Richard Beggs
Born (1942-01-08) January 8, 1942 (age 80)
OccupationSound designer
Years active1979-present

Richard Beggs (born January 8, 1942) is an American sound designer who has worked on more than 70 films since 1979. He won an Academy Award for Best Sound for the film Apocalypse Now.[1] a TEC Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Film Sound, and has received seven Golden Reel Award sound nominations. He has designed sound for Sofia Coppola's films The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation, Marie Antoinette, Somewhere, The Bling Ring and The Beguiled. His other sound design credits include Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Children of Men, Adaptation, The Godfather Part III, Palo Alto, Bugsy, Rain Man, and Ghostbusters.

Richard has taught film sound at the California College of the Arts, is an associate fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University, and sat on the board of directors of the San Francisco Arts Education Project (1986-2013).

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved October 7, 2011.