McDowell, Alex

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Born in Borneo; married Kirsten Everberg (a costume designer). Education: Studied at Central College of Art, London.

Addresses: Agent—Mack Agency, 4705 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 204, Valley Village, CA 91607.

Career: Production designer. Rocking Russian (graphic design firm), founder and operator; designer of album covers and posters; set designer for music videos, including work for "Vogue" by Madonna, for recording artists such as Aerosmith, Michael Jackson, and ZZ Top, and work for director Tim Pope; set designer for television commercials.

Awards, Honors: Art Directors Guild Award nomination, excellence in production design for a period or fantasy feature film (with others), 2002, San Diego Film Critics Society Award, best production design, 2002, and Visual Effects Society Award nomination, best effects art direction in a motion picture (with Alexander Laurant), 2003, all for Minority Report; Art Directors Guild Award, excellence in production design for a contemporary feature film, 2005, for The Terminal.


Film Work; Production Designer:

The Lawnmower Man (also known as Stephen King's "The Lawnmower Man" and Virtual Wars), New Line Cinema, 1992.

The Crow, Dimension Films, 1994.

Crying Freeman, Warner Bros., 1996.

Fear (also known as No Fear), Universal, 1996.

The Crow: City of Angels (also known as The Crow II), Dimension Films, 1996.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, MCA/Universal, 1998.

Fight Club, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

The Affair of the Necklace, Warner Bros., 2001.

Minority Report, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

The Cat in the Hat (also known as Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat"), Universal, 2003.

The Terminal, DreamWorks, 2004.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros., 2005.

Corpse Bride (animated; also known as Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride"), Warner Bros., 2005.

Television Work; Movies:

Visual designer, Silent Trigger (also known as The Algonquin Goodbye and Franc-tireur en peril), HBO, 1996.



Himself, Waiting for the Flight: Building "The Terminal," DreamWorks Home Entertainment, 2004.

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