Best Cinematography Oscar Winners Based Off of Precursor Awardsby connorpetterson | created - 4 weeks ago | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
Cinematographer | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Among the foremost technical innovators in his field, a charter member of the American Society of Cinematographers, English-born Charles Rosher had initially aimed for a diplomatic career. Fortunately, he chose a different career option and attended lessons in photography at the London Polytechnic ...
1929- Sunrise, 1947- The Yearling (Color)
2. Karl Struss
Cinematographer | Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Oscar-winning cinematographer Karl Struss was born on November 30, 1886, in New York City. He became a professional photographer after studying photography with Clarence H. White and became part of the group associated with the great photographer Alfred Stieglitz. His photographs, which he ...
1929- Sunrise, 1932- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1934- The Sign of the Cross
Cinematographer | Blood and Sand
Pioneer cinematographer, active from early silent days. Prolific work for Fox (and, later, 20th Century Fox), with a lengthy career from 1925 to 1950. Co-recipient (with Ray Rennahan)of an Oscar for Best Cinematography for Blood and Sand (1941). Retired after 1960.
1930- Street Angel, 1942- Blood and Sand (Color)
Cinematographer | Casablanca
Arthur Edeson is an American cinematographer who was a pioneer of his craft. His career spanned four decades and encompassed many films now regarded as classics.
Born in New York in 1891, Edeson first worked as a still photographer. In 1911 he entered the movie business at Eclair Studios, a ...
1930-2- All Quiet on the Western Front, 1944- Casablanca (Black and White)
5. Floyd Crosby
Cinematographer | High Noon
Floyd Delafield Crosby was born in 1899 to Fredrick Van Schoonhoven Crosby (1860-1920) and Julia Floyd Delafield (1874-1952). Floyd had one sibling, Katherine Van Rensselaer (Gregory). Floyd married Aliph Van Cortland Whitehead in 1940 and they had two children, Floyd Delafield Crosby (Ethan) in ...
1931- Tabu: A Story of the South Seas
Cinematographer | Reap the Wild Wind
Pioneering cinematographer Victor Milner acquired his fascination with the celluloid media during the days of the nickelodeon. After working as a lab assistant for a film equipment manufacturer, he joined Pathe Weekly News in the capacity of projectionist and newsreel cameraman. Among other events,...
1935- Cleopatra, 1937- The General Died at Dawn
7. Gregg Toland
Cinematographer | Citizen Kane
Born in Illinois in 1904, the only child of Jennie and Frank Toland, Gregg and his mother moved to California several years after his parents divorced in 1910. Through Jennie's work as a housekeeper for several people in the movie business, Gregg may had gotten a $12-a-week job at age 15 as an ...
1936- Les Miserables, 1942- Citizen Kane (Black and White)
8. Karl Freund
Cinematographer | Key Largo
Karl Freund, an innovative director of photography responsible for development of the three-camera system used to shoot television situation comedies, was born on January 16, 1890, in the Bohemian city of Koeniginhof, then part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire (now known as Dvur Kralove in the Czech...
1938- The Good Earth, 1942- Blossoms in the Dust (Color)
Cinematographer | His Girl Friday
Frank Capra's favourite cinematographer began his working life as an electrical engineer who collaborated with Lee De Forest on building the first wireless transmitter. However, it was his interest in moving picture photography which led him to work in film laboratories where his numerous ...
1939- You Can't Take It with You
10. Bert Glennon
Cinematographer | Stagecoach
While attending Stanford University in 1912, Bert Glennon was hired as an assistant cameraman, and, upon graduation, went into the film business full-time. Becoming a director of photography in 1916, Glennon became one of the industry's most respected craftsmen and worked often for such ...
1940- Stagecoach (Black and White)
11. Ernest Haller
Cinematographer | Gone with the Wind
Distinguished American cinematographer Ernest Haller started in the industry in 1914 as an actor with Biograph after leaving his first job as a bank clerk. Within one year he discovered his true calling: being on the other side of the camera. By 1920, he had become a full director of photography ...
1940- Gone with the Wind (Color), 1946- Mildred Pierce (Black and White)
12. Ray Rennahan
Ray Rennahan started working behind movie cameras from 1917. Early on, he had the foresight to recognise the potential for dramatically enhancing motion pictures by the application of colour cinematography. During the 1920's, he was regarded as a leading innovator in the development of the ...
1940- Gone with the Wind (Color), 1942- Blood and Sand (Color)
13. George Barnes
Cinematographer | Rebecca
Veteran cinematographer George S. Barnes had a well-earned reputation for reliability and a knack for combining artistry with economic efficiency. As a result, he was seldom out of work.
Having started as a still photographer for Thomas H. Ince in 1918, Barnes quickly rose through the ranks to ...
1941- Rebecca (Black and White)
14. Georges Périnal
Camera_department | The Thief of Bagdad
Active in French films from 1913. In the 20's and early 30's, enjoyed a successful collaboration with directors 'Jean Gremillon' and René Clair. After 1933, spent most of his time in England with Alexander Korda's London Films at Denham Studios. First major international success with The Private ...
1941- The Thief of Bagdad (Color)
15. W. Howard Greene
Camera_department | The Adventures of Robin Hood
W. Howard Greene, a pioneer in color cinematography, was nominated for an Oscar seven times, including five straight years from 1940 to 1944. All of his nominations were for his work in color, in the days when color and black and white cinematography were different categories at the Academy Awards.
1942- Blossoms in the Dust (Color)
16. Stanley Cortez
Cinematographer | The Night of the Hunter
Stanley Cortez was born Samuel Krantz in New York City, New York, the son of Sarah (Lefkowitz) and Moses/Morris Krantz, Austrian Jewish immigrants. His famous actor brother, born Jacob Krantz, changed his name to Ricardo Cortez in order to acquire a more suitably romantic Hollywood image. Stanley ...
1943- The Magnificent Ambersons (Black and White)
17. Rudolph Maté
Cinematographer | Gilda
One of the most respected cinematographers in the industry, Polish-born Rudolph Mate entered the film business after his graduation from the University of Budapest. He worked in Hungary as an assistant cameraman for Alexander Korda and later worked throughout Europe with noted cameraman Karl Freund...
1943- The Pride of the Yankees (Black and White)
18. Leon Shamroy
Cinematographer | Cleopatra
Leon Shamroy, born Leon Shamroyevsky, was an American film cinematographer. He is best known for The Black Swan (1942),Wilson (1944), Leave Her to Heaven (1945), David and Bathsheba (1951), The Robe (1953), Cleopatra (1963), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) and Planet of the Apes (1968).
He and ...
1943- The Black Swan (Color), 1946- Leave Her to Heaven (Color)
19. Edward Cronjager
Cinematographer | Sun Valley Serenade
Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).
1944- Heaven Can Wait (Color)
20. John F. Seitz
Cinematographer | Double Indemnity
Distinguished veteran cinematographer John F. Seitz had eighteen patents for various photographic processes to his name. These included illuminating devices, processes for making dissolves and the matte shot, which he perfected during filming of Rex Ingram's Trifling Women (1922). Seitz started ...
1945- Double Indemnity (Black and White), 1951- Sunset Blvd. (Black and White)
21. George J. Folsey
Cinematographer | Forbidden Planet
Pioneer cinematographer George Folsey started out in 1914 as an errand boy with the Lasky Feature Play Company in New York. His introduction to camerawork came, when he was asked by cinematographer H. Lyman Broening to assist with post-production (tracking dissolve and fades for intercutting). By ...
1945- Meet Me in St. Louis (Color)
22. Leonard Smith
Cinematographer | The Yearling
President American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 1943-1947.
1947- The Yearling (Color)
23. Arthur E. Arling
Cinematographer | The Yearling
Arthur E. Arling was born on September 19, 1906 in Missouri, USA as Arthur Edward Arling. He is known for his work on The Yearling (1946), I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) and Pillow Talk (1959). He died on October 16, 1991 in Riverside County, California, USA.
1947- The Yearling (Color)
24. Arthur C. Miller
Cinematographer | How Green Was My Valley
Arthur was known as one of Hollywood's most accomplished lighting cameramen, a master at black and white cinematography. Miller began his career at 13, serving as an assistant to cinematographer Fred J. Balshofer. (They co-authored a book entitled "Two Reels and a Crank" in 1967.) Miller ...
1947- Anna and the King of Siam (Black and White)
25. Alfred Junge
Production_designer | Black Narcissus
Alfred Junge was Born in Gorlitz, Germany, in 1886. He studied art in Germany and Italy and became a scenic artist at the Berlin State Opera and State Theatre Studios. Later he undertook art direction for UFA, Ewald André Dupont and Alexander Korda on many famous continental classics. He worked with...
1948- Black Narcissus (Color)
26. Charles Lang
Cinematographer | Sabrina
One of the outstanding cinematographers of Hollywood's Golden Age, Lang spent most of his career at Paramount (1929-1952), where he contributed to the studio's well-earned reputation for visual style. Lang was educated at Lincoln High School in L.A., then proceeded to the University of Southern ...
1948- The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Black and White), 1960- Some Like It Hot (Black and White)
Cinematographer | Out of the Past
Italian-born Nicholas Musuraca's first job in the film business was as a chauffeur to early pioneering producer/director J. Stuart Blackton. Having a knack for photography, he worked behind the cameras in a variety of jobs before finally becoming a cinematographer (or, as they were called in those ...
1949- I Remember Mama (Black and White)
28. Robert H. Planck
Cinematographer | The Three Musketeers
Robert H. Planck was born on August 19, 1902 in Huntington, Indiana, USA as Robert Herbert Planck. He is known for his work on The Three Musketeers (1948), Lili (1953) and Anchors Aweigh (1945). He died on October 31, 1971 in Camarillo, California, USA.
1949- The Three Musketeers (Color), 1950- Little Women (Color)
Cinematographer | The Love Special
Member of ASC (American Society of Cinematographers).
1950- Little Women (Color)
30. Franz Planer
Cinematographer | Roman Holiday
Descended from a wealthy family of landowners in what was then Austria-Hungary, Franz Planer understood the importance of photography as an art form early in his life. He first stood behind the camera as a portrait photographer, working out of Vienna from 1910. He soon branched out, filming ...
1950- Champion (Black and White), 1952- Death of a Salesman (Black and White), 1954- Roman Holiday (Black and White)
31. Robert Surtees
Cinematographer | Ben-Hur
Robert L. Surtees began his working life as a portrait photographer and retoucher, before becoming camera assistant at Universal in 1927. He spent a lengthy apprenticeship (15 years) working under such experienced cinematographers as Hal Mohr, Joseph Ruttenberg and Gregg Toland. Between 1929 and ...
1951- King Solomon's Mines (Color), 1952- Quo Vadis (Color), 1953- The Bad and the Beautiful (Black and White), 1960- Ben-Hur (Color), 1968- The Graduate
32. William V. Skall
Cinematographer | Quo Vadis
Director of Photography, who specialized almost exclusively in Technicolor film during the "Golden Age of Hollywood".
1952- Quo Vadis (Color)
33. Winton C. Hoch
Cinematographer | The Quiet Man
Winton C. Hoch was born on July 31, 1905 in Storm Lake, Iowa, USA. He is known for his work on The Quiet Man (1952), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964) and The Searchers (1956). He died on March 20, 1979 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
1953- The Quiet Man (Color)
34. Archie Stout
Camera_department | The Quiet Man
Archie Stout was born on March 30, 1886 in Renwick, Iowa, USA as Archibald Stout. He is known for his work on The Quiet Man (1952), Fort Apache (1948) and The Arm of the Law (1932). He was married to Evelyn. He died on March 10, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
1953- The Quiet Man (Color)
35. Henri Alekan
Cinematographer | Der Himmel über Berlin
Henri Alekan was born on February 10, 1909 in Paris, France as Henri Albert Alakan. He is known for his work on Wings of Desire (1987), Roman Holiday (1953) and La Truite (The Trout) (1982). He was married to Nadia Starcevic. He died on June 15, 2001 in Auxerre, Yonne, France.
1954- Roman Holiday (Black and White)
36. Loyal Griggs
Cinematographer | Shane
Loyal Griggs entered the film industry in the mid-1920s, directly out of high school, as an assistant in the special effects department of Paramount. He was a cameraman for nearly 30 years before graduating to director of photography, and he proved his worth by winning an Academy Award for ...
1954- Shane (Color)
37. Boris Kaufman
Cinematographer | On the Waterfront
Boris Kaufman, the Oscar-winning cinematographer who shot Jean Vigo's oeuvre and helped introduce a neo-realistic style into American films, was born on August 24, 1897, in Bialystok, Poland, then part of the Russian Empire. The youngest son of librarians, the Soviet directors Denis Kaufman (a.k.a. ...
1955- On the Waterfront (Black and White)
38. Robert Burks
Cinematographer | Vertigo
The favorite cinematographer of legendary director Alfred Hitchcock began working at Warner Bros. when he was 19 years old. He climbed his way up from camera operator to assistant camera man and eventually took over the Special Photographic Effects unit at Warners on Stage 5 in 1944. He became an ...
1955- Rear Window (Color), 1956- To Catch a Thief (Color), 1966- A Path of Blue (Black and White)
39. Joseph LaShelle
Cinematographer | Laura
Trained as an electrical engineer, Joseph LaShelle entered the film industry as a lab assistant with Paramount in 1920 in order to finance entry to Stanford University. Having worked his way up to superintendent of the Paramount printing room after three years, he decided to stay on. By 1925, he ...
1956- Marty (Black and White)
40. Harold Rosson
Cinematographer | The Wizard of Oz
Harold G. "Hal" Rosson, a cinematographer known for his subtle and imaginative lighting, was born in Genaseo, New York, on August 24, 1895, although some sources cite his birthday as April 6, 1895, or in 1889.
Rosson entered the movie industry in 1908 as an actor at the Vitagraph Studios in Brooklyn...
1957- The Bad Seed (Black and White)
Cinematographer | Gigi
Four-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1893, at the age of four, his family moved to the United States, eventually settling in Boston. After schooling, he got his first job in 1907 working as a newsboy and personal runner for William ...
1957- Somebody Up There Likes Me (Black and White)
42. Jack Cardiff
Director | Sons and Lovers
Almost universally considered one of the greatest cinematographers of all time, Jack Cardiff was also a notable director. He described his childhood as very happy and his parents as quite loving. They performed in music hall as comedians, so he grew up with the fun that came with their theatrical ...
1957- War and Peace (Color)
43. Jack Hildyard
Cinematographer | The Bridge on the River Kwai
Jack Hildyard was a British cinematographer. He made several films with David Lean including The Sound Barrier (1952), Hobson's Choice (1954), and The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Cinematography.
He also work in Another Time, Another Place (1958), ...
1958- The Bridge on the River Kwai
44. Sam Leavitt
Cinematographer | Anatomy of a Murder
Began as a camera operator at Biograph in New York in the early 1930's. Director of photography from 1952, his varied career encompassing many routine assignments as well as occasional gems, such as Anatomy of a Murder (1959) and Cape Fear (1962).
1959- The Defiant Ones (Black and White)
45. James Wong Howe
Cinematographer | Seconds
Master cinematographer James Wong Howe, whose career stretched from silent pictures through the mid-'70s, was born Wong Tung Jim in Canton (now Guangzhou), China, on August 28, 1899, the son of Wong How. His father emigrated to America the year James was born, settling in Pasco, Washington, where ...
1959- The Old Man and the Sea (Color), 1964- Hud (Black and White)
46. Freddie Francis
Cinematographer | The Straight Story
During his last years at school he spent most of his time writing a thesis on 'the future of film' On leaving school he joined Gaumont British Studios at Lime Grove as an apprentice to a stills photographer for a year. He claimed this taught him more about the art of photography than any other form...
1961- Sons and Lovers (Black and White)
47. Russell Metty
Cinematographer | Spartacus
Cinematographer Russell Metty, a superb craftsman who worked with such top directors as John Huston, Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg and Orson Welles, was born in Los Angeles on Septmeber 20, 1906. Entering the movie industry as a lab assistant, he apprenticed as an assistant cameraman and ...
1961- Spartacus (Color)
48. Eugen Schüfftan
Cinematographer | The Hustler
Eugen Schüfftan moved from his motherland, Germany, to France in 1933 to escape the rising Nazi movement. He moved to the US in 1940 and became a member of Local 644, the East Coast cinematographers chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE). He invented the ...
1962- The Hustler (Black and White)
49. Daniel L. Fapp
Cinematographer | West Side Story
American cinematographer who spent the bulk of his career at Paramount (1923-1959). After two years apprenticed in the studio lab, Fapp first worked the movie camera as an assistant in 1925. By 1941, he had graduated to full director of photography at the behest of cinematographer, turned director, ...
1962- West Side Story (Color)
50. Freddie Young
Cinematographer | Lawrence of Arabia
Freddie Young was a British cinematographer. He is best known for his work on David Lean's films Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Ryan's Daughter (1970), all three of which won him Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.
Young was an cinematographer on 130 films, including ...
1963- Lawrence of Arabia (Color), 1966- Doctor Zhivago (Color)
51. Jean Bourgoin
Cinematographer | The Longest Day
Oscar-winning French cinematographer (The Longest Day (1962)). He did some of his best work in the 1950's, creating evocative visuals for Jacques Tati's Mon Oncle (1958) and for Black Orpheus (1959), directed by Marcel Camus.
1963- The Longest Day (Black and White)
53. Ernest Laszlo
Cinematographer | Logan's Run
Ernest Laszlo, the Academy Award-winning cinematographer best known for his creative collaborations with directors Robert Aldrich and Stanley Kramer, was born on April 23, 1898, in Budapest, Hungary, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
After emigrating to the US, he worked as a camera operator...
1964- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (Color)
Cinematographer | Cabaret
Goeffrey Unsworth was one of the great cinematographers of the 20th Century, the winner of two Oscars, five BAFTA awards, and three awards from the British Society of Cinematographers for his work as a director of photography. Born in 1914 in Lancashire, England, Unsworth started in the industry in...
1965- Beckett (Color), 1973- Cabaret, 1981- Tess
55. Walter Lassally
Cinematographer | Alexis Zorbas
Walter Lassally was born on December 18, 1926 in Berlin, Germany as Walter Israel Lassally. He is known for his work on Zorba the Greek (1964), Heat and Dust (1983) and Before Midnight (2013). He was married to Nadia Lassali. He died on October 23, 2017 in Crete, Greece.
1965- Zorba the Greek (Black and White)
56. Ted Moore
Cinematographer | From Russia with Love
Ted Moore was born on August 7, 1914 in Western Cape, South Africa. He is known for his work on From Russia with Love (1963), A Man for All Seasons (1966) and Dr. No (1962). He died in 1987 in Surrey, England.
1967- A Man for All Seasons (Color)
57. Haskell Wexler
Cinematographer | Medium Cool
Two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler was adjudged one of the ten most influential cinematographers in movie history, according to an International Cinematographers Guild survey of its membership. He won his Oscars in both black & white and color, for Who's Afraid of ...
1967- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Black and White), 1977- Bound for Glory
Cinematographer | Romeo and Juliet
Pasqualino De Santis was born on April 24, 1927 in Fondi, Lazio, Italy as Pasquale De Santis. He is known for his work on Romeo and Juliet (1968), Three Brothers (1981) and Death in Venice (1971). He died on June 23, 1996 in Ukraine.
1969- Romeo and Juliet
59. Conrad L. Hall
Cinematographer | Road to Perdition
Born in Tahiti, the son of writer James Norman Hall, author of "Mutiny on the Bounty," Conrad Hall studied filmmaking at USC. He and two classmates formed a production company and sold a project to a local television station. Hall's company branched out into making industrial films and TV ...
1970- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 2000- American Beauty
Cinematographer | The Towering Inferno
Fred J. Koenekamp was born on November 11, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for his work on The Towering Inferno (1974), Patton (1970) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964). He died on May 31, 2017 in Bonita Springs, Florida, USA.
61. Oswald Morris
Cinematographer | Fiddler on the Roof
Oscar-winning cinematography Oswald Morris was one of the most outstanding directors of photography of the 20th Century, making his reputation by expanding the parameters of color cinematography. Born in November 1915 in Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, a month short of his 17th birthday, he became ...
1972- Fiddler on the Roof
62. Sven Nykvist
Cinematographer | The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Sven Nykvist was considered by many in the industry to be one of the world's greatest cinematographers. During his long career that spanned almost half a century, Nyvist perfected the art of cinematography to its most simple attributes, and he helped give the films he had worked on the simplest and...
1974- Cries and Whispers, 1984- Fanny and Alexander
63. John A. Alonzo
Cinematographer | Chinatown
John A. Alonzo was born on June 12, 1934 in Dallas, Texas, USA. He was a cinematographer and actor, known for Chinatown (1974), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Star Trek: Generations (1994). He was married to Jan Murray and Suzanne L. Heltzel. He died on March 13, 2001 in Beverly Hills, California...
64. John Alcott
Cinematographer | Barry Lyndon
John Alcott, the Oscar-winning cinematographer best known for his collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick, was born in 1931, in Isleworth, England, the son of movie executive Arthur Alcott, who would become the production controller at Gainsborough Studios during the 1940s.
Alcott began his film...
1976- Barry Lyndon
65. Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer | Raiders of the Lost Ark
London-born Douglas Slocombe has long been regarded as one of the film industry's premiere cinematographers, but he began his career as a photojournalist for Life magazine and the Paris-Match newspaper before World War II. During the war he became a newsreel cameraman, and at war's end he went to ...
66. Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer | Days of Heaven
One of the highest appraised contemporary cinematographers. He was born in Spain but moved to Cuba by age 18 to join his exiled anti-Franco father. In Havana, he founded a cineclub and wrote film reviews. Then, he went on to study in Rome at the Centro Sperimentale. He directed six shorts in Cuba ...
1979- Days of Heaven
67. Giuseppe Rotunno
Cinematographer | All That Jazz
1980- All That Jazz
68. Ghislain Cloquet
Cinematographer | Tess
Ghislain Cloquet was born on April 18, 1924 in Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium as Ghislain Pierre Cloquet. He is known for his work on Tess (1979), Love and Death (1975) and Le Trou (1960). He was married to Sophie Becker. He died on November 2, 1981 in Montainville, Yvelines, France.
69. Vittorio Storaro
Cinematographer | Apocalypse Now
Vittorio Storaro, the award-winning cinematographer who won Oscars for "Apocalypse Now (1979)", "Reds (1981)" and "The Last Emperor (1987)". He was born on June 24, 1940 in Rome, where his father was a projectionist at the Lux Film Studio. At the age of 11, he began studying photography at a ...
1982- Reds, 1988- The Last Emperor
70. Jost Vacano
Cinematographer | Das Boot
1983- Das Boot
71. Chris Menges
Cinematographer | The Mission
Chris Menges was born on September 15, 1940 in Kington, Herefordshire, England as Christopher J. Menges. He is known for his work on The Mission (1986), Michael Collins (1996) and The Killing Fields (1984). He has been married to Judy Freeman since 1982.
1985- The Killing Fields
72. David Watkin
Cinematographer | Out of Africa
David Watkin was born on March 23rd 1925 to a middle class family in Kent, England. Being fond of classical music, he originally wanted to become a pianist despite the lack of support from his religious father.
Watkin served shortly in World War II before finally beginning his career in cinema. His ...
1986- Out of Africa
Cinematographer | Inglourious Basterds
Robert Richardson an American cinematographer. He is best known for work with Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese, and Oliver Stone.
He has won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography three times, for his work on JFK (1991), The Aviator (2004), and Hugo (2011). He is one of three living persons who...
1987- Platoon, 1992- JFK, 2005- The Aviator
74. Peter Biziou
Cinematographer | Mississippi Burning
1989- Mississippi Burning
75. Michael Ballhaus
Cinematographer | Goodfellas
Michael Ballhaus was a German cinematographer. He worked on many American films, including Baby It's You (1983), Old Enough (1984), After Hours (1985), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Goodfellas (1990), Dracula (1992), The Age of Innocence (1993), Gangs of New York ...
1990- The Fabulous Baker Boys
76. Dean Semler
Cinematographer | Apocalypto
Dean Semler was born in 1943 in Renmark, South Australia, Australia as Dean William Semler. He is known for his work on Apocalypto (2006), Dances with Wolves (1990) and Dead Calm (1989). He is married to Annie Semler.
1991- Dances With Wolves
77. Jack N. Green
Cinematographer | Unforgiven
Jack N. Green was born on November 18, 1946 in San Francisco, California, USA as John Newton Green. He is known for his work on Unforgiven (1992), The Bridges of Madison County (1995) and Serenity (2005).
78. Janusz Kaminski
Cinematographer | War Horse
Janusz Kaminski is a Polish cinematographer and film director. He has established a partnership with Steven Spielberg, working as a cinematographer on his movies since 1993. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998).
1994- Schindler's List, 1999- Saving Private Ryan
79. Roger Deakins
Cinematographer | Blade Runner 2049
Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve.
He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers.
Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (...
1995- The Shawshank Redemption, 2002- The Man Who Wasn't There, 2008- The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, 2018- Blade Runner 2049, 2020- 1917
80. John Toll
Cinematographer | The Thin Red Line
John Toll is an American cinematographer. His filmography spans a wide variety of genres, including epic period drama, comedy, science fiction, and contemporary drama. He won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography in both 1994 and 1995 for Legends of the Fall and Braveheart respectively.
He has ...
81. John Seale
Cinematographer | Mad Max: Fury Road
John Seale was born on October 5, 1942 in Warwick, Queensland, Australia as John Clement Seale. He is known for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The English Patient (1996) and Witness (1985). He has been married to Louise Seale since September 23, 1967. They have two children.
1997- The English Patient, 2016- Mad Max: Fury Road
Cinematographer | Avatar 2
83. Peter Pau
Cinematographer | Wo hu cang long
Pau has been one of the top cinematographers in Hong Kong. After his graduation of Filmmaking at San Francisco Art Institute in 1983, he directed his first feature "The Temptation of Dance" and Wu du qing chou (aka Misty) in the 1990s. Pau has been working with the top directors such as John Woo (_...
2001- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
84. Edward Lachman
Cinematographer | Carol
2003- Far From Heaven
85. Eduardo Serra
Cinematographer | Girl with a Pearl Earring
2004- Girl with a Pearl Earring
86. Xiaoding Zhao
Cinematographer | Shi mian mai fu
2005- House of Flying Daggers
87. Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer | Brokeback Mountain
Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016).
He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010).
2006- Brokeback Mountain
88. Emmanuel Lubezki
Cinematographer | Gravity
Lubezki began his career in Mexican film and television productions in the late 1980s. His first international production was the 1993 independent film Twenty Bucks (1993), which followed the journey of a single twenty-dollar bill.
Lubezki is a frequent collaborator with fellow Mexican filmmaker ...
2007- Children of Men, 2012- The Tree of Life, 2014- Gravity, 2015- Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
89. Wally Pfister
Cinematographer | Inception
Wally Pfister is an American cinematographer and film director, who is best known for his work with Christopher Nolan. He is also known for his work on director F. Gary Gray's The Italian Job (2003) and Bennett Miller's Moneyball (2011).
He made his directorial debut with the film Transcendence (...
2009- The Dark Knight, 2011- Inception
90. Christian Berger
Cinematographer | Das weiße Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte
1973 founded own production company TTV Film. Extensive work as a documentary film-maker. 1977 building of experimental video studio. Work with and technical support for various young film-makers working under TTV Film. 1980/81 increasing work in TV plays, screen adaptations with various authors, ...
2010- The White Ribbon
91. Claudio Miranda
Cinematographer | Life of Pi
2013- Life of Pi
92. Linus Sandgren
Cinematographer | No Time to Die
Linus Sandgren is an Academy Award winning Swedish cinematographer. He is best known for his work with Damien Chazelle on La La Land (2016) and his collaboration with David O Russell on the films American Hustle (2013) and Joy (2015).
He also worked with Gus Van Sant on Promised Land where he shot ...
2017- La La Land
93. Alfonso Cuarón
Writer | Gravity
Alfonso Cuarón Orozco was born on November 28th in Mexico City, Mexico. From an early age, he yearned to be either a film director or an astronaut. However, he did not want to enter the army, so he settled for directing. He didn't receive his first camera until his twelfth birthday, and then ...