Lawrence G. Paull

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Lawrence G. Paull
Born(1938-04-13)April 13, 1938
DiedNovember 10, 2019(2019-11-10) (aged 81)
OccupationProduction designer, art director
Years active1970–2000

Lawrence G. Paull (April 13, 1938 November 10, 2019) [1] was an American neofuturistic production designer and art director. He was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Art Direction for the film Blade Runner . [2]

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Selected filmography

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  1. "Lawrence G. Paull, Oscar-Nominated Production Designer on 'Blade Runner,' Dies at 81". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 15, 2019.
  2. "The 55th Academy Awards (1983) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2011.
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