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List of famous art directors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top art directors in the world? This includes the most prominent art directors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable art directors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic art directors 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 art directors.

List is made up of people like Brian Patrick Kennedy and Karl Lagerfeld.

From reputable, prominent, and well known art directors to the lesser known art directors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the art director field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous art directors ever?" and "What are the names of famous art directors?" then you're in the right place. 

Stormy Daniels, also known as Stormy Waters and simply Stormy, is an American pornographic actress, screenwriter, and director. She was crowned the "#1 Porn Star In The World" by Genesis Top 100 and "The New Queen Of X" by Girls Of Penthouse magazine. She is a member of the NightMoves Adult ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: USA, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Profession: Pornographic actor, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Credits: The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, The Witches of Breastwick, Wrong Side of Town The One, + more

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Mette Lindberg is a production designer and art director. ...more

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Profession: Art Director, Production Designer

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Karl Lagerfeld is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own label fashion house. Over the decades, he has collaborated on a variety of fashion and ...more

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Age: 83

Birthplace: Germany, Hamburg

Profession: Art Director, Fashion designer, Designer, Costume Designer Artist, + more

Credits: Lagerfeld Confidential, The September Issue, Grand Theft Auto IV, Hollywoo

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#75 on The Most Influential People in Fashion

#23 on The Best Fashion Photographers

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Jay Manuel is a Canadian American make-up artist. He is most recognizable as the director of photo shoots on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel is also the host and lead judge of the second and third cycle of Canada's Next Top Model, a spin-off to the original. ...more

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Age: 44

Birthplace: Springfield, USA, Illinois

Profession: Art Director, Model, Photographer, Makeup Artist

Credits: America's Next Top Model, Fashion Police, Degrassi Takes Manhattan, Operation Fabulous Canada's Next Top Model, + 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, ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

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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#33 on The Funniest Canadian Comics & Actors of All Time

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Josh Blue is an American comedian. He was voted the Last Comic Standing on NBC's reality show Last Comic Standing during its fourth season, which aired May‚ÄďAugust 2006. Blue has cerebral palsy, and much of his self-deprecating humor is centered on this. ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Cameroon

Profession: Sculptor, Painter, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Mind of Mencia, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, Feast 3: The Happy Finish, Cash

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George Lois is an American art director, designer, and author. Lois is perhaps best known for over 92 covers he designed for Esquire magazine from 1962 to 1972. In 2008, The Museum of Modern Art exhibited 32 of Lois' Esquire covers. ...more

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Age: 84

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Art Director, Designer, Author, Writer

Credits: Art & Copy

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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 ...more

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Age: 89

Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America

Profession: Art Director, Production Designer, Television director, Film Director

Credits: Charlie's Angels, Knight Rider, Battlestar Galactica, Kojak Quincy^! M.E., + more

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