Tak Fujimoto

Director of photography
A leading director of photography, Tak Fujimoto began his career working on commercials as an assistant to celebrated director/cinematographer Haskell Wexler. He received his first credit as a director of photography on ... Read more »
Born: 07/12/1939

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (57)

Gods Behaving Badly 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Gifted Man 2011 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

Devil 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

John Adams 2008 (Tv Show)

Director of Photography

The Happening 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Breach 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Final Cut 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Signs 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Truth About Charlie 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Replacements 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Sixth Sense 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Beloved 1998 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

A Thousand Acres 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Devil in A Blue Dress 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Grumpier Old Men 1995 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Philadelphia 1993 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gladiator 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Night and the City 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crooked Hearts 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Miami Blues 1990 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Backfire 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cocoon: the Return 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Sweet Hearts Dance 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Pretty in Pink 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Something Wild 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blackout 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Heart Like A Wheel 1983 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Divorce Wars 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Director of Photography

National Lampoon Goes to the Movies 1981 (Movie)

(("Success Wanters" "Growing Yourself")) (Director of Photography)

Borderline 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Melvin and Howard 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Where the Buffalo Roam 1980 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Last Embrace 1979 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Remember My Name 1978 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Stony Island 1978 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Star Wars 1977 (Movie)

camera operator 2nd unit (Camera Operator)

Cannonball 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Chatter Box 1976 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Crazy Mama 1976 (Movie)

director of photography 2nd unit (Director of Photography)

Death Race 2000 1975 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bootleggers 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Caged Heat 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Dr. Black and Mr. Hyde 1974 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Badlands 1973 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Blackout (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Cast the First Stone (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Seduced (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Some Kind of Miracle (TV Show)

Director of Photography

The Seduction of Gina (TV Show)

Director of Photography

This Man Stands Alone (TV Show)

Director of Photography

Biography

A leading director of photography, Tak Fujimoto began his career working on commercials as an assistant to celebrated director/cinematographer Haskell Wexler. He received his first credit as a director of photography on Terrence Malick's "Badlands" (1973). Fujimoto sent nearly three years working on films produced by Roger Corman and it was during this period he began what is arguably the most fruitful collaboration of his distinguished career--his association with producer-director Jonathan Demme.

EDUCATION

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California

National Film School

Milestones

2000

Was cinematographer on the sports-themed drama "The Replacements"

1999

Forged the appropriately eerie atmosphere for "The Sixth Sense"

1998

Again reteamed with Demme on "Beloved"

1997

Captured the heartland of America for "A Thousand Acres"

1996

Was cinematographer on Tom Hanks' directorial debut, "That Thing You Do!"

1995

Earned widespread praise as director of photography for the moody, noirish "Devil in a Blue Dress"

1993

Collaborated with Demme on "Philadelphia"

1991

Served as director of photography for Demme's Oscar-winning Best Picture "The Silence of the Lambs"

1989

Last TV credit (to date), "Cast the First Stone" (NBC)

1988

Reunited with Demme for "Married to the Mob"

1986

Lent talents to the teen pics "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" and "Pretty in Pink"

1984

Reteamed with Demme for "Swing Shift"

1983

Was director of photography for "Heart Like a Wheel"

1980

Shot "Melvin and Howard" for Demme

1979

TV debut as a cinematographer on the NBC movie "This Man Stands Alone"

1977

Served as a camera operator on the 2nd unit photography for "Star Wars"

1974

First teaming with Jonathan Demme, "Caged Heat"

1973

Debut feature as a director of photography, "Badlands", directed by Terrence Malick; was one of three credited cinematographers

1968

Joined Haskell Wexler as an assistant on filming commercials

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