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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    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, USA, Wisconsin
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Radio personality, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Citizen Kane, The Muppet Movie, The Third Man, Touch of Evil, History of the World, + more
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    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: age 47
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, San Antonio
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Musician, Cinematographer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Sin City, Kill Bill Volume 2, From Dusk till Dawn, The Faculty, Desperado, + more
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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: South Shields, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Production Designer, Television director, Television producer, Film Producer, Film Director
    • Credits: Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, Prometheus, + more
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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: 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: 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: Paris, France
    • 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: Florence, Italy
    • 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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    Donald Virgil "Don" Bluth is an American animator, film director, producer, writer, production designer, video game designer and animation instructor who is known for directing animated films including The Secret of NIMH, An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs Go to Heaven, and Anastasia, and ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Production Designer, Video Game Producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Author, + more
    • Credits: All Dogs Go to Heaven, The Secret of NIMH, Anastasia, The Land Before Time, An American Tail, + more
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    Albrecht Becker was a production designer, photographer, and actor, who was imprisoned by the Nazi regime for the charge of homosexuality.more

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    • Age: Died at 96 (1906-2002)
    • Birthplace: Thale, Germany
    • Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer, Actor, Photographer
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    Brad Armstrong is a Canadian pornographic actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and costume designer. He is currently under contract with Wicked Pictures. He has been known as one of the most popular leading men in the sex industry, as well as "The King of Porn" and "The Spielberg of Skin ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
    • Profession: Pornographic actor, Film Art Director, Production Designer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Fuck, Euphoria, Pornogothic, Last Night, Heat, + more
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    Austin Cedric Gibbons was an Irish art director and production designer for the film industry. He also made a significant contribution to motion picture theater architecture from the 1930s to 1950s. He is credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette in 1928.more

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    • Age: Died at 67 (1893-1960)
    • Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Set Decorator, Film Art Director, Production Designer
    • Credits: Tarzan and His Mate, Stamboul Quest
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    Edward Carrick was an art designer for film, an author and illustrator. Carrick was born in London. His father was Edward Gordon Craig, the theatre practitioner and stage designer, and his mother was the violinist Elena Fortuna Meo, one of his father's several lovers with whom he had children. Carrick's ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1905-1998)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer, Author, Writer
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    Catherine Knapman is a film producer.more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Lindfield, Sydney, Australia
    • Profession: Scenic Designer, Production Designer, Film Producer, Costume Designer
    • Credits: The Great Gatsby, Australia
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    Daniel Haller is an American film and television director, production designer, and art director. Haller studied at the renowned Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. In 1953, Haller started as an art director in television, then quickly graduated to low budget feature films. Among many other credits, ...more

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Area code 818, Glendale, California, Contiguous United States, Area codes 747 and 818, + more
    • Profession: Art Director, Production Designer, Television director, Film Director
    • Credits: Charlie's Angels, Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica, Kojak, Quincy, + more
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    Catherine Hardwicke is an American film director, production designer and screenwriter. Her works include the Academy Award-nominated 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 ...more

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    • Age: age 60
    • Birthplace: Cameron, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer, Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Twilight, Red Riding Hood, Thirteen, The Nativity Story, Lords of Dogtown, + more
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    Fred Pusey was a British film art director and production designer, and a Second World War camouflage officer. His artistic skill was put to use on large-scale deception schemes in the Western Desert, including a dummy railhead and a dummy port.more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1909-1983)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer, Soldier, Architect
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    Andreea Popa is a set decorator and art director.more

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    • Profession: Set Decorator
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    Héctor Julio Páride Bernabó or Carybé was a painter, engraver, draughtsman, illustrator, potter, sculptor, mural painter, researcher, historian and journalist. He settled in Brazil and naturalized as a Brazilian. While living in Rio de Janeiro, he was a scout. There, scouts were nicknamed after types of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1911-1997)
    • Birthplace: Lanús, Argentina
    • Profession: Set Decorator, Production Designer, Painter, Journalist, Engraver, + more
    • Credits: O Cangaceiro
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    Patricio "Pato" Guzmán, a native of Chile, worked in the United States as an art director, production designer, and producer of television and film. He worked on such notable shows as The Jack Benny Program, I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, That Girl. He also served as a production designer for the Star ...more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1933-1991)
    • Birthplace: Chile
    • Profession: Film Art Director, Production Designer
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