Robert Richardson

Robert Richardson

Highest Rated: 94% City of Hope (1991)

Lowest Rated: 34% Live by Night (2016)

Birthday: Aug 27, 1955

Birthplace: Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA

Prior to becoming a regular collaborator with such prominent directors as Oliver Stone and Quentin Tarantino, cinematographer Robert Richardson served his apprenticeship shooting second unit on "Repo Man" (1984) while filming television documentaries for PBS and the BBC. His television work led Stone to hire him to shoot "Salvador" (1986) and "Platoon" (1986), both of which required a cinéma vérité style that only a documentary cinematographer could offer. From there, he worked almost exclusively for Stone, filming "Wall Street" (1987), "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) and "The Doors" (1991), while occasionally branching out to shoot films like John Sayles' "Eight Men Out" (1988) and "City of Hope" (1991). But it was his stunning work using a multitude of stock and cameras to create a documentary feel for "JFK" (1991), which earned the cinematographer his first Academy Award. While he sharpened the hyperkinetic style of "JFK" in "Natural Born Killers" (1994), "Nixon" (1995) and "U-Turn" (1997), Richardson was in-demand by other top Hollywood directors like Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, both of whom tapped the director of photography for films like "Bringing Out the Dead" (1999), "Kill Bill, Vol. 1" (2003) and "Kill Bill, Vol. 2" (2004). Richardson earned Oscars two and three for his work with Scorsese on "The Aviator" (2004) and "Hugo" (2011). As he continued to earn acclaim for projects like Tarantino's "Django Unchained" (2012) and "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" (2019), there was no doubt that Richardson was one of the finest cinematographers working in Hollywood.

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60% 73% JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass Cinematographer - 2021
57% 84% Venom: Let There Be Carnage Cinematographer $213.5M 2021
85% 70% Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood Cinematographer $142.4M 2019
88% 62% A Private War Cinematographer $1.6M 2018
69% 65% Adrift Cinematographer $31.4M 2018
68% 72% Breathe Cinematographer $489.4K 2017
34% 42% Live by Night Cinematographer $10.4M 2016
74% 76% The Hateful Eight Cinematographer $54.1M 2015
87% 92% Django Unchained Cinematographer $162.8M 2012
93% 78% Hugo Cinematographer $73.8M 2011
36% 42% Eat Pray Love Cinematographer $80.6M 2010
68% 77% Shutter Island Cinematographer $128.0M 2010
89% 88% Inglourious Basterds Cinematographer $120.5M 2009
79% 78% Standard Operating Procedure Cinematographer $228.8K 2008
86% 74% Shine a Light Cinematographer $5.4M 2008
56% 51% The Good Shepherd Cinematographer $59.9M 2006
86% 79% The Aviator Cinematographer $102.6M 2004
84% 89% Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Cinematographer $66.2M 2004
85% 81% Kill Bill: Vol. 1 Cinematographer $70.1M 2003
42% 65% The Four Feathers Cinematographer $18.3M 2002
39% 67% Snow Falling on Cedars Cinematographer $14.4M 1999
73% 70% Bringing Out the Dead Cinematographer $16.6M 1999
74% 72% The Horse Whisperer Cinematographer $75.4M 1998
60% 62% U-Turn Cinematographer $6.6M 1997
86% 76% Wag the Dog Cinematographer $43.0M 1997
91% 84% Fast, Cheap & Out of Control Cinematographer $861.6K 1997
79% 93% Casino Cinematographer $42.4M 1995
48% 81% Natural Born Killers Cinematographer - 1994
83% 89% A Few Good Men Cinematographer $141.3M 1992
94% 82% City of Hope Cinematographer $1.3M 1991
85% 88% JFK Cinematographer - 1991
86% 76% Born on the Fourth of July Cinematographer $68.8M 1989
87% 80% Eight Men Out Cinematographer $4.3M 1988
78% 81% Wall Street Cinematographer $41.3M 1987
90% 86% Salvador Cinematographer - 1986
89% 93% Platoon Cinematographer $138.5M 1986