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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 24 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (director of photography)
 2012/I My Valentine (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 Scotland, Pa.
 2000 Memento (director of photography)
 1999 The Hi-Line
 1994 The Last Laugh (Short)
 1991 The Unborn
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Other Works:

Photographed and directed Got Milk? TV commercial "Midnight Run". See more »

Alternate Names:

Walter Pfister
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Personal Quote:

Sadly, some people think of good cinematography as a beautiful sunset or a spectacular vista. I believe we affect the audience in a much more subtle way. We're manipulating them emotionally with light, darkness, colors, contrast and composition. I know the Dogme 95 theories, but I believe actors respond to light. Just look at a Rembrandt or Caraveggio painting or any of the Dutch masters, and ... See more »

Trivia:

Caught the film bug after seeing Shamus (1973) with Burt Reynolds being shot on location in his New York neighborhood when he was just a 10-year-old boy. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Christopher Nolan See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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