Sharen Davis

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Sharen Davis
Sharen Davis
Born February 22, 1957
First work Equinoc (1992)
Notable work      Looper (2012)    

Sharen Kay Davis is an American costume designer. She designed the costumes for Legendary Pictures' Godzilla.

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SHAREN DAVIS (Costume Designer) is a two-time Academy Award® nominee who most recently designed the wardrobes for a trio of diverse projects whose genres span three different eras: Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award®-winning 1850s spaghetti western homage “Django Unchained”; Rian Johnson’s futuristic thriller “Looper”; and Tate Taylor’s 2011 Oscar®-nominated Best Picture “The Help,” which explores life in the 1960s South. Following her work on “Godzilla,” she reunited with Taylor on his James Brown biopic “Get On Up.”

Davis herself earned Oscar® nominations for her work on Taylor Hackford’s award-winning biopic “Ray,” and Bill Condon’s 2008 big screen musical “Dreamgirls.” She also earned Costume Designers Guild Award nominations for “The Help,” “Ray” and “Dreamgirls” and a Broadcast Film Critics Association nod for “The Help.”

In a career spanning three decades, Davis has collaborated five times with actor Denzel Washington (Carl Franklin’s “Devil in A Blue Dress” and “Out of Time”; the Hughes Brothers’ “The Book of Eli”; and Washington’s directorial efforts “Antwone Fisher” and “The Great Debaters”); twice with Will Smith (“Seven Pounds” and “The Pursuit of Happyness”); and on two projects with Eddie Murphy (“Doctor Doolittle” and “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps”).

Her motion picture credits also include the critically-acclaimed drama “Akeelah and the Bee”; “Beauty Shop”; Franklin’s “High Crimes”; Brett Ratner’s “Rush Hour” and “Money Talks”; George Gallo’s “Middle Men” and “The Take”; and Alan Rudolph’s 1992 crime thriller “Equinox,” which marked her first credit as designer.

In addition to her work in film and television, Davis also designed the wardrobes for the legendary musical group The Traveling Wilburys, having first met singer-songwriter George Harrison on the 1989 feature, “Checking Out,” on which she served as costume supervisor for his Dark Horse production company.


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