Best Cinematographersby ppaolo_84 | created - 01 Oct 2017 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
Cinematographer | Apocalypse Now
Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now (1979)", "Reds (1981)" and "The Last Emperor (1987)". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a ...
Apocalypse now. The last emperor. Il conformista.
2. John Alcott
Cinematographer | Barry Lyndon
John Alcott, the Oscar-winning cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, was born in 1931, in Isleworth, England, the son of movie executive Arthur Alcott, who would become the production controller at Gainsborough Studios during the 1940s.
Alcott began his film...
The shining. A clockwork orange. Barry Lindon
3. Robert Burks
Cinematographer | Vertigo
The favorite cinematographer of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Bros. when he was 19 years old. He climbed his way up from camera operator to assistant camera man and eventually took over the Special Photographic Effects unit at Warners on Stage 5 in 1944. He became an ...
Vertigo. Strangers on a train. Rear window.
Cinematographer | Zelig
Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He's best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather films, as well asWoody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979).
His work on the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and ...
The Godfather trilogy. Annie Hall. Interiors. Manhattan. Klute.
Cinematographer | Casablanca
Arthur Edeson is an American cinematographer who was a pioneer of his craft. His career spanned four decades and encompassed many films now regarded as classics.
Born in New York in 1891, Edeson first worked as a still photographer. In 1911 he entered the movie business at Eclair Studios, a ...
Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, Mutiny on the Bounty, Frankenstein, All Quiet on the Western Front
Cinematographer | Goodfellas
Michael Ballhaus was a German cinematographer. He worked on many American films, including Baby It's You (1983), Old Enough (1984), After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York ...
Die Ehe der Maria Braun. After Hours. Broadcast News. Working Girl. Goodfellas. Dracula. The Age of Innocence. Gangs of New York.
Cinematographer | There Will Be Blood
Robert Elswit is an American cinematographer. He is best known for Boogie Nights (1997), Magnolia (1999), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), There Will Be Blood (2007), Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011), Inherent Vice (2014), and Nightcrawler (2014).
Elswit frequently works with director ...
All of PT Anderson's filmography. The River Wild. Good Night, and Good Luck. Clayton.
Cinematographer | Children of Men
Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks (1993), which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill.
Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker ...
The revenant. Children of men. Gravity. Como agua para chocolate. The Birdcage. Sleepy Hollow. The Tree of Life.
Cinematographer | Medium Cool
Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of ...
One flew over the cuckoo's nest. The Convesation. The Thomas Crown Affair. Who's afraid of Virginia Wolf.
Cinematographer | Cabaret
Goeffrey Unsworth was one of the great cinematographers of the 20th Century, the winner of two Oscars, five BAFTA awards, and three awards from the British Society of Cinematographers for his work as a director of photography. Born in 1914 in Lancashire, England, Unsworth started in the industry in...
2001: A Space Odyssey. Cabaret. Superman. Tess.
11. Sven Nykvist
Cinematographer | The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and...
Persona. Fanny & Alexander. The postman always rings twice. Offret. Crimes and Misdemeanors
12. Freddie Young
Cinematographer | Lawrence of Arabia
Freddie Young was a British cinematographer. He is best known for his work on David Lean's films Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Ryan's Daughter (1970), all three of which won him Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.
Young was an cinematographer on 130 films, including ...
Mogambo. Lust for life. Lawrence of Arabia. Doctor Zhivago.
Cinematographer | Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Robert Richardson an American cinematographer. He is best known for work with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Oliver Stone.
He has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times, for his work on JFK (1991), The Aviator (2004), and Hugo (2011). He is one of three living persons who...
Platoon. Wall street. Casino. Kill Bill. The Aviator. The Hateful Eight. Hugo.
14. Gregg Toland
Cinematographer | Citizen Kane
Born in Illinois in 1904, the only child of Jennie and Frank Toland, Gregg and his mother moved to California several years after his parents divorced in 1910. Through Jennie's work as a housekeeper for several people in the movie business, Gregg may had gotten a $12-a-week job at age 15 as an ...
Wuthering Heights. The Grapes of Wrath. Citizen Kane. The Little Foxes. The Best Years of Our Lives.
15. Robert Surtees
Cinematographer | Ben-Hur
Robert L. Surtees began his working life as a portrait photographer and retoucher, before becoming camera assistant at Universal in 1927. He spent a lengthy apprenticeship (15 years) working under such experienced cinematographers as Hal Mohr, Joseph Ruttenberg and Gregg Toland. Between 1929 and ...
Ben-Hur. The Graduate. Sweet Charity. The Last Picture Show.
16. Gilbert Taylor
Cinematographer | Star Wars
Gilbert Taylor was born on April 21, 1914 in Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), The Omen (1976) and Flash Gordon (1980). He was married to Dee Taylor. He died on August 23, 2013 in Newport, Isle of Wight, England.
Flash Gordon, Star Wars, The Omen, Dr. Strangelove, Repulsion
17. Jack Cardiff
Director | Sons and Lovers
Almost universally considered one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Jack Cardiff was also a notable director. He described his childhood as very happy and his parents as quite loving. They performed in music hall as comedians, so he grew up with the fun that came with their theatrical ...
The Red Shoes. The African Queen. War and Peace. The Prince and the Showgirl.
18. Conrad L. Hall
Cinematographer | Road to Perdition
Born in Tahiti, the son of writer James Norman Hall, author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Conrad Hall studied filmmaking at USC. He and two classmates formed a production company and sold a project to a local television station. Hall's company branched out into making industrial films and TV ...
American Beauty. Road to Perdition.
19. Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer | Brokeback Mountain
Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016).
He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010).
Amores perros. Frida. Brokeback Mountain. Babel. Los abrazos rotos. The Wolf of Wall Street.
20. Janusz Kaminski
Cinematographer | Schindler's List
Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).
Schindler's List. Saving Private Ryan. Minority Report. Le scaphandre et le papillon.
21. Darius Khondji
Cinematographer | Se7en
Darius Khondji was born on October 21, 1955 in Tehran, Iran. He is known for his work on Se7en (1995), The Immigrant (2013) and The Lost City of Z (2016). He is married to Marianne Khondji. They have three children.
Delicatessen. La cité des enfants perdus. Seven. Evita. Panic Room. My Blueberry Nights. Funny Games (2007). Amour. Okja.
22. John Seale
Cinematographer | Mad Max: Fury Road
John Seale was born on October 5, 1942 in Warwick, Queensland, Australia as John Clement Seale. He is known for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The English Patient (1996) and Witness (1985). He has been married to Louise Seale since September 23, 1967. They have two children.
Witness. Gorillas in the Mist. Rain Man. Dead Poets Society. Lorenzo's Oil. The English Patient. The Talented Mr. Ripley. Mad Max: Fury Road.
23. Roger Deakins
Cinematographer | Skyfall
Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve.
He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers.
Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (...
Blade Runner 2049, Revolutionary Road, The Reader, Doubt, The man who wasn't there, The Shawshank Redemption
24. Ernest Haller
Cinematographer | Gone with the Wind
Distinguished American cinematographer Ernest Haller started in the industry in 1914 as an actor with Biograph after leaving his first job as a bank clerk. Within one year he discovered his true calling: being on the other side of the camera. By 1920, he had become a full director of photography ...
Dangerous. Jezebel. Gone with the Wind. Mildred Pierce. Rebel Without a Cause. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
25. Jeff Cronenweth
Cinematographer | Gone Girl
Jeff Cronenweth was born on January 14, 1962 in Los Angeles County, California, USA as Jeffrey Scott Cronenweth. He is known for his work on Gone Girl (2014), The Social Network (2010) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).
Fight Club. One Hour Photo. The Social Network. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Gone Girl.
26. Sacha Vierny
Cinematographer | The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
Sacha Vierny was born on August 10, 1919 in Bois-le-Roi, Seine-et-Marne, France. He was a cinematographer and assistant director, known for The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989), The Pillow Book (1996) and Belle de Jour (1967). He died on May 15, 2001 in Paris, France.
The Pillow Book, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, A Zed & Two Noughts, Belle de jour, Hiroshima mon amour
27. Michael Chapman
Cinematographer | Raging Bull
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 ...
Taxi Driver. Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Raging Bull.
28. Asakazu Nakai
Cinematographer | Ran
Shichinin no samurai. Ran.
29. Luca Bigazzi
Cinematographer | La grande bellezza
Il divo. Copie conforme. La grande bellezza. Youth.
30. Peter Suschitzky
Cinematographer | Eastern Promises
Most of Cronenberg's filmography, Immortal Beloved, The Empire Strikes Back, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Cinematographer | My Fair Lady
Multi-Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (13 in all), Harry Stradling was unique in that he established his reputation both in America and in Europe. He was the nephew of Mary Pickford's cameraman Walter Stradling, who provided the connections for his first job in Hollywood. Walter died in ...
Funny Girl, My Fair Lady, Auntie Mame, Guys and Dolls, Johnny Guitar, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Melodía de arrabal
32. John A. Alonzo
Cinematographer | Chinatown
John A. Alonzo was born on June 12, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Chinatown (1974), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Star Trek Generations (1994). He was married to Jan Murray and Suzanne L. Heltzel. He died on March 13, 2001 in Beverly Hills, California,...
Harold and Maude. Lady Sings the Blues. Chinatown. Norma Rae. Scarface. Overboard. Steel Magnolias.
33. Dean Cundey
Cinematographer | Jurassic Park
Dean Cundey reigns supreme as one of the best, most prolific, and talented cinematographers to ever grace celluloid with his often striking and accomplished photography. Cundey was born on March 12th, 1946, in Alhambra, California. One of his hobbies during his elementary school days was building ...
Apollo 13, Casper, The Flintstones, Jurassic Park, Death Becomes Her, Hook, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Big Business, Big Trouble in Little China, Back to the Future, Romancing the Stone, The Thing, Halloween,
34. Slawomir Idziak
Cinematographer | Trois couleurs: Bleu
Slawomir Idziak was born on January 25, 1945 in Katowice, Slaskie, Poland. He is a cinematographer and writer, known for Three Colors: Blue (1993), Black Hawk Down (2001) and I Want You (1998). He was previously married to Maria Gladkowska.
Black Hawk Down, Gattaca, Trois couleurs: Bleu, La double vie de Véronique
Cinematographer | Blade Runner
Jordan Cronenweth was born on February 20, 1935 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jordan Scott Cronenweth. He is known for his work on Blade Runner (1982), Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) and Altered States (1980). He died on November 29, 1996 in Los Angeles.
Altered States. Blade Runner. Peggy Sue Got Married.
Cinematographer | Slumdog Millionaire
Festen. Dogville. Slumdog Millionaire. Antichrist.
37. Robby Müller
Cinematographer | Breaking the Waves
Robby Müller was born on April 4, 1940 in Willemstad, Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles as Robert Müller. He is known for his work on Breaking the Waves (1996), Paris, Texas (1984) and Dead Man (1995). He died on July 3, 2018 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.
Paris, Texas. Breaking the Waves. Dancer in the Dark.
38. Wally Pfister
Cinematographer | Inception
Wally Pfister is an American cinematographer and film director, who is best known for his work with Christopher Nolan. He is also known for his work on director F. Gary Gray's The Italian Job (2003) and Bennett Miller's Moneyball (2011).
He made his directorial debut with the film Transcendence (...
All of Nolan's films until The Dark Knight Rises.
39. Adrian Biddle
Cinematographer | V for Vendetta
Adrian Biddle was born on July 20, 1952 in Woolwich, London, England. He is known for his work on V for Vendetta (2005), Thelma & Louise (1991) and Aliens (1986). He was married to Mo. He died on December 7, 2005 in London.
V for Vendetta, The Butcher Boy, 1492: The conquest of paradise, Thelma and Louise, Willow, The Princes Bride, Aliens
Cinematographer | Melancholia
Reconstruction. Allegro. Melancholia. Nymphomaniac. Top Five. La región salvaje.
Cinematographer | Dunkirk
Hoyte Van Hoytema was born in Horgen, Switzerland. Van Hoytema is a Dutch-Swedish director of photography known for his work on The Fighter (2010), Her (2013), Interstellar (2014), and Dunkirk (2017). Van Hoytema always wanted to be a filmmaker, therefore he wished to attend a film school in The ...
Låt den rätte komma in. Her. Interstellar.
42. Owen Roizman
Cinematographer | The French Connection
Ace cinematographer Owen Roizman was born September 22, 1936, in Brooklyn, New York. His father Sol was a cinematographer for Fox Movietone News and his uncle Morrie Roizman was a film editor. Owen studied math and physics at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. He began his career shooting TV ...
The exorcist. The french connection. Network. the Addams Family.
43. Kazuo Miyagawa
Cinematographer | Yôjinbô
44. John F. Seitz
Cinematographer | Double Indemnity
Distinguished veteran cinematographer John F. Seitz had eighteen patents for various photographic processes to his name. These included illuminating devices, processes for making dissolves and the matte shot, which he perfected during filming of Rex Ingram's Trifling Women (1922). Seitz started ...
Double Indemnity. Sunset Boulevard.
45. Tak Fujimoto
Cinematographer | The Silence of the Lambs
Tak Fujimoto was born on July 12, 1939 in San Diego, California, USA as Takashi Fujimoto. He is known for his work on The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Sixth Sense (1999) and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977).
The sixth sense. Philadelphia. The Silence of the Lambs
46. Peter Biziou
Cinematographer | Mississippi Burning
The Truman Show, Richard III, In the name of the father, Nine 1/2 Weeks, Pink Floyd: The Wall, Life of Brian
Cinematographer | Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Philippe Rousselot was born on September 4, 1945 in Briey, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is known for his work on Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994), A River Runs Through It (1992) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988).
Dangerous liaisons. Interview with the vampire. Mary Reilly
48. César Charlone
Cinematographer | Blindness
Cidade de Deus. The Constant Gardener. Blindness.
49. Stuart Dryburgh
Cinematographer | The Piano
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2009.
The Piano. Portrait of a Lady
50. Thierry Arbogast
Cinematographer | The Fifth Element
Léon. Le cinquième élément. Lucy.
51. Lajos Koltai
Cinematographer | La leggenda del pianista sull'oceano
Lajos Koltai was born on April 2, 1946 in Budapest, Hungary. He is a cinematographer and director, known for The Legend of 1900 (1998), Malèna (2000) and Fateless (2005). He has been married to Katalin Bordas since 1969.
Mephisto. Home for the Holidays. Malena.
Cinematographer | Paranoid Park
Happy Together. Psycho (1998). In the mood for love. Hero. 2046.
53. Winton C. Hoch
Cinematographer | The Quiet Man
Winton C. Hoch was born on July 31, 1905 in Storm Lake, Iowa, USA. He is known for his work on The Quiet Man (1952), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) and The Searchers (1956). He died on March 20, 1979 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
The Searchers, The Quiet Man, Joan of Arc
54. Seamus McGarvey
Cinematographer | Atonement
SEAMUS McGARVEY (Director of Photography) has collected two Academy Award nominations for his cinematography: on Joe Wright's 2007 WWI drama "Atonement," and his 2012 adaptation of Tolstoy's classic, "Anna Karenina." In addition to the Oscar nominations, McGarvey won the British Society of ...
We need to talk about Kevin. The Hours. The Avangers
55. Affonso Beato
Cinematographer | Todo sobre mi madre
Affonso Beato was born on July 13, 1941 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Affonso Henriques Ferreira Beato. He is a cinematographer and producer, known for All About My Mother (1999), The Queen (2006) and Orfeu (1999).
The Queen. Todo sobre mi madre.
Cinematographer | The Help
Angels in America
57. Howard Atherton
Cinematographer | Bad Boys
Fatal Attraction. Black Rain. Indecent proposal
Cinematographer | La piel que habito
Jose Luis Alcaine has a theory that the Frank Borzage movie A Farewell to Arms (1932) after a story by Ernest Hemingway, was the main and total inspiration for Pablo Picasso in the creation of the "Guernica", one of the most important painting of the 20th century. He believes that several images of...
Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios. La piel que habito.
Cinematographer | A Room with a View
The Remains of the Day, Howards End, A Room with a View
Cinematographer | Amadeus
Miroslav Ondrícek was born on November 4, 1934 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. He is known for his work on Amadeus (1984), Hair (1979) and A League of Their Own (1992). He was married to Eva. He died on March 28, 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic.
61. John Toll
Cinematographer | The Last Samurai
John Toll is an American cinematographer. His filmography spans a wide variety of genres, including epic period drama, comedy, science fiction, and contemporary drama. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in both 1994 and 1995 for Legends of the Fall and Braveheart respectively.
He has ...
Legends of the fall. The thin red line. Braveheart.
62. Lance Acord
Cinematographer | Lost in Translation
Lance Acord was born on September 9, 1964 in Fresno, California, USA. He is a cinematographer and producer, known for Lost in Translation (2003), Where the Wild Things Are (2009) and Marie Antoinette (2006). He is married to Rima. They have two children.
Marie Antoinette. Where the wild things are. Adaptation.
Cinematographer | Thor: Ragnarok
The road. Talk to her. The others. Thor: Ragnarok
Cinematographer | Black Swan
Matthew Libatique is an American cinematographer. He is best known for his work with director Darren Aronofsky on the films Pi (1998), Requiem for a Dream (2000), The Fountain (2006), Black Swan (2010), Noah (2014) and Mother! (2017). He also shot Bradley Cooper's directorial debut film, A Star Is ...
Black Swan. Requiem for a dream. A star is born.
65. Robert D. Yeoman
Cinematographer | The Grand Budapest Hotel
Robert D. Yeoman was born on March 10, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Robert David Yeoman. He is known for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and Drugstore Cowboy (1989).
Wes Anderson's filmography
Cinematographer | Les amours imaginaires
Les amours imaginaires, J'ai tué ma mère
67. Bill Pope
Cinematographer | The Matrix
Bill Pope was born on June 19, 1952 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA as William Homer Pope. He is a cinematographer and director, known for The Matrix (1999), The Jungle Book (2016) and Spider-Man 2 (2004). He is married to Sharon Oreck. They have one child.
The matrix. Scott pilgrim vs the world
68. Vilmos Zsigmond
Cinematographer | The Black Dahlia
Along with László Kovács, a fellow student who fled Hungary in 1956, Zsigmond rose to prominence in the 1970s. He is known for his use of natural light and vivid use of color on features such as The Long Goodbye (1973) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
The Deer Hunter, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Funny Lady, Deliverance
69. Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer | L.A. Confidential
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 ...
L.A. Confidential, Nell, Frankie and Johnny, The Last of the Mohicans, Beaches
70. Rob Hardy
Cinematographer | Annihilation
Rob Hardy BSC is best known for his work on 'RED RIDING 1974' - 'EX MACHINA' and 'BOY A' for which he won a BAFTA.
Most recently, he completed principle photography on 'EUPHORIA' , Produced by and staring Alicia Vikander along with Eva Green & Charlotte Rampling.
In addition he has shot Alex ...
71. Bradford Young
Cinematographer | Arrival
Bradford Young is an American cinematographer. His feature films as director of photography include White Lies, Black Sheep (2007), Pariah (2011), Restless City (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013), Mother of George (2013), and Arrival (2016).
In January 2017, Young ...
Arrival, A Most Violent Year