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Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Cinematography ...
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Cast (feature film)

1.
Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo, The (2007)
Like many young dreamers before him, immigrant son John A. Alonzo moved to Hollywood to be an actor. He found his true calling, however, behind the camera and became one of the premiere cinematographers of post-1960 Hollywood. Through interviews with stars, directors, and fellow cinematographers, th
2.
Cinematographer Style (2006)
Celebrates the art of motion picture photography, and examines how and why movies look the way they do. With interviews of 110 leading cinematographers around the world, director and cinematographer Jon Fauer explores how his colleagues use technique and technology, art and lighting to tell stories

Cinematography (feature film)

3.
Jupiter Ascending (2014)
Jupiter's life is a miserable disappointment until she learns that her genetic signature marks her for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.
4.
Iron Man 3 (2013)
When his world is torn apart, Tony Stark must face his most powerful enemy yet.
5.
Cloud Atlas (2012)
Six interlocking stories, spanning the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, weave a tale of human drama through the ages.
6.
Adjustment Bureau, The (2011)
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas--a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart. David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself--the men of The Adjustment Bureau--who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.
7.
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
Mr. Popper is a driven businessman who is clueless when it comes to the important things in life - until he inherits six penguins that teach him valuable lessons about family.
8.
It's Complicated (2009)
Jane is the mother of three grown kids, owns a thriving Santa Barbara bakery/restaurant and has-after a decade of divorce-an amicable relationship with her ex-husband, attorney Jake. But when Jane and Jake find themselves out of town for their son's college graduation, things start to get complicated. An innocent meal together turns into the unimaginable-an affair. With Jake remarried to the much younger Agness, Jane is now, of all things, the other woman. Caught in the middle of their renewed romance is Adam, an architect hired to remodel Jane's kitchen. Healing from a divorce of his own, Adam starts to fall for Jane, but soon realizes he's become part of a love triangle. Should Jane and Jake move on with their lives, or is love truly lovelier the second time around? It's-complicated.
9.
Shine a Light (2008)
In autumn 2006 the Rolling Stones gave two concerts at Beacon Theatre in New York. Here, in the 2,800-seater old Broadway theatre that opened in 1928, we encounter living legends Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Charlie Watts. Before an enthusiastic audience that includes Hillary and Bill C
10.
Burning Plain, The (2008)
Sylvia is a beautiful restaurant manager whose cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious past, Sylvia is launched into a journey through space and time that inextricably connects her to these disparate character
11.
Tropic Thunder (2008)
A group of self-absorbed actors set out to make the biggest war film ever. After ballooning costs (and the out of control egos of the pampered cast) threaten to shut down the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast deep into the jungles of Southeast Asia for "increa
12.
Wanted (2008)
25-year-old Wes is a slacker who hates his life--with good reason, because it sucks. At work, his ballbuster of a boss lives to torment him in front of his fellow cubedwelling drones. Back home, his skeezy girlfriend is a sexual magnet for everyone except him, including Wes' supposed best friend. No wonder this loser is on his tenth prescription for panic attack pills, which he downs like candy between cardboard meals of vegan tofu wraps. Wes' pathetic excuse for an existence might just as well come to an end and save him a lifetime of prolonged misery. Fortunately for Wes, his life is over--his old one, anyway--and all because of a girl. Enter hot Fox, who crashes into Wes on the business end of a smoking gun. Seems Wes' long-lost and mostly forgotten dad was killed while working for the Fraternity--a centuries-old league of supersensory trained assassins pledged to carry out the unbreakable orders of fate. Their motto: Kill one, save a thousand. Now it's Wes' turn to follow in his father's footsteps and release the caged wolf that's always lurked inside of him. Killing is in Wes' blood, and he trains under Fox and a motley-but-lethal crew that includes the Fraternity's enigmatic leader, Sloan. The neophyte is forcefully pummeled into developing lightning-quick reflexes and superhuman agility. No one said becoming an assassin would be easy. The former slacker is reborn as the golden boy of the Fraternity and Wes starts to relish his new life, even exacting some best-served-cold revenge on tormentors past. But soon, the sweet taste of power sours when he realizes that the intentions of his deadly associates aren't as noble as first presented. As he wavers between newfound heroism and soul-killing vengeance, Wes will come to learn what no one--neither cold-blooded father nor steaming-hot assassin--could ever teach him: He alone controls his destiny.
13.
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Two Boston private-eyes risk everything to investigate a missing child in a territory of broken families, bitter cops and whacked out ex-cons.
14.
Rise: Blood Hunter (2007)
Sadie is an investigative reporter who stumbles upon a dark underground cult that is attracting young Los Angeles hipsters. Lured in by the promise of wild parties, these kids start turning up dead, and when Sadie tries to get to the bottom of their gruesome murders, she becomes a victim herself. Sh
15.
Seraphim Falls (2006)
The civil war has ended but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission: to kill Gideon no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes them both far from the comforts and codes of civilization, into the bloodiest recesses of their own souls.
16.
Elizabethtown (2005) as Director Of Photography
Drew Baylor, once a rising star at a leading athletic shoe company, has just been fired due to the overwhelming failure of his design for a sneaker and $972 million loss his company suffered because of the fiasco. As if that wasn't bad enough, things get even worse: Drew receives a phone call informing him that his father has passed away--and now, he must get on a plane for Elizabethtown, Kentucky, to retrieve his father's remains. On the plane ride, Drew meets Claire, a flight attendant and unstoppably positive woman who changes the course of his life. It is in Kentucky that Drew comes to learn the breadth of his father's life and his own family roots. Drew, with the help of Claire, submits to discovering the possibilities for his own destiny.
17.
The Last Samurai (2003) as Director of Photography
Captain Nathan Algren is a man adrift. The battles he once fought now seem distant and futile. Once he risked his life for honor and country, but, in the years since the Civil War, the world has changed. Pragmatism has replaced courage, self-interest has taken the place of sacrifice and honor is nowhere to be found--especially out West where his role in the Indian Campaigns ended in disillusionment and sorrow. Somewhere on the unforgiving plains near the banks of the Washita River, Algren lost his soul. A universe away, another soldier sees his way of life about to disintegrate. He is Katsumoto, the last leader of an ancient line of warriors, the venerated Samurai, who dedicated their lives to serving emperor and country. Just as the modern way encroached upon the American West, cornering and condemning the Native American, it also engulfed traditional Japan. The telegraph lines and railroads that brought progress now threaten those values and codes by which the Samurai have lived and died for centuries. But Katsumoto will not go without a fight. The paths of these two warriors converge when the young Emperor of Japan, wooed by American interests who covet the growing Japanese market, hires Algren to train Japan's first modern, conscript army. But as the Emperor's advisors attempt to eradicate the Samurai in preparation for a more Westernized and trade-friendly government, Algren finds himself unexpectedly impressed and influenced by his encounters with the Samurai. Their powerful convictions remind him of the man he once was. Thrust now into harsh and unfamiliar territory, with his life and perhaps more important, his soul, in the balance, the troubled American soldier finds himself at the center of a violent and epic struggle between two eras and two worlds, with only his sense of honor to guide him.
18.
Vanilla Sky (2001) as Director Of Photography
A young playboy is disfigured in a car accident. Ashamed, the man uses his money to reconstruct his face. Although the procedure appears to be successful, he begins to have nightmares that hint that all in his world is not as it seems.
19.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) as Director Of Photography
A sophisticated Italian officer and musician, commanding a Greek Isle in WWII, has an affair with the daugher of a local doctor.
20.
Almost Famous (2000) as Director of Photography
A high-school boy gets the chance to report on a rising rock band's tour.
21.
Simpatico (1999) as Director Of Photography
The story of three friends bound by a pact which, after twenty years, is beginning to unravel. After devising a fool-proof horse-racing scam, Vinnie invited his girlfriend Rosie to share in the take, but things went awry when Rosie and Vinnie's best friend Carter ran off with the money. Twenty years
22.
Thin Red Line, The (1998) as Director Of Photography
Soldiers contemplate life while invading Guadalcanal during WWII.
23.
John Grisham's The Rainmaker (1997) as Director Of Photography
Matt Damon is a small-time lawyer going up against the big boys in this adaptation of John Grisham's bestselling novel. What Rudy Baylor (Damon) lacks in courtroom experience he possesses in conscience, taking on the case of a leukemia victim suing his insurance company for fraud -- even if it means going head to head with a vicious team of lawyers led by the intimidating Leo Drummond (Jon Voight). Special Collector's Edition includes commentary from director Francis Ford Coppola and co-star Danny DeVito, plus deleted scenes and more.
24.
Jack (1996) as Director Of Photography
Jack Powell appears to be an average, middle-aged forty year old man--who plays with G.I. Joe and wears Power Ranger pajamas. But Jack is only 10-years-old. He suffers from a genetic disorder that causes him to physically age four times faster than a normal person. Fearing ridicule from the outside world, Jack's parents have kept him secluded in their home, which they have stocked with every toy a young boy could want. Toys can't take the place of the real friends which Jack craves. Now he's about to embark on the greatest adventure of his unusual life--he's about to enter the fifth grade.
25.
Braveheart (1995) as Director Of Photography
In the late 13th century, William Wallace returns to Scotland after living away from his homeland for many years. The king of Scotland has died without an heir and the king of England, a ruthless pagan known as Edward the Longshanks, has seized the throne. Wallace becomes the leader of a ramshackle yet courageous army determined to vanquish the greater English forces. At the historic battle of Stirling, Wallace leads his army to a stunning victory against the English. Knighted by the grateful Scottish nobles, Sir William Wallace extends the conflict south of the border and storms the city of York. King Edward I is astonished by the unexpected turn of events. Unable to rely on his ineffectual son Prince Edward, Longshanks sends his daughter-in-law Princess Isabelle to discuss a truce with Wallace.
26.
Legends of the Fall (1994) as Director Of Photography
An all-male family struggles to survive nature and romantic rivalry in the remote West.
27.
Wind (1992) as Director Of Photography
Story set around the 1987 America's Cup yachting competition in Perth, Australia.
28.
Good Night, Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (1990) as Director Of Photography
A television movie based on the true story of the bizarre murder/suicide case of the Boston couple, Charles and Carol Stuart, in late 1989.
29.
Blaze (1989) as Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Story of Earl Long and his romance with stripper Blaze Starr.
30.
The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) as Camera Operator
Impoverished farmers in New Mexico fight off land-grabbing developers.
31.
Black Widow (1987) as Camera Operator
Federal agent Alexandra Barnes probes the mysterious deaths of several millionaires, suspecting they were killed by Catherine Petersen, who was married to each of them. Alexandra locates Petersen and finds herself drawn into a friendship with her.
32.
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) as Camera Operator
A housewife travels back in time to change the fate of her shotgun wedding.
33.
Just Between Friends (1986) as Camera Operator
Two women are good friends despite their different lifestyles: one is single while the other is married. However, they discover that they have more in common than they realised, as both are in love with the same man.
34.
Falcon And The Snowman, The (1985) as Camera Operator
Outrage leads two young Americans to sell national secrets to the Soviets in this intense, Cold War era drama that is based on real events. Disgusted by what he learns at his job routing messages for the CIA, ex-seminary student Timothy Hutton joins forces with his best friend Sean Penn to do a litt
35.
Sweet Dreams (1985) as Camera Operator
The story of country singer Patsy Cline's rise to stardom and its effects on her marriage to a blue-collar husband.
36.
Beach Boys: An American Band, The (1985) as Director Of Photography
This documentary, which was authorized by the Beach Boys, shows the famous band from their early years together through the 1980s. The group is shown performing in live concert footage, and in television clips of their appearances on variety shows and specials. Also included are an interview with Br
37.
Twilight Zone--The Movie (1983) as Camera Operator ("Kick The Can" "It'S A Good Life" "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet")
Four separate stories in one movie. First a racist businessman gets the tables turned on him when he is transported back in time to being persued by Nazis in 1940s France, becomes an African-American at a KKK rally in the 1950s South, and and then a Vietnamese in 1960s Vietnam. The second story centers around an old man who makes the wishes of residents at a retirement home come true when he transforms them into youthful versions of themselves. In the third story a young woman on the road gives a ride to a little boy and ends up trapped with other people in an alternate reality created by the boy's imagination. And in the final story a man on a plane sees, but cannot convince anyone else that a mysterious creature is on the outside wing of the plane trying to sabotage the aircraft.
38.
Scarface (1983) as Camera Operator
A determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed in this adaptation of "Scarface" (1932).
39.
Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982) as Camera Operator
The legendary comedian is seen in footage from two sold-out appearances which he performed at the Hollywood Palladium. Pryor's material is drawn from his personal experiences and observations, and include the 1980 accident that nearly killed him.
40.
Bustin' Loose (1981) as Camera Operator 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
Because ex-con Joe Braxton is a good mechanic, his parole officer sends him to see Vivian Perry, whose school for emotionally disturbed children is going to be closed because of lack of funds. Vivian wants to move her eight students out of urban Philadelphia and into the natural environment of a Wasington State farm. Joe is hired to fix the school's bus and drive them all across country. At first reluctant, Joe eventually bonds with the kids. And although the vulgar Joe and proper Vivian intially clash, the two of them become attracted to each other during the trip.
41.
Urban Cowboy (1980) as Camera Operator
A Texas boy learns about love the hard way at the local honky tonk.
42.
Belle Starr (1980)
The dramatization, with contemporary feminist overtones, of the last few months in the life of the notorious Old West bandit queen, from the time she was burned out of her ranch in Texas where she is living with her Indian husband and her son by outlaw Jim Reed and daughter by Cole Younger to her be
43.
Norma Rae (1979) as Camera Operator
A young single mother and her co-worker try to unionize the mill where they work.
44.
Swiss Bank Account (1975) as Director Of Photography
45.
The Hoax (1972) as Cinematographer
Two scuba divers find a hydrogen bomb in the ocean that was accidentally dropped there. They decide to capitalize on their discovery by threatening to wipe out Los Angeles unless everyone in the city deposits one dollar into their Swiss bank account.

Sound (feature film)

46.
Chrome and Hot Leather (1971) as Prod sd

Film Production - Main (feature film)

47.
Always (1989) as Additional Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)
A downed pilot plays celestial wingman to his successor in love and flying.

Cinematography (special)

48.
Hiroshima Maiden (1988) as Director Of Photography
A "WonderWorks" presentation, set in 1955, about how the life of an American family is disrupted when a young Japanese girl scarred during the bombing of Hiroshima comes to stay with them.

Film Production - Main (special)

49.
China Odyssey: Empire of the Sun (1987) as Photography
A documentary which focuses on the translation of J.G. Ballard's novel of war-time China, "Empire of the Sun," into the film directed by Steven Spielberg. The program goes behind the scenes to show the filming process, and includes scenes from the movie, interviews with the author, director, and ac
50.
American Band: The Beach Boys, An (1987) as Photography
A documentary which presents a look at the history of the rock group, "The Beach Boys." The program features clips from television and concert appearances.

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