Dariusz Wolski

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Dariusz Wolski
Born (1956-05-07) 7 May 1956 (age 61)
Warsaw, Poland
Occupation Cinematographer

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.

Personal life[edit]

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 CaribbeanPrometheusThe Martian and many others.


Year Film Genre Other notes
1993 Romeo Is Bleeding
1994 The Crow
1995 Crimson Tide
1996 The Fan
1998 Dark City
A Perfect Murder
2001 The Mexican
2002 Bad Company
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
2005 Hide and Seek
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
2008 Eagle Eye
2010 Alice in Wonderland
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Rum Diary
2012 Prometheus
2013 The Counselor
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings
2015 The Martian
The Walk
2017 Alien: Covenant
War Machine
All the Money in the World
2018 Soldado

Awards and nominations[edit]

American Society of Cinematographers Awards[edit]

MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography[edit]