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Dennis Gassner

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Dennis Gassner
Born (1948-10-22) October 22, 1948 (age 75)
Alma materUniversity of Oregon
Occupation(s)Art director, production designer
Years active1979–present

Dennis Gassner (born October 22, 1948) is an American-Canadian production designer. He is notable for his work on Bugsy, Big Fish, Into the Woods, and Blade Runner 2049, his collaborations with the Coen brothers and Sam Mendes, as well the James Bond films Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and Spectre, the latter two directed by Mendes. He has been nominated seven times for the Academy Award for Best Production Design, and has won once.[1] Gassner was nominated for the Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film for his work on Quantum of Solace, and won for his work on Skyfall.

Gassner attended the University of Oregon, where he played college football as a defensive end from 1967 to 1969.


Year Title Director
1986 The Hitcher Eric Red
Wisdom Emilio Estevez
1987 In the Mood Phil Alden Robinson
Like Father Like Son Rod Daniel
1988 Earth Girls Are Easy Julien Temple
1989 Field of Dreams Phil Alden Robinson
1990 Miller's Crossing Joel Coen
The Grifters Stephen Frears
1991 Barton Fink Joel Coen
Bugsy Barry Levinson
1992 Hero Stephen Frears
1994 The Hudsucker Proxy Joel Coen
1995 Waterworld Kevin Reynolds
1998 The Truman Show Peter Weir
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Joel Coen
2001 The Man Who Wasn' There
2002 Road to Perdition Sam Mendes
2003 Big Fish Tim Burton
2004 The Ladykillers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
2005 Jarhead Sam Mendes
2006 Ask the Dust Robert Towne
2007 The Golden Compass Chris Weitz
2008 Quantum of Solace Marc Forster
2012 Skyfall Sam Mendes
2014 Into the Woods Rob Marshall
2015 Spectre Sam Mendes
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Denis Villeneuve
2019 1917 Sam Mendes
2022 The Gray Man Anthony and Joe Russo


Academy Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1991 Barton Fink Best Production Design Nominated
1991 Bugsy Won
2002 Road to Perdition Nominated
2007 The Golden Compass Nominated
2014 Into the Woods Nominated
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Nominated
2019 1917 Nominated

British Academy Film Awards

Year Nominated work Category Result
1998 The Truman Show Best Production Design Won
2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? Nominated
2002 Road to Perdition Won
2003 Big Fish Nominated
2012 Skyfall Nominated
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Nominated
2019 1917 Won


  1. ^ "Dennis Gassner production design drawings, 1990-2001". oscars.org. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 28 September 2015.

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