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#1 Michael Coate

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 08:35 PM

It's not uncommon for directors to have fellow filmmakers appear in cameo and bit parts in their films. John Landis' and Joe Dante's movies, for instance, are fun to watch just for such appearances. This got me thinking: How often have cinematographers made a cameo appearance in a film they shot?

Dean Cundey, ASC, for example, appeared (appropriately!) as the town square photographer in "Back To The Future Part III." And I recall Vilmos Zsigmond, ASC showing up in "Maverick." (Oh, and John Hora, ASC had a fairly big role in Dante's "Innerspace"...but he didn't shoot that one.)

Any others???
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#2 Ken Minehan

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 09:20 PM

Andrew Lesnie in Lord of the rings.

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#3 Dan Goulder

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 09:39 PM

Rodrigo Prieto in Brokeback Mountain. Steven Soderberg in Schizopolis.
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#4 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 09:50 PM

Storaro in "Apocalypse Now." Deschanel in "Message in a Bottle". Dickerson in "She's Gotta Have It". Billy Williams in "The Wind and the Lion".
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#5 Kevin Zanit

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:24 PM

Kaminski in Saving Private Ryan
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#6 Mike Simpson

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:31 PM

I'm pretty sure Chris Doyle played the villain in Andromedia (the Miike flick). I remember thinking "that cant really be him" and IMDBing it.
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#7 Tristan Noelle

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 10:45 PM

John Alcott had a cameo "Barry Lyndon".
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#8 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:31 AM

Haskell Wexler's famous cameo at the very end of "Medium Cool"
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#9 Stephen Murphy

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:08 AM

Savides in "The Game" and "Seven"
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#10 A. Whitehouse

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 07:11 AM

The "Guillermos" in Hellboy. Blink and you'll miss it.
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#11 Tim Terner

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:15 AM

M. David Mullen in "A Foreign Affair"
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#12 Matt Irwin

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:01 PM

Michael Chapman has made a number of cameos in his various films. It's usually some random extra with a single line of dialogue, like a fireman or bellhop or something similar.
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#13 Alex Wuijts

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 12:44 PM

Doesn't Gregg Toland play a reporter who interviews Kane about the threat of war in Europe in Citizen Kane? Thought so.
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#14 Chayse Irvin

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 01:44 PM

Robert Richardson in Wag the Dog. He walks through the frame in a production studio scene.
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#15 John Sprung

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 02:36 PM

Tak Fujimoto in at least one of his early Roger Corman films....



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#16 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 03:13 PM

Hal Mohr in 'The Last Voyage'.

Early on, he is a passenger with an SLR and other photogear hanging from his neck. AS he's walking down the stair case to the ship's lounge, some kid's run up the stairs past him. He says something to the effect that teenagers today have no respect.
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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:53 PM

Dan Mindel pop' s up as a doctor in Mission Impossible 3.

Kaminski was in Saving Private Ryan?!
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#18 Scott Fritzshall

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:32 PM

Bill Pope is the security guard who gets "paid to sleep" in The Matrix Reloaded.
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:46 AM

Tim Maurice-Jones in "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels"......... he's the guy getting drowned in the barrel of water at the beginning of the film by Barry the Baptist!
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 12:34 PM

David Watkin , "Night Falls on Manhattan " . He is a judge asleep at the bench . an in joke as David did enjoy sleeping on the set after lighting the scene .
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