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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. (2721 items)

Hilarie Ross Burton 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 seasons. Burton gained ...more

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE was an English film director and producer. Often nicknamed "The Master of Suspense", he pioneered many techniques in the suspense and psychological ...more

Mitchell Leisen was an American director, art director, and costume designer.

Christopher Mark "Chris" Robinson is the singer of the rock and roll band The Black Crowes and brother of its guitarist Rich Robinson.

Andy Milligan was an American playwright, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor, film editor, producer, and director, whose work includes 27 films made between 1965 and 1988.

Sharon Kane is an American bondage model and pornographic actress. She has appeared in many adult magazines and pornographic movies, in both dominant and submissive roles. She is a member of ...more

Albrecht Becker was a production designer, photographer, and actor, who was imprisoned by the Nazi regime for the charge of homosexuality.

Yannis Tsarouchis was a Greek painter.

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 ...more

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

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 ...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 is a Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist and actor. A graduate of the prestigious National Film School in Łódź, Skolimowski has directed more than twenty films ...more

Craig McCracken is an American animator, director and producer. He is best known for creating the Emmy-winning animated series The Powerpuff Girls and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends 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, commonly known as Carl Th. Dreyer, was a Danish film director. He is regarded by many critics and filmmakers as one of the greatest directors in cinema. His best known films ...more

Csaba András Kertész is a production designer, film art director and set decorator.

James Basevi was a film art director, special effects artist, and set decorator.

Alexander Hammid born Alexandr Hackenschmied was a leading photographer, film director, cinematographer and editor in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 ...more

Colin D. Irwin is a film production designer and art director.

Michelle Johnson is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Lolita-like teenager Jennifer Lyons in the 1984 romantic comedy film Blame It on Rio.

Donald Chaffey was a British film director, writer, producer, and art director. Chaffey's film career began as an art director in 1947, and his directorial debut was in 1953. He remained active ...more

Ino Bonello is a film art director.

Axel Braun is an Italian adult film producer and director known for his productions of porn parodies. Braun is also an AVN Hall of Fame and XRCO Hall of Fame inductee. Braun is the son of Lasse ...more

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

Ben van Os was a Dutch production designer and art director. He was nominated for two Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction.

Gonzalo Delgado Gonzalo Delgado is a production designer.

David Hoffman is an film art director and production designer.

Born in Mexico, Edward Carrere first hit Hollywood in 1947, making his debut as an art director on "My Wild Irish Rose". He garnered his first Academy Award nomination two years later ...more

Deb Jensen is a film art director and production designer.

Vara Mullapudi Vara Mullapudi is a film director, art director, screenwriter and writer.

Crispian Sallis is a British art director. He was nominated for three Academy Awards in the category Best Art Direction for the films Aliens, Driving Miss Daisy and Gladiator. He is the son of ...more

Naftuli "Nathan" Hertz Juran was an American film art director and film director who along with Richard Day and Thomas Little is most noted for winning the Academy Award for Best Art ...more

Agata Gorzadek is a film director, screenwriter and film art director.

Cynthia Sleiter is a film art director and set decorator.

Deanna Rohde is a film art director.

Felipe Correa is film director, editor, and screenwriter.

Ralph Eggleston is an American animator, art director, storyboard artist and production designer at Pixar Animation Studios. He started his career at Kroyer Films working on projects such as ...more

Edmund Alexander Emshwiller, better known as Ed Emshwiller, was an American visual artist notable for his science fiction illustrations and his pioneering experimental films. He usually signed ...more

George Georgiou is a set decorator, costume designer and film art director.

Ewa Skoczkowska is a production designer and art director.

Skye Blue is an American pornographic actress and director. She is President and CEO of the adult-film company, Platinum Blue Productions. In 2008, she was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame. ...more

William Cameron Menzies was an American film production designer and art director who also worked as a director, producer, and screenwriter during a career spanning five decades. He earned ...more

Sheng Chian was a Martial Art Actor.

Louise Drake is a set decorator.

Duncan Roy, is an English film director and producer, script writer, art director and television personality.

Jiří Trnka was a Czech puppet-maker, illustrator, motion-picture animator and film director. In addition to his extensive career as an illustrator, especially of children's books, he is ...more