Joe Alves

Production designer, Director
Alves has designed three feature for Steven Spielberg, including "Jaws" (1975) and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), for which he earned an Oscar nomination. He created a memorably derelict Gotham City for ... Read more »
Born: 05/20/1938 in San Leandro, California, USA

Filmography

Art Department (14)

Sinbad: Beyond the Veil Mists 1999 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Fire Down Below 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Shadow Conspiracy 1997 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Drop Zone 1994 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Geronimo: An American Legend 1993 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Freejack 1992 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Everybody's All American 1988 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Escape From New York 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Jaws 2 1978 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Embryo 1975 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Jaws 1975 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Sugarland Express 1974 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)

Winning 1969 (Movie)

art direction (Art Director)
Director (3)

Starman 1984 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)

Jaws 3-D 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Jaws 2 1978 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Producer (2)

Freejack 1992 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Jaws 2 1978 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

Biography

Alves has designed three feature for Steven Spielberg, including "Jaws" (1975) and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), for which he earned an Oscar nomination. He created a memorably derelict Gotham City for John Carpenter's science-fiction adventure, "Escape from New York" (1981) and served as visual consultant on Carpenter's "Starman" (1984). Alves made an inauspicious directing debut with "Jaws 3-D" (1983).

Relationships

Joseph Alves

Father

Milestones

1983

Feature directing debut, "Jaws 3-D"

1981

First collaboration with John Carpenter, "Escape From New York"

1974

First collaboration with Steven Spielberg, "The Sugarland Express"

1968

Worked as production designer of "Winning"

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