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Michael Chapman

Highest Rated: 95% Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography (1993)

Lowest Rated: 10% House of D (2004)

Birthday: Nov 21, 1935

Birthplace: Not Available

After an apprenticeship as a documentary cameraman, Manhattan-born cinematographer Michael Chapman became another of the many talented lensmen given a professional leg-up by legendary cinematographer Gordon Willis. Chapman was a camera operator on such well-regarded 1970s films as The Godfather (1972) and Jaws (1975); in 1973, he finally attained director of photography status on The Last Detail. Some of his best work in the '80s was in old-fashioned but highly stylish black-and-white: Raging Bull (1980) and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). In 1983, Chapman gave directing a try with the laudable All the Right Moves; his next and (thus far) last directorial gig was the beautifully lensed but dramatically threadbare Clan of the Cave Bear (1986). Chapman subsequently returned almost solely to cinematography, lensing a number of popular Hollywood films that included Kindergarten Cop (1990) and Andrew Davis' successful The Fugitive (1993).

Highest Rated Movies



93% Side by Side Michael Chapman $29.1K 2012
34% Eulogy Adult Film Cameraman $42.3K 2004
18% Suspect Zero Prosecutor No. 1 $8.6M 2004
10% House of D Doorman $0.4M 2004
43% Evolution Sheriff Long $37.6M 2001
28% The Story of Us Waiter 1999
36% Six Days, Seven Nights Handsome Mechanic 1998
No Score Yet The Viking Sagas Director 1997
No Score Yet Raven Hawk Gordon Fowler 1996
33% Rising Sun Fred Hoffman 1993
95% Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography Actor 1993
82% Quick Change Policeman at Grocery 1990
No Score Yet Third Degree Burn Dan Rourke 1989
10% The Clan of the Cave Bear Director 1986
52% All the Right Moves Director 1983
91% The Last Detail Taxi Driver 1973


Hooligan at the bar says: Fack me gavnah this film is dog shiiiite

Hooligan at the bar says: Fack me gavnah this film is dog shite.