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Mike Benson (II)

Mike Benson is known for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Rush Hour (1998) and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983). See full bio »
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Filmography

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 2012 Line of Duty (TV Series) (lighting - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... (lighting)
 2009 Observe and Report (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 2008 The Eye (director of photography: second unit, New Mexico - as Michael A. Benson)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (director of photography: second unit)
 2006 Date Movie (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 2004 Catch That Kid (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 2002 Path to War (TV Movie) (additional director of photography: second unit)
 2002 Ali G Indahouse (director of photography: Los Angeles - as Michael Benson)
 2001 The One (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 2001 The Score (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen? (director of photography: second unit - as Michael Benson)
 2001 Just Visiting (additional photography - as Michael A. Benson)
 2000 X-Men (director of photography: second unit)
 1999/I Ride with the Devil (director of photography: second unit - as Michael Benson)
 1999 The Bone Collector (additional cinematographer)
 1999 Virus (director of photography: second unit)
 1998 Rush Hour (director of photography: additional unit, Hong Kong) / (director of photography: second unit)
 1998 The X Files (director of photography: second unit)
 1998 Black Dog (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 1997 Switchback (director of photography: second unit - as Michael Benson)
 1997 Volcano (camera operator: second unit - as Michael A. Benson) / (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 1997 The Saint (director of photography: Russia second unit)
 1996 2 Days in the Valley (director of photography: second unit - as Michael Benson)
 1996 Eraser (director of photography: second unit)
 1996 Broken Arrow (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 1995 The Tie That Binds (aerial director of photography)
 1995 Virtuosity (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 1995 Species (director of photography: Utah)
 1994 Clear and Present Danger (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 1993 Made in America (camera operator: second unit)
 1993 Sliver (additional photographer - as Michael A. Benson)
 1993 Blood In, Blood Out (director of photography: additional unit - uncredited)
 1993 Nowhere to Run (photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 1992 Whispers in the Dark (director of photography: second unit - as Michael Benson)
 1992 Patriot Games (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 1992 Sister Act (camera operator)
 1992 CrissCross (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1992 White Men Can't Jump (camera operator - as Michael Alan Benson)
 1991 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (camera operator: "a" camera - as Michael A. Benson) / (director of photography: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 1991/I White Fang (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1990 Ghost (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1989 Worth Winning (camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1989 Turner & Hooch (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson) / (camera operator: second unit - as Michael A. Benson)
 1989 The Karate Kid, Part III (camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1989 Who's Harry Crumb? (camera operator: Los Angeles)
 1988 Alien Nation (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1988 Baby M (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1988 For Keeps? (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1987 No Way Out (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1987 White Water Summer (camera operator)
 1987 Beverly Hills Cop II (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1987 Malone (camera operator)
 1987 Burglar (camera operator: second unit, San Francisco - as Michael Benson)
 1985 Love Lives On (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1985 Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1985 Vision Quest (camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1984 Family Secrets (TV Movie) (camera operator)
 1984 The Buddy System (camera operator)
 1984 Up the Creek (camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1983 To Be or Not to Be (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1983 The Osterman Weekend (camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1983 Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (operating cameraman)
 1982 Night Shift (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1982 The Challenge (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1981 The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper (camera operator)
 1981 Continental Divide (camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1980 The Formula (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1980 How to Beat the High Co$t of Living (camera operator)
 1980 The Blues Brothers (second camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1980 When Time Ran Out... (camera operator)
 1979 The Amityville Horror (camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1979 Over the Edge (additional camera operator - uncredited)
 1979 The Champ (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1979 Love and Bullets (camera operator - as Mike Benson)
 1979 Salvage 1 (TV Series) (camera operator - 1 episode)
- Salvage (1979) ... (camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1978 The Swarm (camera operator)
 1978 Nowhere to Run (TV Movie) (camera operator - as Michael A. Benson)
 1977 The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training (camera operator - as Michael Benson)
 1977 The Other Side of Midnight (camera operator)
 1976 Spencer's Pilots (TV Series) (camera operator - 6 episodes)
- The Explosives (1976) ... (camera operator)
- The Search (1976) ... (camera operator)
- The Hitchhiker (1976) ... (camera operator)
- The Matchbook (1976) ... (camera operator)
- The Drone (1976) ... (camera operator)
 1975 White Line Fever (camera operator)
 1973 Papillon (assistant cameraman - as Michael Benson)
 1973 Harry in Your Pocket (first assistant camera - as Michael Benson)
 1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride! (assistant camera - uncredited)
 1971 Happy Birthday, Wanda June (camera assistant - uncredited)
 1971 Skin Game (camera assistant - uncredited)
 1971 The Andromeda Strain (assistant camera - uncredited)
 1970 Patton (assistant camera - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Michael A. Benson | Michael Alan Benson | Michael Benson
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Trivia:

While filming second unit for Sliver (1993), he was involved in a helicopter crash together with Christopher Duddy (Visual Effects) and Craig Hosking (pilot). He was the last one to be rescued after having spent two days inside the Pu'u 'O'o crater of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Ironically, the volcano scenes ended up being cut from the final release of the production. See more »

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