Robert A. Burns
|Robert A. Burns|
|Born||27 May 1944|
|Died||31 May 2004(aged 60)|
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre|
Robert A. Burns (May 27, 1944 - May 31, 2004) was an American art director and production designer who worked on many films including The Texas Chain saw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, Re-Animator, and From Beyond.
Burns first entered the film industry as the casting director and art director of Tobe Hooper's 1974 horror film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. His work on the film is notable for the realistic "bone decor" of The Sawyer Family's farm house.
Burns was also an expert on Rondo Hatton and had aspired to make a film about the actor. His passion was such that he held parties to celebrate Hatton's birthday. An upcoming documentary titled Rondo and Bob  looks at the lives of both Burns and Hatton.
Burns died on May 31, 2004. It was reported that he was suffering from cancer of the kidney. His death was investigated as a suicide with Burns leaving a farewell note on his website with a photo of him stretched out in front of a tombstone with his name on it.
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
- The Hills Have Eyes
- Tourist Trap
- Don't Go Near the Park
- Disco Godfather
- The Howling
- Full Moon High
- Microwave Massacre
- The Howling - Porn store patron
- Microwave Massacre - Homeless Man
- Confessions of a Serial Killer - Daniel Ray Hawkins
- Walker, Texas Ranger - Man in Overalls (ep. "The Big Bingo Bamboozle")
- The Stars Fell on Henrietta - Franklin
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