Dariusz Adam Wolski (born 7 May 1956) is a Polish film and music video cinematographer. He is best known for his work as the cinematographer on the Pirates of the Caribbean film series and on Alex Proyas' cult classics The Crow and Dark City. Many of his collaborations include working with film directors like Ridley Scott, Rob Marshall, Tony Scott, Gore Verbinski and Tim Burton. He has been a member of the American Society of Cinematographers since 1996 and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2004. Along with working with many film directors, Wolski has also worked on several music videos with artists such as Elton John, Eminem, David Bowie, Sting, Aerosmith, and Neil Young.
Dariusz Wolski was born on May 7, 1956. He attended film school in Łódź, Poland and moved to the United States in 1979 at age 23. Soon after, he began working as a camera assistant on low budget films in New York City and Los Angeles which eventually led him to working as a cinematographer on films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Prometheus, The Martian and many others.
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Awards and nominations
MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography
- 2001 – "Stan" by Eminem feat. Dido, nominated
- 1990 – "Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith, nominated
- 1988 – "Luka" by Suzanne Vega, nominated
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