Notable Cinematographers

by DesGRW | created - 11 Aug 2011 | updated - 24 May 2012 | Public

1. Anthony Dod Mantle

Cinematographer | Antichrist

Anthony Dod Mantle was born on April 14, 1955 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Antichrist (2009), 127 Hours (2010) and Slumdog Millionaire (2008).

2. Janusz Kaminski

Cinematographer | Schindler's List

Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).

His ...

3. John Alcott

Cinematographer | Barry Lyndon

John Alcott, the Oscar-winning cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, was born in 1931, in Isleworth, England, the son of movie executive Arthur Alcott, who would become the production controller at Gainsborough Studios during the 1940s.

Alcott began his film...

4. Emmanuel Lubezki

Cinematographer | Children of Men

Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks (1993), which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill.

Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker ...

5. Andrzej Sekula

Cinematographer | Cube 2: Hypercube

Andrzej Sekula was born on December 19, 1954 in Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Cube²: Hypercube (2002), Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994).

6. John Mathieson

Cinematographer | Gladiator

John Mathieson came up through the traditional camera ranks and worked as an assistant to Gabriel Beristáin for several years. Mathieson was first recognized for his work on the music video "Peek-A-Boo" by Siouxsie and the Banshees.

7. Tonino Delli Colli

Cinematographer | Der Name der Rose

Tonino Delli Colli was born on November 20, 1922 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Antonio Delli Colli. He is known for his work on The Name of the Rose (1986), Life Is Beautiful (1997) and Once Upon a Time in America (1984). He was married to Alexandra Delli Colli. He died on August 16, 2005 in Rome.

8. Wally Pfister

Cinematographer | Inception

Wally Pfister is an American cinematographer and film director, who is best known for his work with Christopher Nolan. He is also known for his work on director F. Gary Gray's The Italian Job (2003) and Bennett Miller's Moneyball (2011).

He made his directorial debut with the film Transcendence (...

9. Newton Thomas Sigel

Cinematographer | Drive

Newton Thomas Sigel was born in 1955. He is known for his work on Drive (2011), Three Kings (1999) and The Usual Suspects (1995). He is married to Lisa Chang.

10. Robert Richardson

Cinematographer | Inglourious Basterds

Robert Richardson an American cinematographer. He is best known for work with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Oliver Stone.

He has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times, for his work on JFK (1991), The Aviator (2004), and Hugo (2011). He is one of three living persons who...

11. John Toll

Cinematographer | The Thin Red Line

John Toll is an American cinematographer. His filmography spans a wide variety of genres, including epic period drama, comedy, science fiction, and contemporary drama. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in both 1994 and 1995 for Legends of the Fall and Braveheart respectively.

He has ...

12. Christian Berger

Cinematographer | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

1973 founded own production company TTV Film. Extensive work as a documentary film-maker. 1977 building of experimental video studio. Work with and technical support for various young film-makers working under TTV Film. 1980/81 increasing work in TV plays, screen adaptations with various authors, ...

13. Jeff Cronenweth

Cinematographer | Gone Girl

Jeff Cronenweth was born on January 14, 1962 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Jeffrey Scott Cronenweth. He is known for his work on Gone Girl (2014), The Social Network (2010) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

14. Larry Fong

Cinematographer | Kong: Skull Island

Larry Fong is known for his work on Kong: Skull Island (2017), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Super 8 (2011).

15. Bill Pope

Cinematographer | The Matrix

Bill Pope was born on June 19, 1952 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA as William Homer Pope. He is a cinematographer and director, known for The Matrix (1999), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and The Jungle Book (2016). He is married to Sharon Oreck. They have one child.

16. Matthew Libatique

Cinematographer | Black Swan

Matthew Libatique was born on July 19, 1968 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Matthew J. Libatique. He is known for his work on Black Swan (2010), Requiem for a Dream (2000) and Pi (1998).

17. Conrad L. Hall

Cinematographer | Road to Perdition

Born in Tahiti, the son of writer James Norman Hall, author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Conrad Hall studied filmmaking at USC. He and two classmates formed a production company and sold a project to a local television station. Hall's company branched out into making industrial films and TV ...

18. John Schwartzman

Cinematographer | Seabiscuit

Attended USC Film School.

19. Vilmos Zsigmond

Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).

20. Roger Deakins

Cinematographer | Skyfall

Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve.

He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers, and received thirteen nominations for the Academy Award for Best Cinematography.

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21. Darius Khondji

Cinematographer | Amour

Darius Khondji was born on October 21, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He is known for his work on Amour (2012), Se7en (1995) and Delicatessen (1991). He is married to Marianne Khondji. They have three children.

22. Tak Fujimoto

Cinematographer | The Silence of the Lambs

Tak Fujimoto was born on July 12, 1939 in San Diego, California, USA as Takashi Fujimoto. He is known for his work on The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Sixth Sense (1999) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).

23. Robert Elswit

Cinematographer | There Will Be Blood

Robert Elswit is an American cinematographer. He is best known for Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), There Will Be Blood (2007), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), Inherent Vice (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014).

Elswit frequently works with director ...

24. Benoît Debie

Cinematographer | Enter the Void

Benoît Debie is a cinematographer and actor, known for Enter the Void (2009), Spring Breakers (2012) and Irreversible (2002).

25. Tim Orr

Cinematographer | George Washington

Tim Orr was born in 1968 in North Carolina, USA. He is known for his work on George Washington (2000), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and Dandelion (2004).

26. Peter Deming

Cinematographer | Twin Peaks

Peter Deming was born on December 13, 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon. He is known for his work on Twin Peaks (2017), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Mulholland Dr. (2001).

27. Seamus McGarvey

Cinematographer | Atonement

Seamus McGarvey BSC, born 29 June 1967 in Armagh, Northern Ireland, is an Irish cinematographer who began his career as a still photographer before attending film school at the University of Westminster in London. Upon graduating in 1988 he began shooting short films and documentaries, including ...

28. Dean Semler

Cinematographer | Apocalypto

Dean Semler was born in 1943 in Renmark, South Australia, Australia as Dean William Semler. He is known for his work on Apocalypto (2006), Dances with Wolves (1990) and The Road Warrior (1981). He is married to Annie Semler.

29. Dariusz Wolski

Cinematographer | The Martian

Dariusz Wolski was born on May 7, 1956 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland as Dariusz Adam Wolski. He is known for his work on The Martian (2015), Crimson Tide (1995) and Prometheus (2012).

30. Andrew Lesnie

Cinematographer | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Andrew Lesnie was born on January 1, 1956 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), King Kong (2005) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He died on April 27, 2015 in Sydney.

31. Peter Suschitzky

Cinematographer | Dead Ringers

Peter Suschitzky was born on July 25, 1941 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is known for his work on Dead Ringers (1988), Eastern Promises (2007) and Naked Lunch (1991).

32. Dante Spinotti

Cinematographer | L.A. Confidential

Dante Spinotti was born in Tolmezzo, Udine, in the northeastern Italian Region of Friuli. He began his career at RAI (Italian TV), before that he spent lot of time in Kenia as cinematographer for his uncle. In 1985, producer Dino De Laurentiis offered him a chance to work in USA for the first time ...

33. Rodrigo Prieto

Cinematographer | Brokeback Mountain

Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016).

He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010).

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34. Dion Beebe

Cinematographer | Collateral

Dion Beebe was born in 1968 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He is known for his work on Collateral (2004), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and Nine (2009). He is married to Unjoo Moon. They have one child.

35. Luciano Tovoli

Cinematographer | Professione: reporter

Luciano Tovoli was born on October 30, 1936 in Massa Marittima, Grosseto, Italy. He is known for his work on Professione: reporter (1975), The General of the Dead Army (1983) and Murder by Numbers (2002).

36. Dan Mindel

Cinematographer | John Carter

Dan Mindel was born on May 27, 1958 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Ivor Daniel Mindel. He is known for his work on John Carter (2012), Star Trek (2009) and The Bourne Identity (2002). He is married to Lisa Fallon. They have four children. He was previously married to Paula Hamilton.

37. Alwin H. Küchler

Cinematographer | Sunshine

Alwin H. Küchler was born in 1965 in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. He is known for his work on Sunshine (2007), Morvern Callar (2002) and R.I.P.D. (2013). He has been married to Ngozi Onwurah since November 28, 1998.