Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood, one of Hollywood's premier action cinematographers, is best known for his collaboration with director Paul Greengrass on the three "Bourne" films. It is apparent in the evolution of the visuals throughout ... Read more »

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (55)

Ben-Hur 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Brothers Grimsby 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Child 44 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

2 Guns 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Safe House 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wrath of the Titans 2012 (Movie)

(Additional Photography) (Director of Photography)

Little Fockers 2010 (Movie)

(Additional Photography) (Director of Photography)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Surrogates 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Step Brothers 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bourne Ultimatum 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fantastic Four 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bourne Supremacy 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Freaky Friday 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

National Security 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

I Spy 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bourne Identity 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

U-571 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mighty Joe Young 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Face/Off 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Going West in America 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

2 Days in the Valley 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Celtic Pride 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Terminal Velocity 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

For Love Or Money 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rudy 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mystery Date 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Die Hard 2: Die Harder 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Miami Vice 1984 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Nasty Hero 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Death of an Angel 1986 (Movie)

camera operator 2nd unit (Camera Operator)

Hoosiers 1986 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Neon Maniacs 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Quiet Cool 1986 (Movie)

(New York) (Director of Photography)

Joey 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Rappin' 1985 (Movie)

camera operator 2nd unit (Camera Operator)

The Sex O'Clock News 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Alphabet City 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Body Rock 1984 (Movie)

(New York) (Camera Operator)

In Our Hands 1983 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Q 1982 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Returning 1982 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Silhouettes 1981 (Movie)

(New York) (Camera Operator)

Don't Go in the House 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Feedback 1978 (Movie)

(Photography)

The Honeymoon Killers 1970 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)
Actor (2)

Higher Ground 2011 (Movie)

Oliver (Actor)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

Captain Salty (Actor)

Biography

Oliver Wood, one of Hollywood's premier action cinematographers, is best known for his collaboration with director Paul Greengrass on the three "Bourne" films. It is apparent in the evolution of the visuals throughout the action-packed trilogy, from "The Bourne Identity" (2002) to "The Bourne Supremacy" (2004) to "The Bourne Ultimatum" (2007), that the look of the films improved as Greengrass gave Wood increasing freedom with his lens. Wood and his crew traveled all over the world to shoot incredibly dense, hectic set-pieces for Matt Damon to plow through as the dogged Jason Bourne, an amnesiac spy desperate to discover his past and determine his own future. Oliver Wood has shown equal adeptness with large-scale outdoor action scenes (e.g., "The Bourne Ultimatum"'s adrenaline-pounding rooftop chase in Morocco) and close-quarters, indoor action scenes (e.g., "The Bourne Identity"'s climactic stairwell shoot-out). His ability to fashion crowded but comprehensible action in tight, even claustrophobic spaces is also on display in the submarine thriller "U-571." Wood worked with director Jonathan Mostow on "U-571," and again on "Surrogates," in which Wood was able to lend his gritty realism to a science fiction yarn. "The Surrogates" also gave Wood the opportunity to work again with action star Bruce Willis. Wood shot Willis in "Die Hard 2" as John McClane, the heroic under-dog who, as the title suggests, just won't die no matter what Wood and director Renny Harlin throw at him.

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