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RIP: Art Director/Set Designer Gil Parrondo dies at 95

Spanish artistic director Gil Parrondo dies, winner of two Oscars

o other Spanish has two Oscars for himself. Only Manuel Gil Parrondo and Rico (Luarca, 1921), artistic director responsible for great classics of cinema at the time when Hollywood moved to Spain their great shoots. In his curriculum epics like El Cid - his efforts moved filming to Torrelobatón, in Spain, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago , Nicholas and Alexandra and Patton . The last two granted him the most precious statuette of the mecca of cinema. Parrondo, who had a career of 200 films and active almost to the end, has died this Saturday at 95 years, as confirmed to EL PAÍS a friend of his family.

But the work was not limited decorator Holywood in Spain chained titles with filmmakers as his inseparable Jose Luis Garci. Grandfather , Lullaby , Ninette , The City of Marvels or A Time for Defiance . Between its collaborators, it counted on directors like George Cukor, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Wellesy Anthony Mann, as well as Jaime Chávarri or Pilar Miró. In 2006 and 85, he even competed for chairing the Film Academy against Ángeles González-Sinde .