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Who is Robert Richardson?

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I am looking for information about Robert Richardson (an Actor)
asked Aug 6, 2011 in people by anonymous

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Robert Richardson is a cinematographer not an actor!
There are precious few people who appreciate the true ingredients required for the making of an entertaining movie. Robert Richardson is an award winning cinematographer who is famous within the production circles.

Robert Richardson biography
Robert Bridge Richardson, known amongst his friends as Bob, is a person who appreciates the quality perspective of a movie. He was born on the 27th of August 1955 in Massachusetts. Since a very young age, he had decided exactly what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. The film industry was to be the back drop for the rest of his life and so set about giving himself the best education possible. He was a student at the University of Vermont until he transferred to the Rhode Island School of Design. There he graduated with a BFA in Film, Animation, and Video. Later he went on to receive his MFA from AFI conservatory.

Robert Richardson cinematographer
Having finished his education, Robert Richardson set about to work in movies. At the early stages of his career, he worked as a camera operator and 2nd unit photographer specialist during the filming of Alex Cox’s Repo Man. Due to him being a man of enormous talent, the leaders of the film industry were quick to recognize his abilities. While working on television documentaries for PBC and BBC, he made the acquaintance of Oliver Stone who immediately offered a spot on his filming crew. During 1986, Richardson was responsible for the filming of both Platoon and Salvadore.  Salvadore was a war based drama movie illustrating the efforts of an American journalist during the Salvadoran civil war. Due to the nature of the film, there was endless opportunity for Richardson to harness his talent as a cinematographer. Platoon, on the other hand was based on the Vietnam War but kept Richardson busy nevertheless. Both of them had earned him prestigious Academy Award nominations and indicated the beginning of a bright career.

He became a regular favorite of Oliver Stone who hired his services while the making of the financial thriller Wall Street in 1987. In 1988, the visionary expanded his clientele by working with John Sayles on the epic sports drama Eight Men Out. The 1980s proved to be a promising period of Richardsons as he was offered to work on the sequel of Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, which was also directed by Oliver Stone. His efforts earned him another nomination in 1989.

Third was indeed the lucky charm for this man. When he got the chance to work with Oliver Stone yet again on “JFK”, he did not hesitate and this time, he went home with the Oscar award. JKF was based on the assassination of the US president, John Kennedy and was a documentary of sorts. It had a lot of narration and footage going into it and if the audience was to make head or tails of the story, then the story would have to be told in a very clear and organized manner- something Richardson managed to do very well.

Afterwards, his career spiraled upwards and eventually he managed to team up with Quentin Tarantino in 2004 for the critically acclaimed series of Kill Bill starring Uma Thurman. Richardson was also a man who knew his gadgets which enabled him to achieve unprecedented success for The Aviator in 2004, a film aimed at capturing the departed image of Hollywood.

Robert Richardson's wife
Robert Richardson had married Monona Wali with whom he had his three children, Kanchan, Institute.


More information regarding this film legend can be found at http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/contributor/1800139099/bio
answered Aug 6, 2011 by Robert Bruce Gray (1,700 points)
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