Lisa first tipped me off that John Schwartzman will be the Cinematographer for Fifty Shades Freed. Of course the question is, will he be doing Darker too, and I don’t know the answer to that. I would think so, but you know what happens when you assume…
John is interesting, he’s a very big name in Hollywood and is in his 50’s. His father was a producer and his mother an actress, born Talia Rose Coppola (sister of Francis Ford Coppoloa) not to far from where I live.
Over the course of the adding names to the roster for Fifty Shades of Grey, there were a few names that impressed me, people with some great experience in the industry. But John Schwartzman might be the biggest!
So you ask, where have you seen his work, and where might you in the future?
I’m not even sure where to start? Maybe with one of Dakota’s favorite films, Benny & Joon? or one of my favorites, The Rock? (you do know I have a Nicolas Cage pillow case, there’s a story behind that). How about Armageddon, Seabiscuit (Oscar Nominee), Pearl Harbor, Night at the Museum, Jurassic World, The Bucket List, among many others. Not convinced? He’s signed on for Star Wars: Episode IX too.
I believe he’s on the right in this liftie photo with Erika and James Foley and more clues:
Learn a little more about him from this ASC interview.