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Wally Pfister
Cinematographer, The Dark Knight
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 (2014), starring Johnny Depp...
“ Momento (2000)
The Prestige (2006)
The Dark Knight (2008) ” - senorperkins
Roger Deakins
Cinematographer, The Shawshank Redemption
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. Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (1990)...
“ Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
No Country For Old Men (2009) ” - senorperkins
Gordon Willis
Cinematographer, The Godfather
Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather series as well as Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979). His work in the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and underexposed film...
“ The Godfather: Part II (1974)
Annie Hall (1977)
Manhattan (1979) ” - senorperkins
Jeff Cronenweth
Cinematographer, Fight Club
“ Fight Club (1999)
The Social Network (2010)
Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) ” - senorperkins
Matthew Libatique
Cinematographer, Black Swan
“ Pi (1998)
Requiem For A Dream (2000)
Black Swan (2010) ” - senorperkins
Janusz Kaminski
Cinematographer, Saving Private Ryan
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 other film's as an cinematographer includes Amistad (1997)...
“ Schindler's List (1993)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Catch Me If You Can (2002) ” - senorperkins
Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer, Apocalypse Now
Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now", "Reds" and "The Last Emperor". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a technical school...
“ Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Last Emperor (1987) ” - senorperkins
Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer, The Departed
Michael Ballhaus was a German cinematographer. He worked on many American films, including Baby It's You (1983), Old Enough (1984), After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York (2002), and The Departed (2006)...
“ Goodfellas (1990)
Gangs Of New York (2002)
The Departed (2006) ” - senorperkins
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 Paul Thomas Anderson and has worked with George Clooney several times...
“ Magnolia (1999)
Good Night, And Good Luck. (2005)
There Will Be Blood (2007) ” - senorperkins
Lance Acord
Cinematographer, Lost in Translation
“ Being John Malkovich (1999)
Lost In Translation (2003)
Where The Wild Things Are (2009) ” - senorperkins
Javier Aguirresarobe
Cinematographer, The Others
“ The Others (2001)
Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008)
The Road (2009) ” - senorperkins
Robert Burks
Cinematographer, Rear Window
The favorite cinematographer of famous director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Bros. when he was 19 years old. He climbed his way up from camera operator to assistant camera man and eventually took over the Special Photographic Effects unit at Warners on Stage 5 in 1944. He became an expert in forced perspective techniques which were widely in use at the time as cost-saving measures...
“ Rear Window (1954)
Vertigo (1958)
North By Northwest (1959) ” - senorperkins
Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematographer, Gravity
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, which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill. Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón...
“ Children Of Men (2006)
Burn After Reading (2008) ” - senorperkins
Newton Thomas Sigel
Cinematographer, Drive
“ The Usual Suspects (1996)
Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)
Drive (2011) ” - senorperkins
Conrad L. Hall
Cinematographer, American Beauty
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 commercials...
“ American Beauty (1999)
Road To Perdition (2002) ” - senorperkins
Steve Yedlin
Cinematographer, Looper
“ Brick (2005)
The Brothers Bloom (2008) ” - senorperkins
“ The Life Equatic With Steve Zissou (2004)
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012) ” - senorperkins
Seamus McGarvey
Cinematographer, The Avengers
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 Skin...
“ High Fidelity (2000)
Atonement (2007)
Avengers Assemble (2012) ” - senorperkins
Steven Soderbergh
Director, Ocean's Eleven
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to Baton Rouge...
“ Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Che: Part I (2008)
The Informant! (2009) ” - senorperkins
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 won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times...
“ Kill Bill: Vol I (2003)
Shutter Island (2010)
Hugo (2011) ” - senorperkins
Raoul Coutard
Cinematographer, Breathless
“ Breathless (1960)
Band Of Outsiders (1964) ” - senorperkins
Dion Beebe
Cinematographer, Edge of Tomorrow
“ Chicago (2002)
Collateral (2004)
Gangster Squad (2013) ” - senorperkins
“ Star Wars: Episode V (1980)
A History Of Violence (2005)
Eastern Promises (2007) ” - senorperkins
Michael Chapman
Cinematographer, Taxi Driver
Michael Chapman is an American cinematographer. He is best known for Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Fugitive (1993), and Primal Fear (1996). Chapman began his film career as a camera operator before making the leap to cinematographer. As a cinematographer, he became famous for his two collaborations with Martin Scorsese...
“ Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980) ” - senorperkins
Vilmos Zsigmond
Cinematographer, The Deer Hunter
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 and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
“ The Deer Hunter (1978) ” - senorperkins
Edward Lachman
Cinematographer, Erin Brockovich
“ The Virgin Suicides (1999)
I'm Not There (2007) ” - senorperkins
James Wong Howe
Cinematographer, The Thin Man
Master cinematographer James Wong Howe, whose career stretched from silent pictures through the mid-'70s, was born Wong Tung Jim in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, on August 28, 1899, the son of Wong How. His father emigrated to America the year James was born, settling in Pasco, Washington, where he worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad...
“ Hud (1963) ” - senorperkins
Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer, The Wolf of Wall Street
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). Pietro was nominated for two Academy Award for Best Cinematography...
“ Babel (2006)
Argo (2012) ” - senorperkins
Caleb Deschanel
Cinematographer, The Patriot
Caleb Deschanel is an American film cinematographer and film/television director. He has been nominated for five Academy Awards, each time in the field of cinematography. The first nomination came in 1983 for the film The Right Stuff. His second was in 1984 for The Natural. A third came in 1996 for Fly Away Home...
“ The Right Stuff (1983)
Passion Of The Christ (2004) ” - senorperkins
Chris Menges
Cinematographer, The Reader
“ Criminal (2004)
The Reader (2008) ” - senorperkins
Andrzej Sekula
Cinematographer, Pulp Fiction
“ Resoviour Dogs (1992)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
American Psycho (2000) ” - senorperkins
John Alcott
Cinematographer, The Shining
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 career as a clapper boy...
“ A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Shining (1980) ” - senorperkins
Owen Roizman
Cinematographer, The Exorcist
Ace cinematographer Owen Roizman was born September 22, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. His father Sol was a cinematographer for Fox Movietone News and his uncle Morrie Roizman was a film editor. Owen studied math and physics at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He began his career shooting TV commercials...
“ The French Connection (1971)
The Exorcist (1973) ” - senorperkins
John Toll
Cinematographer, Braveheart
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 collaborated with several noteworthy directors...
“ Braveheart (1995)
The Last Samurai (2003)
Gone Baby Gone (2007) ” - senorperkins
Barry Ackroyd
Cinematographer, The Hurt Locker
“ The Hurt Locker (2008)
Green Zone (2010) ” - senorperkins
Bill Pope
Cinematographer, The Matrix
“ The Matrix (1999)
Team America: World Police (2004)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010 ” - senorperkins
“ Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) ” - senorperkins
Jack Cardiff
Almost universally considered one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Jack Cardiff was also a notable director. He described his childhood as very happy and his parents as quite loving. They performed in music hall as comedians, so he grew up with the fun that came with their theatrical life in pantomime and vaudeville...
“ Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985) ” - senorperkins
Sven Nykvist
Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and most natural look imaginable...
“ Sleepless In Seattle (1993) ” - senorperkins
Freddie Young
Cinematographer, Lawrence of Arabia
Freddie Young was one of the great cinematographers who won Oscars for his collaborations with David Lean on Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and Ryan's Daughter. He was the first English director of photography to shoot a movie in the wide-screen CinemaScope, a process which he mastered, which is evident from his work with Lean.
“ Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
Doctor Zhivago (1965) ” - senorperkins
Kazuo Miyagawa
Cinematographer, Rashômon
“ Roshomon (1950) ” - senorperkins
“ The Cranes Are Flying (1957) ” - senorperkins
Gregg Toland
Cinematographer, Citizen Kane
Born in Illinois in 1904, the only child of Jennie and Frank Toland, Gregg and his mother moved to California several years after his parents divorced in 1910. Through Jennie's work as a housekeeper for several people in the movie business, Gregg may had gotten a $12-a-week job at age 15 as an office boy at William Fox Studios...
“ Citizen Cane (1941) ” - senorperkins
Charles Rosher
Cinematographer, Sunrise
Among the foremost technical innovators in his field, a charter member of the American Society of Cinematographers, English-born Charles Rosher had initially aimed for a diplomatic career. Fortunately, he chose a different career option and attended lessons in photography at the London Polytechnic in Regent Street...
“ Sunrise (1927) ” - senorperkins
Bruno Delbonnel
Cinematographer, Amélie
“ Amelie (2001)
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince (2009) ” - senorperkins
Tetsuo Nagata
Cinematographer, La Vie en Rose
“ La Vie En Rose (2007)
Micmacs (2009) ” - senorperkins
Christopher Doyle
Cinematographer, Ying xiong
“ Hero (2002)
Lady In The Water (2006) ” - senorperkins
Michael Slovis
Cinematographer, Breaking Bad
“ Breaking Bad (2008-2013) ” - senorperkins
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.
“ Gladiator (2000)
Hannibal (2001) ” - senorperkins
Larry Fong
Cinematographer, Kong: Skull Island
“ 300 (2006)
Watchmen (2009)
Super 8 (2011) ” - senorperkins
“ The Last King Of Scotland (2006)
Antichrist (2009) ” - senorperkins
“ Jackie Brown (1997)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) ” - senorperkins
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 with Michael Mann for the feature Manhunter...
“ Heat (1995)
LA Confidential (1997)
Public Enemies (2006) ” - senorperkins
Phedon Papamichael
Cinematographer, The Pursuit of Happyness
Phedon Papamichael, an award winning Cinematographer, was born in Athens, Greece and moved with his family to Germany, where in 1982 he completed his education in Fine Arts, in Munich. Working as a photojournalist brought Phedon to NYC in 1983, where he started crossing over into cinematography. His first short film...
“ Cool Runnings (1993)
Sideways (2004)
Ides Of March (2011) ” - senorperkins