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Emmy-winning 'Deadwood' art director James J. Murakami dies at 91

James J. Murakami, respected art director, art director and set designer, for Deadwood Emmy Award) and an Oscar nomination for Changeling for directing Clint Eastwood One of a dozen movies made, is dead. he is91.

Murakami passed away in December at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles due to complications from a fall, his wife years, Ginger told The Hollywood Reporter .

Murakami as Assistant Art Director and Director to Production Designer Dean Tavoularis

Francis Ford Coppola The Godfather Part II (1958), Apocalypse Now (1979), from inner heart (1981) and Peggy Sue married (1979).

He then joined Eastwood in Unforgiven (1988), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil ( 1995) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006).

After Bumstead’s death, Murakami took on Eastwood’s Production Designer duties Gran Torino (2008), Changeling ) (2008), Invictus (2010), after (2010) , J. Edgar (2010), Curves are wrong (2012), Jersey Boys (2014), American Sniper (2012) and Sully (2016).

Murakami also served as Art DirectorBarry Levinson of The Natural (1983); As Alan J. Pakula’s Assistant Art DirectorComes a Horseman (1978), existGroundhog Day dedicated to Harold Ramis (1990 ) and Chris Colum on Mrs. bus. Doubt (1987); and in Hammett (1995 as set designer for Wim Wenders), support Warren Beatty on Dick Tracy (1986), Phil Alden Robinson Sneakers (1987) and 2014 Garry Marshall on The Princess Diaries (1997).

Takashi Murakami in HBO’s Deadwood was nominated for two Emmy Awards), winning in 2005.

Born June 4 in Sacramento, 15, Takashi Murakami grew up in Campbell, California, before he and his family were interned in a wartime resettlement camp at the start of World War II.

After the war, the Murakami family traveled to Venice, California, where he attended Venice High School and then the Chouinard Institute of Art. For the next three years he worked for architects as a contourer and consultant, then at ZIV TV in 2008 room to find a job as a set designer .

His impressive Works also include Escape Master (1982) , War Games (1981), Beverly Hills Police (1986), *Battery not included (1986), Midnight Run (1988), Sunrise (1992), Red Tide (1994), I love trouble (1992), postman (1994 ) and Scorpion King (2001).

Takashi Murakami after 2016 finished Sully Retired and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Art Directors Association two years later.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Patricia, and stepchildren, John and Sandy.

Scott Feinberg contributed to this report.




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