is a production designer and director, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), Men in Black (1997) and Thor (2011). He has been married to Catherine O'Hara since April 25, 1992. They have two children.
Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Men in Black, Wild Wild West, Men in Black II, Land of the Lost, THOR, Men in Black III
Production_designer | Sleepy Hollow
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
4. Jess Gonchor
Production_designer | Hail, Caesar!
Jess Gonchor was born on July 15, 1962 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a production designer and art director, known for Hail, Caesar! (2016), No Country for Old Men (2007) and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).
Capote, The Devil Wears Parda, No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Moneyball, The Lone Ranger
Production_designer | Iron Man
J. Michael Riva was born on June 28, 1948 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as John Michael Riva. He was a production designer and art director, known for Iron Man (2008), Django Unchained (2012) and The Color Purple (1985). He was married to Wendy Riva and Julia Riva. He died on June 7, ...
The Color Purple, Charlie's Angels, Zathura, Spider-Man 3, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Amazing Spider-Man, Django Unchained
Production_designer | Dunkirk
NATHAN CROWLEY (Production Designer) Born in London, grew up in Islington. Attended Brighton School of Art in England. He has received Academy Award nominations for" The Prestige", "The Dark Knight" and " Interstellar", also Bafta Nominations for "Batman Begins", "The Dark Knight" , "Interstellar" ...
Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Public Enemies, John Carter, The Dark Knight Rises
Production_designer | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Dante Ferretti was born on February 26, 1943 in Macerata, Marche, Italy. He is known for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Shutter Island (2010) and Gangs of New York (2002).
Gangs of New York, Cold Mountain, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Shutter Island, HUGO
Production_designer | Avatar
Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, Oz: The Great & Powerful
9. Grant Major
Production_designer | King Kong
Grant Major was born in 1955 in Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand. He is known for his work on King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, The Green Lantern
10. Philip Messina
Production_designer | The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Philip Messina was born on February 19, 1965 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA as Philip Joseph Messina. He is a production designer and art director, known for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) and Mother! (2017). He is married to Kristen Toscano ...
Erin Brokovich, Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, 8 Mile, The Last Airbender, The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
11. Martin Whist
Art_director | A Series of Unfortunate Events
Smokin' Aces, Cloverfield, Devil, Super 8, The Cabin in the Woods
12. 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 Experimental Design, where he and his team design the future for industries and institutions, building worlds across media. He is a ...
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, Watchmen, Man of Steel
13. 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 ...
Chocolat, Casanova, Little Children, Hairspray, Doubt, Taking Woodstock, Old Dogs, Date Night, Life of Pi
14. Dominic Watkins
Production_designer | The Mummy
Born in London and currently residing in Los Angeles, Production Designer Dominic Watkins has designed a dozen movies and hundreds of commercials.
Dominic started his career in New York and began working at the premier clubs in New York City like Danceteria, Palladium and The Tunnel as an Art ...
Bad Boys II, The Bourne Supremacy, Alpha Dog, United 93, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, Green Zone, Snow White & the Huntsman, Red Dawn
15. Claude Paré
Production_designer | Spider-Man: Far from Home
Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Sea of Monsters
16. Guy Hendrix Dyas
Production_designer | Inception
Guy Hendrix Dyas is a British production designer for feature films. In 2011, his collaboration with Christopher Nolan on the science fiction thriller Inception earned him an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, and an Art Directors Guild Award [ADG]. In 2017, Dyas ...
X2: X-Men United, Superman Returns, Indiana Jones & the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Inception
17. John Myhre
Production_designer | Memoirs of a Geisha
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, ...
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
18. John Barry
Production_designer | Superman
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...
Star Wars, Superman
19. Norman Reynolds
Art_director | Star Wars
Norman Reynolds was born on March 26, 1934 in Willesden, London, England as Norman William Reynolds. He is a production designer and art director, known for Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
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
20. 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 ...
Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Panic Room, Kingdom of Heaven, American Gangster, Robin Hood, Prometheus
21. Sarah Greenwood
Production_designer | Anna Karenina
Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, The Soloist, Sherlock Holmes, Hanna, Anna Karenina
Production_designer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Because of Winn-Dixie, Zodiac, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
23. Jim Bissell
Production_designer | 300
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 ...
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Good Night and Good Luck, 300, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,
24. Roger Ford
Production_designer | Rabbit-Proof Fence
Babe, Peter Pan, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Raven
25. Catherine Martin
Producer | Moulin Rouge!
Catherine Martin was born on January 26, 1965 in Lindfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is a producer and costume designer, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Great Gatsby (2013) and Australia (2008). She has been married to Baz Luhrmann since January 26, 1997. They have two children.
Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge, Australia, The Great Gatsby
26. Scott Chambliss
Production_designer | Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Star Trek, Cowboys & Aliens, Tomorrowland
27. Owen Paterson
Production_designer | V for Vendetta
The Matrix, V for Vendetta
28. Dennis Gassner
Production_designer | Blade Runner 2049
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
29. Hugh Bateup
Production_designer | Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending
30. Peter Lamont
Production_designer | Titanic
Aliens, License to Kill, True Lies, Goldeneye, Titanic, Die Another Day, Casino Royale
31. Anthony Pratt
Production_designer | The Phantom of the Opera
The Man in the Iron Mask, Band of Brothers, The Phantom of the Opera, Rome
32. Eve Stewart
Production_designer | Les Misérables
De-Lovely, Elizabeth I, Becoming Jane, John Adams, The King's Speech, Les Miserables
33. Tom Foden
Production_designer | The Cell
The Cell, The Village, Immortals, Mirror Mirror
34. William Sandell
Production_designer | Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
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 ...
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
35. Dan Hennah
Art_director | King Kong
Dan Hennah was born in Hastings, New Zealand. He is a production designer and art director, known for King Kong (2005), The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He has been married to Chris Hennah since March 17, 1973.
The Hobbit Trilogy
Production_designer | Crimson Peak
Thomas E. Sanders was born in 1953 in San Pedro, California, USA. He was a production designer and art director, known for Crimson Peak (2015), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) and Braveheart (1995). He died on July 6, 2017.
Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, Secretariat, Red Riding Hood, After Earth