Mauro Fiore

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Mauro Fiore
Born (1964-11-15) November 15, 1964 (age 56)
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active1986–present
Christine Vollmer
(m. after 2000)

Mauro Fiore (born November 15, 1964) is an Italian-American cinematographer.


He was born in Marzi, Calabria and moved to the US with his family in 1971. [1] He attended Palatine High School in Palatine, Illinois, and graduated in 1982. He went on to receive his B.A. from Columbia College Chicago in 1987. [2] He is most notable for his work in the 2009 film Avatar for which he won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography at the 82nd Academy Awards. Other prior films that he worked on before Avatar are Training Day , The Hire: Ticker , Tears of the Sun , Smokin' Aces and The Kingdom . Fiore worked as cinematographer for the television series Tracey Takes On... .

Personal life

Fiore married Christine Vollmer in 2000 and they have three children, son Luca and daughters Olivia and Tessa.


Feature films

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1986AutomatonDavid Bazant
Jeff Economy
1995DominionMichael G. Kehoe
Soldier Boyz Louis Mourneau
1996An Occasional HellSalomé Breziner
1997 Breaking Up Robert Greenwald
1998 Love from Ground Zero Stephen Grynberg
Billboard Dad Alan Metter
2000 Get Carter Stephen Kay
Lost Souls Janusz Kamiński
2001 Driven Renny Harlin
The Center of the World Wayne Wang
Training Day Antoine Fuqua 1st collaboration with Fuqua
2002 Highway James Cox
2003 Tears of the Sun Antoine Fuqua
2005 The Island Michael Bay
2006 Smokin' Aces Joe Carnahan
2007 The Kingdom Peter Berg
2009 Avatar James Cameron Academy Award for Best Cinematography
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Cinematography
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
Nominated- New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cinematographer
Nominated- Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cinematography
2010 The A-Team Joe Carnahan
2011 Real Steel Shawn Levy
2013 Runner Runner Brad Furman
2014 The Equalizer Antoine Fuqua
2015 Southpaw
2016 The Magnificent Seven
2019 Dark Phoenix Simon Kinberg
Mosul Matthew Michael Carnahan
2021 Infinite Antoine Fuqua

Short films

1993DragMark Pavia [3]
2002 Ticker Joe Carnahan [4]
2006The CallAntoine Fuqua [5]
2011The Black Mamba Robert Rodriguez [6]
2017Eat TogetherMichael Clowater [7]


1997–1998 Tracey Takes On... N/A17 episodes
2006Faceless Joe Carnahan TV movie

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