Roland Rupert Anderson ( born November 18, 1903 in Boston, Massachusetts, † October 29, 1989 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American production designer and the one who was most nominated for the Oscar for Best Production Design without ever this price to obtain.
Anderson began his career as a set designer in 1932 during the making of the film in another country by Frank Borzage and worked during his 37- year career with over 90 film productions.
At the Academy Awards in 1934, he received his first Oscar nominations fifteen either together with Hans Dreier for the production design for in another country. More common Oscar nominations with three followed in 1936 for Bengali (1935 ) 1938 shipwreck of souls ( Souls at Sea, 1937) and 1941 for color film The Scarlet Horseman ( 1940). At the Academy Awards in 1943 he was nominated three and George Sawley for both the Academy Award for Production Design in the color film Pirates in the Caribbean Sea (1942 ) as well as three and Sam Comer for the black and white film favorite to dictation (Take a Letter, Darling, 1942).
At the Academy Awards in 1946, together with three, Comer and Ray Moyer was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Production Design in the black and white film Love Letters ( Love Letters, 1945). After another nomination in 1953 with Hal Pereira and Emile Kuri for the black and white film Carrie (1952 ), he was nominated for the Academy Awards in 1955 equal to two times on the one hand along with Pereira, Lake and Moyer for the color movie Red Garters (1954 ), on the other hand with Pereira, Comer and Grace Gregory for the black and white film the Country Girl (1954).
1961 Anderson was with Pereira, Lake and Arrigo Breschi for the production design in the color film It Started in Naples ( It Started in Naples, 1960) again nominated for an Oscar as well as at the Oscar ceremony in 1962 Pereira, Lake and Moyer for the color film Breakfast at Tiffany's ( 1961). After a new nomination with Pereira, Como and Frank McKelvy for the Academy Award for Best Production Design 1963 The Pigeon That Took Rome ( 1962), he was most recently nominated once again two times at the Academy Awards in 1964: Together with Pereira, Lake and James W. Payne for the color film, when my bedroom could talk (1963 ) as well as with Pereira, Comer and Grace Gregory for the black and white film love with a stranger ( Love with the Proper stranger, 1963).
Other well-known films with a scene image he designed include Music, Music ( 1942), White Christmas (1954 ) and The Court Jester ( 1955).
During his career he worked not only with Frank Borzage, but numerous other famous movie directors like Henry Hathaway, Cecil B. DeMille, Mitchell Leisen, William Dieterle, William Wyler, George Marshall, George Seaton, Melville Shavelson, Blake Edwards, Bud Yorkin, Robert Mulligan, Mark Sandrich, Michael Curtiz and Melvin Frank together.