List of film director and cinematographer collaborations

List of film director and cinematographer collaborations

The following is a partial list of notable film director and cinematographer collaborations. The list consists of films, organized by cinematographer(s) with whom he or she worked repeatedly, surely more than twice.

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J. J. Abrams

  • Michael Bonvillain
    • TV series Undercovers — season 1, episode 1: Pilot (2010)
    • TV series Alias — season 1, episode 1: Truth Be Told (2001) + season 1, episode 22: Almost 30 Years (2002) + season 2, episode 22: The Telling (2003)

Robert Aldrich

Aldrich and Biroc also collaborated on episodes of the TV series China Smith, of which World for Ransom is considered an extension.

Tomas Alfredson

Woody Allen

Pedro Almodóvar

Robert Altman

Alejandro Amenábar

Hans Burman

Brad Anderson

Paul Thomas Anderson

Anderson and Elswit also collaborated on the short Mattress Man Commercial (2003).

Wes Anderson

Theo Angelopoulos

Jean-Jacques Annaud

Nimród Antal

Michelangelo Antonioni

Michael Apted

  • George Jesse Turner
    • 56 Up (2012) — made for TV
    • 49 Up (2005) — made for TV
    • 42 Up (1998) — made for TV
    • 35 Up (1991) — made for TV

Dario Argento

Darren Aronofsky

Hal Ashby

Richard Attenborough

David Ayer


Noah Baumbach

Michael Bay

Juan Antonio Bayona

Marco Bellocchio

Peter Berg

Ingmar Bergman

Bernardo Bertolucci

Luc Besson

Kathryn Bigelow

Neill Blomkamp

Jan de Bont

John Boorman

Darren Lynn Bousman

Danny Boyle

Kenneth Branagh

Robert Bresson

Martin Brest

Craig Brewer

Jean-Claude Brisseau

James L. Brooks

Luis Buñuel

Tim Burton


James Cameron

Cameron and Carpenter also collaborated on the Universal Studios attraction T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)

Martin Campbell

Jane Campion

Joe Carnahan

John Carpenter

John Cassavetes

Nick Cassavetes

Claude Chabrol

Chabrol and Rabier also collaborated on several TV projects

Youssef Chahine

Abdel Aziz Fahmy

Ahmed Khourshid

Ramses Marzouk

Abdel Halim Nasr

Mohsen Nasr

Alvise Orfanelli

J.C. Chandor

Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin's autobiography also includes Triple Trouble (1918) in his filmography — a compilation assembled by Leo White with scenes from Police and an unfinished Chaplin short, Life, along with new material shot by White.

Michael Cimino

Larry Clark

George Clooney

Henri-Georges Clouzot

Coen Brothers

Bill Condon

Chris Columbus

Francis Ford Coppola

Sofia Coppola

Anton Corbijn

Wes Craven

David Cronenberg

Cameron Crowe

Alfonso Cuarón

George Cukor

Michael Curtiz


Stephen Daldry

Joe Dante

Frank Darabont

Dardenne Brothers

Andrew Davis

Frank Tidy

Álex de la Iglesia

Manoel de Oliveira

António Mendes

Brian De Palma

Guillermo del Toro

Jonathan Demme

Claire Denis

Roger Donaldson

Richard Donner

  • Fred Koenekamp
    • TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. — season 1, episode 2: The Iowa Scuba Affair (1964) + season 1, episode 3: The Quadripartite Affair (1964) + season 1, episode 7: The Giuoco Piano Affair (1964) + season 1, episode 14: The Terbuf Affair (1964)
    • TV series The Lieutenant — season 1, episode 4: The Two Star Giant (1963) + season 1, episode 18: Interlude (1964)
  • Richard L. Rawlings
    • TV series It's About Time — season 1, episode 1: And Then I Wrote "Happy Birthday to You" (1966)
    • TV series Gilligan's Island — season 1, episode 2: Home Sweet Hut (1964) + season 1, episode 6: President Gilligan (1964) + season 1, episode 20: St. Gilligan and The Dragon (1965)

Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

Carl Theodor Dreyer