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Place of Birth Mexico City - Mexico
Birthday 1965-11-23


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Rodrigo Prieto (born November 1965) is a Mexican cinematographer. Rodrigo Prieto was born in Mexico City, Mexico. His grandfather, Jorge Prieto Laurens, was the mayor of Mexico City and leader of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, but was later persecuted by the country's ruler because of political differences. Prieto's grandfather escaped with his family to Texas and then to Los Angeles. There, Prieto's father would spend most of his childhood. He studied aeronautical engineering at New York University, where he met and married Prieto's mother, an art student. Prieto graduated from Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica in Mexico City; He has become an established cinematographer, working with such names as Spike Lee(25th Hour), Curtis Hanson (8 Mile), Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain, Lust, Caution) and Pedro Almodovar (Broken Embraces.) Nonetheless, his political legacy still has a visible effect on his career. In 2002, he shot Frida, a film about Frida Kahlo, a communist Mexican artist. In 2003, he cooperated with Oliver Stone in two documentaryprojects: Comandante, about Fidel Castro, and Persona Non Grata, about Yassir Arafat. In 2004, he shot Alexander for Stone. Prieto also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel and Biutiful. Prieto has most recently formed an artistic collaboration with Martin Scorsese; first on The Wolf of Wall Street and most recently, Silence. Prieto is noted for his unconventional use of the camera often combined with strong moody lighting. In 25th Hour, Prieto utilized overexposure and other techniques to create original dream-like images to signify that the events shown on screen are memories or visions. Similarly innovative photography could be spotted in Frida, featuring strong colors and sharp imagery blended with atmospheric yellows and browns, as well as his experimental use of infrared during a battle scene in Alexander. He also is interested in evoking naturalism, most evident in The Homesman and Brokeback Mountain.


2015The Audition as Himself
2005Brokeback Mountain as Young Mexican (uncredited)

Other Roles

2020The Glorias - Director of Photography
2019The Irishman - Director of Photography
2016Silence - Director of Photography
2016Passengers - Director of Photography
2015The Audition - Director of Photography
2014A Midsummer Night's Dream - Cinematography
2014Birdman - Additional Photography
2014The Homesman - Director of Photography
2013The Wolf of Wall Street - Director of Photography
2013Likeness - Cinematography
2013Likeness - Director
2013Likeness - Writer
2012Argo - Director of Photography
2011We Bought a Zoo - Cinematography
2011Water for Elephants - Cinematography
2010Biutiful - Cinematography
2010Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps - Director of Photography
2009State of Play - Director of Photography
2009Broken Embraces - Cinematography
2007Lust, Caution - Director of Photography
2006Babel - Director of Photography
2005Brokeback Mountain - Director of Photography
2004Alexander - Director of Photography
2004Looking For Fidel - Director of Photography
200321 Grams - Director of Photography
2003Persona Non Grata - Director of Photography
2003Comandante - Director of Photography
200225th Hour - Director of Photography
20028 Mile - Director of Photography
2002Frida - Director of Photography
2001Original Sin - Director of Photography
2000Amores Perros - Director of Photography
1999Un Embrujo - Cinematography
1993Dama de Noche - Cinematography
1992Objetos perdidos - Cinematography
Killers of the Flower Moon - Director of Photography
Perfume, efecto inmediato - Director of Photography

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