Bill Pope

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Bill Pope
Born (1952-06-19) June 19, 1952 (age 71)
Years active1983–present
SpouseSharon Oreck
RelativesLeslie Pope (sister)

Bill Pope, A.S.C. (born June 19, 1952) is an American cinematographer and filmmaker[1] known for his collaborations with directors Sam Raimi, The Wachowskis and Edgar Wright. He has also photographed and directed numerous music videos for artists like Chris Isaak, Metallica and Drake, and eight episodes of the documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.

Early life[edit]

Pope was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He attended College High School and New York University, where he received his master's degree in Fine Arts. Prior to graduation, Pope worked as the cinematographer on a student film entitled The Sixth Week which won an Oscar for Achievement in Documentary at the 5th Annual Student Academy Awards on May 21, 1978.[2]



Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Director Notes
1990 Darkman Sam Raimi
1991 Closet Land Radha Bharadwaj
1992 Army of Darkness Sam Raimi
1993 Fire in the Sky Robert Lieberman
1994 Blank Check Rupert Wainwright
1995 Clueless Amy Heckerling
1996 Bound The Wachowskis Nominated- Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography
1997 Gridlock'd Vondie Curtis-Hall
1998 Zero Effect Jake Kasdan
1999 The Matrix The Wachowskis Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematography
2000 Bedazzled Harold Ramis
2003 The Matrix Reloaded The Wachowskis Shot back-to-back
The Matrix Revolutions
2004 Spider-Man 2 Sam Raimi Nominated- Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
Team America: World Police Trey Parker
2006 Fur Steven Shainberg
2007 Spider-Man 3 Sam Raimi
2008 The Spirit Frank Miller
2010 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Edgar Wright
2012 Chasing Mavericks Michael Apted
Curtis Hanson
Men in Black 3 Barry Sonnenfeld
2013 The World's End Edgar Wright
2016 The Jungle Book Jon Favreau Satellite Award for Best Cinematography
2017 Baby Driver Edgar Wright
2019 The Kid Who Would Be King Joe Cornish
Alita: Battle Angel Robert Rodriguez
Charlie's Angels Elizabeth Banks
2020 The Boys in the Band Joe Mantello
2021 Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Destin Daniel Cretton Credited as "William Pope"
2023 Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania Peyton Reed
2024 Y2K Kyle Mooney
Unfrosted Jerry Seinfeld
2025 How to Train Your Dragon Dean DeBlois Filming


Year Title Director Notes
1992 American Playhouse Robert Allan Ackerman Episode "Mrs. Cage"
1998 Maximum Bob Barry Sonnenfeld Episode "Pilot"
1999 Freaks and Geeks Jake Kasdan Episode "Pilot"
2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Brannon Braga
Ann Druyan
Documentary series;
13 episodes
Nominated- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography
(For episode "Standing Up in the Milky Way")
2016 Preacher Seth Rogen
Evan Goldberg
Episode "Pilot"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Notes
2003 Enter the Matrix Live-action cinematographer

Music videos[edit]


  1. ^ "BILL POPE". Retrieved 2017-12-10.
  2. ^ "Amplifier Artist Directory: Bill Pope". Bowling Green Daily News. August 8, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012.

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