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Birth Place: Profession: director of photography

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A leading director of photography, Tak Fujimoto began his career working on commercials as an assistant to celebrated director/cinematographer Haskell Wexler. He received his first credit as a director of photography on Terrence Malick's "Badlands" (1973). Fujimoto sent nearly three years working on films produced by Roger Corman and it was during this period he began what is arguably the most fruitful collaboration of his distinguished career--his association with producer-director Jonathan Demme.

A leading director of photography, Tak Fujimoto began his career working on commercials as an assistant to celebrated director/cinematographer Haskell Wexler. He received his first credit as a director of photography on Terrence Malick's "Badlands" (1973). Fujimoto sent nearly three years working on films produced by Roger Corman and it was during this period he began what is arguably the most fruitful collaboration of his distinguished career--his association with producer-director Jonathan Demme.

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1969:
Joined Haskell Wexler as an assistant on filming commercials
1973:
Debut feature as a director of photography, "Badlands", directed by Terrence Malick; was one of three credited cinematographers
1974:
First teaming with Jonathan Demme, "Caged Heat"
1977:
Served as a camera operator on the 2nd unit photography for "Star Wars"
1979:
TV debut as a cinematographer on the NBC movie "This Man Stands Alone"
1980:
Shot "Melvin and Howard" for Demme
1983:
Was director of photography for "Heart Like a Wheel"
1984:
Reteamed with Demme for "Swing Shift"
1986:
Lent talents to the teen pics "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Pretty in Pink"
1988:
Reunited with Demme for "Married to the Mob"
1989:
Last TV credit (to date), "Cast the First Stone" (NBC)
1991:
Served as director of photography for Demme's Oscar-winning Best Picture "The Silence of the Lambs"
1993:
Collaborated with Demme on "Philadelphia"
1995:
Earned widespread praise as director of photography for the moody, noirish "Devil in a Blue Dress"
1996:
Was cinematographer on Tom Hanks' directorial debut, "That Thing You Do!"
1997:
Captured the heartland of America for "A Thousand Acres"
1998:
Again reteamed with Demme on "Beloved"
1999:
Forged the appropriately eerie atmosphere for "The Sixth Sense"
2000:
Was cinematographer on the sports-themed drama "The Replacements"
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Education

National Film School: -
University of California at Berkeley: Berkeley , California -

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