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Tom DiCillo

Tom DiCillo is an American director, cinematographer, writer and (sometimes) actor born in Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina, and who studied film at New York University. During his early career he began working with director Jim Jarmusch as a cinematographer on films that include Stranger Than Paradise (1984) and Coffee and Cigarettes (1986). He also... See full bio »

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 2016 Flaked (TV Series) (1 episode) (filming)
 2014 Down in Shadowland (Documentary)
 2012-2014 Chicago Fire (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Wow Me (2014) ... (as Tom Dicillo)
- Prove It (2013)
- It Ain't Easy (2012)
- Mon Amour (2012) ... (as Tom Dicillo)
 2011-2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Military Justice (2013)
- Blood Brothers (2011)
 2011 Law & Order: LA (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Zuma Canyon (2011)
 2011 Lights Out (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Combinations (2011)
 2011 The Good Wife (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Two Courts (2011)
 2006-2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Delicate (2010)
- Last Rites (2008)
- Offense (2007)
- Players (2007)
- Weeping Willow (2006)
 2009 The Doors: When You're Strange (Documentary)
 2006 Delirious
 2003 Monk (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mr. Monk Meets the Playboy (2003) ... (as Tom Dicillo)
 2001 Double Whammy
 1991 Johnny Suede
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Have you ever noticed that the entertainment business is the only one where there has never been somebody picking up a machine gun and going berserk? A guy in a post office in Cincinnati will bring an AK-47 into his place of business because somebody used his coffee cup. Nothing like that has ever happened in the film business and never will. Never will. You know why? The stakes are too high. ... See more »


After filming Johnny Suede, he quickly got the greenlight for his follow up feature which eventually became Box of Moonlight. After years of obstacles and other issues pre-production wise, he wrote a short story from his frustration which eventually turned into his second film, Living in Oblivion. See more »


Films that often feature a lead character struggling with a career crisis, often with surreal & humorous circumstances See more »

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