Rick Carter

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Rick Carter
Born1950 (age 69–70)
OccupationProduction designer, art director
Years active1976–present

Rick Carter (born 1950) is an American production designer and art director. He is known for his work in the film Forrest Gump, which earned him an Oscar nomination,[1] as well as numerous nominations of other awards for his work in Amistad and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Other films include Cast Away, War of the Worlds, What Lies Beneath, Jurassic Park, Avatar, and Back to the Future Part II and Part III. Many of the films that he has worked on are directed by Steven Spielberg or Robert Zemeckis. For his part in the Art Direction of Avatar, he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Production Design alongside Robert Stromberg and Kim Sinclair. In 2013, Carter won his second Academy Award, for production design on Steven Spielberg's biopic, Lincoln.


Year Title Director Notes
1989 Three Fugitives Francis Veber
Back to the Future Part II Robert Zemeckis
1990 Back to the Future Part III
1992 Death Becomes Her
1993 Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg
1994 Forrest Gump Robert Zemeckis
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg
2000 What Lies Beneath Robert Zemeckis With William James Teegarden
Cast Away
2001 A.I. Artificial Intelligence Steven Spielberg
2004 The Polar Express Robert Zemeckis With Doug Chiang
2005 War of the Worlds Steven Spielberg
2009 Avatar James Cameron With Robert Stromberg
2011 Sucker Punch Zack Snyder
War Horse Steven Spielberg
2012 Lincoln
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens J.J. Abrams With Darren Gilford
2016 The BFG Steven Spielberg With Robert Stromberg
2017 The Post
2019 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker J.J. Abrams With Kevin Jenkins


List of awards and nominations
Ceremony Category Year Film Result
Academy Awards Best Production Design 1994 Forrest Gump Nominated
2009 Avatar (shared with Robert Stromberg) Won
2011 War Horse Nominated
2012 Lincoln Won
British Academy Film Awards Best Production Design 2010 Avatar (shared with Robert Stromberg) Won
2012 War Horse Nominated
2013 Lincoln Nominated
2016 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Nominated


  1. ^ "The 67th Academy Awards (1995) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-05.

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