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Geary McLeod

Highest Rated: 31% Not Easily Broken (2009)

Lowest Rated: 31% Not Easily Broken (2009)

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Before he was a successful film and TV cinematographer, Geary McLeod was a well-respected camera operator and a frequent member of director Spike Lee's production team. He started out in the '80s manning cameras on everything from "Lethal Weapon," the quintessential buddy-cop movie that made Mel Gibson a household name, to Brian De Palma's socio-political satire "The Bonfire of the Vanities." By the end of the '90s, McLeod had worked on a number of high-profile films and struck up a professional relationship with the idiosyncratic Lee; he served as secondary camera operator on the civil rights drama "Get on the Bus" and on the semi-autobiographical "Crooklyn," and was credited as first assistant camera on the award-winning biopic "Malcolm X," with Denzel Washington portraying the controversial political figure. During the 2000s McLeod branched out into cinematography; he worked on the set of Steven Bochco's medical drama "City of Angels," and collaborated with "The Five Heartbeats" director Robert Townsend on "Carmen: A Hip Hopera," adapted from the classic opera about the beautiful and fiery gypsy. McLeod has since worked on the quickly canceled sitcoms "Barbershop" and "Dirt," the latter of which was produced by lead actress Courtney Cox, and joined the production staff of the psychic mystery series "The Mentalist."

Filmography

Movies

Credit
31% 67% Not Easily Broken Cinematographer $10.6M 2009

TV

Credit
89% 78% DC's Stargirl Director 2020
50% 57% Council of Dads Director 2020
No Score Yet 68% Tommy Director 2020
50% 80% Light as a Feather Director 2019
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Director 2017-2019 2015
No Score Yet 81% Dynasty Director 2019
No Score Yet 56% NCIS: New Orleans Director 2017
21% 82% Valor Director 2017
No Score Yet 87% The Mentalist Director 2012-2015

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