|Occupation||Production designer, Art designer|
David Crank is an American production designer and art director. His production designer credits include Rian Johnson's Knives Out and Paul Greengrass's News of the World (for which he nabbed an Academy Award nomination for Best Production Design at the 93rd Academy Awards, as well as nominations for a BAFTA Award and Critics' Choice Movie Awards in the same category), plus art director credits on various films including Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood and The Master, and Water for Elephants.
Education and personal life
Crank first began as a set designer in Richmond's local theaters and then started working in film as a set painter around 1990. He was the Art Director on three of Terrence Malick's films, including The New World (2005) and The Tree of Life (2011). Crank was on the production team that won the 2012 Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design for Lincoln (and was also nominated that same year for The Master). Crank's production design work on Knives Out was integral to the film's world, including the fact that he turned different locations into the film's main setting, the mansion of mystery author Harlan Thrombey.
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