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Also Known As: Amadeus Capra, Bernt Amadeus-Capra, Bernt Amadeus Capra, Berndt Amadeus Capra Died:
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Birth Place: Austria Profession: production designer, art director, screenwriter, director, actor, architect

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As a production designer, Bernt Capra has excelled in recreating the great outdoors, especially the flat and dreamy American Midwest and Southwest. He was brought up to be familiar with landscapes, having been raised on an Austrian farm. After earning a degree in architecture, Capra moved to California to attend UCLA on scholarship. He worked designing buildings in Vienna and Los Angeles until the late 1970s when the film industry began to catch his attention. He did a little acting (notably the 1978 NBC miniseries "Holocaust"), but it was the design end of the business which most fascinated him.

As a production designer, Bernt Capra has excelled in recreating the great outdoors, especially the flat and dreamy American Midwest and Southwest. He was brought up to be familiar with landscapes, having been raised on an Austrian farm. After earning a degree in architecture, Capra moved to California to attend UCLA on scholarship. He worked designing buildings in Vienna and Los Angeles until the late 1970s when the film industry began to catch his attention. He did a little acting (notably the 1978 NBC miniseries "Holocaust"), but it was the design end of the business which most fascinated him.

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  Mindwalk (1990) Director

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Born in Vienna
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Raised on a farm in Austria
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Moved to California to study at UCLA
1976:
Left architecture and got first film job, as set designer on "The Last Tycoon"
1978:
Acted in NBC miniseries "Holocaust"
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Moved to Rome and Vienna to act in experimental films and make TV commercials and soap operas in the late 1970s and early 1980s
1987:
First TV credit as art director, TV-movie "Daddy" (ABC)
1987:
Worked for first time with director Percy Adlon on "Bagdad Cafe"
1988:
First TV credit as production designer, TV-movie "Moving Target" (NBC)
1991:
Made feature directorial debut with "Mindwalk", adapted from a novel by his brother
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Education

University of Vienna: -
University of California at Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -

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brother:
Fritjof Capra. Novelist, screenwriter. Wrote novel "The Turning Point"; co-wrote screenplay for "Mindwalk", which was based on his book.

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