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Mark Irwin

Highest Rated: 93% The Fly (1986)

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

Birthday: Aug 7, 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
No Score Yet 23% Welcome to Sudden Death Cinematographer - 2020
44% 57% American Hangman Cinematographer - 2019
40% 71% Junglee Cinematographer $46.0K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet No Sleep 'Til Christmas Cinematographer - 2018
No Score Yet 14% The Layover Cinematographer - 2017
No Score Yet 20% Pup Star: Better 2Gether Cinematographer - 2017
No Score Yet 38% Monkey Up Cinematographer - 2016
No Score Yet 36% 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
No Score Yet 22% The Shortcut Cinematographer - 2009
18% 30% Dance Flick Cinematographer $25.6M 2009
14% 22% Blonde Ambition Cinematographer $4.7K 2007
35% 70% Sydney White Cinematographer $11.7M 2007
6% 30% Deck the Halls Cinematographer $35.1M 2006
16% 85% Grandma's Boy Cinematographer $6.1M 2006
5% 58% Big Momma's House 2 Cinematographer $70.2M 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
55% 41% Osmosis Jones Cinematographer $13.6M 2001
11% 56% Freddy Got Fingered Cinematographer $14.2M 2001
9% 31% Say It Isn't So Cinematographer $5.5M 2001
47% 57% Me, Myself & Irene Cinematographer $90.6M 2000
57% 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
50% 69% Kingpin Cinematographer $25.0M 1996
79% 79% Scream Cinematographer $103.7M 1996
No Score Yet 18% Don't Look Back Cinematographer - 1996
No Score Yet 49% Night of the Running Man Cinematographer - 1994
68% 84% Dumb & Dumber Cinematographer $127.2M 1994
No Score Yet 60% Keep the Change Cinematographer - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Strangers Cinematographer - 1991
No Score Yet 9% Backfield in Motion Cinematographer - 1991
No Score Yet 67% Dead and Alive Cinematographer - 1991
30% 36% RoboCop 2 Cinematographer $45.4M 1990
67% 49% Class of 1999 Cinematographer $1.4M 1990
81% 58% Bat 21 Cinematographer $3.2M 1988
No Score Yet 35% Love at Stake Cinematographer - 1988
62% 56% The Blob Cinematographer $7.8M 1988
No Score Yet 50% The Hanoi Hilton Cinematographer $39.0K 1987
93% 83% The Fly Cinematographer $34.9M 1986
90% 76% The Dead Zone Cinematographer - 1983
78% 80% Videodrome Cinematographer - 1983
No Score Yet 21% Funeral Home Cinematographer - 1982
70% 64% Scanners Cinematographer - 1981
83% 68% The Brood Cinematographer - 1979