de Bont, Jan 1943- (Jan DeBont, Jan De Bont)

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de Bont, Jan 1943- (Jan DeBont, Jan De Bont)


Born October 22, 1943, in Eindhoven, Netherlands (some sources say Amsterdam, Netherlands; immigrated to the U.S., c. 1977); married Monique van de Ven (an actress and director), 1973 (divorced, 1988); married Trish Reeves (producer of commercials); children: (second marriage) Alexander, Anneke. Education: Attended film schools in Amsterdam and Cologne, Germany.


Office—Blue Tulip Productions, 631 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 4C, Santa Monica, CA 90401. Agent—International Creative Management, 10250 Constellation Way, 9th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90067.


Cinematographer, director, and producer. Blue Tulip Productions, Santa Monica, CA, president, producer, and director.

Awards, Honors:

Rembrandt Award, cinematography, 1992; CableACE Award nomination, best direction of photography in a comedy or dramatic series, National Cable Television Association, 1992, for "Split Personality," Tales from the Crypt; MTV Movie Award, best action sequence, Saturn Award nomination, best director, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 1995, both for Speed; MTV Movie Award, best action sequence, 1997, for Twister; Kodak Camera Award, for cinematography work in the Netherlands.


Film Cinematographer:

Ik kom wat later naar Madra, 1965.

Body and Soul, 1966.

De minder gelukkige terugkeer van Joszef Katus naar het land van Rembrandt, 1966.

Lichaam en ziel 2, 1967.

Paranoia, 1967.

Drop-Out (also known as De meester kan me nog meer vertellen), 1969.

De Blanke slavin (also known as Intriges van een decadente zonderling and The White Slave), 1969.

Baby in de boom (also known as The Baby in the Tree), 1969.

De Worstelaar (also known as The Wrestler), 1970.

Een Winterliefde, 1970.

Wat zien ik? (also known as Any Special Way, Business Is Business, and Diary of a Hooker), 1971.

Blue Movie (also known as Das Nackte gesicht der pornographie and Das Pomo-haus von Amsterdam), 1971.

Joao en het mes (also known as Joao and A Faca E o Rio), 1972.

Kapsalon, 1972.

Turkish Delight (also known as Turks fruit, The Sensationalist, and Wild Intent), Cinemation, 1973.

De Blinde fotograaf, 1973.

The Family, 1974.

(Some scenes) Dakota, 1974.

Keetje Tippel (also known as Cathy Tippel, A Girl Called Katy Tippel, Hot Sweat, Katie Tippel, and Katie's Passion), Cinema National, 1975.

De Laatste trein (also known as The Last Train and Blokpost), 1975.

Max Havelaar (also known as Max Havelaar of de koffieveilingen der Nederlandsche handelsmaatschappij), 1976.

Speed Fever (also known as Formula uno, febbre della velocita), 1978.

Private Lessons (also known as Philly), Jensen Farley, 1981.

Roar, Alpha-Filmways, 1981.

I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can, Paramount, 1982.

(As Jan De Bont) Breach of Contract, 1982.

De Vierde man (also known as The Fourth Man), International Spectrafilm, 1982.

(As Jan De Bont) Cujo, Warner Bros., 1983.

All the Right Moves (also known as All Right), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1983.

(Uncredited) Night Warning (also known as Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker, Momma's Boy, Nightmare Maker, The Evil Protege, and Thrilled to Death), 1983.

Bad Manners (also known as Growing Pains), New World, 1984.

(With others) American Dreamer, 1984.

The Jewel of the Nile, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1985.

Flesh & Blood (also known as The Rose and the Sword and Flesh + Blood), Orion, 1985.

(With Donald E. Thorin) Mischief, Warner Bros., 1985.

(Intro sequence only) Madonna Live: The Virgin Tour (also known as Madonna: The Virgin Tour—Live), 1985.

Ruthless People, Buena Vista, 1986.

The Clan of the Cave Bear, Warner Bros., 1986.

Who's That Girl?, Warner Bros., 1987.

Leonard, Part 6, Columbia, 1987.

Die Hard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Bert Rigby, You're a Fool, Warner Bros., 1989.

(As Jan De Bont) Black Rain, Paramount, 1989.

(As Jan De Bont) The Hunt for Red October, Paramount, 1990.

(As Jan De Bont) Flatliners, Columbia, 1990.

Shining Through, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Basic Instinct (also known as Ice Cold Desire), TriStar, 1992.

Lethal Weapon 3, Warner Bros., 1992.

Film Work; Other:

Camera operator, Joop slaaat weer toe, 1970.

(As Jan DeBont) Additional photographer, Mischief, 1985.

Director, Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Director, Twister, Warner Bros., 1996.

Director and producer, Speed 2: Cruise Control, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Director and executive producer, The Haunting (also known as La Maldicion), DreamWorks, 1999.

Director, The Making of "The Haunting," 1999.

Executive producer, SLC Punk!, Sony Pictures Classics, 1999.

Producer, Strawberry Fields, 2001.

Producer, Equilibrium, Dimension Films, 2001.

(As Jan De Bont) Producer, Minority Report, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Producer, Equilibrium (also known as Cubic), Miramax, 2002.

Director and title designer, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (also known as Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Die Wiege des lebens), Paramount, 2003.

Director and producer, Meg, 2008.

Film Appearances:

(Uncredited) Dutch cameraman, Lethal Weapon 3, Warner Bros., 1992.

Himself, De Domeinen Ditvoorst (documentary; also known as The Ditvoorst Domains), CineTe Filmproductie, 1993.

Himself, The Making of "The Haunting" (documentary), 1999.

Himself, Anatomy of a "Twister" (documentary), 2000.

Himself, Blonde Poison: The Making of "Basic Instinct" (documentary), Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Himself, The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing, 2004.

Himself, Black Rain: Making the Film—Parts 1 & 2 (documentary short), Paramount Home Entertainment, 2006.

Television Cinematographer; Miniseries:

Sadat, 1983.

Television Work; Movies:

Cinematographer, Pas de deux, 1974.

Cinematographer, Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story (also known as The Ray Mancini Story), 1985.

Cinematographer, Parker Kane, 1990.

Executive producer, Thoughtcrimes (also known as Clairvoyance), USA Network, 2003.

Television Cinematographer; Specials:

Help Wanted, CBS, 1982.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

"Split Personality," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1992.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Making of "Speed," 1994.

The Making of "Speed 2: Cruise Control," 1997.

Life with Big Cats: Tippi Hedren and Shambala, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Speed," HBO First Look, HBO, 1995.

"Twister," HBO First Look, HBO, 1996.

"Tornadoes: Twist and Shout," Movie Magic, 1996.

"The Haunting," HBO First Look, HBO, 1999.

"Costume Design," The Hollywood Fashion Design, 1999.

Mundo VIP, 1999.

"Keanu Reeves," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2003.

"Sandra Bullock: In the Driver's Seat," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2005.

Hollywood Science, 2006.

Also appeared as himself, "The Making of Speed 3: Cruise Control," HBO First Look, HBO.


Film Stories:

Speed 2: Cruise Control, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

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