April 16, 1928 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation||Production designer, art director, set designer|
Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sylbert fought in the Korean War and attended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania with his identical twin brother Richard. Early in their careers, they collaborated on Baby Doll and A Face in the Crowd.
Sylbert's additional design credits include The Wrong Man, The Tiger Makes Out, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Drowning Pool, Heaven Can Wait, Kramer vs. Kramer, Wolfen, Blow Out, Gorky Park, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Ishtar, Biloxi Blues, Fresh Horses, The Prince of Tides, Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, The Grass Harp, Rosewood, Conspiracy Theory, and To End All Wars.
Sylbert's one foray into writing and directing for feature films was The Steagle (1971) starring Richard Benjamin. The screenplay for the 1981 film Nighthawks was adapted from a story he wrote. He directed episodes of the television series The Defenders, The Nurses, and The Reporter.
Sylbert's first marriage was to artist Victoria Delacorte and they had one child named Christopher. His second marriage was to costume designer Anthea Sylbert; the couple had no children. His third marriage was to Jeanette D'Ambrosio; they have two children a girl named Olivia and a boy named Christian.
Sylbert currently is a member of the faculty at the Film and Media Arts department of Temple University in Philadelphia, PA where he teaches courses in film studies.
- Richard Sylbert bio at VH1.com
- Paul Sylbert at FilmReference.com
- Weiler, A. H. (September 16, 1971). "The Steagle (1971) A Brazilian Youth's Joys and Shocks:' Plantation Boy' Opens at 5th Ave. Cinema Benjamin Proves Deft Comic in 'The Steagle'". The New York Times.
- "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-02.
- Paul Sylbert at the Internet Movie Database
- Paul Sylbert Temple University
- The Miami News August 19, 1960