Mark Bridges on LA Based Films

Greenberg's costume designer Mark Bridges chooses his five favorite movies shot in sunny Los Angeles.

Mark Bridges was born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Arts from Stony Brook University before gaining a Master of Fine Arts degree in costume design from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. After apprenticing with costume designer (and frequent Coen brothers collaborator) Richard Hornung. In 1995, Bridges started working as Paul Thomas Anderson's costume on Hard Eight, and has collaborated with the writer-director on all of his subsequent movies, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch-Drunk Love, and There Will Be Blood. Bridges' work can also be seen in Ted Demme's Blow (for which he received a Costume Designers Guild Award nomination), Curtis Hanson's 8 Mile, and Steven Shainberg's Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus.