Russell Carpenter

Russell Carpenter

Highest Rated: 89% Titanic (1997)

Lowest Rated: 4% A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)

Birthday: Dec 09, 1950

Birthplace: Van Nuys, California, USA

Southern California native Russell Carpenter became established as a leading TV cinematographer, earning a pair of Emmy Awards for his documentary work in the San Diego area. He segued to the big screen providing sleek visuals for such horror and fantasy outings as "Sole Survivor" (1984), "Lady in White," "Critters 2: The Main Course" and "Cameron's Closet" (all 1988). "The Lawnmower Man" (1992) proved his versatility and was a blend of photography and computer-generated effects that created a simulation of virtual reality. His pyrotechnics on this effort led John Woo to tap him for "Hard Target" (1993). James Cameron utilized the cinematographer's skill for the opulent set pieces in the action-packed "True Lies" (1994). Carpenter faced numerous challenges in shooting the opening chase sequences (a horse in pursuit of a motorcycle through a hotel) and especially the final scenes which featured a Harrier vertical-takeoff plane hovering over a Florida high rise, a missile, a helicopter and a fiery finale.

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53% 57% Noelle Cinematographer - 2019
45% 37% xXx: Return of Xander Cage Cinematographer $44.9M 2017
No Score Yet 43% Stereotypically You Executive Producer - 2016
83% 86% Ant-Man Cinematographer $180.2M 2015
86% 67% Parched Cinematographer - 2015
37% 20% Beyond the Reach Cinematographer - 2014
13% 53% Locker 13 Cinematographer - 2014
28% 40% Jobs Cinematographer $16.1M 2013
26% 56% This Means War Cinematographer $54.8M 2012
4% 52% A Little Bit of Heaven Cinematographer $10K 2011
10% 41% Killers Cinematographer $47M 2010
14% 60% The Ugly Truth Cinematographer $88.9M 2009
36% 66% 21 Cinematographer $81.2M 2008
24% 54% Awake Cinematographer $14.4M 2007
18% 55% Monster-in-Law Cinematographer $82.9M 2005
28% 48% Noel Cinematographer - 2004
42% 40% Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle Director of Photography $100.8M 2003
49% 45% Shallow Hal Cinematographer $70.8M 2001
68% 45% Charlie's Angels Cinematographer $125.3M 2000
74% 79% The Negotiator Cinematographer $44.7M 1998
16% 71% Money Talks Cinematographer $41.1M 1997
89% 69% Titanic Cinematographer $656.5K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time Cinematographer - 1996
73% 40% The Indian in the Cupboard Cinematographer $31.1M 1995
71% 76% True Lies Cinematographer $146.3M 1994
57% 49% Hard Target Cinematographer $31.5M 1993
22% 30% Pet Sematary Two Cinematographer $15.1M 1992
No Score Yet 35% Death Warrant Cinematographer $15.1M 1990
69% 69% Lady in White Cinematographer $282.7K 1988

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