Dante Spinotti Poster


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Overview (2)

Born in Tolmezzo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Height 5' 10¾" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dante Spinotti was born in Tolmezzo, Udine, in the northeastern Italian Region of Friuli. He began his career at RAI (Italian TV), before that he spent lot of time in Kenia as cinematographer for his uncle. In 1985, producer Dino De Laurentiis offered him a chance to work in USA for the first time with Michael Mann for the feature Manhunter (1986). From that experience, Spinotti became one of the most appreciated cinematographer in Hollywood. His particular vision gives a movie a great sense of reality. Among his works are: The Last of the Mohicans (1992) (Academy Nomination), Heat (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997) (Academy Nomination), The Insider (1999) (Academy Nomination), and Wonder Boys (2000). He married his wife Marcella, and they live in Los Angeles, Rome, and Tolmezzo.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Fabio Pirovano <glaeken@canavese.it>

Trivia (2)

Frequently works with Michael Mann and with Brett Ratner. His first collaboration with Mann was Manhunter (1986), and his second collaboration with Ratner was the Manhunter (1986) remake, Red Dragon (2002).
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

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