My Top 16 Favorite Movie Production Designers

by martin-m-kiryakov | created - 17 Aug 2014 | updated - 17 Aug 2014 | Public

1. Dante Ferretti

Production_designer | Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Dante Ferretti was born on February 26, 1943 in Macerata, Marche, Italy. He is known for his work on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Shutter Island (2010) and The Age of Innocence (1993).

The Aviator, Hugo, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ...

2. Rick Heinrichs

Production_designer | Sleepy Hollow

Rick Heinrichs is known for his work on Sleepy Hollow (1999), Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

Edward Scissorhands, The Fisher King, The Big Lebowski ...

3. Dennis Gassner

Production_designer | Blade Runner 2049

Dennis Gassner was born in 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Skyfall (2012) and The Truman Show (1998).

The Truman Show, Barton Fink, Big Fish ...

4. Rick Carter

Production_designer | Avatar

Rick Carter was born in 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a production designer and art director, known for Avatar (2009), Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Lincoln (2012).

Jurassic Park, Avatar, Artificial Intelligence: AI ...

5. Ken Adam

Production_designer | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Ken Adam was a British movie production designer, best known for his set designs for the James Bond films of the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964).

His first major screen credit was as production designer on the British ...

Dr. Strangelove... , Goldfinger, Barry Lyndon...

6. Stuart Craig

Production_designer | Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Stuart Craig was born on April 14, 1942 in Norwich, Norfolk, England as Norman Stuart Craig. He is known for his work on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), The English Patient (1996) and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). He has been married to Patricia Stangroom since ...

Harry Potter, The Elephant Man , Notting Hill ...

7. Guy Hendrix Dyas

Production_designer | Inception

Guy Hendrix Dyas is a British production designer for feature films. In 2011, his collaboration with Christopher Nolan on the science fiction thriller Inception earned him an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA Award for Best Production Design, and an Art Directors Guild Award [ADG]. In 2017, Dyas ...

Inception, The Brothers Grimm, X2 ...

8. John Myhre

Production_designer | Memoirs of a Geisha

John Myhre was born in 1959. A film buff from an incredibly early age he began watching the TV coverage of the Oscars aged five and received a Super-8 camera for his seventh birthday. After graduating from Nathan Hale High School he studied film at the Bellevue Community College in the 1970s, ...

Nine, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Chicago ...

9. Patrizia von Brandenstein

Production_designer | Amadeus

Patrizia von Brandenstein was born in 1943 in Arizona, USA. She is known for her work on Amadeus (1984), The Untouchables (1987) and Limitless (2011).

Amadeus, The People vs. Larry Flynt , Limitless ...

10. K.K. Barrett

Production_designer | Her

K.K. Barrett is a production designer and art director, known for Her (2013), Marie Antoinette (2006) and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011).

Her, Lost in Translation , Being John Malkovich ...

11. Ferdinando Scarfiotti

Production_designer | The Last Emperor

Ferdinando Scarfiotti was born on March 6, 1941 in Potenza Picena, Marche, Italy. He is known for his work on The Last Emperor (1987), Toys (1992) and Last Tango in Paris (1972). He died on April 30, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The Last Emperor, Toys, Scarface ...

12. Bo Welch

Production_designer | Edward Scissorhands

Bo Welch was born on November 30, 1951 in Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert W. Welch III. He is a production designer and director, known for Edward Scissorhands (1990), Men in Black (1997) and A Little Princess (1995). He has been married to Catherine O'Hara since April 25, 1992. They have two ...

Beetlejuice, Men in Black, Thor ...

13. Eve Stewart

Production_designer | Les Misérables

Eve Stewart was born in 1961 in London, England. She is known for her work on Les Misérables (2012), The King's Speech (2010) and The Danish Girl (2015).

Les Misérables, Revolver, The King's Speech ...

14. Donald Graham Burt

Production_designer | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Donald Graham Burt is known for his work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) and Gone Girl (2014).

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Donnie Brasco, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ...

15. Anton Furst

Production_designer | Batman

After his work on Batman, production designer Anton Furst tried in vain to find some directing work. Contractual obligations kept him from being able to do the work he did on Batman in the sequel. He committed suicide in 1991.

Full Metal Jacket, Batman, Awakenings ...

16. Catherine Martin

Producer | Moulin Rouge!

Catherine Martin was born on January 26, 1965 in Lindfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is a producer and costume designer, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), The Great Gatsby (2013) and Australia (2008). She has been married to Baz Luhrmann since January 26, 1997. They have two children.

Moulin Rouge!, The Great Gatsby, Romeo + Juliet ...



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