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List of famous male cinematographers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male cinematographers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being cinematographers. There are thousand of males working as cinematographers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic cinematographers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a cinematographer then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples of people on this list include Bill True and Reuben Steinberg.

While this isn't a list of all male cinematographers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male cinematographers?" and "Who are the best male cinematographers?"
Quentin Tarantino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Cinematographers
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Quentin Jerome Tarantino is an American film director, screenwriter, cinematographer, producer, and actor. His films are characterized by non-linear storylines, satirical subject matter, and an aestheticization of violence, as well as features of neo-noir film and spaghetti Westerns. Tarantino grew ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2

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#84 on Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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#6 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#40 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

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George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Cinematographers
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George Walton Lucas, Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. He is best known as the creator of the space opera franchise ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, + more

Credits: Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

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#57 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#27 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

#6 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

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Oliver Stone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Cinematographers
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William Oliver Stone is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and military veteran. Stone came to public prominence between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. Many of ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Profession: Television director, Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Platoon^! JFK^! Natural Born Killers^! Any Given Sunday

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#79 on The Most Beloved US Veterans

#26 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

#12 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

#22 on The Best-Ever Oscar Winners for Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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Christopher Nolan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Cinematographers
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Christopher Jonathan James Nolan is a British American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has created several of the most critically and commercially successful films of the early 21st century. His nine films have grossed over $4.2 billion worldwide and garnered a total of 26 Oscar ...more

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Age: 46

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Editor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Director

Credits: The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Inception, Interstellar

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#24 on The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars

#10 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#9 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked List

#27 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

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