List of Famous Production Designers People

List of Famous Production Designers

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List of famous production designers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top production designers in the world? This includes the most prominent production designers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable production designers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic production designers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned production designers.

List below includes Ridley Scott, Albrecht Becker and more people.

From reputable, prominent, and well known production designers to the lesser known production designers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the production designer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous production designers ever?" and "What are the names of famous production designers?" then you're in the right place. (2603 items)
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    Orson Welles

    George Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media: in theatre, most notably Caesar, a groundbreaking Broadway adaptation of Julius Caesar; in radio, the 1938 broadcast "The War ...more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1915-1985)
    • Birthplace: Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Citizen Kane, Touch of Evil, F for Fake, Confidential Report
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    Robert Rodriguez

    Robert Anthony Rodríguez is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, cartoonist and musician. He shoots and produces many of his films in Mexico and his native Texas. He has directed successful and groundbreaking film sagas such as the Mexico Trilogy, From Dusk till ...more

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    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Musician, Cinematographer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Grindhouse, Sin City, Planet Terror, Once Upon a Time in Mexico
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    Sir Ridley Scott is an English film director and producer. Following his commercial breakthrough with the science-fiction horror film Alien, his best-known works are the neo-noir dystopian science fiction film Blade Runner, the drama Thelma & Louise, the epic historical drama Gladiator, which won a Best ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: North East England, Eurasia, South Shields, United Kingdom, Tyne and Wear, + more
    • Profession: Production Designer, Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Film Director
    • Credits: Blade Runner, Alien, The Martian, Prometheus
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    Harland Williams was born in Toronto, Ontario, where he worked for five years as a forest ranger before moving to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. He has had a number of very memorable film roles including Dumb & Dumber, Half Baked, Superstar, Down Periscope, Because of Winn-Dixie, Big Money Hustlas, The ...more

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    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Illustrator, Comedian, Musician, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: There's Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Meet the Robinsons, Wag the Dog, + more
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    Bob Crowley is a theatre designer, and theatre director. Born in Cork, Ireland, he is the brother of director John Crowley. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. He has designed over 20 productions for the National Theatre including Ghetto, The Madness of George III, Carousel and The History ...more

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    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Cork, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Scenic Designer, Production Designer, Theatre Director, Costume Designer
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    Maurice Sendak was a writer, illustrator, TV and film producer. more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1928-2012)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Illustrator, Production Designer, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, + more
    • Credits: Where the Wild Things Are, Little Bear, Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak, The Little Bear Movie, Where the Wild Things Are and Other Maurice Sendak Stories, + more
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    Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, known as Georges 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, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1861-1938)
    • Birthplace: Île-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Paris
    • Profession: Scenic Designer, Salesman, Cinematographer, Film Producer, Illusionist, + more
    • Credits: A Trip to the Moon, The Man with the Rubber Head, Bluebeard, The Eclipse, or the Courtship of the Sun and the Moon, + more
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    Franco Zeffirelli, KBE is an Italian director and producer of films and television. He is also a director and designer of operas and a former senator for the Italian centre-right Forza Italia party. He is principally known for his 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet, for which he was nominated for an ...more

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    • Age: age 92
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe, + more
    • Profession: Scenic Designer, Production Designer, Theatre Director, Politician, Librettist, + more
    • Credits: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Endless Love, The Champ, The Taming of the Shrew, + more
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