Pope, Bill 1952–

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POPE, Bill 1952


Born June 19, 1952, in Bowling Green, KY. Education: New York University, M.A., fine arts, 1977; studied architecture at University of Virginia and law at Southwestern University.

Addresses: Agent Spyros Skouras, Skouras Agency, 631 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2C, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Cinematographer. Director of photography for commercials; director and cinematographer for music videos; also works as a camera operator.

Member: American Society of Cinematographers.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding technical direction, camera work, or video in an episode in a series, 1984, for "The Governor's Brain Is Missing," Benson; Daytime Emmy Award nominations, technical excellence in a daytime drama series (with others), 1984, for One Life to Live, and 1985, for General Hospital; MTV Video Music Award, 1988, for "We'll Be Together"; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding technical director, camera, or video for a miniseries or special (with others), 1991, for The 63rd Annual Academy Awards; Emmy Award, outstanding technical director, camera, or video for a miniseries or special (with others), 1994, for The 66th Annual Academy Awards; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding technical director, camera, or video for a miniseries or special (with others), 1996, for The 68th Annual Academy Awards; Independent Spirit Award nomination, best cinematographer, Independent Film Project West, 1997, for Bound; Film Award nomination, best cinematography, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 2000, for The Matrix; Student Academy Award, best documentary, for the student film The Sixth Week.


Film Cinematographer:

Horror House on Highway Five, 1985.

Darkman, Universal, 1990.

Closet Land, Universal, 1991.

(Visual effects photography) The Addams Family, Paramount, 1991.

Army of Darkness (also known as Army of Darkness: Evil Dead 3, Army of Darkness, the Ultimate Experience in Medieval Horror, Bruce Campbell vs. Army of Darkness, Captain Supermarket, Evil Dead 3, and The Medieval Dead ), Universal, 1993.

Fire in the Sky, Paramount, 1993.

Blank Check (also known as Blank Cheque ), Buena Vista, 1994.

Clueless (also known as I Was a Teenage Teenager and No Worries ), Paramount, 1995.

Bound, Gramercy, 1996.

Gridlock'd (also known as Gridlock and Gridlocked ), PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1997.

Zero Effect, Columbia, 1998.

The Matrix, Warner Bros., 1999.

(With others) Wild Wild West, Warner Bros., 1999.

Bedazzled (also known as Teuflisch ), Twentieth CenturyFox, 2000.

The Matrix Reloaded (also known as The Matrix Reloaded: The IMAX Experience ), Warner Bros., 2003.

The Matrix Revolutions (also known as The Matrix Revolutions: The IMAX Experience ), Warner Bros., 2003.

SpiderMan 2, Columbia, 2004.

Film Appearances:

Interviewee, Visions of Light (documentary; also known as Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography ), 1992.

Camera operator, Dangerous Game (also known as Snake Eyes ), Maverick Picture Co., 1993.

Television Work; Series:

Cinematographer, Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998.

Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 19992000.

Also worked as a camera operator for Benson, General Hospital, and One Life to Live, all ABC.

Television Cinematographer; Pilots:

Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998.

Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999.

Television Work; Specials:

Cinematographer, Sinead O'Connor: The Year of the Horse, Lifetime, 1991.

Cinematographer, Mrs. Cage, PBS, 1992.

Also camera operator for several awards presentations.



Himself and cinematographer, The Matrix Revisited, Warner Home Video, 2001.

Photographer for the music video "We'll Be Together" by Sting, 1987; director of several music videos, including "Somebody's Crying," 1995, "Go Walkin' down There," 1995, and "Graduation Day," 1996, all by Chris Isaak; and "One" by Metallica.



New York Times, September 29, 1996, p. H20.