Jan De Bont

Director, Director of photography
Dutch-born filmmaker Jan de Bont was an in-demand cinematographer in both Europe and America before making a huge splash with his directorial debut, "Speed" (1994), which led to a hit-and-miss string of Hollywood ... Read more »
Born: 10/22/1943 in Netherlands

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (34)

Roar 2015 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Basic Instinct 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lethal Weapon 3 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Shining Through 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Split Personality 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Flatliners 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Hunt for Red October 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Black Rain 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Die Hard 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Leonard Part 6 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ruthless People 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Clan of the Cave Bear 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Flesh + Blood 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jewel of the Nile 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

American Dreamer 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Fourth Man 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

All the Right Moves 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cujo 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Growing Pains 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Private Lessons 1981 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Keetje Tippel 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Max Havelaar 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Dakota 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

The Family 1973 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Turkish Delight 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Joao 1971 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Wat Zien Ik 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Help Wanted (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Parker Kane (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Sadat (TV Show)

Director of Photography
Producer (9)

The Paperboy 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Equilibrium 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Minority Report 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

L.A.X. 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Slc Punk! 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Haunting 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

(Producer)

Point Break: Indo (Movie)

(Producer)

Thoughtcrimes (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (6)

The Haunting 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Twister 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Speed 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Point Break: Indo (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (2)

The Hollywood Fashion Machine 1998 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Life With Big Cats: Tippi Hedren and Shambala 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor
Editor (1)

Roar 2015 (Movie)

editor supervisor (Executive Editor)
Writer (1)

Speed 2: Cruise Control 1997 (Movie)

(From Story)

Biography

Dutch-born filmmaker Jan de Bont was an in-demand cinematographer in both Europe and America before making a huge splash with his directorial debut, "Speed" (1994), which led to a hit-and-miss string of Hollywood features including "Twister" (1996) and "The Haunting" (1999). A member of the Dutch avant-garde in the 1960s, he graduated to the sexually adventurous fare of directors like Paul Verhoeven in the 1970s before heading to the States to lend his energetic camerawork to films like "Jewel of the Nile" (1985) and "Die Hard" (1988). "Speed" proved that he could deliver an action film as well as he could photograph one, but his subsequent efforts, which included "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" (2002), lacked the gritty fun of his debut. De Bont's place in cinematic history seemed to be defined largely by "Speed," though somewhat tarnished by the efforts that followed it.

Relationships

Trish Reeves

Wife
has two children with De Bont

EDUCATION

studied at film academies in Amsterdam and Cologne

Milestones

1994

Signed a two-year first look deal with Fox

1994

Feature directorial debut, "Speed"

1992

Nominated for a CableACE Award for best direction of photography in a comedy or dramatic series for "Split Personality", an episode of HBO's "Tales from the Crypt" directed by producer Joel Silver

1985

Served as cinematographer on his first US TV-movie, "Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story"

1983

Shot first US TV miniseries, "Sadat"

1982

Earliest American TV work included credit as cinematographer on a presentation of the "CBS Afternoon Playhouse", "Help Wanted"

1981

First American film as cinematographer, "Private Lessons"

1977

Moved to Los Angeles

1970

Began successful collaboration with Paul Verhoeven as the director of photography on Verhoeven's feature debut, "Wat Zien Ik/Memoirs of a Streetwalker"

1967

Began working as a director of photography in his native country, the Netherlands; first film, "Paranoia", directed by Adrian Ditvoorst

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