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Jack Fisk

Jack Fisk
Fisk with Schuyler Fisk and Madison Fisk at a ceremony for Sissy Spacek to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in August 2011

(1946-12-19) December 19, 1946
Canton, Illinois, U.S.

Home town Ipava, Illinois
Occupation Set designer, art director, film director
Years active 1971—present

Jack Fisk (born December 19, 1946) is an American film production designer, art director and film director.[1]


  • Career 1
  • Personal life 2
  • Filmography 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Fisk was art director on Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976), in which his wife Sissy Spacek played the title role. He frequently collaborates with directors Terrence Malick and David Lynch (whom he has known since childhood). His production design and art director credits include all six of Malick's feature films and Lynch's The Straight Story (1999) and Mulholland Drive (2001). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood.

Fisk appeared in Lynch's Eraserhead (1977) as the Man in the Planet, and the film's credits give "special thanks" to him and to Sissy Spacek (who reputedly held the slates between takes).

Personal life

Fisk met his wife, Spacek, when working on Terrence Malick's 1973 movie Badlands, in which she portrayed the aloof and distant version of Caril Ann Fugate. The couple married on April 12, 1974. They have two daughters, Schuyler Fisk (born 1982), also an actress, and Madison Fisk, a painter (born 1988).


Year Title Production role Director
1971 The Peace Killers Gaffer Douglas Schwartz
1971 Angels Hard as They Come Art director Joe Viola
1972 Cool Breeze Art director Barry Pollack
1973 Messiah of Evil Art director Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz
1973 Terminal Island Art director Stephanie Rothman
1973 The Slams Art director Jonathan Kaplan
1973 Badlands Art director Terrence Malick
1974 Phantom of the Paradise Production designer Brian De Palma
1975 Darktown Strutters Production designer William Witney
1976 Vigilante Force Art director George Armitage
1976 Carrie Art director Brian De Palma
1977 Death Game Production designer Peter S. Traynor
1977 Eraserhead Actor David Lynch
1978 Days of Heaven Production designer Terrence Malick
1978 Movie Movie Production designer Stanley Donen
1980 Heart Beat Production designer John Byrum
1981 Raggedy Man Director Jack Fisk
1986 Violets Are Blue... Director Jack FIsk
1990 Daddy's Dyin': Who's Got the Will? Director Jack Fisk
1991 Final Verdict Director Jack Fisk
1992 On the Air Director (2 episodes) David Lynch and Mark Frost (creators)
1998 The Thin Red Line Art Director Terrence Malick
1999 The Straight Story Production designer David Lynch
2001 Mulholland Drive Production designer David Lynch
2005 The New World Production designer Terrence Malick
2007 The Invasion Production designer Oliver Hirschbiegel
2007 There Will Be Blood Production designer Paul Thomas Anderson
2011 Water for Elephants Production designer Francis Lawrence
2011 The Tree of Life Production designer Terrence Malick
2012 The Master Production designer Paul Thomas Anderson
2012 To the Wonder Production designer Terrence Malick
2015 Knight of Cups Production designer Terrence Malick
2016 The Revenant Production designer Alejandro González Iñárritu
2016 Untitled Terrence Malick Project Production designer Terrence Malick


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