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Jim Plannette


Jim's father Homer Plannette worked as a gaffer in the movie business from 1919 to 1969. He collaborated with cinematographers on films such as Cover Girl, It's a Wonderful Life, Duel in the Sun, High Noon, Sweet Smell of Success, The Greatest Story Ever Told, and two Academy Award Winners for Best Cinematography, Shanghai Express and The Diary of... See full bio »

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Known For

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Camera and Electrical Department
(1982)
Young Frankenstein Camera and Electrical Department
(1974)
Braveheart Camera and Electrical Department
(1995)
The Artist Camera and Electrical Department
(2011)

Filmography

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  Jacob's Ladder (gaffer - as James Plannette) (completed)
 2019 The Lilac Thief (Short) (gaffer) (completed)
 2018 Skyscraper (additional photography)
 2017 Kings (gaffer)
 2017 Woodshock (gaffer)
 2016 Wakefield (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2016 Business Unusual (Short) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2015 Wasted Beauty (Short) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2015 Barbados (Short) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2015 Suffragette (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2015/I The Perfect Guy (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2015/VI The Gift (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2015 A Gifted Amateur (Short) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2014 Million Dollar Arm (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2013 Behind the Candelabra (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2013 A Single Shot (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2012/II Photo Finish (Short) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2012 Arthur Newman (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2011 Monte Carlo (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2011/I The Artist (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2011 The Adjustment Bureau (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2009 A Single Man (gaffer)
 2009/I The Road (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2008 Skip Tracer (TV Movie) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2008 The Great Buck Howard (gaffer: additional unit)
 2007 Nancy Drew (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2007 Ocean's Thirteen (chief lighting technician)
 2006 The Good German (chief lighting technician)
 2006/I Even Money (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2005 The Family Stone (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2005 Syriana (chief lighting technician: overseas)
 2004 Ocean's Twelve (chief lighting technician)
 2004 Eros (gaffer - segment "Equilibrium")
 2004 The Girl Next Door (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2003 Runaway Jury (gaffer)
 2003 Gigli (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2002 Solaris (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2002 S1m0ne (gaffer)
 2002 The Good Girl (gaffer: additional photography)
 2001 Ocean's Eleven (chief lighting technician)
 2001 Impostor (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 2001 Heist (gaffer)
 2000 Nothing (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 2000 Traffic (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 2000 Bounce (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1999 Magnolia (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1999 8MM (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1999 She's All That (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1998 Poodle Springs (TV Movie) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1998 My Giant (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1998 Dangerous Beauty (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1997 The Rainmaker (chief lighting technician)
 1996 Jack (chief lighting technician)
 1996 Twister (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1995 Braveheart (gaffer)
 1994 Legends of the Fall (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1994 The River Wild (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1993 Free Willy (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1993 Street Knight (chief lighting technician)
 1991 For the Boys (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1991 All I Want for Christmas (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1991 The Fisher King (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1990 Rocky V (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1990 Shangri-La Plaza (TV Movie) (gaffer)
 1990 Opportunity Knocks (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1989 Next of Kin (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1988 Big Top Pee-wee (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1987 Someone to Watch Over Me (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1987 Innerspace (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1986 The Boy Who Could Fly (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1986 Blue City (chief lighting technician - as James Plannette)
 1985 Beyond Reason (gaffer)
 1982 Night Shift (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1982 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1982 Cannery Row (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1981 The Legend of the Lone Ranger (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1980 Inside Moves (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1980 Willie & Phil (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1980 Belle Starr (TV Movie) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1980 Tom Horn (gaffer)
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie) (gaffer)
 1979 Portrait of a Stripper (TV Movie) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1979 Champions: A Love Story (TV Movie) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1978 The Cheap Detective (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1978 Casey's Shadow (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1977 Which Way Is Up? (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1976 Two-Minute Warning (gaffer - as James Plannette, uncredited)
 1976 Sounder, Part 2 (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1976 Birch Interval (gaffer - as Jim Planette)
 1975 A Girl Named Sooner (TV Movie) (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1974 Young Frankenstein (gaffer - as James Plannette)
 1974 The Gravy Train (gaffer)
 1973 Dillinger (best boy)
 1973 Coffy (gaffer - as James Plannett)
 1972 Up the Sandbox (best boy - uncredited)
 1972 The Magnificent Seven Ride! (best boy - uncredited)
 1972 Hammersmith Is Out (gaffer - uncredited)
 1971 The Andromeda Strain (lighting technician - uncredited)
Show Show Cinematographer (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Jim Planette | James Plannett | James Plannette

Height:

5' 11½" (1.82 m)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Became a Member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Members-at-Large Branch in 2018.

Nickname:

Gentleman Jim

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