Mark Bridges (costume designer)

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Mark Bridges
Born
EducationStony Brook University (BA)
New York University (MFA)

Mark Bridges is an American costume designer. He frequently collaborated with Paul Thomas Anderson for each films. Bridges has been nominated four times for an Academy Award for Best Costume Design, winning two for The Artist (2011)[3] and Phantom Thread (2017).[4] For the latter, he won a Jet Ski and a stay in Lake Havasu City, Arizona resort, as a part of the Academy Awards telecast stunt to award the Oscar recipient who gave the shortest acceptance speech.[5][6] His other awards include two BAFTA Awards for Best Costume Design for his designs for The Artist[7] and Phantom Thread.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Bridges was born in Niagara Falls, New York.[2] He was a student for the theater club at La Salle High School.[8] Bridges studied theater at Niagara County Community College[8] and received a Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts from Stony Brook University in 1983.[1][9] After graduating, he moved to New York City to start working as a fabric shopper on Broadway for Barbara Matera Ltd.[1] For the next few years, he worked on various theatrical productions, including Oh! Calcutta! and Dreamgirls, while attending graduate school at New York University.[1] He graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Costume Design from the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 1987.[10]

Career[edit]

Bridges moved to Los Angeles and was asked to work as a costume assistant for Richard Hornung.[1] Bridges won two Academy Awards for Best Costume Designer for The Artist and Phantom Thread. At the 90th Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel offered as a prize for the shortest acceptance speech a Jet Ski and trip to Lake Havasu. Kimmel announced Bridges as the winner since his speech was the shortest at 35 seconds. Helen Mirren and Bridges were shown on the jet ski at the end of the ceremony.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director Notes
1990 Miller's Crossing Joel Coen costume assistant
The Grifters Stephen Frears assistant costume designer
1991 Barton Fink Joel Coen
Doc Hollywood Michael Caton-Jones
1992 Waxwork II: Lost in Time Anthony Hickox
Hero Stephen Frears assistant costume designer
1993 Robot Wars Albert Band
Prehysteria! Albert Band
Charles Band
David DeCoteau
Remote Ted Nicolaou
Dollman vs. Demonic Toys Charles Band
Dave Ivan Reitman assistant costume designer
1994 Trancers 5: Sudden Deth David Nutter
The Hudsucker Proxy Joel Coen
Ethan Coen
assistant costume designer
Natural Born Killers Oliver Stone
Pet Shop Hope Perello
1995 Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest James D. R. Hickox wardrobe supervisor
Nixon Oliver Stone assistant costume designer
1996 Hard Eight Paul Thomas Anderson
1997 Living in Peril Jack Ersgard
Boogie Nights Paul Thomas Anderson
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Deborah Kaplan
Harry Elfont
Thursday Skip Woods
1999 Blast from the Past Hugh Wilson
Deep Blue Sea Renny Harlin
Magnolia Paul Thomas Anderson also production designer
2000 Cirque du Soleil Journey of Man Keith Melton
2001 Beyond the Pale Paul Warner
Blow Ted Demme
2002 Punch-Drunk Love Paul Thomas Anderson
2003 8 Mile Curtis Hanson
The Italian Job F. Gary Gray
2004 I Heart Huckabees David O. Russell
2005 Be Cool F. Gary Gray
2006 Fur Steven Shainberg
2007 There Will Be Blood Paul Thomas Anderson
2008 Yes Man Peyton Reed
2009 Land of the Lost Brad Silberling
2010 Greenberg Noah Baumbach
The Fighter David O. Russell
2011 The Artist Michel Hazanavicius
2012 The Master Paul Thomas Anderson
Silver Linings Playbook David O. Russell
2013 Captain Phillips Paul Greengrass
2014 Inherent Vice Paul Thomas Anderson
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Sam Taylor-Johnson
2016 Jason Bourne Paul Greengrass
2017 Phantom Thread Paul Thomas Anderson
2019 Joker Todd Phillips
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach
2020 News of the World Paul Greengrass
2021 Soggy Bottom Paul Thomas Anderson Post-production

Television credits[edit]

Year Title Notes
1990 Dream On assistant costume designer
4 episodes
2003 Miss Match
2008 Swingtown 1 episode
2016 Vinyl

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards
Year Film Award / ceremony Category Result
2001 Blow 3rd Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period or Fantasy Film Nominated
2010 The Fighter 13th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film Nominated
2011 The Artist 84th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Won
65th British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Won
17th Critics' Choice Awards Best Costume Design Won
14th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film Nominated
16th Satellite Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
2012 Silver Linings Playbook 15th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Contemporary Film Nominated
2014 Inherent Vice 87th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
20th Critics' Choice Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
17th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film Nominated
35th London Film Critics' Circle Awards Technical Achievement Award Nominated
2017 Phantom Thread 90th Academy Awards Best Costume Design Won
71st British Academy Film Awards Best Costume Design Won
23rd Critics' Choice Awards Best Costume Design Won
20th Costume Designers Guild Awards Excellence in Period Film Nominated
22nd Satellite Awards Best Costume Design Won
38th London Film Critics' Circle Awards Technical Achievement Award Nominated
22nd San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Costume Design Won
Seattle Film Critics Society Award 2017 Best Costume Design Won
2019 Joker 92nd Academy Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
24th Satellite Awards Best Costume Design Nominated
Hollywood Critics Association Award 2019 Best Costume Design Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Style: Niagara Falls' Oscar-winning costume designer". www.buffalospree.com. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  2. ^ a b Hart, Hugh (2012-02-12). "'Artist' costumer had designs on career as child". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  3. ^ "Oscars 2012: 'The Artist' cast/crew 'broke the room' celebrating". Los Angeles Times. 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  4. ^ "Academy Award Winners 2018: The Complete List". Variety. 2018-03-04. Archived from the original on March 5, 2018. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  5. ^ Gonzalez, Sandra (2018-03-05). "Jet Ski winner Mark Bridges had the best Oscar night". CNN. Archived from the original on 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  6. ^ Mark Bridges (March 4, 2018). Mark Bridges's Oscar 2018 Acceptance Speech for Best Costume Design (YouTube). ABC. Event occurs at 00:28–00:58. Retrieved March 6, 2018.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Baftas 2012 the winners - the full list". The Guardian. UK. 2011-02-12. Archived from the original on 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  8. ^ a b Gazette, Michele DelucaNiagara. "DRESSED FOR SUCCESS: Niagara Native Mark Bridges nominated for academy award". Niagara Gazette. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  9. ^ "Artist Info". Mark Bridges official website. Archived from the original on 2018-03-05. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  10. ^ "NYU Alumnus Mark Bridges Wins Oscar for Best Costume Design for "The Artist"" (Press release). New York University. 2012-02-27. Archived from the original on 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2012-02-27.
  11. ^ https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-2018-jet-ski-winner-mark-bridges-giving-away-prize-shortest-acceptance-speech-1093850

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