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Jan de Bont


Jan de Bont was born in the Netherlands to a Roman Catholic Dutch family on the 22 of October 1943. He has always had a creative mind and good mentality for camera techniques and soon got into film as a popular cinematographer. He worked on a huge number of films before finding himself on the production of the film Speed (1994), which became his ... See full bio »

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 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1992 Lethal Weapon 3 (director of photography)
 1992 Basic Instinct (director of photography - as Jan De Bont)
 1992 Shining Through (director of photography - as Jan De Bont)
 1990 Flatliners (director of photography - as Jan De Bont)
 1990 Parker Kane (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1990 The Hunt for Red October (director of photography - as Jan De Bont)
 1989 Black Rain (director of photography - as Jan De Bont)
 1988 Die Hard (as Jan De Bont)
 1987 Who's That Girl (director of photography - as Jan Debont)
 1986 The Clan of the Cave Bear (director of photography - as Jan De Bont)
 1985 The Jewel of the Nile (director of photography - as Jan DeBont)
 1985 Madonna Live: The Virgin Tour (Video documentary) (intro sequence)
 1985 Flesh+Blood
 1984 Growing Pains
 1984 American Dreamer (partly)
 1983 Sadat (TV Movie)
 1983 All the Right Moves (director of photography - as Jan DeBont)
 1983 Cujo (director of photography - as Jan De Bont)
 1982 Breach of Contract (director of photography - as Jan De Bont)
 1982 Night Warning (uncredited)
 1981 Roar
 1978 Speed Fever (Documentary)
 1976 Max Havelaar
 1975 Keetje Tippel (camera)
 1974 Pas de deux (TV Short)
 1974 Dakota (photography)
 1973 51 minuten Ko van Dijk (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 1973 The Family
 1972 Kapsalon
 1971 Blue Movie (director of photography)
 1970 De worstelaar (Short)
 1970 Een winterliefde (Short)
 1969 Baby in de boom (Short)
 1969 Carna (Short)
 1969 Drop-out
 1969 Swing In (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Jethro Tull (1969)
 1967 Paranoia
 1967 Body and Soul II (Short)
 1966 Body and Soul (Documentary short)
 1966 Bah, september (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Feature audio commentary for the film Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003).

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Alternate Names:

Jan De Bont | Jan DeBont | Jan Debont
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Trivia:

Frequently shoots with older Panavision (anamorphic) lenses, note the lens flares in Die Hard (1988) and Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997). See more »

Trademark:

His visual style is characterised by a constantly moving camera, and (The Haunting excluded) the use of handheld cameras. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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1 film since 2003 - what happened to him? caz_books
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'MEG'' movie on the fast track..... ScrooLoose
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So much better as Cinematographer!! tj_mackey432
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