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Born in Toulouse, France and raised in a small town north of Los Angeles, where his passion for movies grew from habitual visits to the Towne Theater that showed one film a week on its single screen.

Production Designer François Audouy’s unique eye for design has caught the direction of many world-class filmmakers. Most recently, Ben Affleck engaged Audouy to design his “Air” film, starring Affleck, Matt Damon, Viola Davis, Chris Tucker and Jason Bateman. Air is exclusively in theaters April 5.

He also designed James Mangold’s “Ford vs. Ferrari,” which was nominated for Best Picture and garnered an Art Directors Guild (ADG) nomination for Excellence in Period Production Design. Audouy had previously collaborated with Mangold on “The Wolverine” and “Logan,” which earned him a Best Production Design in Contemporary Film Award from the ADG.

Additional design credits include director Jason Reitman’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” for which he was nominated for an ADG Production Design Award and the period fantasy films “Dracula Untold” directed by Gary Shore and “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” directed by Timur Bekmambetov.

In the music world, Audouy’s eye has been responsible for the looks of a number of popular Music Videos, including Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever in Spatial Audio” for which he received an ADG Excellence in Production Design Award and in 2021 he was honored with another Excellence in Production Design Award for “Harry Styles: Falling.” Other music video projects have included Coldplay’s “Let Somebody Go” and “My Universe” as well as Pink’s “All I Know So Far”; Camila Cabello’s “My Oh My” and Dua Lipa’s “Be the One.”

Over the past two decades, Audouy, as Art Director, contributed to the distinct look of dozens of diverse films including “Watchmen,” “Transformers,” “Charlie & the Chocolate Factory,” “The Terminal,” and “Spider-Man” 1 & 2. He was also a member of the art departments of “Men in Black;” “Primary Colors;” “Minority Report;” “The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe;” and “Zodiac;” “Avatar;” and “Jurassic World.”

Credits (IMDb)