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Edward Lachman


Edward Lachman was born on March 31, 1948 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Erin Brockovich (2000), Carol (2015) and The Virgin Suicides (1999). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 40 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Erin Brockovich
Erin Brockovich Cinematographer
(2000)
Carol
Carol Cinematographer
(2015)
The Virgin Suicides
The Virgin Suicides Cinematographer
(1999)
Far from Heaven
Far from Heaven Cinematographer
(2002)

Filmography

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 2017 Wonderstruck
 2016 Wiener-Dog (director of photography)
 2015 Don't Blink - Robert Frank (Documentary)
 2015 Carol
 2014 Cathedrals of Culture (Documentary) (segment "The Salk Institute", as Ed Lachman)
 2013 Six by Sondheim (TV Movie documentary) (segment "'I'm Still Here'", as Ed Lachman)
 2012 Dark Blood
 2012 Paradies: Liebe (as Ed Lachman)
 2011 Mildred Pierce (TV Mini-Series) (director of photography - 5 episodes)
- Part Five (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Part Four (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Part Three (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Part Two (2011) ... (director of photography)
- Part One (2011) ... (director of photography)
 2010 Howl (director of photography)
 2009 Madonna: Celebration - The Video Collection (Video) (video "Into the Groove")
 2009/II Collapse (Documentary) (as Ed Lachman)
 2007 Import Export
 2007 Hounddog (director of photography - as Ed Lachman)
 2006 The Music of Regret (Short)
 2006 A Prairie Home Companion (as Ed Lachman)
 2004 Stryker
 2004 Cell Stories (Documentary short)
 2002 Far from Heaven (director of photography)
 2002 Ken Park (as Ed Lachman, photography)
 2002 S1m0ne
 2000 Erin Brockovich (as Ed Lachman)
 1999 The Limey (as Ed Lachman)
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (as Ed Lachman)
 1997 Selena
 1997 Touch (as Ed Lachman)
 1995 My Family
 1993 Horse Opera (TV Movie)
 1993 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey (Documentary) (as Ed Lachman)
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series) (director of photography - 1 episode)
- The Box (1993) ... (director of photography - as Ed Lachman)
 1992 My New Gun
 1992 Light Sleeper (as Ed Lachman)
 1991 Soldiers of Music (Documentary)
 1991 London Kills Me (as Ed Lachman)
 1990 Catchfire (director of photography - as Ed Lachman)
 1990 The Local Stigmatic (as Ed Lachman)
 1988 Karajan in Salzburg (TV Special) (cinematography by)
 1987 Less Than Zero (director of photography)
 1987 A Gathering of Old Men (TV Movie) (director of photography)
 1986 True Stories (as Ed Lachman)
 1986 Mother Teresa (Documentary)
 1986 The Little Sister (director of photography - as Ed Lachman)
 1985 The Look (Documentary) (as Ed Lachman)
 1985 I played It for You (Documentary) (as Ed Lachman)
 1985 Stripper (Documentary)
 1985 Ornette: Made in America (Documentary)
 1985 Madonna: Into the Groove (Video short)
 1985 Tokyo-Ga (Documentary)
 1985 Desperately Seeking Susan (director of photography)
 1985 R.A.B.L. (Short)
 1984 The Last Trip to Harrisburg (Short) (as Ed Lachman)
 1984 In Our Hands (Documentary)
 1983 Portfolio
 1983 Spaces: The Architecture of Paul Rudolph (Documentary short)
 1982 Report from Hollywood (Documentary)
 1982 Say Amen, Somebody (Documentary)
 1980 Lightning Over Water (Documentary)
 1980 Union City
 1977 La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (Documentary short) (as Ed Lachman)
 1977 False Face (director of photography - as Edward Lachman Jr.)
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Often in period films there's tendency to over-romanticize the era. For example, why are the cars always clean in period films? Didn't they have dirty cars back then? Why is all furniture from that exact period? People own things that are 10 years or 20 years old. Why is it when you look through a window in a period film they are always clean? Why are we always in these perceived golden tones of ... See more »

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Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) since 1994.

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Aries

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