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Dariusz Wolski

Highest Rated: 91% The Martian (2015)

Lowest Rated: 10% Bad Company (2002)

Birthday: May 07, 1956

Birthplace: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

With an eye for grand-scale action, Polish-born cinematographer Dariusz Wolski first made his mark in the United States film industry with "Nightfall," a sci-fi epic based on Isaac Asimov's award-winning short story. His next big assignment came from director Tony Scott who let him work his cinematic magic on the submarine action-thriller "Crimson Tide." After the success of that big-budget film, Wolski was tapped to become director of photography for the visually elaborate "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, working behind the lens in the first three "Pirates" movies: "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." After the final film wrapped, actor Johnny Depp introduced director Tim Burton to Wolski, and the two artists found that they shared a similar cinematic sensibility. Said Wolski of the meeting: "It felt like we'd known each other for years. We both loved black-and-white films, we both loved Fellini movies, and we both had a fear of making a musical. So we decided to try and find a new way of doing it." As a result of that fateful meeting, Burton hired Wolski as cinematographer for his kitschy mock-horror musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," which also starred Depp. Wolski collaborated again with Burton and Depp in the delectable fantasy "Alice in Wonderland."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 89% News of the World Cinematographer $8.7M 2020
62% 65% Sicario: Day of the Soldado Cinematographer $50.1M 2018
65% 55% Alien: Covenant Cinematographer $74.2M 2017
80% 65% All the Money in the World Cinematographer $24.8M 2017
48% 34% War Machine Cinematographer - 2017
91% 91% The Martian Cinematographer $228.4M 2015
83% 77% The Walk Cinematographer $10.1M 2015
31% 35% Exodus: Gods and Kings Cinematographer $65M 2014
33% 23% The Counselor Cinematographer $16.9M 2013
73% 68% Prometheus Cinematographer $126.5M 2012
33% 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Cinematographer $241.1M 2011
51% 36% The Rum Diary Cinematographer $13.1M 2011
51% 55% Alice in Wonderland Cinematographer $334.2M 2010
26% 62% Eagle Eye Cinematographer $101.1M 2008
86% 81% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Cinematographer $52.9M 2007
44% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Cinematographer $309.4M 2007
53% 72% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Cinematographer $423.3M 2006
13% 50% Hide and Seek Cinematographer $51.1M 2005
79% 86% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Director of Photography $305.4M 2003
10% 35% Bad Company Director of Photography $30.2M 2002
54% 44% The Mexican Cinematographer $66.8M 2001
36% 55% Rules of Engagement Cinematographer $61.3M 2000
76% 85% Dark City Cinematographer $14.3M 1998
88% 83% Crimson Tide Cinematographer $91.4M 1995
83% 90% The Crow Cinematographer $47.3M 1994
26% 62% Romeo Is Bleeding Cinematographer $3.3M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nightfall Cinematographer - 1988

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