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Jan De Bont

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Born: October 22, 1943 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Netherlands Profession: Cinematography ...
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1967:
Began working as a director of photography in his native country, the Netherlands; first film, "Paranoia", directed by Adrian Ditvoorst
1971:
Began successful collaboration with Paul Verhoeven as the director of photography on Verhoeven's feature debut, "Wat Zien Ik/Memoirs of a Streetwalker"
1977:
Moved to Los Angeles
1981:
First American film as cinematographer, "Private Lessons"
1982:
Earliest American TV work included credit as cinematographer on a presentation of the "CBS Afternoon Playhouse", "Help Wanted"
1983:
Shot first US TV miniseries, "Sadat"
1985:
Served as cinematographer on his first US TV-movie, "Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story"
1992:
Nominated for a CableACE Award for best direction of photography in a comedy or dramatic series for "Split Personality", an episode of HBO's "Tales from the Crypt" directed by producer Joel Silver
1994:
Feature directorial debut, "Speed"
1994:
Signed a two-year first look deal with Fox

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