Wally Pfister at the Hollywood Awards Gala
HollywoodNews.com: Wally Pfister’s ascent as a director of photography began when he shot Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” in 1999. That work earned him a Spirit award nomination for cinematography. Since then, he has joined the ranks of the top Hollywood cinematographers, earning 3 Academy Award nominations for his work. The first came for 2005’s “Batman Begins,” for which he was honored, by his peers, with an American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination as well. The following year, he was Oscar-nominated for his cinematography work on “The Prestige,” and in 2009, for Christopher Nolan’s record-breaking blockbuster, “The Dark Knight.” His most recent work is the current summer blockbuster “Inception,” also directed by Nolan. Pfister also served as director of photography on the thriller, “Insomnia,” for Nolan, “The Italian Job,” directed by F. Gary Gray, and the independent features “Laurel Canyon,” “Scotland, PA,” and “The Hi-Line,” all of which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. He is currently at work on “Moneyball” for Sony Pictures starring Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Image courtesy of the Hollywood Awards Gala.