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Wally Pfister


Wally Pfister was born on July 8, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Walter Pfister. He is known for his work on The Dark Knight (2008), Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). He has been married to Anna Julien since 1992. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 25 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Cinematographer
(2008)
Inception
Inception Cinematographer
(2010)
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises Cinematographer
(2012)
Batman Begins
Batman Begins Cinematographer
(2005)

Filmography

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 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (director of photography)
 2012 Paul McCartney: My Valentine (Video short)
 2012 Marley (Documentary)
 2011 Moneyball (director of photography)
 2010 Inception (director of photography)
 2008 The Dark Knight (director of photography)
 2006 The Prestige (director of photography)
 2005 Slow Burn (director of photography)
 2005 Batman Begins (director of photography)
 2003 The Italian Job (director of photography)
 2002 Laurel Canyon
 2002 Insomnia (director of photography)
 2001 Rustin
 2001 Sanctuary (TV Movie)
 2001 Scotland, Pa. (director of photography)
 2000 Memento (director of photography)
 2000 Sharing the Secret (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1999 The Hi-Line
 1998 Breakfast with Einstein (TV Movie)
 1998 Rhapsody in Bloom (TV Movie)
 1997 A Kid in Aladdin's Palace (Video) (director of photography - as Walter Pfister)
 1995 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1995 The Granny (Video)
 1994 The Last Laugh (Short)
 1994 Stranger by Night (Video)
 1994 Animal Instincts II (Video)
 1993 Mirror Images II (Video)
 1993 Amityville: A New Generation (Video) (director of photography)
 1993 Stepmonster (Video)
 1992 Inside Out IV (Video)
 1992 Animal Instincts (Video)
 1992 Inside Out III (Video)
 1992 Night Rhythms (Video)
 1992 Sketch Artist (TV Movie)
 1992 Inside Out II (Video)
 1992 Secret Games (Video)
 1991 Lower Level (Video)
 1991 Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Inside Out (Video)
 1991 The Unborn
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Other Works:

Director of photography for Nike TV commercial "Push" (2006). See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter Pfister
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Personal Quote:

Film has an enormous amount of exposure latitude and dynamic range, which gives us infinite creative ability in creating images. I can underexpose it by 3 stops and overexpose it by 5 stops within the same frame and see the entire spectrum on the screen. That's simply not possible in any digital format I've seen. Every digital camera is trying hard to emulate 35mm film, and there's a reason for ... See more »

Trivia:

Grandfather was the city editor of a newspaper in Wisconsin. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Christopher Nolan See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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