Jost Vacano

Director of photography
Chiefly associated with Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, for whom he has created several exquisite canvases, from the melancholic hues of "Soldier of Orange" (1979) and "Spetters" (1981) to the hard-edged, high-tech ... Read more »
Born: 03/15/1934

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (19)

Hollow Man 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Starship Troopers 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Showgirls 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Untamed Heart 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Switch 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Total Recall 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rocket Gibraltar 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Robocop 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

52 Pick-Up 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Neverending Story 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Das Boot 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Die Wilden Fuenfziger 1982 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Spetters 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Das Fuenfte Gebot 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Die Brueder 1978 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Soldier of Orange 1977 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Tod Oder Freiheit 1976 (Movie)

(Camera)

The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

21 Hours at Munich (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

Chiefly associated with Dutch director Paul Verhoeven, for whom he has created several exquisite canvases, from the melancholic hues of "Soldier of Orange" (1979) and "Spetters" (1981) to the hard-edged, high-tech worlds of "Robocop" (1988) and "Total Recall" (1990). Vacano is noted for his crisp color and fluid, mobile camera work; other notable credits include Volker Schlondorff's "The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum" (1975) and Wolfgang Petersen's "Das Boot" (1981).

Milestones

1986

First US feature, "52 Pick-up"

Began career working on commercials and low-budget documentaries in West Germany

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