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George R. Nelson

George R. Nelson

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Also Known As: Died: August 25, 1992
Born: May 22, 1927 Cause of Death: complications from AIDS
Birth Place: Washington, USA Profession: Art Department ...
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1962:
First major assignment as set decorator, John Frankenheimer's "All Fall Down"
1962:
Served as set decorator for Frankenheimer's "The Manchurian Candidate"
1967:
First collaboration with writer-director Mike Nichols, "The Graduate"
1970:
Designed the period decor for "Little Big Man"
1972:
Early TV work on the telefilm "Moon of the Wolf"
1974:
Won Oscar for work on "The Godfather, Part II", directed bby Francis Ford Coppola
1978:
Created the look for the period labor drama "F.I.S.T."
1978:
Shared Academy Award nomination for "The Brink's Job"
1979:
Reteamed with Coppola for "Apocalypse Now"; received Oscar nomination
1983:
Earned final Oscar nomination for period details of "The Right Stuff"
1983:
Received an Emmy for the designs of the ABC remake of "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1984:
Last TV credit, the NBC miniseries "Celebrity"
1989:
Designed "When Harry Met Sally..."
1991:
Final film, "Mobsters"

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