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Thomas E. Ackerman

Cinematographer Thomas Ackerman was born on 14 September, 1948 at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and enrolled in the University of Iowa, where he took a cinema course. He was hired by the university to shoot football games and training films for its School of Dentistry. In 1968 he went to work for Oscar-winning filmmaker Charles Guggenheim, who became his ... See full bio »

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 2015 Night of the Living Deb (director of photography)
 2011 Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 2009 Infestation (as Thomas Ackerman)
 2009 Fired Up! (as Thomas Ackerman)
 2008 Superhero Movie (director of photography)
 2007 Balls of Fury (director of photography)
 2006 Scary Movie 4
 2005 Are We There Yet? (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (as Thomas Ackerman)
 2002 Snow Dogs (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 2001 Rat Race (as Thomas Ackerman)
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 2000 Beautiful Joe (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 1999 The Muse (as Thomas Ackerman)
 1997 George of the Jungle (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 1995 Jumanji (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 1993 Dennis the Menace (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 1991 True Identity (director of photography - as Tom Ackerman)
 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 1988 Moonwalker
 1988 Beetlejuice (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 1986 Back to School (director of photography)
 1985 Roadhouse 66 (as Thomas Ackerman)
 1985 Girls Just Want to Have Fun (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 1982 Foxfire Light (director of photography - as Thomas Ackerman)
 1980 New Year's Evil (as Edward Thomas)
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Thomas Ackerman | Tom Ackerman | Edward Thomas

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