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Dante Spinotti


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 with Michael Mann for the feature Manhunter (1986)... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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L.A. Confidential Cinematographer
(1997)
The Last of the Mohicans Cinematographer
(1992)
The Insider Cinematographer
(1999)
Heat Cinematographer
(1995)

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 2019 Elyse (director of photography) (pre-production)
 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp (director of photography)
 2018 Traffik
 2017 Freak Show
 2015 Edge (TV Movie)
 2015 I Saw the Light (director of photography)
 2014/I Hercules (director of photography)
 2013 Vinodentro
 2012 Rogue (TV Movie)
 2011 Tower Heist (director of photography)
 2011 Chaos (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2011) ... (director of photography)
 2009 Public Enemies (director of photography)
 2008 Blue Blood (TV Movie)
 2008 Flash of Genius (director of photography)
 2008 Visual Acoustics (Documentary)
 2008/I Deception (director of photography)
 2007 Women's Murder Club (TV Series)
 2007 Slipstream (director of photography)
 2006 The Contract (director of photography)
 2006 X-Men: The Last Stand (director of photography)
 2005 Prison Break (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2005)
 2002 Pinocchio (director of photography)
 2002 Red Dragon (director of photography)
 2002 Mercedes 'Lucky Star' (Short)
 2001 Bandits
 2000 Wonder Boys
 1999 The Insider (director of photography)
 1998 Goodbye Lover
 1997 L.A. Confidential (director of photography)
 1996 The Mirror Has Two Faces (director of photography)
 1995 Heat (director of photography)
 1995 The Quick and the Dead (director of photography)
 1994 Nell (director of photography)
 1993 Blink
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (director of photography)
 1991 Hudson Hawk
 1991 True Colors
 1988 Beaches (director of photography)
 1988 Fair Game
 1987 Aria (segment "Die tote Stadt")
 1987 From the Hip
 1986 When the Rain Begins to Fall (Video short)
 1986 Crimes of the Heart (director of photography)
 1986 Manhunter
 1986 Choke Canyon
 1984 Fotografando Patrizia (director of photography)
 1983 Le ambizioni sbagliate (TV Movie)
 1982 La pietra di Marco Polo (TV Series) (director of photography - 1982-1983)
 1981 Il minestrone
 1981 Fosca (TV Movie)
 1979 Paura sul mondo (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1979)
- Episode #1.2 (1979)
- Episode #1.1 (1979)
 1975 Tracce sulla neve (TV Movie)
 1972 I Nicotera (TV Mini-Series)
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Other Works:

Director of photography for Kia Spectra TV commercial "Car Cover" (2004). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Frequently works with Michael Mann and with Brett Ratner. His first collaboration with Mann was Manhunter (1986), and his second collaboration with Ratner was the Manhunter (1986) remake, Red Dragon (2002). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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