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      Russell Boyd

      Russell Boyd

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

      Lowest Rated: 13% 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."


      Russell Boyd, (International Award) at arrivals for 32nd Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards, The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA February 17, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection MASTER AND COMMANDER, Director Peter Weir, cinematographer Russell Boyd on the set, 2003, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved.



      No Score Yet No Score Yet Zina Screenwriter - 2016
      74% 72% The Way Back Cinematographer $2.7M 2010
      95% 80% Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Self $19.4K 2008
      27% 48% Ghost Rider Cinematographer $115.8M 2007
      13% 67% American Outlaws Cinematographer $13.3M 2001
      14% 44% Company Man Cinematographer $146.0K 2000
      83% 75% Liar Liar Cinematographer $181.4M 1997
      75% 69% White Men Can't Jump Cinematographer $71.6M 1992
      89% 59% Crocodile Dundee Cinematographer $169.0M 1986
      46% 44% Mrs. Soffel Cinematographer - 1984
      88% 77% The Year of Living Dangerously Cinematographer - 1982
      91% 83% Gallipoli Cinematographer - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Chain Reaction Cinematographer - 1980
      82% 79% The Last Wave Cinematographer - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Backroads Cinematographer - 1977
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Golden Cage Cinematographer - 1975