Donald Graham Burt

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Donald Graham Burt
Occupation production designer
Years active1993-present

Donald Graham Burt is an American production designer. He has worked on multiple films including The Joy Luck Club, Dangerous Minds , and Donnie Brasco, as well as with David Fincher on Zodiac in 2007. [1] In 2008, he designed the sets for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button which won an Academy Award for Best Art Direction in 2009, [2] an Art Directors Guild Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction, [3] and a BAFTA Film Award for Best Production Design, [4] along with a nomination for a Satellite Award for Best Art Direction & Production Design. [5] In 2020, Burt won an Academy Award for David Fincher's black-and-white biographical drama film Mank . [6]


Burt is a 1976 graduate of Independence (Kansas) High School and studied art at the University of Arizona. [7]


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  7. Independence (Kansas) Daily Reporter, February 23, 2009, p 1