Roberto Schaefer was born in White Plains, New York, USA. He is known for Monster's Ball (2001), The Kite Runner (2007) and Quantum of Solace (2008). He is married to Caroline Eselin. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Monster's Ball Cinematographer
The Kite Runner Cinematographer
Quantum of Solace Cinematographer
The Paperboy Cinematographer


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 2022 The Peripheral (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Creation of a Thousand Forests (2022) ... (television)
- The Doodad (2022)
- Jackpot (2022)
- Haptic Drift (2022)
 2019 Less Than Zero (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 2019 Rattlesnake (director of photography)
 2018 What They Had (director of photography)
 2017 Geostorm (director of photography)
 2016 Term Life (director of photography)
 2015 Miles Ahead
 2013 Family Tree (TV Series) (director of photography - 8 episodes)
- Cowboys (2013) ... (director of photography)
- Indians (2013) ... (director of photography)
- Civil War (2013) ... (director of photography)
- Welcome to America (2013) ... (director of photography)
- Country Life (2013) ... (director of photography)
 2013 The Host (director of photography)
 2012 The Paperboy (director of photography)
 2011 Hallelujah (TV Movie)
 2011 Machine Gun Preacher (director of photography)
 2009 Leaves of Grass (director of photography)
 2008 Quantum of Solace (director of photography)
 2007 The Thick of It (TV Movie)
 2007 The Kite Runner (director of photography)
 2006 For Your Consideration (director of photography)
 2006 Stranger Than Fiction (director of photography)
 2005 At Last
 2005/I Stay
 2004 Finding Neverland (director of photography)
 2002 Robbery Homicide Division (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- A Life of Its Own (2002) ... (director of photography)
 2001 Monster's Ball (director of photography)
 2000 Best in Show (director of photography)
 1999 D.O.A. (TV Movie)
 1996 Just Your Luck (Video)
 1996 Waiting for Guffman (director of photography)
 1995 Loungers
 1994 Cool and the Crazy (TV Movie)
  Rebel Highway (TV Series) (1 episode, 1994) (director of photography - 1 episode, 1994)
- Roadracers (1994) ... (director of photography)
 1994 Roadracers (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1994 Des'ree: You Gotta Be (Music Video)
 1994 Cyndi Lauper: 12 Deadly Cyns... and Then Some (Video documentary) (video "Hey Now [Girls Just Want to Have Fun]")
 1992 Red Shoe Diaries (TV Series) (director of photography - 2 episodes)
- Weekend Pass (1992) ... (director of photography)
- The Bounty Hunter (1992) ... (director of photography)
 1990 Gun: Taking on the World (Music Video)
 1989 U2: All I Want Is You (Music Video)
 1984 Finalmente morta (TV Movie)
 1983 Paul Bowles Across the Strait (Documentary short)
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