Dante Spinotti


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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 22 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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 2021 Where Are You
 2020/II Fatale
 2020 Elyse (director of photography)
 2019/I Black and Blue
 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp (director of photography)
 2018 Traffik
 2017 Freak Show (director of photography)
 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 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)
 2004 After the Sunset (director of photography)
 2002 Pinocchio (director of photography)
 2002 Red Dragon (director of photography)
 2002 Mercedes 'Lucky Star' (Short)
 2001 Bandits (director of photography)
 2000 The Family Man (director of photography)
 2000 Wonder Boys (director of photography)
 1999 The Insider (director of photography)
 1999 The Other Sister (director of photography)
 1998 Goodbye Lover (director of photography)
 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 (director of photography)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans (director of photography)
 1991 Hudson Hawk (director of photography)
 1991 True Colors (director of photography)
 1990 The Comfort of Strangers (director of photography)
 1989 Torrents of Spring (photography by)
 1988 Beaches (director of photography)
 1988 Fair Game
 1988 Illegally Yours (director of photography)
 1987 Aria (segment "Die tote Stadt")
 1987 From the Hip (director of photography)
 1986 Crimes of the Heart (director of photography)
 1986 Manhunter (director of photography)
 1986 Choke Canyon
 1985 The Berlin Affair (director of photography)
 1984 The Dark Side of Love (director of photography)
 1983 Le ambizioni sbagliate (TV Movie)
 1982 La pietra di Marco Polo (TV Series) (director of photography - 1982-1983)
 1982 Colomba (TV Movie)
 1981 Il minestrone
 1981 Fosca (TV Movie)
 1980 La signorina Else (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 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 »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 10¾" (1.8 m)
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Trivia:

Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC), The Italian Association of Cinematographers (AIC) and the European Federation of Cinematographers (IMAGO). See more »

Trademark:

Frequently works with Michael Mann

Star Sign:

Virgo

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