Donald M McAlpine

One of the most successful Australian cinematographers of all time, Donald McAlpine graces the credits of a great many popular films from the 1980s to well past the turn of the millennium. This very long winning streak ... Read more »
Born: in Quandialla, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (62)

The Dressmaker 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ender's Game 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mental 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Main Street 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Anger Management 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Peter Pan 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Time Machine 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

(Mocon miniatures additional shoot units) (Director of Photography)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Edge 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Romeo + Juliet 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Nine Months 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Clear and Present Danger 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mrs. Doubtfire 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Man Without A Face 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Medicine Man 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Patriot Games 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Career Opportunities 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hard Way 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Stanley and Iris 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Parenthood 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

See You in the Morning 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Moon Over Parador 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Moving 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Orphans 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Predator 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Fringe Dwellers 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bob Dylan in Concert 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Down and Out in Beverly Hills 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

King David 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

My Man Adam 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Harry & Son 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Moscow on the Hudson 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blue Skies Again 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tempest 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Man From Snowy River 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Now and Forever 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

On the Run 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Puberty Blues 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Puberty Blues 1981 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Earthling 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Breaker Morant 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

My Brilliant Career 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Club 1980 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

The Club 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Odd Angry Shot 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Patrick 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Journalist 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Money Movers 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Getting of Wisdom 1977 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Don's Party 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Barry McKenzie Holds His Own 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Surrender in Paradise 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Voice to Be Heard 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Man Who Can't Stop 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Whatever Happened to Green Valley 1972 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie 1971 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Or Forever Hold Your Peace 1969 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Children of An Lac (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Actor (3)

Side by Side 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Surrender in Paradise 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

Biography

One of the most successful Australian cinematographers of all time, Donald McAlpine graces the credits of a great many popular films from the 1980s to well past the turn of the millennium. This very long winning streak began modestly in the late 1960s in his native country. The first significant film lensed by McAlpine to draw international attention was the well-distributed "My Brilliant Career" (1979), the period drama about female emancipation that indeed launched a brilliant career for actress Judy Davis. The following year, the cinematographer was part of another celebrated global hit set in roughly the same era--"Breaker Morant", a tragedy about soldiers unfairly prosecuted by their superiors in the Boer War. From then, the Hollywood call was too loud to ignore. McAlpine made the transition across the Pacific several years later, and quickly landed a series of jobs in high-budget American movies. His credit list includes durable blockbusters such as the supernatural jungle thriller "Predator" (1987) and the 1993 Robin Williams-in-grandma-drag comedy, "Mrs. Doubtfire". McAlpine continued his long tradition of working with prominent Australian directors, including Baz Luhrmann, filming the fantastical 19th-century musical romance "Moulin Rouge!", for which he was nominated for a cinematography Oscar and won a BAFTA in the same category.

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