Newton Thomas Sigel

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Newton Thomas Sigel was born in August 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is known for his work on Drive (2011), Three Kings (1999) and The Usual Suspects (1995). He is married to Lisa Chang. See full bio »


in Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »


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Drive Cinematographer
Three Kings Cinematographer
The Usual Suspects Cinematographer
X-Men: Apocalypse Cinematographer


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 2022 Dog (director of photography) (completed)
 2021 Cherry (director of photography)
 2020 Da 5 Bloods (director of photography)
 2020 Extraction (director of photography)
 2019 Boursorama Banque: Brad Pitt (Video short)
 2018 Bohemian Rhapsody (director of photography)
 2017 The Gifted (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- eXposed (2017) ... (director of photography)
 2017 Marshall (director of photography)
 2016 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (director of photography)
 2015 Battle Creek (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Battle Creek Way (2015) ... (director of photography)
 2014/I Seventh Son (director of photography)
 2014 X-Men: Days of Future Past (director of photography)
 2013 Jack the Giant Slayer (director of photography)
 2013 Movie 43 (director of photography - segment "Happy Birthday")
 2011/I Drive (director of photography)
 2010 The Conspirator (director of photography)
 2010 Frankie & Alice (director of photography)
 2010 Leap Year (director of photography)
 2008 Valkyrie (director of photography)
 2008 Leatherheads (director of photography)
 2007 Towelhead (director of photography)
 2006 Superman Returns (director of photography)
 2005 The Big Empty (Short) (director of photography)
 2005 The Brothers Grimm (director of photography)
 2004 House (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2004) ... (director of photography)
 2004 Keep Right (Short)
 2003 X2: X-Men United (director of photography)
 2001 Ambush (Short) (director of photography)
 2000 X-Men (director of photography)
 1999 Three Kings
 1998 Apt Pupil (director of photography)
 1998 Fallen (director of photography)
 1996 Blood and Wine (director of photography)
 1996 Foxfire (director of photography - as Tom Sigel)
 1995 The Usual Suspects (director of photography)
 1994 Suspicious (Short)
 1994 Blankman (director of photography - as Tom Sigel)
 1994 A Time to Heal (TV Movie)
 1993 Money for Nothing (director of photography - as Tom Sigel)
 1993 Daybreak (TV Movie) (as Tom Sigel)
 1993 Indian Summer (director of photography - as Tom Sigel)
 1992 Oliver Stone: Inside Out (TV Movie documentary)
 1992 Into the West (as Tom Sigel)
 1992 Crossing the Bridge (as Tom Sigel)
 1991 Salmonberries (director of photography - as Tom Sigel)
 1991 Murder in High Places (TV Movie)
 1990 A Promise to Keep (TV Movie)
 1990 Cop Rock (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1990) ... (director of photography - as Tom Sigel)
 1990 Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie) (segment "So In Love")
 1990 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1990 Turner & Hooch (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Tom Sigel)
 1990 Challenger (TV Movie)
 1990 Teatro! (Documentary) (as Tom Sigel)
 1990 Rock Hudson (TV Movie)
 1989 Rude Awakening (as Thomas Sigel)
 1989 Roe vs. Wade (TV Movie)
 1988 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (director of photography - 3 episodes)
- My Father's Office (1988) ... (director of photography - as Thomas Sigel)
- Swingers (1988) ... (director of photography - as Thomas Sigel)
- Pilot (1988) ... (director of photography - as Thomas Sigel)
 1988 Perfect People (TV Movie)
 1987 Doll Day Afternoon (Video short)
 1987 Tales from the Hollywood Hills: A Table at Ciro's (TV Movie) (director of photography - as Thomas Sigel)
 1987 Great Performances (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Natica Jackson (1987) ... (director of photography - as Thomas Sigel)
 1987 Home Fires (TV Movie)
 1985 Latino
 1984 In Our Hands (Documentary) (as Thomas Sigel)
 1983 When the Mountains Tremble (Documentary)
 1983 Atomic Artist (Documentary short)
 1981 El Salvador: Another Vietnam (Documentary)
 1980 We Are the Guinea Pigs (Documentary)
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Alternate Names:

N. Thomas Sigel | Newton Thomas 'Tom' Sigel | Thomas Newton Sigel | Thomas Sigel | Tom Sigel

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Studied painting in Detroit and New York. Began his career as a painter and was artist in residency at the Whitney Museum in New York. See more »



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