Russell Boyd

Russell Boyd

Highest Rated: 95% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

Lowest Rated: 14% American Outlaws (2001)

Birthday: Apr 21, 1944

Birthplace: Victoria, Australia

The accomplished cinematographer Russell Boyd is known primarily for his collaborations with the director Peter Weir. However, he started off his career shooting shorts ("The American Poet's Visit," "The Girl from the Family of Man") for another fellow Australian, Michael Thornhill, which culminated in his award-winning work on the period piece "Between Wars," starring Corin Redgrave; meanwhile, on TV, he worked with the eye-popping comic Marty Feldman. However, his first shoot for Weir, the mysterious "Picnic at Hanging Rock," is recognized as a touchstone of the 1970s "new wave" of Australian filmmaking; it drew attention from abroad for both director and director of photography. They teamed up again--this time with Mel Gibson--for the wartime epics "Gallipoli" and "The Year of Living Dangerously," prompting Boyd to be exported to the American film industry, where he worked with directors like Norman Jewison (on "A Soldier's Story" and "In Country"), Bruce Beresford (on "Tender Mercies"), and Ron Shelton (on "White Men Can't Jump"). In Hollywood, Boyd also classed up some more commercial fare, bringing local color from Down Under to the first two "Crocodile Dundee" movies, as well as the comedy "Doctor Dolittle" and the Nic Cage vehicle "Ghost Rider"; he even did an honest job on "Liar Liar." He and Weir resumed their partnership, too, on the seafaring "Master and Commander," based on Patrick O'Brian's novels, and the prison-escape story "The Way Back."

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74% 72% The Way Back Cinematography $2.7M 2010
95% 80% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Self $19.4K 2008
26% 48% Ghost Rider Cinematography $115.8M 2007
14% 67% American Outlaws Cinematography $13.3M 2001
14% 44% Company Man Cinematography $146.0K 2000
83% 75% Liar Liar Cinematography $181.4M 1997
89% 59% Crocodile Dundee Cinematography $169.0M 1986
88% 77% The Year of Living Dangerously Cinematography - 1982
91% 83% Gallipoli Cinematography - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Chain Reaction Cinematography - 1980
82% 79% The Last Wave Cinematography - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Backroads Cinematography - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Cage Cinematography - 1975