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James M. Muro

Highest Rated: 66% Roll Bounce (2005)

Lowest Rated: 7% Billionaire Boys Club (2018)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

J. Michael Muro made his entrance into the world of entertainment in 1986 when he directed the low-budget cult horror film "Street Trash." The film was about a lower Manhattan liquor salesman who sells 60 year-old wine to the local hobo community, which causes them to melt and die in a horrific fashion. Other plot points concern the insane violence of a deranged Vietnam vet and the plight of two homeless brothers. Following the distribution of "Street Trash," Muro began to work as a cinematographer and Steadicam director. During the late 1980s and 1990s, Muro became the Steadicam operator of choice for director James Cameron, working on some of his many hit movies, such as "The Abyss" "Terminator 2: Judgment Day," and "TItanic ." Muro also did Steadicam work on the Academy Award winning drama "Dances With Wolves" starring and directed by Kevin Costner. Muro's work on that film contributed to the Oscar won by the movie's Director of Photography, Dean Semler. Muro worked steadily as a Steadicam operator on a slew of big-budget Hollywood films such a throughout the 90s and 2000s. In 2010 Muro began directing again, helming three episodes of the Los Angeles police drama "Southland" which premiered on NBC in 2009.



7% 33% Billionaire Boys Club Cinematography - 2018
8% 63% The Book of Love Cinematography - 2016
40% 48% Parker Cinematography $17.6M 2013
23% 44% What's Your Number? Cinematography $14.0M 2011
38% 42% Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant Cinematography $13.8M 2009
64% 64% Traitor Cinematography $23.5M 2008
17% 63% Rush Hour 3 Cinematography $140.1M 2007
55% 54% The Last Mimzy Cinematography $21.5M 2007
53% 82% Flicka Cinematography $21.0M 2006
66% 70% Roll Bounce Cinematography $17.4M 2005
62% 61% Street Trash Director - 1987


No Score Yet 83% SEAL Team Director 2018-2021
88% 93% Longmire Director 2012-2017
81% 81% Power Director 2017
No Score Yet 87% Animal Kingdom Director 2017
27% 64% Rush Hour Director 2016
18% 66% Wicked City Director 2015
82% 81% Shameless Director 2013
90% 98% Southland Director 2010