Rodrigo Prieto

During the past decade, Rodrigo Prieto has been one of the more startlingly original voices to emerge in the American film industry. After starting out on a number of Spanish-language shorts and features, the ... Read more »
Born: 11/23/1965 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, MX

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (32)

Passengers 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Silence 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Vinyl 2016 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

A Midsummer Night's Dream 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Homesman 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Human Voice 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Wolf of Wall Street 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The 84th Annual Academy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Water for Elephants 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

We Bought a Zoo 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Biutiful 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Broken Embraces 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

State of Play 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lust, Caution 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Babel 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Brokeback Mountain 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Alexander 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

21 Grams 2003 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

25th Hour 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Comandante 2002 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Frida 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Amores Perros 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Original Sin 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Fiber Optics 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Un Embrujo 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

All of Them Witches 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Edipo Alcalde 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Looking for Fidel (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Persona Non Grata (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

During the past decade, Rodrigo Prieto has been one of the more startlingly original voices to emerge in the American film industry. After starting out on a number of Spanish-language shorts and features, the Mexican-born cinematographer broke onto the international scene with 2000's "Amores Perros," crafting both grittily realistic and dreamlike imagery for three intertwining tales of love and animals. The film also proved a major hit and breakthrough for director Alejandro González Iñárritu and screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga, and all three continued to work together afterward. Their other collaborations included "21 Grams" and "Babel," released in 2003 and 2006, respectively, to much critical acclaim. Around this time, Prieto also became acquainted with well-known directors such as Spike Lee, Curtis Hanson, and Ang Lee, although the types of projects varied. For Spike Lee and Hanson, he served as cinematographer on "25th Hour" and "8 Mile," both dramas in urban settings. Meanwhile, Ang Lee recruited him to highlight the natural splendor of "Brokeback Mountain," which helped give the two main characters' relationship a layer of joyfulness and innocence. For his work on the film, Prieto garnered his first Academy Award nomination. He also collaborated with Oliver Stone on the 2004 biopic "Alexander," his 2010 drama "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," and his documentaries of Fidel Castro and Yassir Arafat, showing himself willing to embrace politically-charged and potentially incendiary material.

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