George James Hopkins

George " Neje " James Hopkins ( born March 23, 1896 in Pasadena, California, † 11 February 1985 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American art director, costume and set designers, the four times Oscar for Best Production Design obtained.


Hopkins began as a costume and set designers, and worked as such, eight years with William Desmond Taylor until his assassination unclear to this day together on 1 February 1922. During this time he also began his collaboration with Theda Bara, a star of the silent era, with whom he had a lifelong close friendship. Throughout his decades- long career in the film industry in Hollywood, he contributed to the facilities of around 90 film productions.

Hopkins was first nominated for the Academy Awards in 1944 for an Oscar for Best Production Design on the one hand along with John Hughes and John Koenig for color film This Is the Army ( 1943), on the other hand with Carl Jules Weyl for the black and white film Mission to Moscow (1943 ). In 1948 he was awarded with Robert H. hate the Oscar nomination for Best Production Design in Life with Father (1947).

The first Academy Award for Best Production Design, he received at the Academy Awards in 1952 along with Richard Day for A Streetcar Named Desire ( 1951).

Other Oscar nominations for Best Production Design were in 1955 with Malcolm C. Bert, Gene Allen and Irene Sharaff for the color film A Star Is Born, 1959 MC Bert on The great aunt ( Auntie Mame, 1958), in 1961 with Edward Carrere for the color film Sunrise at Campobello (1960), before he was nominated for the Academy Awards in 1963 equal to twice namely, first with Paul size for the color film Music Man (1962), on the other, together with Joseph C. Wright for the black and white film days of Wine and Roses (1963).

He received his second Oscar with G. Allen and Cecil Beaton in 1965 for the production design in the color film My Fair Lady ( 1964).

After 1966 he was nominated for an Oscar for Robert Clatworthy the scene image in Technicolor Damned, Sweet World (1965 ), he was at the Academy Awards in 1967 along with Richard Sylbert has for Anyone Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966 ) his third Academy Award for Best Production Design.

His fourth and final Academy Award for Best Production Design Hopkins got together with John DeCuir, Jack Martin Smith, Herman A. Blumenthal, Walter M. Scott and Raphael Bretton at the Academy Awards in 1970 for Hello, Dolly! (1969).

In addition, he worked with, among others, as production designer in the creation of Casablanca (1942 ) and Strangers on a train ( 1951).

George James Hopkins worked throughout his career with many film directors like Michael Curtiz, Elia Kazan, George Cukor, Morton DaCosta, Vincent J. Donohue, Blake Edwards, Robert Mulligan, Mike Nichols, Gene Kelly and Alfred Hitchcock together.