Rick Heinrichs

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Richard Heinrichs is an American production designer, effects artist, art director and film producer. He is well known for his work on the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Ang Lee's Hulk and The Nightmare Before Christmas. He started his career on visual effects on the other world sequence in The Watcher in the Woods, Tim Burton's Hansel and Gretel and Vincent to later work on Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Nutcracker: The Motion Picture. He also worked on Frankenweenie. He won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction (now called the Academy Award for Best Production Design) for Sleepy Hollow (1999) and received further nominations for Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006).

He also contributed conceptional designs for Tim Burton's failed Superman Lives project.

Biography[edit]

Graduated from the California Institute of the Arts (in Valencia, California), he started to work at Disney where he met Tim Burton and became a regular collaborator of his.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director Notes Awards
1980 The Watcher in the Woods John Hough
Vincent McEveety
alien designer:
Other World sequence
1982 Vincent Tim Burton producer
additional
designer, sculptor
Hansel and Gretel Tim Burton producer
stop-motion animator
1984 Frankenweenie (1984) Tim Burton associate producer
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension W. D. Richter stop motion animator: Greenlite
1985 Pee-wee's Big Adventure Tim Burton animated effect supervisor
1986 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: "The Jar" Tim Burton special effects
Faerie Tale Theatre: "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp" Tim Burton models and effects
Nutcracker: The Motion Picture Carroll Ballard model and miniatures supervisor
1988 Beetlejuice Tim Burton visual effects consultant
1989 Ghostbusters II Ivan Reitman set designer
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano John Patrick Shanley set designer
Edward Scissorhands Tim Burton set designer
1991 To the Moon, Alice Jessie Nelson set designer
Soapdish Michael Hoffman assistant art director
The Fisher King Terry Gilliam set designer
1992 Batman Returns Tim Burton art director
1993 Last Action Hero John McTiernan art director
The Nightmare Before Christmas Henry Selick visual consultant
1995 Tall Tale Jeremiah S. Chechik art director
Fallen Angels various production designer Nominated - CableACE Awards≥ for Art Direction in a Dramatic Special or Series/Movie or Miniseries
1996 Fargo Joel Coen, Ethan Coen production designer Nominated - 20/20 Awards for Art Direction
1998 The Big Lebowski Joel Coen, Ethan Coen production designer
1999 Sleepy Hollow Tim Burton production designer Won - Academy Award for Best Production Design
Won - BAFTA Award for Best Production Design
Won - Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film
Won - Awards Circuit Community Awards for Best Art Direction
Won - Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards for Best Production Direction
Won - Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards for Best Production Direction
Won - Online Film & Television Association for Best Production Direction
Won - Satellite Award for Best Art Direction and Production Design
2000 Bedazzled Harold Ramis production designer
2001 Planet of the Apes Tim Burton production designer
2003 Hulk Ang Lee production designer
2004 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Brad Silberling production designer
actor
Won - Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film
Nominated - Academy Award for Best Production Design
Nominated - International Cinephile Society Awards for Best Production Design
Nominated - Online Film & Television Association for Best Production Design
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Gore Verbinski production designer Nominated - Academy Award for Best Production Design
Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Production Design
Nominated - Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Gore Verbinski production designer Nominated - Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film
2010 The Wolfman Joe Johnston production designer Nominated - Saturn Awards for Best Production Design
2011 Captain America: The First Avenger Joe Johnston production designer Nominated - Saturn Awards for Best Production Design
Nominated - Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film
2012 Dark Shadows Tim Burton production designer Nominated - Saturn Awards for Best Production Design
2012 Frankenweenie Tim Burton production designer Nominated - Annie Awards for Best Production Design
2014 Big Eyes Tim Burton production designer Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Production Design
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi Rian Johnson production designer Nominated - Saturn Awards for Best Production Design
Nominated - Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film
Nominated - Awards Circuit Community Awards for Best Art Direction
Nominated - Georgia Film Critics Association for Best Art Direction
Nominated - Online Film & Television Association for Best Production Design
2019 Dumbo Tim Burton production designer Nominated - Saturn Awards for Best Production Design
Nominated - Art Directors Guild for Excellence in Production Design Award
2020 Prop Culture Jason C. Henry Himself

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