My favourite cinematographersby elmer360797 | created - 6 months ago | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
No particular order after the first 10.
1. Alex Thomson
Cinematographer | Hamlet
Alex Thomson entered the film industry in 1946. He worked as regular camera operator to Nicolas Roeg in the 1960s before becoming a director of photography in 1968. His career suffered a hiatus in the mid 1970s when he was injured after falling off a camera rostrum on the set of Jesus Christ ...
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 ...
4. 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 ...
5. 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 ...
6. Jan de Bont
Director | Speed
Jan de Bont was born in the Netherlands to a Roman Catholic Dutch family on the 22 of October 1943. He has always had a creative mind and good mentality for camera techniques and soon got into film as a popular cinematographer. He worked on a huge number of films before finding himself on the ...
Cinematographer | Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Donald Peterman was born on January 3, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Donald William Peterman. He is known for his work on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), Flashdance (1983) and Men in Black (1997). He was married to Sally. He died on February 5, 2011 in Palos Verdes Estates, ...
Cinematographer | The Martian
Dariusz Wolski is a Polish film and music video cinematographer. He is best known for Crimson Tide (1995), Dark City (1998), the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), The Martian (2015) and All the Money in the World (2017).
Many of his ...
10. Dan Mindel
Cinematographer | Star Trek
Dan Mindel was born on May 27, 1958 in Johannesburg, South Africa as Ivor Daniel Mindel. He is known for his work on Star Trek (2009), John Carter (2012) and The Bourne Identity (2002). He has been married to Lisa Fallon since 1992. They have four children. He was previously married to Paula ...
11. 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.
12. Mikael Salomon
Director | The Long Road Home
Mikael Salomon was born and grew up in Denmark. He is originally and primarily a cinematographer. The first feature film he shot was Fantasterne (1967) by Kirsten Stenbæk. After almost two decades as one of his country's finest in the field and only a few foreign productions, he then moved his life...
13. Juan Ruiz Anchía
Cinematographer | Spartan
Juan Ruiz-Anchia, ASC was born in the capital of the Basque Province of Spain, Bilbao. He graduated in 1981 from the American Film Institute (AFI in Hollywood, CA) with a Master in Visual Arts as a Director of Photography. Prior to attending AFI, he graduated from the Escuela Oficial de ...
14. 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...
16. Caleb Deschanel
Cinematographer | The Passion of the Christ
Caleb Deschanel is an American film cinematographer and film/television director. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards, each time in the field of cinematography. The first nomination came in 1983 for the film The Right Stuff (1983). His second was in 1984 for The Natural (1984), the third ...
24. Seamus McGarvey
Cinematographer | Anna Karenina
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 ...
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).
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.
28. Vilmos Zsigmond
Cinematographer | Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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).
29. 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 ...
31. 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 ...
32. Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark
London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...
33. Richard H. Kline
Cinematographer | King Kong
Born in Los Angeles on Nov. 15, 1926, Kline, with the help of his dad, landed a job in the camera department at Columbia Pictures after he graduated from high school in 1943. He worked as a slate boy on Cover Girl (1944), starring Rita Hayworth and Gene Kelly. Richard is the fourth member of my ...
34. Bojan Bazelli
Cinematographer | The Lone Ranger
Cinematographer Bojan Bazelli, ASC is a master image maker who leads the way with his visually groundbreaking work.
He's currently starting prep on director Robert Schwentke's Snake Eyes, a G.I. Joe spinoff following the titular character on a quest to avenge the death of his father. Previously, ...
36. Andrew Laszlo
Cinematographer | Innerspace
Cinematographer Andrew Laszlo was born on January 12, 1926 in Papa, Hungary. Laszlo started out as a camera apprentice at the Motion Picture Studios of Budapest when World War II began. Andrew and his family were sent to a Nazi concentration camp; he was the sole member of his family to survive ...
37. Freddie Francis
Cinematographer | Glory
During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form...