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Mark Irwin

Highest Rated: 92% The Fly (1986)

Lowest Rated: 5% Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

Birthday: Aug 07, 1950

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A great deal of Mark Irwin's career was as sci-fi/action director David Cronenberg's regular cinematographer until the late 1980s, at which time Irwin made a gradual shift into working primarily in comedies. Two notable films in which Irwin worked with Cronenberg include "The Fly" and "Videodrome." "The Fly" was a remake of a 1950s film that Cronenberg gave a more gory and spectacular twist, and can be considered the height of Cronenberg's career. The film served as a cultural metaphor for the AIDS epidemic which was enhanced by the elaborate costumes, makeup, and sets so skillfully and artfully captured by Irwin. "Videodrome" was another film with elaborate sets and costumes featuring grotesque body transformations and highly charged sexual imagery. It was unique, however, as it was the first to use a flicker-eliminating technology when filming television screen images, as well as using Betamax video cassettes instead of VHS tapes. Two quintessential Farrelly brothers (Peter and Bobby Farrelly) films of the 1990s that Irwin worked on after his collaborations with Cronenberg were "Dumb and Dumber" and "There's Something About Mary." The success of both films, heavily relying on physical and visual humor, were substantially indebted to Irwin's cinematographic skills and experience with Cronenberg. Irwin did not give up on the horror genre altogether after the 1980s, as he worked on the post-modern slasher film "Scream." This film again presented an opportunity for Irwin's sense of detail and comic timing to enhance its most dynamic and innovative aspects.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
40% 64% Junglee Cinematographer $46K 2019
44% 60% American Hangman Cinematographer - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Sleep 'Til Christmas Cinematographer - 2018
No Score Yet 20% Pup Star: Better 2Gether Cinematographer - 2017
No Score Yet 8% The Layover Cinematographer - 2017
No Score Yet 36% Monkey Up Cinematographer - 2016
No Score Yet 37% Russell Madness Cinematographer - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Spirit Cinematographer - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Concrete Blondes Cinematographer - 2012
No Score Yet 40% Silent Witness Cinematographer - 2011
No Score Yet 30% The Last Godfather Cinematographer $163.6K 2010
18% 30% Dance Flick Cinematographer $25.6M 2009
No Score Yet 22% The Shortcut Cinematographer - 2009
35% 70% Sydney White Cinematographer $11.7M 2007
14% 22% Blonde Ambition Cinematographer $4.7K 2007
6% 30% Deck the Halls Cinematographer $35.1M 2006
5% 58% Big Momma's House 2 Cinematographer $70.2M 2006
16% 85% Grandma's Boy Cinematographer $6.1M 2006
40% 68% The Ringer Cinematographer $35.4M 2005
31% 54% Malibu's Most Wanted Director of Photography $34.3M 2003
60% 86% Old School Director of Photography $74.6M 2003
52% 68% American Pie 2 Cinematographer $145.1M 2001
9% 32% Say It Isn't So Cinematographer $5.5M 2001
55% 41% Osmosis Jones Cinematographer $13.6M 2001
10% 56% Freddy Got Fingered Cinematographer $14.2M 2001
47% 57% Me, Myself & Irene Cinematographer $90.6M 2000
58% 65% Road Trip Cinematographer $68.5M 2000
69% 69% 10 Things I Hate About You Cinematographer $38.2M 1999
No Score Yet 52% Zack and Reba Cinematographer - 1998
83% 61% There's Something About Mary Cinematographer $176.5M 1998
78% 79% Scream Cinematographer $103.1M 1996
No Score Yet 18% Don't Look Back Cinematographer - 1996
50% 69% Kingpin Cinematographer $25M 1996
68% 84% Dumb & Dumber Cinematographer $127.2M 1994
No Score Yet 50% Night of the Running Man Cinematographer - 1994
No Score Yet 60% Keep the Change Cinematographer - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Strangers Cinematographer - 1991
No Score Yet 62% Dead and Alive Cinematographer - 1991
No Score Yet 10% Backfield in Motion Cinematographer - 1991
67% 49% Class of 1999 Cinematographer $1.4M 1990
30% 36% RoboCop 2 Cinematographer $45.4M 1990
81% 58% Bat 21 Cinematographer $3.2M 1988
62% 56% The Blob Cinematographer $7.8M 1988
No Score Yet 35% Love at Stake Cinematographer - 1988
92% 83% The Fly Cinematographer $34.9M 1986
89% 76% The Dead Zone Cinematographer - 1983
80% 80% Videodrome Cinematographer - 1983
No Score Yet 21% Funeral Home Cinematographer - 1982
70% 64% Scanners Cinematographer - 1981
82% 68% The Brood Cinematographer - 1979

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