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Michael Chapman Biography

  • Profession: Cinematographer
  • Born: Nov 21, 1935
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

After an apprenticeship as a documentary cameraman, Manhattan-born cinematographer Michael Chapman became another of the many talented lensmen given a professional leg-up by legendary cinematographer [[Performer~P116939~Gordon Willis~gordonwillis]]. Chapman was a camera operator on such well-regarded 1970s films as [[Feature~V20076~The Godfather~thegodfather]] (1972) and [[Feature~V25912~Jaws~jaws]] (1975); in 1973, he finally attained director of photography status on [[Feature~V28312~The Last Detail~thelastdetail]]. Some of his best work in the '80s was in old-fashioned but highly stylish black-and-white: [[Feature~V40104~Raging Bull~ragingbull]] (1980) and [[Feature~V12709~Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid~deadmendontwearplaid]] (1982). In 1983, Chapman gave directing a try with the laudable [[Feature~V1614~All the Right Moves~alltherightmoves]]; his next and (thus far) last directorial gig was the beautifully lensed but dramatically threadbare [[Feature~V9794~Clan of the Cave Bear~theclanofthecavebear]] (1986). Chapman subsequently returned almost solely to cinematography, lensing a number of popular Hollywood films that included [[Feature~V27364~Kindergarten Cop~kindergartencop]] (1990) and [[Performer~P86865~Andrew Davis~andrewdavis]]' successful The Fugitive (1993). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi