Robert Elswit

Director of photography
A long time director of photography who had his start filming optical effects, Robert Elswit made his name being the personal cinematographer for director Paul Thomas Anderson. Having shot all of the young director's ... Read more »
Born: 04/22/1950

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (71)

Gold 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Night Of 2016 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Inherent Vice 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Nightcrawler 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Bourne Legacy 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Salt 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Town 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Burning Plain 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Redbelt 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Shine a Light 2008 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Michael Clayton 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

There Will Be Blood 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

American Dreamz 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Syriana 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gigli 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Runaway Jury 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Punch-Drunk Love 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Heist 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bounce 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

8mm 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Magnolia 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Boogie Nights 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Hard Eight 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Richard Lester! 1997 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Boys 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Pallbearer 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The River Wild 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Dangerous Woman 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Human Target 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Waterland 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Opposites Attract 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Vidiots 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Bad Influence 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Steel Magnolias 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Dream Street 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Heart of Dixie 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

How I Got Into College 1989 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Margaret Bourke-White 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Return of the Living Dead Part II 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Amazing Grace and Chuck 1987 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Long Gone 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Desert Hearts 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The War Between the Classes 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Trick or Treat 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Moving Violations 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Sure Thing 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Return of the Jedi 1983 (Movie)

effects photography (Photography)

Summerspell 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Waltz Across Texas 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 (Movie)

optical effects photography (Photography)

The End of August 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Different Affair (TV Show)

Director of Photography

A Killing in a Small Town (TV Show)

Director of Photography

A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Behind the Red Door (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Into the Homeland (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Opposites Attract (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Paris Trout (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Children of Times Square (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Incredible Book Escape (TV Show)

Photography

The Summer My Father Grew Up (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Tiger Town (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

A long time director of photography who had his start filming optical effects, Robert Elswit made his name being the personal cinematographer for director Paul Thomas Anderson. Having shot all of the young director's films thus far, Elswit created his most challenging work and earned his highest praise shooting "Boogie Nights" (1997), "Magnolia" (1999) and "Punch Drunk Love" (2002). Outside of working with Anderson, he was no less successful, creating unforgettable camera work on "Syriana" (2005) and the black-and-white "Good Night, and Good Luck" (2005). Though not as well known as Roger Deakins or Janusz Kaminski, Elswit nonetheless was considered to be in the upper tier of cinematographers, thanks in large part to his Academy Award-winning work on Anderson's sprawling western, "There Will Be Blood" (2007).

EDUCATION

University of California at Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California

AFI Conservatory

1977

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1977 - 1979
Graduated 1979

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California

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