Best Director/Cinematographer Partnerships

by jackhen-29443 | created - 03 Jan 2019 | updated - 03 Jan 2019 | Public

The most legendary director and cinematographer team-ups in the industry

1. 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 ...

Michael Powell

2. 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...

Ingmar Bergman

3. Janusz Kaminski

Cinematographer | War Horse

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).

His ...

Steven Spielberg

4. Vittorio Storaro

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 ...

Bernardo Bertolucci

5. 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 ...

David Lean

6. Raoul Coutard

Director | Hoa-Binh

Raoul Coutard was born on September 16, 1924 in Paris, France. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Hoa Binh (1970), Contempt (1963) and Pierrot le Fou (1965). He died on November 8, 2016 in Labenne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France.

Jean-Luc Godard

7. Christian Matras

Cinematographer | La grande illusion

Christian Matras was born on December 29, 1903 in Valence, Drôme, Rhône-Alpes, France. He was a cinematographer and director, known for Grand Illusion (1937), Swords of Blood (1962) and Billeting Order (1932). He died on May 4, 1977 in Paris, France.

Max Ophüls

8. 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 Gattaca (1997). He was previously married to Maria Gladkowska.

Krzysztof Kieślowski

9. Kazuo Miyagawa

Cinematographer | Yôjinbô

Kazuo Miyagawa was born on February 25, 1908 in Kyoto, Japan. He is known for his work on Yojimbo (1961), Rashomon (1950) and Brother (1960). He died on August 7, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan.

Kenji Mizoguchi

10. Christopher Doyle

Cinematographer | Paranoid Park

Christopher Doyle was born on May 2, 1952 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is a cinematographer and actor, known for Paranoid Park (2007), Hero (2002) and 2046 (2004).

Wong Kar-wai

11. Robert Elswit

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 ...

Paul Thomas Anderson

12. Matthew Libatique

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 ...

Darren Aronofsky

13. Chung-hoon Chung

Cinematographer | Ah-ga-ssi

Chung-hoon Chung was born on June 15, 1970 in Seoul, South Korea. He is a cinematographer and writer, known for The Handmaiden (2016), Oldboy (2003) and Stoker (2013).

Chan-wook Park

14. 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 (...

Coen brothers Denis Villeneuve

15. Emmanuel Lubezki

Cinematographer | Gravity

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 ...

Alfonso Cuarón Alejandro González Iñárritu Terrence Malick

16. Agnès Godard

Cinematographer | Beau travail

Agnès Godard was born in 1951 in France. She is known for her work on Beau travail (1999), Home (2008) and Wings of Desire (1987).

Claire Denis

17. 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).

David Fincher

18. Edward Lachman

Cinematographer | Carol

Edward Lachman was born on March 31, 1948 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Carol (2015), Far from Heaven (2002) and Ken Park (2002).

Todd Haynes

19. Ping Bin Lee

Cinematographer | Faa yeung nin wa

Ping Bin Lee was born in 1954 in Taiwan. He is known for his work on In the Mood for Love (2000), The Assassin (2015) and Norwegian Wood (2010).

Hsiao-Hsien Hou

20. 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 ...

Michael Mann

21. 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 (...

Christopher Nolan

22. Luca Bigazzi

Cinematographer | La grande bellezza

Luca Bigazzi was born in 1958 in Milan, Lombardy, Italy. He is known for his work on The Great Beauty (2013), Youth (2015) and This Must Be the Place (2011).

Paolo Sorrentino

23. 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

24. Anthony Dod Mantle

Cinematographer | Slumdog Millionaire

Anthony Dod Mantle was born on April 14, 1955 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. He is known for his work on Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Antichrist (2009) and 127 Hours (2010).

Danny Boyle

25. Guillermo Navarro

Cinematographer | El laberinto del fauno

Guillermo Navarro was born in 1955 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. He is a cinematographer and director, known for Pan's Labyrinth (2006), I Am Number Four (2011) and Pacific Rim (2013).

Guillermo del Toro

26. Christian Berger

Cinematographer | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

1973 founded own production company TTV Film. Extensive work as a documentary film-maker. 1977 building of experimental video studio. Work with and technical support for various young film-makers working under TTV Film. 1980/81 increasing work in TV plays, screen adaptations with various authors, ...

Michael Haneke

27. Benoît Debie

Cinematographer | Enter the Void

Benoît Debie is known for his work on Enter the Void (2009), The Sisters Brothers (2018) and Spring Breakers (2012).

Gaspar Noé

28. Robert Richardson

Cinematographer | Inglourious Basterds

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...

Oliver Stone Quentin Tarantino

29. Tom Stern

Cinematographer | Changeling

Tom Stern was born on December 16, 1946 in Palo Alto, California, USA as Thomas Evans Stern. He is known for his work on Changeling (2008), Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and Letters from Iwo Jima (2006). He was previously married to Françoise Combadière.

Clint Eastwood

30. 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 ...

John Carpenter Robert Zemeckis

31. Peter Suschitzky

Cinematographer | Eastern Promises

Peter Suschitzky was born on July 25, 1941 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. He is known for his work on Eastern Promises (2007), Dead Ringers (1988) and Naked Lunch (1991).

David Cronenberg

32. Harris Savides

Cinematographer | Elephant

Harris Savides was born on September 28, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a cinematographer, known for Elephant (2003), Zodiac (2007) and Birth (2004). He was married to Medine Chenet. He died on October 9, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City.

Gus Van Sant

33. Barry Ackroyd

Cinematographer | The Hurt Locker

Barry Ackroyd was born on May 12, 1954 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. He is known for his work on The Hurt Locker (2008), Captain Phillips (2013) and The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006).

Ken Loach

34. Alain Marcoen

Cinematographer | Le gamin au vélo

Alain Marcoen is known for his work on The Kid with a Bike (2011), The Child (2005) and L'âge de raison, le cinéma des frères Dardenne (2013).

Dardenne brothers

35. Frank Griebe

Cinematographer | Lola rennt

Frank Griebe was born on August 28, 1964 in Hamburg, West Germany. He is known for his work on Run Lola Run (1998), Cloud Atlas (2012) and Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006).

Tom Tykwer



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