Albert Wolsky

Costume designer, Design teacher, Travel agent
After working for nearly a decade as a travel agent, Albert Wolsky decided to follow his dream and pursue a career which married his interests in theater and fashion. He began his career creating costumes for a number ... Read more »
Born: 11/24/1930 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (70)

Untitled Warren Beatty/Howard Hughes Project 2015 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Birdman 2014 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Newsroom 2012 (Tv Show)

Costume Designer

Larry Crowne 2011 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Revolutionary Road 2008 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Across the Universe 2007 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Ask the Dust 2006 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Jarhead 2005 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Maid in Manhattan 2002 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Road to Perdition 2002 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Lucky Numbers 2000 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Galaxy Quest 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Runaway Bride 1999 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Jackal 1997 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Red Corner 1997 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Striptease 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Grass Harp 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Up Close and Personal 1996 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Junior 1994 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Fatal Instinct 1993 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Pelican Brief 1993 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Pickle 1993 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Toys 1992 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Bugsy 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Scenes From A Mall 1991 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Funny About Love 1990 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Chances Are 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Cookie 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Enemies, A Love Story 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

She-Devil 1989 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Moon Over Parador 1988 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Nadine 1987 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Crimes of the Heart 1986 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Legal Eagles 1986 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Falcon and the Snowman 1985 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Journey of Natty Gann 1985 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Moscow on the Hudson 1984 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Star 80 1983 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

To Be or Not to Be 1983 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Sophie's Choice 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Still of the Night 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Tempest 1982 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

All Night Long 1981 (Movie)

(Barbra Streisand) (Costumes)

Paternity 1981 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

The Jazz Singer 1980 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

All That Jazz 1979 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Manhattan 1979 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Meteor 1979 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Willie & Phil 1979 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

An Unmarried Woman 1978 (Movie)

(Wardrobe)

An Unmarried Woman 1978 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Fingers 1978 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Grease 1978 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Moment By Moment 1978 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

Beauty and the Beast 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Costume Designer

The Turning Point 1977 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Thieves 1977 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Next Stop, Greenwich Village 1976 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Harry and Tonto 1974 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Lenny 1974 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Born to Win 1971 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Little Murders 1971 (Movie)

(Costumes)

Lovers and Other Strangers 1970 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)

Popi 1969 (Movie)

costume design (Costume Designer)

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 1968 (Movie)

(Costume Designer)
Actor (1)

The Hollywood Fashion Machine 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

After working for nearly a decade as a travel agent, Albert Wolsky decided to follow his dream and pursue a career which married his interests in theater and fashion. He began his career creating costumes for a number of stage productions including "Generation" (1964) and the musical "Your Own Thing" (1968-69). Wolsky entered films with "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" (1968) and first garnered notice for "Lenny" (1974), directed by Bob Fosse. He went on to create the costumes for Fosse's "All That Jazz" (1979), which brought him his first Oscar, and "Star 80" (1983). Wolsky has had a long working relationship with Paul Mazursky that began with "Harry and Tonto" (1974) and has encompassed his recreation of 40s and 50s New York ("Next Stop, Greenwich Village" 1976; "Enemies, A Love Story" 1989). While he has generally specialized in contemporary clothing, he has also designed a number of successful period films, ranging from the 50s high school look of "Grease" (1978) to the highly stylized 40s costumes of "Bugsy" (1991), for which he earned his second Academy Award. More recently, Wolsky handled the look of contemporary China in "Red Corner" and the chameleon changes for Bruce Willis in "The Jackal" (both 1997).

EDUCATION

City College of New York

New York , New York

Milestones

2008

Again collaborated with Sam Mendes, to design the costumes for "Revolutionary Road"; earned seventh Academy Award nomination

2007

Designed costumes for Julie Taymor's "Across the Universe"; earned sixth Academy Award nomination

2005

Again collaborated with Mendes for "Jarhead"

2002

Designed costumes for the Sam Mendes directed, "Road to Perdition"

1999

Was the costume designer for "Galaxy Quest"

1997

Created the costumes for two films starring Richard Gere, "Red Corner" (directed by Jon Avnet) and "The Jackal" (directed by Michael Caton-Jones)

1996

First collaboration with director Jon Avnet, "Up Close and Personal"

1992

Again collaborated with Barry Levinson for "Toys"; earned fifth Academy Award nomination

1991

Won second Academy Award for the Barry Levinson directed, "Bugsy"

1989

Designed clothing for two Susan Seidelman films, "Cookie" and "She-Devil"; the latter co-starring Meryl Streep

1985

Received third Academy Award nomination for "The Journey of Natty Gann"

1982

Dressed Meryl Streep in both "Still of the Night" and "Sophie's Choice"; earned second Academy Award nomination for the latter

1979

Won first Academy Award for Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz"

1978

Designed the 1950s fashions for "Grease"

1976

Sole TV credit, designed costumes for the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of "Beauty and the Beast"; earned an Emmy nomination

1974

Initial screen collaboration with Bob Fosse, "Lenny"

1974

First collaboration with Paul Mazursky, "Harry and Tonto"

1970

Recreated stage designs for the film version of "Little Murders"

1968

First feature as costume designer, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"

1964

First Broadway credit, "Generation"

1960

At age 30, decided to pursue a career as a theatrical costume designer

Created the costumes for both the stage and film version of "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine"

Worked as a travel agent

Bonus Trivia

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Wolsky has been a guest artist/lecturer at California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA

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