Peter Pau Tak-Hai

Peter Pau Tak-Hai

Highest Rated: 98% The Killer (1989)

Lowest Rated: 17% Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 (2000)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Hong Kong

Hong Kong native Peter Pau is a cinematographer best known for his work on the international hit "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1983 and began working as a cinematographer in the domestic Hong Kong industry in the mid '80s. His first film with international recognition was the John Woo crime feature "The Killer" in 1989. The film was a success at the Hong Kong Film Awards and earned Pau a nomination for his cinematography. He worked on the Yun-Fat Chow film "God of Gamblers" in '89 and the historical film "Swordsman" in 1990. The 1991 film "Saviour of the Soul" earned him his second Hong Kong Film Award in a year that also saw him nominated for two other films, including "Au revoir mon amour." He won again in '94 for the Ronny Yu fantasy "The Bride with White Hair" and in 1997 worked in Hollywood for the first time on the Jean-Claude Van Damme film "Double Team." He reunited with Yu on "Bride of Chucky" in 1998 before reaching a career peak with director Ang Lee on "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" in 2000, winning an Oscar in the process. Since then he has worked on the musical "Beijing Rocks" and the Clive Owen action film "Shoot 'Em Up" in 2007.



90% 89% The Rescue Cinematographer - 2020
No Score Yet 30% Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal Director,
$165.4K 2015
56% 26% Special ID Producer,
- 2013
45% 38% Confucius Cinematographer - 2010
63% 60% The Forbidden Kingdom Cinematographer $25.0M 2008
67% 65% Shoot 'Em Up Cinematographer $12.8M 2007
31% 44% Master of the Crimson Armor Cinematographer $668.2K 2005
No Score Yet 31% The Touch Director - 2002
17% 39% Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000 Cinematographer $33.0M 2000
97% 86% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Cinematographer $128.1M 2000
50% 46% Bride of Chucky Cinematographer $32.4M 1998
18% 47% Warriors of Virtue Cinematographer $6.4M 1997
No Score Yet 55% American Shaolin Cinematographer - 1994
No Score Yet 59% The Eagle-Shooting Heroes: Dong Cheng Xi Jiu Cinematographer - 1994
No Score Yet 80% Justice, My Foot! Cinematographer - 1992
80% 48% Naked Killer Cinematographer - 1992
98% 92% The Killer Cinematographer - 1989
No Score Yet 60% A Terracotta Warrior Cinematographer - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just Heroes Cinematographer - 1987