Tak Fujimoto

Tak Fujimoto
Takashi Fujimoto

(1939-07-12) July 12, 1939 (age 82)
Alma mater London Film School
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1970–2013

Takashi "Tak" Fujimoto, ASC (born July 12, 1939) is an American cinematographer.[1]

Fujimoto was born in San Diego, California. He is of Japanese descent. During World War II, he was interned at the Poston War Relocation Center.[2] A graduate of the London Film School, he has worked with filmmakers Jonathan Demme, M. Night Shyamalan, John Hughes, Howard Deutch and Terrence Malick. Early in his career, he worked on the second unit of the first Star Wars film.

In 2011 he worked on the pilot for the television drama A Gifted Man.



Year Title Director Note
1973 Badlands Terrence Malick
1974 Bootleggers Charles B. Pierce Credited as "Takashi Fujimoto"
Caged Heat Jonathan Demme 1st collaboration with Demme
1975 Death Race 2000 Paul Bartel
1976 Cannonball
Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde William Crain
1977 Bad Georgia Road John Broderick
Chatterbox Tom DeSimone
1978 Remember My Name Alan Rudolph
Stony Island Andrew Davis
1979 Last Embrace Jonathan Demme
1980 Borderline Jerrold Freedman
Melvin and Howard Jonathan Demme
Where the Buffalo Roam Art Linson
1983 Heart Like a Wheel Jonathan Kaplan
1984 Swing Shift Jonathan Demme
1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off John Hughes
Pretty in Pink Howard Deutch 1st collaboration with Deutch
Something Wild Jonathan Demme
1988 Backfire Gilbert Cates
Cocoon: The Return Daniel Petrie
Married to the Mob Jonathan Demme
Sweet Hearts Dance Robert Greenwald
1990 Miami Blues George Armitage
1991 Crooked Hearts Michael Bortman
The Silence of the Lambs Jonathan Demme Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
1992 Gladiator Rowdy Herrington
Night and the City Irwin Winkler
Singles Cameron Crowe
1993 Philadelphia Jonathan Demme
1995 Devil in a Blue Dress Carl Franklin National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography
Grumpier Old Men Howard Deutch
1996 That Thing You Do! Tom Hanks
1997 A Thousand Acres Jocelyn Moorhouse
1998 Beloved Jonathan Demme Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
1999 The Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan 1st collaboration with Shyamalan;
Nominated- ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
2000 The Replacements Howard Deutch
2002 Signs M. Night Shyamalan
The Truth About Charlie Jonathan Demme
2004 The Final Cut Omar Naim
The Manchurian Candidate Jonathan Demme
2007 Breach Billy Ray
2008 The Great Buck Howard Sean McGinly
The Happening M. Night Shyamalan
2010 Devil John Erick Dowdle
2013 Gods Behaving Badly Marc Turtletaub


Year Title Director Note
1982 Divorce Wars: A Love Story Donald Wrye TV movie
1985 Blackout Douglas Hickox
MacGyver Jerrold Freedman
(as Alan Smithee)
Episode "Pilot"
2008 John Adams Tom Hooper Miniseries;
4 episodes;
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography (For the episode "Independence")
Nominated- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography (For the episode "Don't Tread Me")
2011 A Gifted Man Jonathan Demme Episode "Pilot"


  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ "Japanese American Internee Data File: Tak Fujimoto". National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved 2019-08-17.

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