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      Robert Richardson

      Robert Richardson

      Highest Rated: 95% City of Hope (1991)

      Lowest Rated: 35% Eat Pray Love (2010)

      Birthday: Aug 27, 1955

      Birthplace: Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA

      Prior to becoming a regular collaborator with such prominent directors as Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino, cinematographer Robert Richardson served his apprenticeship shooting second unit on "Repo Man" (1984) while filming television documentaries for PBS and the BBC. His television work led Stone to hire him to shoot "Salvador" (1986) and "Platoon" (1986), both of which required a cinéma vérité style that only a documentary cinematographer could offer. From there, he worked almost exclusively for Stone, filming "Wall Street" (1987), "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) and "The Doors" (1991), while occasionally branching out to shoot films like John Sayles' "Eight Men Out" (1988) and "City of Hope" (1991). But it was his stunning work using a multitude of stock and cameras to create a documentary feel for "JFK" (1991), which earned the cinematographer his first Academy Award. While he sharpened the hyperkinetic style of "JFK" in "Natural Born Killers" (1994), "Nixon" (1995) and "U-Turn" (1997), Richardson was in-demand by other top Hollywood directors like Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, both of whom tapped the director of photography for films like "Bringing Out the Dead" (1999), "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" (2003) and "Kill Bill, Vol. 2" (2004). Richardson earned Oscars two and three for his work with Scorsese on "The Aviator" (2004) and "Hugo" (2011). As he continued to earn acclaim for projects like Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (2012) and "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" (2019), there was no doubt that Richardson was one of the finest cinematographers working in Hollywood.

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      LIVE BY NIGHT, FROM LEFT: CINEMATOGRAPHER ROBERT RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR BEN AFFLECK, ON SET, 2016. PH: CLAIRE FOLGER/© WARNER BROS. LIVE BY NIGHT, FROM LEFT: CINEMATOGRAPHER ROBERT RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR BEN AFFLECK, ON SET, 2016. PH: CLAIRE FOLGER/© WARNER BROS. LIVE BY NIGHT, CINEMATOGRAPHER ROBERT RICHARDSON (BEARD), DIRECTOR BEN AFFLECK (FRONT LEFT), ON SET, 2016. PH: CLAIRE FOLGER/© WARNER BROS. LIVE BY NIGHT, FROM LEFT: CINEMATOGRAPHER ROBERT RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR BEN AFFLECK, ON SET, 2016. PH: CLAIRE FOLGER/© WARNER BROS. ADRIFT, CINEMATOGRAPHER ROBERT RICHARDSON ON SET, 2018. PH: MATT KLITSCHER/© STX ENTERTAINMENT ADRIFT, L-R: CINEMATOGRAPHER ROBERT RICHARDSON, DIRECTOR BALTASAR KORMAKUR ON SET, 2018. PH: MATT KLITSCHER/© STX ENTERTAINMENT A PRIVATE WAR, FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR MATTHEW HEINEMAN, DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY ROBERT RICHARDSON, ON-SET, 2018. PHOTO: KEITH BERNSTEIN/© AVIRON PICTURES STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, (aka S.O.P.: STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE), cinematographer Robert Richardson, director Errol Morris, on set, 2008. ©Sony Pictures Classics THE HATEFUL EIGHT, from left: director Quentin Tarantino, cinematographer Robert Richardson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, on set, 2015. ph: Andrew Cooper/© The Weinstein Company THE HATEFUL EIGHT, from left: director Quentin Tarantino, cinematographer Robert Richardson, on set, 2015. ph: Andrew Cooper/© The Weinstein Company THE HATEFUL EIGHT, from left: director Quentin Tarantino, cinematographer Robert Richardson, on set, 2015. ph: Andrew Cooper/© The Weinstein Company Robert Richardson in the press room for The 84th Annual Academy Awards - Oscars 2012 - Press Room, Hollywood Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA February 26, 2012. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      93% 98% Air Cinematographer $52.4M 2023
      45% 59% Emancipation Cinematographer - 2022
      63% 76% JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass Cinematographer - 2021
      57% 84% Venom: Let There Be Carnage Cinematographer $213.5M 2021
      86% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood Cinematographer $142.4M 2019
      88% 62% A Private War Cinematographer $1.6M 2018
      69% 65% Adrift Cinematographer $31.4M 2018
      68% 72% Breathe Cinematographer $489.4K 2017
      35% 42% Live by Night Cinematographer $10.4M 2016
      75% 77% The Hateful Eight Cinematographer $54.1M 2015
      87% 92% Django Unchained Cinematographer $162.8M 2012
      93% 78% Hugo Cinematographer $73.8M 2011
      35% 42% Eat Pray Love Cinematographer $80.6M 2010
      69% 77% Shutter Island Cinematographer $128.0M 2010
      89% 88% Inglourious Basterds Cinematographer $120.5M 2009
      79% 79% Standard Operating Procedure Cinematographer $228.8K 2008
      86% 74% Shine a Light Cinematographer $5.4M 2008
      56% 51% The Good Shepherd Cinematographer $59.9M 2006
      87% 79% The Aviator Cinematographer $102.6M 2004
      84% 89% Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Cinematographer $66.2M 2004
      85% 81% Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Cinematographer $70.1M 2003
      42% 65% The Four Feathers Cinematographer $18.3M 2002
      39% 67% Snow Falling on Cedars Cinematographer $14.4M 1999
      73% 70% Bringing Out the Dead Cinematographer $16.6M 1999
      73% 72% The Horse Whisperer Cinematographer $75.4M 1998
      59% 63% U-Turn Cinematographer $6.6M 1997
      86% 76% Wag the Dog Cinematographer $43.0M 1997
      91% 84% Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Cinematographer $861.6K 1997
      78% 93% Casino Cinematographer $42.4M 1995
      51% 81% Natural Born Killers Cinematographer - 1994
      84% 89% A Few Good Men Cinematographer $141.3M 1992
      95% 82% City of Hope Cinematographer $1.3M 1991
      84% 88% JFK Cinematographer - 1991
      84% 76% Born on the Fourth of July Cinematographer $68.8M 1989
      87% 79% Eight Men Out Cinematographer $4.3M 1988
      79% 81% Wall Street Cinematographer $41.3M 1987
      90% 85% Salvador Cinematographer - 1986
      89% 93% Platoon Cinematographer $138.5M 1986