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Dean Cundey

Dean Cundey reigns supreme as one of the best, most prolific, and talented cinematographers to ever grace celluloid with his often striking and accomplished photography. Cundey was born on March 12th, 1946, in Alhambra, California. One of his hobbies during his elementary school days was building miniature sets. Moreover, Cundey was an avid reader... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Back to the Future Cinematographer
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 2016/II Weddings Inc. (completed)
 2016/I Weddings Inc. (Short) (completed)
  Nightmare City (rumored) (announced)
 2017 Slamma Jamma
 2016/I Stripped (Short)
 2016 Bad Timing (Short)
 2015 Diablo (director of photography)
 2015 Control Your State (Short)
 2014/II Freedom
 2014 Sophia Grace & Rosie's Royal Adventure (Video) (director of photography)
 2012 Ten Men on the Field (Short) (interiors)
 2011/I Jack and Jill
 2011 To Beauty (Short)
 2011 Back for the Future (Short) (director of photography)
 2010 Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2010 The Spy Next Door (director of photography)
 2008 Camp Rock (TV Movie)
 2007/I Whisper (director of photography)
 2006 The Holiday (director of photography)
 2005 The West Wing (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Freedonia (2005)
 2004 Garfield (director of photography)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action (director of photography)
 2001 The Face: Jesus in Art (Video documentary)
 2001 Religion & Ethics Newsweekly (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2000 What Women Want (director of photography)
 1999 Partners (TV Movie)
 1998 Krippendorf's Tribe (director of photography)
 1997 Flubber (director of photography)
 1995/I Apollo 13 (director of photography)
 1995 Casper (director of photography)
 1993 Jurassic Park
 1992 Death Becomes Her (director of photography)
 1991 Hook
 1990 Back to the Future Part III (director of photography)
 1990 Citizen Soldier (Video) (as Dean Cundy)
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (director of photography)
 1989 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1989 Road House
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit (director of photography)
 1988 Big Business (director of photography)
 1987 Project X
 1985 Warning Sign (director of photography)
 1985 Back to the Future (director of photography)
  Tales of the Unexpected (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1981) (director of photography - 2 episodes, 1983 - 1984)
- Bird of Prey (1984) ... (director of photography)
- The Turn of the Tide (1983) ... (director of photography)
- A Glowing Future (1981)
- The Best Policy (1981)
 1984 Invitation to Hell (TV Movie)
 1984 Romancing the Stone (director of photography)
 1984 Amazons (TV Movie)
 1983 D.C. Cab
 1983 Psycho II
 1983 The Invisible Woman (TV Movie)
 1982 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (director of photography)
 1982 The Thing (director of photography)
 1981 Halloween II (director of photography)
 1981 Jaws of Satan (director of photography)
 1981 Separate Ways
 1980 Without Warning (director of photography)
 1980 Galaxina
 1980 The Fog (director of photography)
 1979 Roller Boogie (director of photography)
 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School (director of photography)
 1979 Angels' Brigade (director of photography)
 1978 Halloween (director of photography)
 1978 Hi-Riders (director of photography)
 1977 Bare Knuckles (director of photography)
 1977 Satan's Cheerleaders (director of photography)
 1976 The Human Tornado (uncredited)
 1976 Black Shampoo (director of photography)
 1976 The Witch Who Came from the Sea (uncredited)
 1974 Where the Red Fern Grows (director of photography)
 1973 The No Mercy Man (director of photography)
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Alternate Names:

Dean R. Cundey | Dean Cundy

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For me, the special satisfaction in being a director of photography -- you might even call it my private ego trip -- is knowing that the work I do will live on after I'm gone. Most people have jobs in which the work disappears after they have performed it. I'm very fortunate to work in a profession which has lasting value. It gives me a unique form of immortality. It certainly isn't comparable to... See more »


Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1986. See more »

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