John R. Leonetti

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John R. Leonetti
Born John Robert Leonetti
(1956-07-04) July 4, 1956 (age 62)
California, U.S.
Occupation Cinematographer
Film director
Years active 1981–present

John Robert Leonetti, ASC (born July 4, 1956) is an American cinematographer[1] and film director.[2] He is known for his collaborative work with director James Wan, with whom he has acted as cinematographer on five films. He is the younger brother of cinematographer Matthew F. Leonetti, who was the cinematographer for John's first feature-length film as director, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Career[edit]

Leonetti began his career as a teenager working for his family's motion picture equipment business that was started by his father Frank Leonetti, known for his gaffing work on films such as The Wizard of Oz and Singin' in the Rain.[3] Leonetti was a cinematographer on feature films such as Child's Play 3, The Mask, and Mortal Kombat. He began his filmmaking career with Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, and has gone on to direct The Butterfly Effect 2, Annabelle, and Wish Upon.

Filmography[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Title Year Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Director Cinematographer Other
Songwriter 1984 Yes 1st assistant camera [4]
Fast Forward 1985 Yes 1st assistant camera operator [5]
Weird Science 1985 Yes 1st assistant camera operator [6]
Commando 1985 Yes 1st assistant camera operator [7]
Jagged Edge 1985 Yes Focus [8]
Jumpin' Jack Flash 1986 Yes Camera assistant [9]
The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking 1988 Yes Camera operator [10]
Another 48 Hrs. 1990 Yes Camera operator [11]
Child's Play 3 1990 Yes [12]
Hot Shots! Part Deux 1993 Yes [13]
The Mask 1994 Yes [14]
Mortal Kombat 1995 Yes [15]
Spy Hard 1996 Yes [16]
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 1997 Yes [17]
Detroit Rock City 1999 Yes [18]
Joe Dirt 2001 Yes [19]
The Scorpion King 2002 Yes [20]
Honey 2003 Yes [21]
Raise Your Voice 2004 Yes [22]
The Perfect Man 2004 Yes [23]
The Woods N/A Yes [citation needed]
The Butterfly Effect 2 2006 Yes [24]
Dead Silence 2007 Yes [25]
I Know Who Killed Me 2007 Yes [26]
Death Sentence 2007 Yes [27]
Welcome to the Jungle 2007 Yes Yes Editor [28][29]
Ca$h 2010 Yes [30][31]
Piranha 3D 2010 Yes [32]
Super Hybrid N/A Yes [29]
Insidious 2010 Yes [33]
Soul Surfer 2011 Yes [34]
The Conjuring 2013 Yes [35]
Insidious: Chapter 2 2013 Yes [36]
Annabelle 2014 Yes [37]
Wolves at the Door N/A Yes [38]
Wish Upon 2017 Yes [39][40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leydon, Joe (27 July 2007). "Variety Reviews - I Know Who Killed Me". Variety. Retrieved 6 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Grant, Edmond (August 1998). The Motion Picture Guide, 1998 Annual: The Films of 1997. CineBooks. p. 288. ISBN 978-0-933997-41-7. Retrieved 6 March 2011. The look of the film is quite spectacular, though, for a relatively low-budget martial-arts fantasy; perhaps this is because John R. Leonetti, cinematographer of the first KOMBAT, here assumed the task of director. 
  3. ^ Armstrong, Stephen (2013). John Frankenheimer: Interviews, Essays, and Profiles. Plymouth, United Kingdom: Scarecrow Press. p. 247. 
  4. ^ "Songwriter". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "Fast Forward". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  6. ^ "Weird Science". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  7. ^ "Commando". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "Jagged Edge". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  9. ^ "Jumpin' Jack Flash". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  10. ^ "The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  11. ^ "Another 48 Hrs". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  12. ^ "Child's Play 3". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  13. ^ "Hot Shots! Part Deux". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  14. ^ "The Mask". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  15. ^ "Mortal Kombat". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  16. ^ "Spy Hard". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  17. ^ "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  18. ^ "Detroit Rock City". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  19. ^ "Joe Dirt". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  20. ^ "The Scorpion King". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  21. ^ "Honey". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  22. ^ "Raise Your Voice". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  23. ^ "The Perfect Man". American Film Institute. Retrieved 21 August 2018. 
  24. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "The Butterfly Effect 2". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Dead Silence". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  26. ^ "I Know Who Killed Me". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  27. ^ "Death Sentence". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  28. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Welcome to the Jungle". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. 
  29. ^ a b Buchanan, Jason. "John R. Leonetti". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. 
  30. ^ Buchanan, Jason. "Welcome to the Jungle". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. 
  31. ^ "Cash". AllMovie. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. 
  32. ^ "Piranha 3D". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  33. ^ "Insidious". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  34. ^ "Soul Surfer". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  35. ^ "The Conjuring". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  36. ^ "Insidious: Chapter 2". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  37. ^ "Annabelle". American Film Institute. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  38. ^ Caranicas, Peter (14 May 2015). "Bookings and Signings: WPA, Mirisch, Dattner Dispoto, Innovative Artists and APA Keep Busy". Variety. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  39. ^ Scheck, Frank (13 July 2017). "'Wish Upon': Film Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 August 2018. 
  40. ^ Lee, Benjamin (13 July 2017). "'Wish Upon': Film Review". Retrieved 22 August 2018. 

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