Cedric Gibbons

Art director, Director
Gibbons was appointed head of the art department at the newly formed MGM in 1924, following short stints with Thomas Edison and the independent Goldwyn company. He was a key figure in the importation into America of Art ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1890 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Art Department (97)

Forbidden Planet 1956 (Movie)

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Invitation to the Dance 1956 (Movie)

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Lust For Life 1956 (Movie)

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Meet Me in Las Vegas 1956 (Movie)

(Art Director)

Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956 (Movie)

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The Catered Affair 1956 (Movie)

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The Fastest Gun Alive 1956 (Movie)

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The Last Hunt 1956 (Movie)

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The Rack 1956 (Movie)

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The Swan 1956 (Movie)

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These Wilder Years 1956 (Movie)

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Tribute to a Bad Man 1956 (Movie)

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Blackboard Jungle 1955 (Movie)

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Diane 1955 (Movie)

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Hit the Deck 1955 (Movie)

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I'll Cry Tomorrow 1955 (Movie)

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Interrupted Melody 1955 (Movie)

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It's Always Fair Weather 1955 (Movie)

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Kismet 1955 (Movie)

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Love Me or Leave Me 1955 (Movie)

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Many Rivers to Cross 1955 (Movie)

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Moonfleet 1955 (Movie)

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Ransom 1955 (Movie)

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The Cobweb 1955 (Movie)

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The Glass Slipper 1955 (Movie)

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The King's Thief 1955 (Movie)

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The Marauders 1955 (Movie)

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The Prodigal 1955 (Movie)

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The Scarlet Coat 1955 (Movie)

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The Tender Trap 1955 (Movie)

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Trial 1955 (Movie)

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Bad Day at Black Rock 1954 (Movie)

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Brigadoon 1954 (Movie)

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Deep in My Heart 1954 (Movie)

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Executive Suite 1954 (Movie)

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Green Fire 1954 (Movie)

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Men of the Fighting Lady 1954 (Movie)

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Prisoner of War 1954 (Movie)

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Rhapsody 1954 (Movie)

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Rogue Cop 1954 (Movie)

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Rose Marie 1954 (Movie)

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Seven Brides For Seven Brothers 1954 (Movie)

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The Last Time I Saw Paris 1954 (Movie)

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The Long, Long Trailer 1954 (Movie)

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Cry of the Hunted 1953 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Dream Wife 1953 (Movie)

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Easy to Love 1953 (Movie)

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Escape From Fort Bravo 1953 (Movie)

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Give a Girl a Break 1953 (Movie)

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I Love Melvin 1953 (Movie)

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Jeopardy 1953 (Movie)

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Julius Caesar 1953 (Movie)

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Kiss Me Kate 1953 (Movie)

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Latin Lovers 1953 (Movie)

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Lili 1953 (Movie)

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The Actress 1953 (Movie)

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The Girl Who Had Everything 1953 (Movie)

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The Great Diamond Robbery 1953 (Movie)

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The Naked Spur 1953 (Movie)

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Big Leaguer 1952 (Movie)

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Singin' in the Rain 1952 (Movie)

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The Clown 1952 (Movie)

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The Story of Three Loves 1952 (Movie)

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Cause For Alarm 1951 (Movie)

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Quo Vadis 1951 (Movie)

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The Bad and the Beautiful 1951 (Movie)

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Too Young to Kiss 1951 (Movie)

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An American in Paris 1950 (Movie)

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Angels in the Outfield 1950 (Movie)

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The Asphalt Jungle 1950 (Movie)

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Adam's Rib 1949 (Movie)

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The Red Danube 1949 (Movie)

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Act of Violence 1948 (Movie)

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Little Women 1948 (Movie)

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Sea of Grass 1947 (Movie)

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The Postman Always Rings Twice 1946 (Movie)

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Gaslight 1944 (Movie)

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National Velvet 1944 (Movie)

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Mrs. Miniver 1942 (Movie)

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The Shop Around the Corner 1939 (Movie)

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The Wizard of Oz 1938 (Movie)

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Marie Antoinette 1937 (Movie)

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Conquest 1936 (Movie)

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Fury 1935 (Movie)

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Mutiny on the Bounty 1935 (Movie)

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Romeo and Juliet 1935 (Movie)

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The Great Ziegfeld 1935 (Movie)

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The Merry Widow 1933 (Movie)

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Grand Hotel 1932 (Movie)

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When Ladies Meet 1932 (Movie)

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Red Dust 1931 (Movie)

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The Champ 1930 (Movie)

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Anna Christie 1929 (Movie)

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Laugh, Clown, Laugh 1927 (Movie)

(Set Designer)

West of Zanzibar 1927 (Movie)

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The Unknown 1926 (Movie)

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Ben Hur, A Tale of the Christ 1924 (Movie)

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Biography

Gibbons was appointed head of the art department at the newly formed MGM in 1924, following short stints with Thomas Edison and the independent Goldwyn company. He was a key figure in the importation into America of Art Deco stylistics and a major force behind the lavish MGM "look", working as either art supervisor or art director for the next 30 years. He is also credited with designing the Oscar statuette, which he himself won 11 times for design and once (in 1950) "for consistent excellence." Married to actress Dolores del Rio from 1930 to 1941.

Relationships

Dolores Rio

Wife
married in 1930 divorced in 1941

EDUCATION

educated privately

Milestones

1934

First film as co-director "Tarzan and His Mate"

1924

Became an art director at MGM; later promoted to head of art department

1918

Went to work for Goldwyn

1915

Hired as art director by Edison

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