Bill Pope


Biography

Director of photography Bill Pope is best known for his collaborations with director Sam Raimi and with the Wachowski siblings, most prominently on the "Matrix" franchise. One of Pope's earliest projects was as cinematographer on Barry Sonnenfeld's thesis film at NYU. Pope began his career directing music videos before moving to feature film projects. His first notable work was Raimi's 1...

Biography

Director of photography Bill Pope is best known for his collaborations with director Sam Raimi and with the Wachowski siblings, most prominently on the "Matrix" franchise. One of Pope's earliest projects was as cinematographer on Barry Sonnenfeld's thesis film at NYU. Pope began his career directing music videos before moving to feature film projects. His first notable work was Raimi's 1990 superhero homage "Darkman," which starred Liam Neeson in the title role. Pope continued to work with Raimi numerous times, lensing multiple films in the "Spider-Man" trilogy and the cult movie "Army of Darkness" in 1992. In 1999 he worked on one episode of the short-lived series high-school series "Freaks and Geeks," the same year he began work on the high-flying international hit "The Matrix." He would later photograph the sci-fi film's two sequels, "The Matrix Reloaded" and "The Matrix Revolutions." Continuing his penchant for big-budget action movies with the feel of comic books, Pope landed a job as director of photography on 2008's "The Spirit," based on the golden-age superhero created by Will Eisner.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

The Spirit (2008)
Cinematographer Style (2006)

Cinematography (Feature Film)

Charlie's Angels (Reboot) (2019)
Director Of Photography
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Director Of Photography
Battle Angel (2018)
Director Of Photography
Baby Driver (2017)
Director Of Photography
The Jungle Book (2016)
Director Of Photography
The World's End (2013)
Director Of Photography
Men in Black III (2012)
Director Of Photography
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
Director Of Photography
The Spirit (2008)
Director Of Photography
Fourteen Women (2007)
Camera
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Director Of Photography
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Director Of Photography
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Director of Photography
Team America: World Police (2004)
Director Of Photography
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Director Of Photography
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Director Of Photography
Bedazzled (2000)
Director Of Photography
Wild Wild West (1999)
Director Of Photography
The Matrix (1999)
Director Of Photography
Zero Effect (1998)
Director Of Photography
Gridlock'd (1997)
Director Of Photography
Bound (1996)
Director Of Photography
Clueless (1995)
Director Of Photography
Blank Check (1994)
Director Of Photography
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Director Of Photography
Army of Darkness (1992)
Director Of Photography
Closet Land (1991)
Director Of Photography
The Addams Family (1991)
Director Of Photography
Darkman (1990)
Director Of Photography
Moonwalker (1989)
Camera Operator

Film Production - Main (Feature Film)

Zoolander 2 (2016)
Photography

Misc. Crew (Feature Film)

The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Dp/Cinematographer
Charlie's Angels (Reboot) (2019)
Dp/Cinematographer
Charlie's Angels (Reboot) (2019)
Other
The Kid Who Would Be King (2019)
Other
Battle Angel (2018)
Dp/Cinematographer
Baby Driver (2017)
Other
Baby Driver (2017)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Jungle Book (2016)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Jungle Book (2016)
Other
The World's End (2013)
Dp/Cinematographer
Men in Black III (2012)
Dp/Cinematographer
Men in Black III (2012)
Other
The Spirit (2008)
Dp/Cinematographer
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Dp/Cinematographer
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Dp/Cinematographer
Bedazzled (2000)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Matrix (1999)
Dp/Cinematographer
Gridlock'd (1997)
Dp/Cinematographer
Blank Check (1994)
Dp/Cinematographer
Army of Darkness (1992)
Dp/Cinematographer
The Addams Family (1991)
Dp/Cinematographer

Cinematography (Special)

The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996)
Camera
The 67th Annual Academy Awards (1995)
Camera
The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1994)
Camera
45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1993)
Camera
The Circle Game (1993)
Camera Operator
The 65th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1993)
Camera
American Bandstand 40th Anniversary Special (1992)
Camera
Mrs. Cage (1992)
Director Of Photography
The 64th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1992)
Camera Operator
The 63rd Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1991)
Camera
Howie and Rose (1991)
Camera Operator
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1990)
Camera Operator
The 3rd Annual American Comedy Awards (1989)
Camera Operator
The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1989)
Camera Operator
The 60th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1988)
Camera Operator
The 2nd Annual American Comedy Awards (1988)
Camera Operator
Kenny Rogers: Working America (1987)
Camera Operator
The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1987)
Camera Operator
The 58th Annual Academy Awards Presentation (1986)
Camera

Life Events

Bibliography