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Richard Hornung Biography

  • Profession: Costume Designer
  • Born: Feb 16, 1950
  • Died: Dec 30, 1995

Costume designer Richard Hornung was nominated for an Oscar in 1992 for clothing the characters of the Coen brothers' [[Feature~V4016~Barton Fink~bartonfink]] (1991). Before launching his career in New York as a costume painter and dyer, the Bethlehem, PA, native earned an M.F.A. in design from the University of Illinois. On Broadway, Hornung first worked as an assistant designer on shows such as Brighton Beach Memoirs before becoming a full-fledged costume designer on productions like Candida. It was the Coen brothers who gave Hornung his break in movies on [[Feature~V40176~Raising Arizona~raisingarizona]] (1986). He would continue designing for Coen films with [[Feature~V131165~The Hudsucker Proxy~thehudsuckerproxy]] (1994). Hornung worked with other filmmakers too, including [[Performer~P112907~Oliver Stone~oliverstone]] on [[Feature~V135504~Nixon~nixon]] (1995) and [[Performer~P90460~Stephen Frears~stephenfrears]] on [[Feature~V20935~The Grifters~thegrifters]] (1990). Hornung's final screen designs can be seen in [[Feature~V135868~City Hall~cityhall]] (1996). Hornung died of complications from AIDS on December 30, 1995. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi