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Famous Male Cinematographers

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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?"

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    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 up ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Tennessee, Knoxville, Great Smoky Mountains, United States of America, United States, + more
    • Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill Volume 1, Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, + more
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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 Star ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Star Wars, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Return of the Jedi, Men in Black, + more
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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: age 69
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Television director, Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Platoon, Scarface, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Conan the Barbarian, + more
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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: age 45
    • Birthplace: Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England, + more
    • Profession: Editor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Director
    • Credits: The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Inception, Man of Steel, + more
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    Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became ...more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1928-1987)
    • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania
    • Profession: Sculptor, Illustrator, Painter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Tootsie, Saturday Night Live, Blood for Dracula, Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, Chelsea Girls, + more
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    Stanley Kubrick was an American film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor who did much of his work in the United Kingdom. Part of the New Hollywood film-making wave, he is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential directors of all time. His films, typically ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1928-1999)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket, Eyes Wide Shut, + more
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    Richard Starkey Jr., MBE, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English drummer, singer, songwriter, producer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. On most of the band's albums, he sang lead vocals for one song, including "With a Little Help from My Friends", ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, England
    • Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Robin Hood, A Hard Day's Night, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Yellow Submarine, Caveman, + more
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    David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Cinematographers
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    David Keith Lynch is an American film director, television director, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films, he has developed a unique cinematic style. The surreal and, in many cases, violent elements contained within his films have been known to "disturb, offend or ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Missoula, Montana, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, Cinematographer, + more
    • Credits: Twin Peaks, Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, Eraserhead, The Elephant Man, + more
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