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Born: December 19, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Canton, Illinois, USA Profession: production designer, director, actor

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After visually creating the rural and empty beauty of Terence Malick's "Badlands" (1973) and "Days of Heaven" (1978), the futuristic rock environment of Brian DePalma's fable, "The Phantom of the Paradise" (1974), the heightened teen world of DePalma's apocalyptic "Carrie" (1976) and the stylized production design of "Movie, Movie" (1976), Fisk turned to directing. His two initial efforts starred his wife, Sissy Spacek: the rural, World War II period drama "Raggedy Man" (1981) and the contemporary romance "Violets Are Blue" (1986). Fisk's last feature as a director to date was the comic misfire "Daddy's Dyin' . . . Who's Got the Will?" (1990) which marked the screen debut of his and Spacek's daughter Schulyer Fisk.

After visually creating the rural and empty beauty of Terence Malick's "Badlands" (1973) and "Days of Heaven" (1978), the futuristic rock environment of Brian DePalma's fable, "The Phantom of the Paradise" (1974), the heightened teen world of DePalma's apocalyptic "Carrie" (1976) and the stylized production design of "Movie, Movie" (1976), Fisk turned to directing. His two initial efforts starred his wife, Sissy Spacek: the rural, World War II period drama "Raggedy Man" (1981) and the contemporary romance "Violets Are Blue" (1986). Fisk's last feature as a director to date was the comic misfire "Daddy's Dyin' . . . Who's Got the Will?" (1990) which marked the screen debut of his and Spacek's daughter Schulyer Fisk.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Final Verdict (1991) Director
3.
  Violets Are Blue (1986) Director
4.
  Raggedy Man (1981) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Eraserhead (1977) Man In The Planet
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1971:
Feature debut as production designer, "Angels Hard As They Come"
1973:
Initial collaboration with Terrence Malick, "Badlands"
1977:
Film acting debut as 'Man in the Planet' in David Lynch's first feature, "Eraserhead"
1978:
Designed Malick's "Days of Heaven"
1981:
Feature directorial debut, "Raggedy Man"
1991:
Directed first TV-movie, "The Final Verdict"
1992:
Episodic TV debut, directed second episode of the Lynch-produced surreal sitcom "On the Air"
1998:
Reteamed with Malick for the WWII-set "The Thin Red Line"
1999:
First feature collaboration as production designer with David Lynch, "The Straight Story"
2001:
Designed for Lynch's "Mulholland Drive"
2005:
Re-teamed with Terrence Malick for "The New World"
2007:
Production designer for Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood"; earned an Oscar nomination for Art Direction
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wife:
Sissy Spacek. Actor. Married 1974.

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sister:
Mary Fisk. Married to director David Lynch in 1977; divorced.
daughter:
Schuyler Elizabeth Fisk. Actor. Born 1982; appeared in "The Baby-Sitters Club" (1995).
daughter:
Virginia Madison Fisk. Born c. 1988.

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