Larry Fong

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Larry Fong
Born Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Cinematographer
Known for
  • 300
  • Watchmen
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Larry Fong is an American cinematographer born in Los Angeles, California.

He is best known for being the director of photography for Zack Snyder's films, including 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Early life and career[edit]

Fong showed interest and talent in art at a young age. His experience in photography and film was self-taught, beginning in junior high with short films shot on Super 8, cel animation, and stop motion projects. He graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Linguistics and Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, specializing in film and photography.

He began his professional career filming music videos, and garnered enough attention to result in him filming two independent films and various TV pilots, commercials, and shorts.

In 2004 he was hired to film the Lost pilot, for which he was nominated for an ASC Award.[1][2]

2007 saw the release of his first studio film, 300, directed by Zack Snyder.

In 2011 he was accepted into the American Society of Cinematographers,[3] and in 2012 he was accepted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[4]

Fong is also an accomplished magician and is a member of the Academy of Magical Arts.[5][6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2018 The Predator[8] Director of photography Director: Shane Black
2017 Kong: Skull Island Director of photography Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Director of photography Director: Zack Snyder
2013 Now You See Me Director of photography; with Mitchell Amundsen Director: Louis Leterrier
2011 Super 8 Director of photography Director: J. J. Abrams
Sucker Punch Director of photography Director: Zack Snyder
2009 Watchmen Director of photography
2007 300 Director of photography
2004 Cape of Good Hope Director: Mark Bamford
2000 Hero Director of photography
Cost of Living Director of photography Director: Stan Schofield


Year Title Role Notes
2010 The Shield "Cut Throat" Director: Bronwen Hughes
2009 Cop House "Pilot" Director: Brett Ratner
Anatomy of Hope "Pilot" Director: J. J. Abrams
2006 Secrets of a Small Town "Pilot" Director: Adam Davidson
2005 The Catch "Pilot" Director: Jesse Peretz
2004 Lost "Pilot" "Special"; "Whatever the Case May Be"; "Solitary"; "Confidence Man"; "House of the Rising Sun"; "Walkabout"; "Tabula Rasa"
1997 Sleepwalkers "Pilot" Director: David Nutter
1992 Red Shoe Diaries "Accidents Happen"; "Just Like That" Director: Ted Kotcheff


In 2005, he was nominated for an ASC Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Mini-Series/Pilot for Broadcast TV" for the pilot episode of Lost (2004).


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