Jack Fisk

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Jack Fisk
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Fisk with Schuyler Fisk and Madison Fisk at a ceremony for Sissy Spacek to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2011
Born (1946-12-19) December 19, 1946 (age 72)
OccupationSet designer, art director, film director
Years active1971—present
Home townIpava, Illinois, U.S.
Spouse(s)
Sissy Spacek (m. 1974)
Children2, including Schuyler Fisk

Jack Fisk (born December 19, 1946 in Canton, Illinois) is an American production designer and director.

As a production designer, he is known for his collaborations with Terrence Malick, designing all of his eight films including; Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978), The Thin Red Line (1998) and The Tree of Life (2011). His other credits include films like; Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Carrie (1976), Eraserhead (1977), Heart Beat (1980), The Straight Story (1999), Mulholland Drive (2001), Water for Elephants (2011), The Master (2012) and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Production Design for There Will Be Blood (2007) and The Revenant (2015).

He made his directorial debut with Raggedy Man (1981) and went on to direct films Violets Are Blue (1986), Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? (1990), Final Verdict (1991), and the episodes of television series On the Air (1992).[1]

Career[edit]

Fisk was art director on Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976), in which his wife, Sissy Spacek, played the title role. He frequently collaborates with directors Terrence Malick and David Lynch (whom he has known since childhood). His production design and art director credits include all eight of Malick's feature films and Lynch's The Straight Story (1999) and Mulholland Drive (2001). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood. He received his second Academy Award nomination for the film The Revenant at the 88th Academy Awards.[2]

Fisk appeared in Lynch's Eraserhead (1977) as the Man in the Planet, and the film's credits give "special thanks" to him and to Sissy Spacek (who reputedly held the slates between takes).[citation needed]

Fisk directed Spacek in the films Raggedy Man[3] and Violets Are Blue with Kevin Kline.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Fisk met his wife, Spacek, when working on Terrence Malick's 1973 film Badlands, in which she portrayed the aloof and distant version of Caril Ann Fugate. The couple married on April 12, 1974. They have two daughters, Schuyler Fisk (born 1982), also an actress, and Madison Fisk (born 1988), a painter.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Production role Director
1971 The Peace Killers Gaffer Douglas Schwartz
1971 Angels Hard as They Come Art director Joe Viola
1972 Cool Breeze Art director Barry Pollack
1973 Messiah of Evil Art director Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz
1973 Terminal Island Art director Stephanie Rothman
1973 The Slams Art director Jonathan Kaplan
1973 Badlands Art director Terrence Malick
1974 Phantom of the Paradise Production designer Brian De Palma
1975 Darktown Strutters Production designer William Witney
1976 Vigilante Force Art director George Armitage
1976 Carrie Art director Brian De Palma
1977 Death Game Production designer Peter S. Traynor
1977 Eraserhead Actor David Lynch
1978 Days of Heaven Production designer Terrence Malick
1978 Movie Movie Production designer Stanley Donen
1980 Heart Beat Production designer John Byrum
1981 Raggedy Man Director Jack Fisk
1986 Violets Are Blue Director Jack Fisk
1990 Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? Director Jack Fisk
1991 Final Verdict Director Jack Fisk
1992 On the Air Director (2 episodes) David Lynch and Mark Frost (creators)
1998 The Thin Red Line Art Director Terrence Malick
1999 The Straight Story Production designer David Lynch
2001 Mulholland Drive Production designer David Lynch
2005 The New World Production designer Terrence Malick
2007 The Invasion Production designer Oliver Hirschbiegel
2007 There Will Be Blood Production designer Paul Thomas Anderson
2011 Water for Elephants Production designer Francis Lawrence
2011 The Tree of Life Production designer Terrence Malick
2012 The Master Production designer Paul Thomas Anderson
2012 To the Wonder Production designer Terrence Malick
2015 Knight of Cups Production designer Terrence Malick
2015 The Revenant Production designer Alejandro González Iñárritu
2017 Song to Song Production designer Terrence Malick

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canby, Vincent (August 17, 1990). "Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will" (1990) Review/Film; Sibling Rivalries, Old and New". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "88th Academy Awards". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved January 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Canby, Vincent (September 18, 1981). "SISSY SPACEK IN 'RAGGEDY MAN,' A VIOLENT MELODRAMA". The New York Times.
  4. ^ Canby, Vincent (April 11, 1986). "SCREEN: 'VIOLETS ARE BLUE'". The New York Times.

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