K. K. Barrett
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K. K. Barrett
1952 (age 66–67)
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Barrett was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He lived in Springfield, Missouri and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, before moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he spent his last two years of high school and graduated from Memorial High School in 1971. He studied painting at Oklahoma State University, graduating in 1976. He lived in New York and in Los Angeles, where he was a drummer for The Screamers, an electropunk band. He appears in the 1986 punk rock musical Population: 1.
Barrett moved into production design on music video (winning MTV awards for his work on "Tonight, Tonight" by Smashing Pumpkins and "The New Pollution" by Beck), and worked on videos with Spike Jonze, leading to their first film collaboration on Being John Malkovich. Together with set decorator Gene Serdena, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Production Design for the film Her (2013).
- Cheerleader Camp (1987)
- Crack House (1989)
- Being John Malkovich (1999)
- Human Nature (2001)
- Adaptation. (2002)
- Lost in Translation (2003)
- I ♥ Huckabees (2004)
- Marie Antoinette (2006)
- Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
- Her (2013)
- Woodshock (2016)
- The Goldfinch (2019)
- Birds of Prey (2020)
- Michael Smith, "Oscars: Former Tulsan talks about his nomination for 'Her,' career and more", Tulsa World, February 28, 2014 (subscription required).
- Deming, Mark. "Biography: The Screamers". Allmusic. Retrieved May 22, 2010.
- "Cameras Roll on "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" as It Heads from the Page to the Big Screen". Business Wire. March 1, 2011. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
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