Rodrigo Prieto

Rodrigo Prieto

Highest Rated: 100% A Midsummer Night's Dream (2014)

Lowest Rated: 12% Original Sin (2001)

Birthday: Nov 23, 1965

Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

During the past decade, Rodrigo Prieto has been one of the more startlingly original voices to emerge in the American film industry. After starting out on a number of Spanish-language shorts and features, the Mexican-born cinematographer broke onto the international scene with 2000's "Amores Perros," crafting both grittily realistic and dreamlike imagery for three intertwining tales of love and animals. The film also proved a major hit and breakthrough for director Alejandro González Iñárritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga, and all three continued to work together afterward. Their other collaborations included "21 Grams" and "Babel," released in 2003 and 2006, respectively, to much critical acclaim. Around this time, Prieto also became acquainted with well-known directors such as Spike Lee, Curtis Hanson, and Ang Lee, although the types of projects varied. For Spike Lee and Hanson, he served as cinematographer on "25th Hour" and "8 Mile," both dramas in urban settings. Meanwhile, Ang Lee recruited him to highlight the natural splendor of "Brokeback Mountain," which helped give the two main characters' relationship a layer of joyfulness and innocence. For his work on the film, Prieto garnered his first Academy Award nomination. He also collaborated with Oliver Stone on the 2004 biopic "Alexander," his 2010 drama "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," and his documentaries of Fidel Castro and Yassir Arafat, showing himself willing to embrace politically-charged and potentially incendiary material.

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Movies

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67% 71% The Glorias Cinematographer - 2020
96% 86% The Irishman Cinematographer - 2019
31% 63% Passengers Cinematographer $100M 2016
83% 69% Silence Cinematographer $7.1M 2016
81% 52% The Homesman Cinematographer $2.4M 2014
100% 67% A Midsummer Night's Dream Cinematographer - 2014
80% 83% The Wolf of Wall Street Cinematographer $116.9M 2013
96% 90% Argo Cinematographer $136M 2012
60% 70% Water for Elephants Cinematographer $58.7M 2011
65% 71% We Bought a Zoo Cinematographer $75.6M 2011
66% 74% Biutiful Cinematographer $5.1M 2010
55% 44% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps Cinematographer $52.5M 2010
81% 75% Broken Embraces Cinematographer $5M 2009
84% 73% State of Play Cinematographer $37M 2009
72% 84% Lust, Caution Cinematographer $4.6M 2007
69% 77% Babel Cinematographer $34.3M 2006
87% 82% Brokeback Mountain Cinematographer $83M 2005
16% 35% Alexander Cinematographer $34.3M 2004
62% 72% Comandante Director of Photography - 2003
80% 86% 21 Grams Director of Photography $16.2M 2003
75% 85% Frida Director of Photography $25.8M 2002
78% 85% 25th Hour Director of Photography $13.1M 2002
75% 54% 8 Mile Director of Photography $116.7M 2002
12% 61% Original Sin Cinematographer $16.5M 2001
92% 94% Love's a Bitch Cinematographer $5.4M 2000
No Score Yet 62% Under a Spell Cinematographer - 1998

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet American Latino TV Guest 2014

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