Darius Khondji

Highest Rated: 93% Amour (2012)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Beach (2000)

Birthday: Oct 21, 1955

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Darius Khondji found his name on the lists of top cinematographers in the world after his startling work on David Fincher's "Seven" (1995), in which the light almost became more frightening than the dark and contrasts were oblique. His range was well-established with "Stealing Beauty" (1996), for director Bernardo Bertolucci, in which the colors had great passion, yet the photography never subsumed the story of a young woman (Liv Tyler) finding romance. Khondji is becoming a director's favorite because he does not allow the visuals to overwhelm the story, rather they get under the skin and into the hearts and minds of the audience to enhance and trigger the emotions. If cinematography can marry story archetypes, Khondji has found a way. His inky shadows touch on emotions, but don't submerge into an atmospheric bog. This was particularly true on "Evita" (1996), in which the lighting was a baroque opera in and of itself, setting Eva Peron as goddess in one sequence, exposing the darkness of her life in another. Rarely had there been such a varied palette within one movie and Khondji's efforts were rewarded with an Oscar nomination.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% 52% Uncut Gems Cinematographer $50M 2019
86% 81% Okja Cinematographer - 2017
87% 57% The Lost City of Z Cinematographer $8.6M 2016
47% 46% Irrational Man Cinematographer $4M 2015
51% 45% Magic in the Moonlight Cinematographer $10.5M 2014
85% 60% The Immigrant Cinematographer $2M 2013
93% 82% Amour Cinematographer $3.7M 2012
46% 40% To Rome With Love Cinematographer $16.7M 2012
93% 83% Midnight in Paris Cinematographer $56.8M 2011
50% 39% Chéri Cinematographer $2.7M 2009
48% 30% The Ruins Cinematographer $17.4M 2008
46% 61% My Blueberry Nights Cinematographer $866.8K 2007
52% 54% Funny Games Cinematographer $1.3M 2007
57% 54% The Interpreter Cinematographer $72.5M 2005
61% 57% Wimbledon Cinematographer $16.8M 2004
40% 44% Anything Else Director of Photography $3.2M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me Cinematographer - 2003
76% 63% Panic Room Cinematographer $95.3M 2002
20% 57% The Beach Cinematographer $39.8M 2000
24% 40% In Dreams Cinematographer $11.9M 1999
43% 57% The Ninth Gate Cinematographer $18.7M 1999
54% 39% Alien Resurrection Cinematographer $47.7M 1997
63% 68% Evita Cinematographer $50M 1996
51% 75% Stealing Beauty Cinematographer $4.6M 1996
79% 90% The City of Lost Children Cinematographer $1.9M 1995
82% 95% Seven Cinematographer $100.1M 1995
89% 91% Delicatessen Photographer $4.7K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Treasure of the Bitch Islands Cinematographer - 1990

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