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Birthday 1935-11-21

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​.   Michael Chapman, A.S.C. (born November 21, 1935) is an American cinematographer whose prominence owes most to his innovative work of the 1970s and 1980s. He began his career as a camera operator, distinguishing himself on Steven Spielberg's Jaws. As a cinematographer, he became famous for his two collaborations with Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. Chapman was also cinematographer for the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Chapman's style tends towards high contrasts and aggressive use of strong colors. He is also extremely adept at setting up complex camera movements quickly and improvising on the set. This style is epitomized in the boxing sequences in Raging Bull, during which the camera was often strapped to the actors through improvised rigs. Chapman was also the principal cinematographer on Scorsese's documentary The Last Waltz. Besides his work with Scorsese, Chapman has worked as Director of Photography for directors Hal Ashby, Philip Kaufman, Martin Ritt, Robert Towne, Michael Caton-Jones, Andrew Davis, and Ivan Reitman. He occasionally makes cameos in films he shoots. He has directed several films, the best known being All the Right Moves (1983), starring Tom Cruise in one of that actor's breakthrough roles. His most recent film was Bridge to Terabithia. According to the DVD commentary, Chapman was planning to retire after the film was finished, saying he would have the last film he shot be a good one.

Acting

2012Side by Side as Himself
2004Suspect Zero as Prosecutor #1
2004House of D as Doorman
2001Evolution as Sheriff Long
1999The Story of Us as Waiter
1998Six Days Seven Nights as Mechanic
1993Rising Sun as Fred Hoffman
1991Doc Hollywood as Shooting Gallery Operator
1990Kindergarten Cop as Firefighter
1989The Abyss as Dr. Berg
1988Shoot to Kill as Lawyer
1973The Last Detail as Taxi Driver


Other Roles

2013Peter Gabriel: Live in Athens 1987 - Director
2007Bridge to Terabithia - Director of Photography
2006Hoot - Director of Photography
2004Eulogy - Director of Photography
2004Suspect Zero - Director of Photography
2004House of D - Director of Photography
2001Evolution - Director of Photography
2000The Watcher - Director of Photography
1999The Story of Us - Director of Photography
1999The White River Kid - Director of Photography
1998Six Days Seven Nights - Director of Photography
1996Space Jam - Director of Photography
1996Primal Fear - Director of Photography
1995The Viking Sagas - Director
1995The Viking Sagas - Story
1993The Fugitive - Director of Photography
1993Rising Sun - Director of Photography
1991Doc Hollywood - Director of Photography
1990Kindergarten Cop - Director of Photography
1990Quick Change - Director of Photography
1989Ghostbusters II - Director of Photography
1988Scrooged - Director of Photography
1988Shoot to Kill - Director of Photography
1987Bad - Director of Photography
1987The Lost Boys - Cinematography
1986Annihilator - Director
1986The Clan of the Cave Bear - Director
1983All the Right Moves - Director
1983The Man with Two Brains - Director of Photography
1982The Slumber Party Massacre - Cinematography
1982Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid - Director of Photography
1980Raging Bull - Director of Photography
1979The Wanderers - Director of Photography
1979Hardcore - Director of Photography
1978Invasion of the Body Snatchers - Director of Photography
1978The Last Waltz - Director of Photography
1978Fingers - Director of Photography
1976The Next Man - Director of Photography
1976The Front - Director of Photography
1976Taxi Driver - Director of Photography
1975Death Be Not Proud - Director of Photography
1974The White Dawn - Director of Photography
1973The Last Detail - Director of Photography
1972The Godfather - Camera Operator
1971Klute - Camera Operator
1970The People Next Door - Camera Operator


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