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Phedon Papamichael (II)

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, the 35mm black & white SPUD, ... See full bio »
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 2015/II Help (Short)
 2014 The Monuments Men (director of photography)
 2013 Nebraska (director of photography)
 2012 This Is 40 (director of photography)
 2012 The Gamblers: The Ledge (TV Mini-Series) (director of photography)
 2011/I Maniac (Short)
 2011 The Descendants (director of photography)
 2011 The Ides of March (director of photography)
 2010 Knight and Day (director of photography)
 2010 Arcadia Lost
 2008/I W. (director of photography)
 2007 3:10 to Yuma (director of photography)
 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness (director of photography)
 2006 Men in Trees (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2006) ... (director of photography)
 2006 10 Items or Less (director of photography)
 2005 The Weather Man (director of photography)
 2005 Walk the Line
 2005 Lights2 (Short)
 2004 Mathilde
 2004 Sideways
 2003 Who Killed the Idea? (Short)
 2003 Identity
 2003 Other Side of the Road (Short)
 2002 I Drink, I Gamble and I Write: The Making of Barfly (Video documentary short)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Twelve Miles to Trona")
 2001 America's Sweethearts (director of photography)
 1998 Patch Adams (director of photography)
 1997 Mousehunt (director of photography)
 1997 The Locusts (director of photography)
 1996 Phenomenon (director of photography)
 1996 Bio-Dome
 1995 White Dwarf (TV Movie)
 1995 While You Were Sleeping (director of photography)
 1993 Cool Runnings (director of photography)
 1993 Wild Palms (TV Mini-Series) (5 episodes)
- Hungry Ghosts (1993)
- Rising Sons (1993)
 1992 Poison Ivy
 1990 Streets
 1989 After Midnight (director of photography)
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Alexander [Payne] said he wanted the actors [in Nebraska (2013)] to play with the frame where we show them in a single shot. We'd show how small and lost they are in this world and the loneliness and isolation - all these themes we have in this film: the lack of communication. When people talk they rarely have eye contact, they stare at the TV. See more »


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