List of Famous Film Art Directors

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

List ranges from Hilarie Burton to Chris Robinson and more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known film art directors to the lesser known film art directors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the film art director field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous film art directors ever?" and "What are the names of famous film art directors?" then you're in the right place. (2714 items)
Hilarie Ros Burton (born July 1, 1982) is an American actress and producer. A former host of MTV's Total Request Live, she portrayed Peyton Sawyer on The WB/CW drama One Tree Hill for six ...more
Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980) was an English film director and producer, widely regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. Known ...more
Mitchell Leisen (October 6, 1898 – October 28, 1972) was an American director, art director, and costume designer.
Christopher Mark Robinson (born December 20, 1966) is an American musician. He was the singer of the rock and roll band The Black Crowes, is the brother of its guitarist Rich Robinson, and is ...more
Andy Milligan (February 12, 1929 – June 3, 1991) was an American playwright, screenwriter, actor, and filmmaker, whose work includes 27 films made between 1965 and 1988. In spite of the fact ...more
Albrecht Becker
Albrecht Becker (14 November 1906 – 22 April 2002) was a German production designer, photographer, and actor, who was imprisoned by the Nazi regime for the charge of homosexuality.
Yannis Tsarouchis (Greek: Γιάννης Τσαρούχης; 13 January 1910 – 20 July 1989) was a Greek painter.
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 ...more
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 ...more
Helen Catherine Hardwicke (born October 21, 1955) is an American film director, production designer, and screenwriter. Her directorial work includes Thirteen (2003), which she co-wrote with ...more
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 ...more
Andreea Popa is a set decorator and art director.
Jerzy Skolimowski (Polish: [jɛʐɨ skɔliˈmɔfskʲi], born 5 May 1938) is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, ...more
Craig McCracken (born March 31, 1971) is an American animator, writer, and cartoonist. He created the Cartoon Network animated television series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for ...more
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 ...more
Carl Theodor Dreyer (Danish: [kʰaːˀl tˢeːotoɐ̯ ˈtʁaɪ̯ɐ]; 3 February 1889 – 20 March 1968), commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer, was a Danish film director. He is regarded by many critics and ...more
Csaba András Kertész is a production designer, film art director and set decorator.
James Basevi (born 21 September 1890, Plymouth, Devon, England – d. 27 March 1962, Bellflower, California) was a British-born art director and special effects expert. After his military service ...more
Alexandr Hackenschmied, born Alexander Siegfried George Hackenschmied, known later as Alexander Hammid (17 December 1907, Linz – 26 July 2004, New York City) was a Czech-American photographer, ...more
Colin D. Irwin is a film production designer and art director.
Michelle Johnson (born September 9, 1965) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role when she was 17 as Lolita-like teenager Jennifer Lyons in the 1984 romantic comedy film Blame It ...more
Donald Chaffey (5 August 1917 – 13 November 1990) was a British film director, writer, producer, and art director. Chaffey's film career began as an art director in 1947, and his directorial ...more
Agostino Bonello (born 11 August 1949, Valletta, Malta), also known as Ino Bonello, is a production designer, art director and film producer.
Caroline Robert is a Juno Award nominated graphic designer
Bruno Cesari was an Italian art director. He won an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film The Last Emperor. He received his second Oscar nomination at the 72nd Academy ...more