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Walter Pfister net worth:
$4 Million

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Wally Pfister Net Worth $4 Million Dollars

Wally Pfister is an American director and cinematographer who has a net worth of $4 million. He’s also famous for films for example The Italian Job, Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, and Moneyball. Pfister took an interest in film when he was only a boy and started shooting his own home movies on 8mm film. He started working for WMDT TV after high school as a production assistant and later on found a job as a cameraman where he covered news regarding U.S. Politics. Pfister was leter hired as a cameraman for the filming of Tanner ’88 on HBO. He attended the American Film Institute and created a short film, that was nominated for an Academy Award in 1991. Pfister currently lives in Los Angeles, California along with his wife, Anna Julien. They will have three children together by the names of Nick, Claire, and Mia. There is a character named after him in the Batman Begins video game.


Walter Pfister information

Walter Pfister information

Birth date: July 8, 1961
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Profession:Cinematographer, Camera Department, Director
Education:AFI Conservatory
Nationality:American
Spouse:Anna Julien
Children:Nicholas, Claire, Mia Rose
Parents:Wally Pfister
Awards:Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography, American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, Satellite Award for Best Cinematography, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography, Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography, Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography, Santa Monica Film Festival Moxie Award for Best Cinematographer, Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography, San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography, Hollywood Film Festival Cinematographer of the Year, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominations:Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography, BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Movies:Transcendence, Inception, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Memento, The Prestige, Moneyball, Insomnia, The Italian Job, Laurel Canyon, Scotland, PA, The Hi-Line, The Unborn, The Granny, Marley, Rustin, Amityville: A New Generation, Stepmonster, Breakfast with Einstein, Sharing the Secret, Sketch Artist, Slow Burn, Lower Level, Sanctuary, The Brazilian Job, Mirror Images 2, A Kid in Aladdin's Palace

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Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dark Knight Rises2012director of photography
Paul McCartney: My Valentine2012Video short
Marley2012Documentary
Moneyball2011director of photography
Inception2010director of photography
The Dark Knight2008director of photography
The Prestige2006director of photography
Slow Burn2005director of photography
Batman Begins2005director of photography
The Italian Job2003director of photography
Laurel Canyon2002
Insomnia2002director of photography
Rustin2001
Sanctuary2001TV Movie
Scotland, Pa.2001
Memento2000director of photography
Sharing the Secret2000TV Movie director of photography
The Hi-Line1999
Breakfast with Einstein1998TV Movie
Rhapsody in Bloom1998TV Movie
A Kid in Aladdin's Palace1997Video director of photography - as Walter Pfister
Frontline1995TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Granny1995Video
The Last Laugh1994Short
Stranger by Night1994Video
Secret Games 31994
Animal Instincts II1994Video
Object of Obsession1994
Mirror Images II1993Video
Amityville: A New Generation1993Video director of photography
Stepmonster1993Video
Inside Out IV1992Video
Animal Instincts1992Video
Inside Out III1992Video
Night Rhythms1992Video
Sketch Artist1992TV Movie
Inside Out II1992Video
Secret Games1992Video
Lower Level1991Video
Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire1991TV Movie documentary
Inside Out1991Video
The Unborn1991

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy2013Video documentary videographer
The Dark Knight Rises2012camera operator: "a" camera - uncredited
Marley2012Documentary additional photographer
Insomnia2002camera operator: "a" camera - uncredited
Mexico City2000second unit camera operator
The Million Dollar Hotel2000additional photographer
Stuart Little1999camera operator: "a" camera, second unit
Instinct1999additional camera operator
V.I.P.1998-1999TV Series camera operator - 6 episodes
Glory, Glory1998TV Movie camera operator
Willie Nelson at the Teatro1998Documentary camera operator: "b" camera
Dennis the Menace Strikes Again!1998Video director of photography: second unit
Mousehunt1997additional director of photography: second unit - uncredited / camera operator
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery1997additional photographer
The Cherokee Kid1996TV Movie camera operator
Phenomenon1996camera operator
Unstrung Heroes1995camera operator
White Dwarf1995TV Movie camera operator
While You Were Sleeping1995camera operator - as Walter Pfister
Past Tense1994TV Movie camera operator
Wild Palms1993TV Mini-Series camera operator - 5 episodes
Sketch Artist1992TV Movie camera operator
Leather Jackets1992director of photography: second unit
The Perfect Bride1991TV Movie assistant camera
Prayer of the Rollerboys1990additional camera
Slumber Party Massacre III1990director of photography: second unit
Body Chemistry1990director of photography: second unit
Streets1990additional director of photography / gaffer
After Midnight1989grip - as Walter Pfister
Tanner '881988TV Mini-Series camera operator: second unit

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tick2016TV Series 1 episode
Flaked2016TV Series 4 episodes
Transcendence2014/I

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Batman Begins2005Video GameWalter Pfister (voice)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tick2016TV Series executive producer

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Turbo2013visual consultant

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disrespecting Miss Wednesday2015Short special thanks
The MisInventions of Milo Weatherby2009Short special thanks
Batman: The Journey Begins2005Video documentary short additional thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
Side by Side Extra: Volume Two2014DocumentaryHimself
Advanced Filmmaking2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Transcendence: Guarding the Threat2014Video shortHimself
What Is 'Transcendence'?2014Video shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2014TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Ending the Knight2012Video documentaryHimself
Side by Side2012DocumentaryHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2014)
Moneyball: Playing the Game2012Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2011DocumentaryHimself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Cinematography
HBO First Look2008-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Cinematography
Gotham Uncovered: Creation of a Scene2008Video documentaryHimself
The Director's Notebook: The Cinematic Sleight of Hand of Christopher Nolan2007Video documentary shortHimself
Cinematographer Style2006DocumentaryHimself
Batman: The Tumbler2005Video documentary shortHimself - Director of Photography
Batman Begins: Path to Discovery2005Video documentary shortHimself - Director of Photography
Gotham City Rises2005Video documentary shortHimself - Director of Photography
Saving Gotham City2005Video documentary shortHimself - Director of Photography
Pedal to the Metal: The Making of 'The Italian Job'2003Video shortHimself
In the Fog: Cinematography and Production Design2002Video documentary shortHimself
Anatomy of a Scene2001TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy2013Video documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsCinematographer of the YearThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2012Franklin J. Schaffner AwardAmerican Film Institute, USA
2011Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2011IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Cinematography (Miglior fotografia)Inception (2010)
2011OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in CinematographyInception (2010)
2011ASC AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USAOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical ReleasesInception (2010)
2010ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Achievement in CinematographyInception (2010)
2010Davis AwardAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsCinematographer of the Year
2010HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2009COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsCinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008FFCC AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008SFFCC AwardSan Francisco Film Critics CircleBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2005NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest CinematographyBatman Begins (2005)
2000Moxie! AwardSanta Monica Film FestivalBest CinematographerThe Hi-Line (1999)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Best Cinematography in a Music VideoCamerimagePaul McCartney: My Valentine (2012)
2012GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best CinematographyMoneyball (2011)
2012IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsCinematographyInception (2010)
2011OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2011OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2011BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2011EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010Best Cinematography AwardBritish Society of CinematographersInception (2010)
2010Golden FrogCamerimageMain CompetitionInception (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2009ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009IOFCP AwardInternational Online Film Critics' PollBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Cinematography (Miglior fotografia)The Dark Knight (2008)
2009OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2009ASC AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USAOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical ReleasesThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008Best Cinematography AwardBritish Society of CinematographersThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsCinematographyThe Prestige (2006)
2007IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Cinematography (Miglior fotografia)The Prestige (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest CinematographyThe Prestige (2006)
2007OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in CinematographyThe Prestige (2006)
2006ASC AwardAmerican Society of Cinematographers, USAOutstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical ReleasesBatman Begins (2005)
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest CinematographyThe Prestige (2006)
2006Best Cinematography AwardBritish Society of CinematographersThe Prestige (2006)
2006OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Achievement in CinematographyBatman Begins (2005)
2005Best Cinematography AwardBritish Society of CinematographersBatman Begins (2005)
2002Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest CinematographyMemento (2000)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsDirection of Photography and/or Lighting Direction in a Dramatic or Theatrical Special/Movie or MiniseriesSketch Artist (1992)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2010SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest CinematographyInception (2010)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest CinematographyBatman Begins (2005)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest CinematographyThe Dark Knight (2008)
2008NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest CinematographerThe Dark Knight (2008)


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#Fact
1Caught the film bug after seeing Shamus (1973) with Burt Reynolds being shot on location in his New York neighborhood when he was just a 10-year-old boy.
2Graduated from the AFI Cinematography program in 1989 where he befriended cinematographers Janusz Kaminski, Mauro Fiore and Phedon Papamichael. All four friends apprenticed together on various low budget Roger Corman films early in their careers.
3Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 2002, and the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC) since 2011.
4As of 2013, he is the only cinematographer that has worked with Director Christopher Nolan since and including "Memento" (2000).
5Grandfather was the city editor of a newspaper in Wisconsin.
6The Batman Begins (2005) video game includes a character who does not appear in the film named "Walter Pfister". This character was voiced by the real-life Pfister.

#Quote
1My work will not be seen on screen the way I want it to if I'm forced to compromise my tools and my integrity. I can't short-change my director by taking a chance that the perfect shot is going to be ruined because we're using a format of lesser quality than film.
2Film has an enormous amount of exposure latitude and dynamic range, which gives us infinite creative ability in creating images. I can underexpose it by 3 stops and overexpose it by 5 stops within the same frame and see the entire spectrum on the screen. That's simply not possible in any digital format I've seen. Every digital camera is trying hard to emulate 35mm film, and there's a reason for that.
3I liked photographing people kind of on the sly with a long lens. I tried to capture stolen moments and find humor in them. I took pictures in natural light with interesting colors and shapes. But photography wasn't my main interest. I loved music. I played guitar in high school bands and that's still one of my passions.
4Sadly, some people think of good cinematography as a beautiful sunset or a spectacular vista. I believe we affect the audience in a much more subtle way. We're manipulating them emotionally with light, darkness, colors, contrast and composition. I know the Dogme 95 theories, but I believe actors respond to light. Just look at a Rembrandt or Caraveggio painting or any of the Dutch masters, and tell me light isn't important. The pictures have to be true to the narrative, but I like to test the boundaries and see how far I can go.
5The battle that we have to fight as cinematographers is to not let anybody treat us like we are consumers by using marketing techniques to push technology that's not better than what we have. Good enough isn't good enough. 24P is nowhere near the resolution of 35mm film, and if you put it side by side with anamorphic it's off the charts. There's not even a comparison. I don't see why we should settle for that and I don't see why the public should settle for it. I don't understand why we would use an inferior product to capture our images, when we want to see all the nuances and into the darkest details. I want to push the envelope. I don't think we have the power to fight this battle alone. The technology vendors have enough power and money to influence our art form. We need to get the directors on our side, because they have the clout.

#Trademark
1Frequently breaks the 180-degree rule
2Gothic style of filming
3Often works with Christopher Nolan

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