J. Michael Riva

Production designer, Art director, Director
Born: 06/27/1948 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Art Department (44)

Django Unchained 2012 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Seven Pounds 2008 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Road to the Oscars 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Spider-Man 3 2007 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Production Designer

The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Stealth 2005 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Zathura 2005 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

On the Red Carpet: Oscars 2002 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Production Designer

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Hard Rain 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Lethal Weapon 4 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Six Days, Seven Nights 1998 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Congo 1995 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

North 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Dave 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

A Few Good Men 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Radio Flyer 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Lethal Weapon 2 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Tango & Cash 1989 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Scrooged 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Lethal Weapon 1987 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Golden Child 1986 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Color Purple 1985 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Goonies 1985 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Slugger's Wife 1985 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Stranger's Kiss 1984 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Bad Boys 1983 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Callie & Son 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Production Designer

Halloween II 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Hand 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Brubaker 1980 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Ordinary People 1980 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Bare Knuckles 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Fast Charlie - The Moonbeam Rider 1977 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Ilse, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks 1974 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Tuesdays With Morrie (TV Show)

Production Designer
Producer (1)

Lily in Winter (TV Show)

Co-Producer
Director (1)

Radio Flyer 1992 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Other (4)

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Consultant

Stand Up To Cancer 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Consultant

Romeo Must Die 2000 (Movie)

visual consultant (Consultant)

Stranger's Kiss 1984 (Movie)

visual consultant (Consultant)

Relationships

Jamie Lee Curtis Actor

Companion
Briefly engaged in 1980s No longer together

Marlene Dietrich Actor

Grandmother
Born Dec. 27, 1901 in Berlin, Germany Died May 6, 1992 in Paris, France

William Riva

Father
Married Maria Sieber on July 4, 1947 Died on July 3, 1999 at age 79

Wendy Riva Actor

Wife
Worked together on several films including "Charlie's Angels" (2000) and "Iron Man" (2008)

Peter Riva

Brother
Born c. 1950

David Riva Actor

Brother
Born in 1960

J Paul Riva Actor

Brother
Born c. 1957

Maria Sieber Actor

Mother
Born Dec. 13, 1924

Rudolf Sieber

Grandfather
Born Feb. 20. 1897 in Berlin, Germany Died June 24,1976

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California
dropped out to pursue career

attended private school in Switzerland

attended college in Paris, France, for two years

Milestones

2012

Completed work on "The Amazing Spider-Man"; was in the middle of production for Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" at time of death

2008

Was production designer on the blockbuster "Iron Man" (2008) and its 2010 sequel

2007

Worked with Sam Raimi as production designer on "Spider-Man 3"

2003

Re-teamed with director McG for the sequel "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle"

2002

Was the production designer for the telecast of the Academy Awards

2000

Credited as visual consultant on "Romeo Must Die"

2000

Served as production designer of "Charlie's Angels"

1998

Worked on high profile features "Hard Rain", "Six Days, Seven Nights," and "Lethal Weapon IV" as production designer

1995

Served as production designer on "Congo"

1994

TV-movie producing debut, "Lily in Winter" (USA Network); also received story credit; garnered Writers Guild of America nomination

1994

Worked again with Reiner on "North"

1992

Was production designer on Rob Reiner's "A Few Good Men"

1989

Reteamed with Donner for the sequel "Lethal Weapon 2"

1987

Was production designer on Richard Donner's "Lethal Weapon"

1986

Made TV directorial debut with "Amazing Stories" episode "The Eternal Mind" (NBC)

1985

Worked with Steven Spielberg on "The Color Purple"; earned Oscar nomination for Best Art Direction/Set Decoration

1985

First screen collaboration with Richrd Donner, "The Goonies"

1981

First TV-movie credit, as production designer on "Callie & Son" (CBS)

1981

Was production designer on Oliver Stone's first feature "The Hand"

1980

Served as art director on Robert Redford's "Ordinary People"

1977

First film credit as production designer, "Bare Knuckles"

1975

First film credit, as art director on "Ilse, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks"

Enrolled at UCLA; dropped out to pursue career

Attended schools in Switzerland and France

Born in NYC

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