ROBERT RICHARDSON, A.S.C. (Director of Photography)

ROBERT RICHARDSON, A.S.C. (Director of Photography) came to cinematographic prominence alongside filmmaker Oliver Stone, for whom he has shot eleven features of exceptional diversity, among them Platoon, Wall Street, The Doors and Nixon. He also shot Born on the 4th of July and JFK, each of which brought him an Academy Award nomination and with JFK, the Oscar®.

In recent years, Richardson has worked with other directors as well, including Robert Redford (The Horse Whisperer), Barry Levinson (Wag the Dog), Martin Scorsese (Casino) and John Sayles (City of Hope, 8 Men Out). He also shot Rob Reiner's A Few Good Men and Errol Morris' award-winning documentary, Fast, Cheap and Out of Control - more than 25 films altogether as well as some documentaries for television.

Richardson studied film at the University of Vermont and the Rhode Island School of Design. After receiving a Masters degree from the American Film Institute, he shot several documentaries. One of them, Crossfire, set in El Salvador, led to his meeting Oliver Stone who hired him to shoot Salvador. It was each man's first feature film and the beginning of a remarkable creative partnership.

At the onset of his career, Richardson employed a ragged cinema verite style which had great energy and freshness, and brought a strong sense of truth to films with socio-political underpinnings like those by Stone and Sayles in particular. Over the years, he has experimented with a dazzling array of styles and techniques to re-create such evocative cinematic elements as 8-millimeter home movies, grainy 1960s newsfilm and cheap 1970s color videotape (JFK, Nixon, Natural Born Killers). His personal cinematographic signature is sufficiently distinctive to have created "a Bob Richardson style."

Born in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Richadson is married with two daughters. His home is in Cape Cod.



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