George Nelson

Set designer, Set decorator
Veteran Hollywood set designer and decorator who worked steadily in the industry for nearly three decades. Nelson's feature credits include "All Fall Down" and "The Manchurian Candidate", both directed by John ... Read more »
Born: 05/22/1927 in Washington, USA

Filmography

Art Department (51)

Final Analysis 1992 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Mobsters 1991 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Another 48 Hours 1990 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Stephen King's Graveyard Shift 1990 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Dear John 1988 - 1989 (Tv Show)

Set Decorator

Harlem Nights 1989 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

When Harry Met Sally... 1989 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Midnight Run 1988 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Vibes 1988 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Batteries Not Included 1987 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Critical Condition 1987 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Big Trouble in Little China 1986 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Poltergeist II: the Other Side 1986 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Explorers 1985 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Spies Like Us 1985 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

A Streetcar Named Desire 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Set Decorator

Birdy 1984 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Celebrity 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Set Decorator

Mr. Mom 1983 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Hammett 1982 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Independence Day 1982 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Shoot the Moon 1982 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Escape Artist 1981 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Foxes 1980 (Movie)

(Set Dresser)

Urban Cowboy 1980 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Apocalypse Now 1979 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

F.I.S.T. 1978 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Brink's Job 1978 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

From Noon Till Three 1976 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Farewell, My Lovely 1975 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Rooster Cogburn 1975 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Godfather, Part II 1974 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Day of the Dolphin 1973 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Portnoy's Complaint 1972 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Carnal Knowledge 1971 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Evel Knievel 1971 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Getaway 1971 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Little Big Man 1970 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Zabriskie Point 1970 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

How to Save a Marriage and Ruin Your Life 1967 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Graduate 1967 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Walk, Don't Run 1966 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Silencers 1965 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Joy in the Morning 1964 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Viva Las Vegas 1964 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Honeymoon Hotel 1963 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

All Fall Down 1962 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

Sunday in New York 1962 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Magic Sword 1962 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

(Set Decorator)
Actor (1)

No, No Nanette (Movie)

Messenger Boy (Actor)

Biography

Veteran Hollywood set designer and decorator who worked steadily in the industry for nearly three decades. Nelson's feature credits include "All Fall Down" and "The Manchurian Candidate", both directed by John Frankenheimer and released in 1962; "The Graduate" (1967), "Carnal Knowledge" (1971) and "The Day of the Dolphin" (1973), all directed by Mike Nichols; and Coppola's "The Godfather, Part II" (1974) and "Apocalypse Now" (1979).

Relationships

Peggy MacDougall

Daughter
survived him

Daniel Nelson

Son
survived him

Robert Nelson

Son
survived him

Milestones

1991

Final film, "Mobsters"

1989

Designed "When Harry Met Sally..."

1984

Last TV credit, the NBC miniseries "Celebrity"

1983

Earned final Oscar nomination for period details of "The Right Stuff"

1983

Received an Emmy for the designs of the ABC remake of "A Streetcar Named Desire"

1979

Reteamed with Coppola for "Apocalypse Now"; received Oscar nomination

1978

Created the look for the period labor drama "F.I.S.T."

1978

Shared Academy Award nomination for "The Brink's Job"

1974

Won Oscar for work on "The Godfather, Part II", directed bby Francis Ford Coppola

1972

Early TV work on the telefilm "Moon of the Wolf"

1969

Designed the period decor for "Little Big Man"

1967

First collaboration with writer-director Mike Nichols, "The Graduate"

1962

First major assignment as set decorator, John Frankenheimer's "All Fall Down"

1962

Served as set decorator for Frankenheimer's "The Manchurian Candidate"

Bonus Trivia

.

At the time of his death, Nelson was a partner in Decades Unique Furnishings for Films with Thomas L. Roysden

SIMILAR ARTICLES

Next >