Savides, Harris: Cinematographer

Harris Savides is the director of photography of David Fincher's new thriller, “Zodiac.”

Savides, an award-winning cinematographer of feature films and music videos, marks his third collaboration with Director David Fincher on Zodiac.

He previously shot Finchers The Game and was a photographer on Se7en. Savides has also collaborated with Director Gus Van Sant on four films, each film bringing him nominations and an award for best cinematography.

He won the New York Film Critics Circle Award and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography for Van Sants 2003 crime drama Elephant. He was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards for Best Cinematography for the directors 2005 music drama Last Days, about a rockers life reminiscent of the late Kurt Cobain and, for his 2002 adventure drama Gerry, starring Casey Affleck and Matt Damon.

Savides also shot Van Sants critically acclaimed Finding Forester, with Sean Connery and F. Murray Abraham.

His work can be seen in Director Ridley Scotts upcoming American Gangster, a crime drama starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe and Director Noah Baumbachs dramatic comedy Margot at the Wedding, starring Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, John Turturro and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Savides also shot Jonathan Glazers 2004 mystery drama Birth, with Nicole Kidman; James Grays 2000 thriller The Yards, with Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron and Joaquin Phoenix; John Turturros 1998 drama Illuminata and Phil Joanous 1996 thriller Heavens Prisoners, starring Alec Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, Teri Hatcher and Vondie Curtis-Hall.

Savides has won numerous commercial and music video awards including: three MTV Video Music Awards for Best Cinematography for Fiona Apples Criminal in 1998, R.E.M.s Everybody Hurts in 1994 and Madonnas Rain in 1993; two MVPA Best Cinematography Awards for Nine Inch Nails Closer in 1994 and Madonnas Rain in 1993; A D&AD Silver Award for The Rolling Stones Like A Rolling Stone and a D&AD nomination for Best Cinematography Michael Jacksons Scream, both in 1996. In 1994, Savides received a Clio Award recognition for cinematography for Miller Genuine Drafts Racetrack commercial.