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Michael Chapman is an American cinematographer. He is best known for Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Fugitive (1993), and Primal Fear (1996). Chapman began his film career as a camera operator before making the leap to cinematographer. As a cinematographer, he became famous for his two collaborations with Martin Scorsese. He was also ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Raging Bull Cinematographer
The Fugitive
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 2006 Hoot (director of photography)
 2004 Suspect Zero (director of photography)
 2004 Eulogy
 2004 House of D (director of photography)
 2003 Michael Jackson: Number Ones (Video documentary) (video "Bad")
 2001 Evolution (director of photography)
 2000/I The Watcher (director of photography)
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights (director of photography)
 1996 Space Jam (director of photography)
 1996 Primal Fear (director of photography)
 1995 Michael Jackson: Video Greatest Hits - HIStory (Video documentary) (segment "Bad")
 1993 Rising Sun
 1993 The Fugitive (director of photography)
 1992 Baroque Duet (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography: Performance)
 1991 Doc Hollywood
 1990 Kindergarten Cop (director of photography)
 1990 Quick Change (director of photography)
 1988 Scrooged (director of photography)
 1988 Gotham (TV Movie)
 1988 Shoot to Kill (director of photography)
 1987 Michael Jackson: Bad (Video short) (director of photography)
 1987 The Lost Boys (director of photography)
 1983 The Man with Two Brains (director of photography)
 1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (director of photography)
 1982 Personal Best
 1980 Raging Bull (director of photography)
 1979 The Wanderers
 1979 Hardcore (director of photography)
 1978 Invasion of the Body Snatchers (director of photography)
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (director of photography)
 1978 Fingers (director of photography)
 1978 King (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978)
- Episode #1.2 (1978)
- Episode #1.1 (1978)
 1976 The Next Man
 1976 The Front (director of photography)
 1976 Taxi Driver (director of photography)
 1975 Death Be Not Proud (TV Movie)
 1973 The Last Detail (director of photography)
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Director of photography for Michael Jackson music video "Bad" (1987).

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Mike Chapman

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The thing that really touches me is acting. I believe cinematography is much closer to acting than most people realize. I used to think of actors as the people who never hit the mark, or were late, or angry. Later, I became more appreciative and empathetic. See more »


Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1995.

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