|Born||1950 (age 70–71)|
|Occupation||Production designer, art director|
|Back to the Future Part II and III , Jurassic Park , Forrest Gump , Avatar , Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker|
Rick Carter (born 1950, Los Angeles, California) is an American production designer and art director. He is known for his work in the film Forrest Gump , which earned him an Oscar nomination,as well as numerous nominations of other awards for his work in Amistad and A.I. Artificial Intelligence . Notable films include Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker , Jurassic Park , Avatar , and Back to the Future Part II and Part III . Other films include Cast Away , War of the Worlds , What Lies Beneath. Many of the films that he has worked on are directed by Steven Spielberg or Robert Zemeckis. For his part in the Art Direction of Avatar , he was awarded the Academy Award for Best Production Design alongside Robert Stromberg and Kim Sinclair. In 2013, Carter won his second Academy Award, for production design on Steven Spielberg's biopic, Lincoln .
Rick is the son of publicist, and later, motion picture producer, Dick Carter. His mother, Ruth, was a one-time Life magazine staffer, and later Realtor in Southern California.
Carter's student days at UCSC were spent painting. Participating in a film panel at 2011's "Bridging the Gap" Arts Division event, the former Art major joined then Arts Dean David Yager in revisiting his alma mater and reliving the unique experience of his UCSC days.
A conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, he dropped out of the University of California at Berkeley and eventually entered the art department for the first time as an assistant on Hal Ashby’s Bound for Glory (1976) followed by James Bridges’ The China Syndrome (1979).
His first credit as art director was with Ashby again on Second-Hand Hearts (1981), but art-directing The Goonies in 1985 was a pivotal job for the designer, as it led to another key meeting for Carter: with that film’s writer and producer Steven Spielberg. The two hit it off and began a close working relationship that endures to the present day.
|1989||Three Fugitives||Francis Veber|
|Back to the Future Part II||Robert Zemeckis|
|1990||Back to the Future Part III|
|1992||Death Becomes Her|
|1993||Jurassic Park||Steven Spielberg||Also wrote an unused draft of the film|
|1994||Forrest Gump||Robert Zemeckis|
|1997||The Lost World: Jurassic Park||Steven Spielberg|
|2000||What Lies Beneath||Robert Zemeckis||With William James Teegarden|
|2001||A.I. Artificial Intelligence||Steven Spielberg|
|2004||The Polar Express||Robert Zemeckis||With Doug Chiang|
|2005||War of the Worlds||Steven Spielberg|
|2009||Avatar||James Cameron||With Robert Stromberg|
|2011||Sucker Punch||Zack Snyder|
|War Horse||Steven Spielberg|
|2015||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||J.J. Abrams||With Darren Gilford|
|2016||The BFG||Steven Spielberg||With Robert Stromberg|
|2019||Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker||J.J. Abrams||With Kevin Jenkins|
|Academy Awards||Best Production Design||1994||Forrest Gump||Nominated|
|2009||Avatar (shared with Robert Stromberg)||Won|
|British Academy Film Awards||Best Production Design||2010||Avatar (shared with Robert Stromberg)||Won|
|2016||Star Wars: The Force Awakens||Nominated|
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