Boris Leven

Production designer, Painter, Designer
Russian emigre who began his film career as a sketch artist at Paramount in 1933 and moved to Fox three years later. Leven has proved his mastery across a wide range of genres including westerns, science fiction films ... Read more »
Born: 08/13/1908 in Russia

Filmography

Art Department (57)

The Color of Money 1986 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Wildcats 1986 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Fletch 1985 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The King of Comedy 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Matilda 1977 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

New York, New York 1977 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Mandingo 1975 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Jonathan Livingston Seagull 1973 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Shanks 1973 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Andromeda Strain 1971 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The New Centurions 1971 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Happy Birthday, Wanda June 1970 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A Dream of Kings 1969 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

A Dream of Kings 1969 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

Star! 1968 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

The Sand Pebbles 1966 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Sound of Music 1965 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

Strait-Jacket 1964 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Two For the Seesaw 1962 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

West Side Story 1961 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Anatomy of a Murder 1959 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Thunder in the Sun 1958 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Zero Hour! 1957 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

Courage of Black Beauty 1956 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Giant 1956 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Long Wait 1954 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Silver Chalice 1954 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Crazylegs 1953 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Donovan's Brain 1953 (Movie)

production design (Production Designer)

Invaders From Mars 1953 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Star 1953 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Sudden Fear 1952 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Prowler 1951 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Criss Cross 1949 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

House By the River 1949 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Hello, Frisco, Hello 1942 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

The Flying Deuces 1938 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Alexander's Ragtime Band 1937 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Come and Get It 1936 (Movie)

sketch artist (Art Department)

Dodsworth 1935 (Movie)

sketch artist (Art Department)

The Garden of Allah 1935 (Movie)

sketch artist (Art Department)

The Scarlet Empress 1933 (Movie)

sketch artist (Art Department)

I'm No Angel 1932 (Movie)

sketch artist (Art Department)

Doll Face (Movie)

(Art Director)

Down on the Farm (Movie)

(Art Director)

Home Sweet Homicide (Movie)

(Art Director)

I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (Movie)

(Art Director)

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Once a Thief (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Reflections of Murder (TV Show)

Production Designer

Return Engagement (TV Show)

Production Designer

Second Chorus (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Shock! (Movie)

(Art Director)

Tales of Manhattan (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (Movie)

(Art Director)

Two Dollar Bettor (Movie)

(Art Director)

Biography

Russian emigre who began his film career as a sketch artist at Paramount in 1933 and moved to Fox three years later. Leven has proved his mastery across a wide range of genres including westerns, science fiction films and musicals and has worked often with Martin Scorsese.

EDUCATION

Beaux Arts Institute of Design

New York , New York

College of Architecture and Fine Arts, University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

Milestones

1936

Moved to Fox

1933

Joined Paramount as sketch artist

Immigrated to USA

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