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Robert Richardson was born on August 27, 1955 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA as Robert Bridge Richardson. He is known for his work on Django Unchained (2012), Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003). See full bio »
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Won 3 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 92 nominations. See more awards »

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Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds Cinematographer
Django Unchained
Django Unchained Cinematographer
Shutter Island
Shutter Island Cinematographer
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Cinematographer


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 2013/I Wild Horses (Short)
 2013 World War Z (uncredited)
 2012 Django Unchained (director of photography)
 2011 Hugo (director of photography)
 2010 Eat Pray Love (director of photography)
 2010 Shutter Island (director of photography)
 2009 Inglourious Basterds (director of photography)
 2008 Standard Operating Procedure (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2008 Shine a Light (Documentary) (director of photography)
 2006 The Good Shepherd (director of photography)
 2004 The Aviator (director of photography)
 2004 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (director of photography)
 2003 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (director of photography)
 2002 The Four Feathers (director of photography)
 2001 Powder Keg (Short) (director of photography - as Bob Richardson)
 1999 Bringing Out the Dead (director of photography)
 1999 Snow Falling on Cedars (director of photography)
 1998 The Horse Whisperer (director of photography)
 1997 Wag the Dog (director of photography)
 1997 Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Documentary) (director of photography)
 1997 U Turn (director of photography)
 1995 Nixon (director of photography)
 1995 Casino (director of photography)
 1994 Natural Born Killers (director of photography)
 1993 Heaven & Earth (director of photography)
 1992 A Few Good Men (director of photography)
 1991 JFK (director of photography)
 1991 City of Hope
 1991 The Doors (director of photography)
 1989 Born on the Fourth of July (director of photography)
 1988 Talk Radio (director of photography)
 1988 Eight Men Out (director of photography)
 1987 Wall Street (director of photography)
 1987 Dudes
 1986 Platoon (director of photography)
 1986 Salvador
 1985 Losin' It: Sex and the American Teenager (TV Movie documentary) (director of photography)
 1982 Desperate Dreams (TV Movie documentary)
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Photographed and directed Kodak TV commercial "Amazon" (2003). See more »

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Bob Richardson

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I took my name off World War Z (2013). It was a digital show. We worked very hard coming up with lookup tables [a digital roadmap]. They were pretty radical, but they were a look the studio had agreed upon. There was no disagreement with the studio, nor the director. Then they dropped it all. They chose their own lookup tables. And a little later, they decided they were going to release it in 3D.... See more »


As of 2012 he, Vittorio Storaro and Conrad L. Hall are the only cinematographers to win three Oscars. See more »


One strong key light facing straight down to create a pool of light or a bounce light off of a performer. See more »



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