Thierry Arbogast

Director of photography
Arguably the top French director of photography working in films, Thierry Arbogast has won a reputation not only for being fearless enough to shoot in any place, any heat, any season, but also for his ground-breaking ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1954 in France

Filmography

Camera, Film, & Tape (56)

Lolo 2016 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Belles Familles 2015 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

3 Days to Kill 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Lucy 2014 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Family 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Patience Stone 2013 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La vie d'une autre 2012 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Lady 2011 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Heartbreaker 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec 2010 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Arthur and The War Of Two Worlds 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Arthur and the Vengeance of Maltazard 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Human Zoo 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Missionnaire 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Les derniers jours du monde 2009 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Asterix at the Olympic Games 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Babylon A.D. 2008 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Angel-A 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Cherche Fiance Tous Frais Payes 2007 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bandidas 2005 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Bon Voyage 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Catwoman 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Taken In 2004 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Femme Fatale 2002 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Kiss of the Dragon 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Crimson Rivers 2001 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Dancer 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Woman on Top 2000 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Black Cat, White Cat 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Messenger: the Story of Joan of Arc 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Wing Commander 1999 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

She's So Lovely 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Fifth Element 1997 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

L' Appartement 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ma Saison Preferee 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Ridicule 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Horseman on the Roof 1996 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

The Professional 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Tombes du ciel 1994 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Fille de l'Air 1992 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Fille de l'Air 1992 (Movie)

cameraman (Camera)

Genial, Mes Parents Divorcent! 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

J'embrasse pas 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

La Femme Nikita 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Brasier 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Oostende 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Une Histoire de vent 1991 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Eden Miseria 1988 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Gardien de la Nuit 1986 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Beauf 1985 (Movie)

(Director of Photography)

Le Prefere 1982 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Les Jocondes 1982 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Brigade Mondaine 1977 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

Lamento 1977 (Movie)

(Camera Operator)

Pourquoi? 1976 (Movie)

(Camera Assistant)

Biography

Arguably the top French director of photography working in films, Thierry Arbogast has won a reputation not only for being fearless enough to shoot in any place, any heat, any season, but also for his ground-breaking mixing of film stocks during production on a single film, his intense preparation for each film, and his oft-stylized, oft-mesmerizing composition, usually featuring a manipulated color palette, and controlled but efficient lighting. Arbogast has worked with numerous French directors, but American audiences are aware of him mostly though his association with director Luc Besson on "La Femme Nikita" (1990), "The Professional" (1994) and "The Fifth Element" (1997).

Milestones

1997

Worked with Luc Besson on big budget "The Fifth Element"

1997

Shot first US feature "She's So Lovely"

1996

Was director of photography on Patrice Leconte's "Ridicule"

1995

Firmed international reputation with "Le hussard sur le toit/The Horseman on the Roof"

1994

Shot first English-language film, Besson's "The Professional"

1990

Worked with Luc Besson for first time on "La Femme Nikita"

1983

Broke in as director of photography working on "Le Prefere" and "Les Jacondes"

Began working in films as camera assistant at age 17

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