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Overview (2)

Born in Newark, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameErnest Roscoe Dickerson

Mini Bio (1)

Ernest Roscoe Dickerson A.S.C., aka. Ernest R. Dickerson, is an American film director and cinematographer. As a cinematographer, he is known for his frequent collaborations with Spike Lee. As a director, he is known for films such as Juice (1992), Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995), Bones (2001) and Never Die Alone (2004). He has also directed several episodes of acclaimed television series such as Once Upon a Time (2011), The Wire (2002), Dexter (2006), and The Walking Dead (2010).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Movie Guy

Spouse (1)

? (? - ?) (divorced) (5 children)

Trivia (4)

Graduated from Howard University, an Historically Black college in Washington, DC, and later met filmmaker Spike Lee while both of them were attending New York University's Film School.
Taught film classes at Howard University's School of Communications.
Frequently worked as a cinematographer on many of Spike Lee's early movies.
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1990.

Personal Quotes (2)

(About his movie 'Demon Knight): I've always enjoyed films that did a bit of genre-blending and I thought the story for Demon Knight did that perfectly. It was the perfect storm of horror, humor, thrills, had some mystery to it and a lot of emotion so I immediately knew this was going to be a very atypical horror movie to be involved with.
I've been fortunate enough that the rappers that I have worked with have all taken their work very seriously. I first worked with Tupac on my first film, but that was before he was really known. Then Ice-T came very correct. And Snoop Dogg in Bones took his role very seriously and DMX took his role very seriously. I think, to me, if the person comes to the project really wanting to act or really wanting to create a character and is willing to put in the time and work to do that.

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