Lawrence G. Paull
|Born||April 13, 1938|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||November 10, 2019 81) (aged|
La Jolla, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Production designer, art director|
Lawrence G. Paull (April 13, 1938 – November 10, 2019) 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 .
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