Dean Tavoularis


Production Designer

About

Birth Place
Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Biography

Established himself on several noted films (e.g., "Bonnie and Clyde" 1967, "Zabriskie Point" 1970) before designing "The Godfather" (1972), the first of many impeccable productions for Francis Ford Coppola (including "The Conversation," "Apocalype Now" and "Tucker: The Man and His Dream")....

Family & Companions

Aurore Clement
Wife
Actor.

Biography

Established himself on several noted films (e.g., "Bonnie and Clyde" 1967, "Zabriskie Point" 1970) before designing "The Godfather" (1972), the first of many impeccable productions for Francis Ford Coppola (including "The Conversation," "Apocalype Now" and "Tucker: The Man and His Dream").

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2011)
Himself
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)

Art Director (Feature Film)

The Conversation (1974)
Production Design
The Godfather (1972)
Production Design
Little Big Man (1970)
Production Design
Zabriskie Point (1970)
Production Design
Candy (1968)
Art Director
Petulia (1968)
Associate art Director
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Art Director
Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Assistant art Director

Art Department (Feature Film)

The Outsiders (1983)
Set Decorator

Production Designer (Feature Film)

Angel Eyes (2001)
Production Designer
CQ (2001)
Production Designer
The Ninth Gate (2000)
Production Designer
PARENT TRAP, THE (1998)
Production Designer
Bulworth (1998)
Production Designer
Jack (1996)
Production Designer
I Love Trouble (1994)
Production Designer
Rising Sun (1993)
Production Designer
Final Analysis (1992)
Production Designer
The Godfather, Part III (1990)
Production Designer
New York Stories (1989)
Production Designer
Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Production Designer
Gardens Of Stone (1987)
Production Designer
A Man in Love (1987)
Production Designer
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Production Designer
Rumble Fish (1983)
Production Designer
The Outsiders (1983)
Production Designer
One From the Heart (1982)
Production Designer
The Escape Artist (1982)
Production Designer
Hammett (1982)
Production Designer
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Production Designer
The Brink's Job (1978)
Production Designer
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Production Designer
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Production Designer

Title Design (Feature Film)

Rumble Fish (1983)
Titles

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2011)
Other
Heat (1987)
Consultant
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Other

Life Events

1965

First feature credit, "Inside Daisy Clover"

1967

Initial collaboration with Warren Beatty, "Bonnie and Clyde"

Videos

Movie Clip

Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) — (Movie Clip) What We Said On Tuesday Peggy (Kathleen Turner) knows she’s time-traveled back to 1960 from the ’85 high school reunion but her mom, dad and sister (Barbara Harris, Don Murray and Sofia Coppola, the director Francis’ daughter) just think she’s acting strange (since she fainted at the blood drive the day before), as does boyfriend and future husband Charlie (Nicolas Cage) picking her up for school, in Peggy Sue Got Married, 1986.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) — (Movie Clip) A King And A Queen Kathleen Turner (title character at her 25th reunion) is upset because her recent-ex Charlie (Nicolas Cage) unexpectedly showed up, then nerd-turned billionaire Richard (Barry Miller) is named king and she’s queen, in her dress from back-then, Jim Carrey heckling, Helen Hunt her daughter, Wil Shriner the M-C, and Marshall Crenshaw, who would play Buddy Holly in La Bamba, 1987, leading the band, in Francis Ford Coppola’s Peggy Sue Got Married, 1986.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) — (Movie Clip) Richard’s Burrito Getting a better grip on things since she passed out at the ’85 high school reunion and time-traveled back to 1960, Kathleen Turner (title character in her Best-Actress nominated role) has arranged to meet nerdy future billionaire Richard (Barry Miller) in the physics lab, in Francis Coppola’s sleeper hit from his Zoetrope Studios, Peggy Sue Got Married, 1986.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Did You Ever Catch My Act? Beginning the two-scene performance that won Sylvia Miles her second Academy Award nomination, as Raymond Chandler’s boozy former showgirl Jessie Florian, visited by Robert Mitchum as an older, wearier Philip Marlowe, in 1941 L-A, in director Dick Richards’ film from David Zelag Goodman’s screenplay, Farewell, My Lovely, 1975.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - To Hell With Polite Drinking More than 40-minutes into the picture, shooting at the since-burned Max Busch house in Pasadena, Robert Mitchum narrates as Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, on a case that is, for now, unrelated to the initial investigation, introducing second-billed Charlotte Rampling as Mrs. Grayle, and the now-revered writer Jim Thompson in his only movie role as her power-broker husband, in Farewell, My Lovely, 1975.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Buy Yourself A New Suit Summoned to a plush 1941 L-A nightclub, Robert Mitchum as P-I Philip Marlowe, older than ever imagined by Raymond Chandler, consults with his neither client nor love-interest Mrs. Grayle (Charlotte Rampling) about her ancient husband (legendary writer Jim Thompson) and fixer Laird Burnette (Anthony Zerbe), later directly in Farewell, My Lovely, 1975.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Open, Tired And Growing Old Striking an odd balance here, Robert Mitchum, who could have played Philip Marlowe in the 1940’s, instead plays him in 1975, though much older than Raymond Chandler ever wrote him, in a period story set in 1941, through David Zelag Goodman’s adaptation and Dick Richards’ direction, opening Farewell, My Lovely, John Ireland and Harry Dean Stanton his cop buddies.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975) - Ten Dollars For Elephants On a routine case collecting a straying teen (Noelle North, Lola Mason and Wally Berns her parents) in 1941 L-A, Robert Mitchum as private eye Philip Marlowe narrates and cracks wise, introducing ex-boxer Jack O’Halloran as Moose Malloy, Dick Richards directing from David Zelag Goodman’s adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, in Farewell, My Lovely, 1975.
Inside Daisy Clover (1966) - I'm Your Most Devoted Fan Budding movie star Daisy (Natalie Wood), with her mother "The Dealer" (Ruth Gordon) at her glorified sanitarium, surprised at a visit from her new movie star friend Wade Lewis (Robert Redford), another inmate (Ottola Nesmith) joining, in Inside Daisy Clover, 1966.
Inside Daisy Clover (1966) - The Swan Studios Nervous Daisy (Natalie Wood) on the balcony after mogul Swan (Christopher Plummer) has invited assembled luminaries to watch her debut short, song by Andre and Dory Previn, from Inside Daisy Clover, 1965.
Conversation, The (1974) - Room 773 Surveillance expert Harry Caul (Gene Hackman) has gone a little rogue as he runs a wiretap from a hotel bathroom. pursuing a corporate espionage case in Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation, 1974.

Trailer

Family

Alex Tavoularis
Brother
Production designer. Worked as assistant art director on brother's films.

Companions

Aurore Clement
Wife
Actor.

Bibliography