Wally Pfister Biography

Published On Nov 24, 2015
Facts of Wally Pfister
Date of Birth: 1961 , July-8
Birth Nation: United States
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In 1992, Wally got married to Anna Julien with whom he also had love affairs for few years before being married. As a loving spouse they welcomed three children together.

When Wally was just 11, he induced an interest in film direction after he saw some shot scenes for Shamus (1973). While he was in his high school, he also got a job of a production assistant at a television station, WMDT-TV. He also served as a cameraman for a Washington news service for few times. His first work as a cinematographer was in the 1995 movie, The Granny. He kissed his pinnacle of success after he worked in the movie, The Dark Knight. He is receiving massive amount of salary from his career and his net worth is $4 million.

Wally Pfister

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Born in Chicago, Illinois

July 8 , 1961

Born as Walter C. Pfister in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to Patricia Ann (née Conway) and Walter J. Pfister, Jr, Wally spent his childhood days in New York suburb of Irvington-on-Hudson. He is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Induced an interest in cinematography

1972

When Wally was just 11, he induced an interest in film direction after he saw some shot scenes for Shamus (1973). That time he was quite influenced by the lights and cameras. He also convinced his father to shoot a small movie of his family and friends.

Joined Washington news service

1982

While he was in his high school, he also got a job of a production assistant at a television station, WMDT-TV. He also served as a cameraman for a Washington news service for few times. When he was there, he used to cover the United States Congress and the White House. 

Became the cameraman of the mini series, Tanner '88

1988

In 1985, he left his job at Washington news service and began working as a freelance cameraman and he began shooting several documentaries. In 1988, director of the miniseries, Tanner '88 was influenced by his work and he hired him as a cameraman. 

Began his professional cinematography career

1995

His first work as a cinematographer was in the 1995 movie, The Granny. He first worked as a cameraman in the miniseries, Tanner 88 but that time he worked as the second unit cameraman. He continued shooting movies since then. 

Worked on The Dark Knight

2008

He met one of the big names in Hollywood, Christopher Nolan in the winter of 1998 when he was shooting The Hi-Line. From that time on they became good friend and they began working together. He kissed his pinnacle of success after he worked in the Christopher Nolan's movie, The Dark Knight.

Married to Anna Julien

1992

In 1992, Wally got married to Anna Julien with whom he also had love affairs for few years before being married. As a loving spouse they welcomed three children together. She is also the well known woman in the Hollywood. 

Graduated from the AFI Cinematography program

1989

As he was fascinated in cinematograph since his high school days, he also desired to take some cinematographic classes. In his late 20s, he joined AFI Conservatory and took AFI Cinematography program. He graduated from there in 1989.

Daughter, Claire Pfister

January 11 , 1995

With the start of 1995, he got a welcome gift in his life and that was his second child Claire Pfister. He and his sweet wife, Anna Julien welcomed their second child together on 11th of January. Claire Pfister is now an established American actress. 

Won Academy Awards, USA

2011

Till now, he has been nominated in Academy Awards, USA for four different times in his life and out of these four nominations he has been honored once. He won this award for the first time in 2011 for Best Achievement in Cinematography. 

Won American Society of Cinematographers, USA

2011

American Society of Cinematographers, USA is also one of the prestigious awards in the film industry and it an honor for every Cinematographers to be awarded with this award. He was honored with this award in 2011 for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases.

Won Awards Circuit Community Awards

2008

In 2005, he got nominated in Awards Circuit Community Awards for the first time for Best Cinematography. Three years later in 2008, he won this award for the first time and that was from the same category Best Cinematography.

Won Hollywood Film Awards

2010

He has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and has also won several of them. In 2010, he was honored with Hollywood Film Awards for Cinematographer of the Year. He was also honored with this award in 2012 from the same category.