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Oliver Wood

Highest Rated: 95% The Honeymoon Killers (1969)

Lowest Rated: 6% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)

Birthday: Apr 2, 1950

Birthplace: London, England, UK

Oliver Wood, one of Hollywood's premier action cinematographers, is best known for his collaboration with director Paul Greengrass on the three "Bourne" films. It is apparent in the evolution of the visuals throughout the action-packed trilogy, from "The Bourne Identity" (2002) to "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) to "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), that the look of the films improved as Greengrass gave Wood increasing freedom with his lens. Wood and his crew traveled all over the world to shoot incredibly dense, hectic set-pieces for Matt Damon to plow through as the dogged Jason Bourne, an amnesiac spy desperate to discover his past and determine his own future. Oliver Wood has shown equal adeptness with large-scale outdoor action scenes (e.g., "The Bourne Ultimatum"'s adrenaline-pounding rooftop chase in Morocco) and close-quarters, indoor action scenes (e.g., "The Bourne Identity"'s climactic stairwell shoot-out). His ability to fashion crowded but comprehensible action in tight, even claustrophobic spaces is also on display in the submarine thriller "U-571." Wood worked with director Jonathan Mostow on "U-571," and again on "Surrogates," in which Wood was able to lend his gritty realism to a science fiction yarn. "The Surrogates" also gave Wood the opportunity to work again with action star Bruce Willis. Wood shot Willis in "Die Hard 2" as John McClane, the heroic under-dog who, as the title suggests, just won't die no matter what Wood and director Renny Harlin throw at him.

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16% 71% Morbius Cinematographer $73.6M 2022
10% 25% Holmes & Watson Cinematographer $30.5M 2018
52% 60% The Equalizer 2 Cinematographer $102.0M 2018
38% 42% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Cinematographer $58.7M 2016
25% 52% Ben-Hur Cinematographer $26.4M 2016
36% 41% The Brothers Grimsby Cinematographer $6.9M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brothers Grimsby With Hilarious Outtakes Cinematographer - 2016
26% 42% Child 44 Cinematographer $1.2M 2015
75% 52% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Cinematographer $127.3M 2013
65% 66% 2 Guns Cinematographer $75.6M 2013
53% 63% Safe House Cinematographer $126.1M 2012
78% 60% The Other Guys Cinematographer $119.2M 2010
37% 38% Surrogates Cinematographer $38.5M 2009
55% 69% Step Brothers Cinematographer $100.5M 2008
92% 91% The Bourne Ultimatum Cinematographer $227.4M 2007
71% 73% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Cinematographer $148.2M 2006
28% 45% Fantastic Four Cinematographer $154.7M 2005
82% 90% The Bourne Supremacy Cinematographer $176.0M 2004
22% 40% Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed Cinematographer $84.2M 2004
88% 57% Freaky Friday Cinematographer $110.2M 2003
11% 45% National Security Cinematographer $35.8M 2003
15% 33% I Spy Cinematographer $33.1M 2002
6% 19% The Adventures of Pluto Nash Cinematographer $4.4M 2002
84% 93% The Bourne Identity Cinematographer $121.5M 2002
68% 61% U-571 Cinematographer $77.1M 2000
31% 46% Switchback Cinematographer $6.5M 1997
92% 82% Face/Off Cinematographer $112.3M 1997
75% 84% Mr. Holland's Opus Cinematographer $82.6M 1995
37% 45% For Love or Money Cinematographer $10.4M 1993
19% 61% Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Cinematographer $57.0M 1993
78% 90% Rudy Cinematographer $20.7M 1993
25% 40% Mystery Date Cinematographer $6.0M 1991
27% 67% The Adventures of Ford Fairlane Cinematographer $19.9M 1990
69% 70% Die Hard 2 Cinematographer $115.3M 1990
No Score Yet 30% Alphabet City Cinematographer - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Maya Cinematographer - 1982
95% 69% The Honeymoon Killers Cinematographer - 1969