My Favorite Cinematographers

by alexaceves1994 | created - 02 Dec 2014 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

1. 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 (...

Skyfall, Coen Brothers (True Grit, No Country For Old Men), Unbroken, Sicario, Blade Runner 2049

2. 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).

His ...

Spielberg Movies

3. Phil Meheux

Cinematographer | Casino Royale

Phil Meheux was born on September 17, 1941 in Sidcup, Kent, England as Philip Meheux. He is known for his work on Casino Royale (2006), The Saint (1997) and The Core (2003).

Casino Royale, Goldeneye

4. 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 (...

The Dark Knight Trilogy, Inception, The Prestige

5. Emmanuel Lubezki

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 ...

Gravity, Like Water For Chocolate, Birdman

6. 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 ...

Indiana Jones Trilogy

7. 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 ...

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol/Rogue Nation, Nightcrawler, Punch Drunk Love

8. Peter Pau

Cinematographer | Wo hu cang long

Pau has been one of the top cinematographers in Hong Kong. After his graduation of Filmmaking at San Francisco Art Institute in 1983, he directed his first feature "The Temptation of Dance" and Wu du qing chou (aka Misty) in the 1990s. Pau has been working with the top directors such as John Woo (_...

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

9. Eduardo Serra

Cinematographer | Girl with a Pearl Earring

Eduardo Serra was born on October 2, 1943 in Lisbon, Portugal. He is known for his work on Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Unbreakable (2000) and Blood Diamond (2006).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 1 & 2, Unbreakable

10. Andrew Lesnie

Cinematographer | King Kong

Andrew Lesnie was born on January 1, 1956 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is known for his work on King Kong (2005), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). He died on April 27, 2015 in Sydney.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

11. 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 ...

Mission Impossible III, Star Trek/Into Darkness, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

12. Hoyte Van Hoytema

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 ...

Her, Interstellar, Spectre, Let The Right One In

13. 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, Spider-Man 2 & 3, Baby Driver, Scott Pilgrim, The World's End

14. 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 ...

Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jurassic Park

15. Don Burgess

Cinematographer | Forrest Gump

Don Burgess was born on May 28, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Don Michael Burgess. He is known for his work on Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997) and Cast Away (2000). He has been married to Bonnie Ann Burgess since December 4, 1982. They have three children.

Forrest Gump, Enchanted, Spider-Man

16. 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 ...

Lawrence of Arabia

17. Dariusz Wolski

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 ...

The Crow, Pirates of the Caribbean Movies, Dark City

18. Robert Richardson

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...

Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Inglorious Basterds)

19. Xiaoding Zhao

Cinematographer | Shi mian mai fu

Xiaoding Zhao is a cinematographer and director, known for House of Flying Daggers (2004), Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) and The Flowers of War (2011).

House of Flying Daggers

20. 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 ...

Ex Machina, Annihilation, Mission: Impossible- Fallout

21. Bruno Delbonnel

Cinematographer | Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Bruno Delbonnel was born in 1957 in Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. He is known for his work on A Very Long Engagement (2004), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Amélie (2001).

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

22. James Laxton

Cinematographer | If Beale Street Could Talk

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2019.

Moonlight



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