July 12, 1939
|Alma mater||London Film School|
|Relatives||Jack Fujimoto (brother)|
Fujimoto was born in San Diego, California. He is of Japanese descent. During World War II, he was interned at the Poston War Relocation Center due to Executive Order 9066. A graduate of the London Film School, he has worked with filmmakers Jonathan Demme, M. Night Shyamalan, John Hughes, Howard Deutch and Terrence Malick. Early in his career, he worked on the second unit of the first Star Wars film, as well as the exploitation film Switchblade Sisters.
In 2011, he worked on the pilot for the television drama A Gifted Man.
|1976||Almos' a Man||Stan Lathan|
|1978||Lawman Without a Gun||Jerrold Freedman|
|1979||Some Kind of Miracle|
|1982||Divorce Wars: A Love Story||Donald Wrye|
|1984||The Seduction of Gina||Jerrold Freedman|
|1989||Cast the First Stone||John Korty|
|1978||At Home with Shields and Yarnell||Andrew Davis||TV short|
|1985||MacGyver||Jerrold Freedman[a]||Episode "Pilot"|
|2008||John Adams||Tom Hooper||4 episodes|
|2011||A Gifted Man||Jonathan Demme||Episode "Pilot"|
Awards and nominations
|1991||The Silence of the Lambs||Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography|
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
|1995||Devil in a Blue Dress||National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cinematography|
|1998||Beloved||Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Cinematography|
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
|1999||The Sixth Sense||Nominated – ASC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography|
|2008||John Adams||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography (For the episode "Independence")|
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography (For the episode "Don't Tread Me")
- Credited as Alan Smithee
- The New York Times
- "Japanese American Internee Data File: Tak Fujimoto". National Archives and Records Administration. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
- Weideman, Paul (March 1, 2015). "Marvelous home on Alamo Creek Drive". The Santa Fe New Mexican. Archived from the original on July 24, 2023. Retrieved July 24, 2023.
- Ralton-Smith, Jennifer (August 26, 2002). "IVC's interim president recalls days of internment". Imperial Valley Press. Archived from the original on April 21, 2012. Retrieved July 24, 2023.