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Alexander Witt is a Actor, Director, Second Unit Director, Second Unit Director of Photography and Second Unit American born on 10 april 1952 at Santiago (Chili)

Alexander Witt

Alexander Witt
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Nationality USA
Birth 10 april 1952 (68 years) at Santiago (Chili)

Alexander B. Witt (born 1952) is a Chilean Hollywood filmmaker who has worked mostly as a camera operator and second unit director. His feature directorial debut came in 2004 with Resident Evil: Apocalypse, based on the popular Capcom video game series. Witt also became the second unit director on the James Bond films Casino Royale in 2006 and Skyfall in 2012.

From a 2004 interview on IGN, he says this about his history: "I was born in Chile, the third generation of Germans there. And, we moved to Mexico, from Mexico in '73 I moved to Europe, where I started working in film. I started with Arriflex, the company that makes the cameras. I was there for a year and I did kind of a trainee type of year where I was in the sound department, in the lab, in the studio working with the actual productions and also assembling cameras. And then I moved to Europe, where I lived three years, and then, back in '76, I did my first movie as a camera assistant, which was 21 Hours at Munich. And then, I kept on going, I moved up to focus puller or first AC, and then operating and then DP-ing. And then I was DP-ing commercials and then I started directing commercials in the late 80's and beginning of [the] 90's. I was working with Jan De Bont and doing his second unit as a DP while he was a DP He is the one that really gave me the break on Speed to start directing second unit."

Best films

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
(Second Unit Director of Photography)
Fast Five (2011)
(Second Unit Director)
Casino Royale (2006)
(Second Unit Cinematographer)
Cinderella (2015)
(Second Unit Cinematographer)
Twister (1996)
(Second Unit Director)
Gladiator (2000)
(Second Unit Director of Photography)

Usually with

Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(7 films)
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
(2 films)
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(6 films)
Per Hallberg
Per Hallberg
(6 films)
Jan de Bont
Jan de Bont
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alexander Witt (22 films)

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Actor

Resident Evil: Apocalypse, 1h33
Directed by Alexander Witt
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Themes Films about children, La fin du monde, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Jared Harris, Matthew G. Taylor
Rating62% 3.1007653.1007653.1007653.1007653.100765
30 days after the contamination of The Hive seen in Resident Evil (2002), the Umbrella Corporation unwisely sends in a research team to re-open the complex and investigate the incident, since no one survived except Alice and Matt Addison, and as Alice was experimented on, Matt was put into a mysterious "Nemesis Program". When the team reprograms and opens the sealed blast doors, they are slaughtered by the massive crowd of infected.
Inspector Gadget, 1h19
Directed by David Kellogg
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about animals, Comedy science fiction films, Films about cats, Films about dogs, Superhero films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Robot films
Actors Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg, Dabney Coleman, D. L. Hughley
Rating41% 2.053952.053952.053952.053952.05395
John Brown is a humble, but clumsy security guard working at the Bradford robotics laboratory in Riverton, Ohio, run by Artemus Bradford and his daughter Brenda, whom Brown has a crush on. Brown wishes to become a police officer, with support from his niece Penny. Brenda and Artemus create a lifelike robotic foot as part of the Gadget Program, to create cybernetically augmented police officers. Tycoon Sanford Scolex attacks the lab, steals the foot, and has Artemus murdered before escaping in his limo. Brown goes chasing him down in his car, which leads to its being destroyed by Scolex's explosive cigar leaving brown for dead, but a bowling ball coming from the fiery blast of Brown’s destroyed car smashingly crushes Scolex's hand, forcing him to replace it with a mechanical claw.

Director

Resident Evil: Apocalypse, 1h33
Directed by Alexander Witt
Origin German
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror
Themes Films about children, La fin du monde, Films about computing, Jeu, Medical-themed films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Zombie films, Films about video games, Films about viral outbreaks, Catastrophe épidémiologique, Political films, Dystopian films, Films based on video games, Disaster films
Actors Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory, Oded Fehr, Thomas Kretschmann, Jared Harris, Matthew G. Taylor
Rating62% 3.1007653.1007653.1007653.1007653.100765
30 days after the contamination of The Hive seen in Resident Evil (2002), the Umbrella Corporation unwisely sends in a research team to re-open the complex and investigate the incident, since no one survived except Alice and Matt Addison, and as Alice was experimented on, Matt was put into a mysterious "Nemesis Program". When the team reprograms and opens the sealed blast doors, they are slaughtered by the massive crowd of infected.

Director

No Time to Die
Directed by Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, Cary Joji Fukunaga
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Daniel Craig, Helena Bonham Carter, Naomie Harris, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw
Roles Second Unit Director

James Bond n'est plus en service et profite d'une vie tranquille aux côtés de Madeleine Swann. Mais son répit est de courte durée car l'agent de la CIA Felix Leiter fait son retour pour lui demander son aide. Sa mission, qui est de secourir un scientifique kidnappé, va se révéler plus traître que prévu, et mener 007 sur la piste de Safin, un ennemi possédant une nouvelle technologie particulièrement dangereuse.
Bird Box
Bird Box (2018)

Directed by Susanne Bier
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Sandra Bullock, John Malkovich, Sarah Paulson, Rosa Bianca Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Jacki Weaver
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating66% 3.303773.303773.303773.303773.30377
Alors que les humains sont attaqués par des choses non définissables, qui les tuent au moindre regard, une femme et deux enfants se lancent dans un périple désespéré, les yeux bandés afin d'échapper au regard de ces créatures, pour rejoindre un camp de survivants.
Fast Five
Fast Five (2011)
, 2h10
Directed by Vin Diesel, Justin Lin, Neal H. Moritz, Gary Scott Thompson, Chris Morgan
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Road movies, Heist films
Actors Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating72% 3.6491953.6491953.6491953.6491953.649195
When Dominic "Dom" Toretto is being transported to Lompoc Prison by bus, his sister Mia Toretto and friend Brian O'Conner lead an assault on the bus, causing it to crash and freeing Dom. While the authorities search for them, the trio escapes to Rio de Janeiro. Awaiting Dom's arrival, Mia and Brian join their friend Vince and other participants on a job to steal three cars from a train. Brian and Mia discover that agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are also on the train and that the cars are seized property. When Dom arrives with the rest of the participants, he realizes that one of them, Zizi, is only interested in stealing one car, a Ford GT40. Dom has Mia steal the car herself before he and Brian fight Zizi and his henchmen, during which Zizi kills the DEA agents assigned to the vehicles. Dom and Brian are captured and brought to crime lord Hernan Reyes, the owner of the cars and Zizi's boss. Reyes orders the pair be interrogated to discover the location of the car, but they manage to escape and retreat to their safehouse.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, 1h56
Directed by Mike Newell
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Swashbuckler, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Sports films, Time travel films, Films about video games, Films based on video games, Children's films
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Alfred Molina, Toby Kebbell, Richard Coyle
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating65% 3.296323.296323.296323.296323.29632
In the royal city of Nasaf, the king Sharaman rules the nation of Persia with the help of his brother Nizam. The king goes on to have two sons named Tus and Garsiv. One day in the marketplace, an orphan boy named Dastan protects his friend, Bis, from being executed by Persian soldiers. The king sees Dastan's bravery and adopts him, making him a prince of Persia. Years later, Dastan is a grown man and is still up to his rebellious ways. However, he remains faithful to the empire. When Nizam receives proof that the city of Alamut is supplying weapons to Persian enemies, he and Tus plan to attack with Garsiv leading the siege. Ignoring Tus’ command, Dastan and Bis breech Alamut on their own, and destroy most of the city. Meanwhile, the princess of Alamut, Tamina, orders her servant Asoka to take a special dagger out of the city and protect it at all costs. During the battle, Dastan and Asoka cross paths and fight; Dastan ultimately wins. He then finds the dagger and keeps it.
American Gangster, 2h37
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Mob film, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Films about racism, Hip hop films, Political films, Gangster films
Actors Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Ted Levine, Cuba Gooding Jr., Josh Brolin, RZA
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating77% 3.8990853.8990853.8990853.8990853.899085
In 1968, Frank Lucas, the limo driver-turned-right-hand man of Harlem gangster Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, inherits Johnson's gang when Johnson dies of a heart attack. Disliking the new, flashy gangsters of the neighborhood, Lucas decides to take control of Harlem's crime scene.
Hidalgo
Hidalgo (2004)
, 2h16
Directed by Joe Johnston
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Action, Adventure, Western
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Horse sports in film, Le désert
Actors Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Saïd Taghmaoui, Zuleikha Robinson, Silas Carson, Adam Alexi-Malle
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating66% 3.3499453.3499453.3499453.3499453.349945
In 1891, American Frank Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) and his mustang, Hidalgo, are part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, where they are advertised as "the world's greatest distance horse and rider". Hopkins had been a famous distance rider, a cowboy, and a dispatch rider for the United States government; in the latter capacity he carried a message to the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment authorizing the Wounded Knee Massacre of Lakota Sioux.
Black Hawk Down, 2h23
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres War, Action, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Tom Hardy, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating76% 3.8478953.8478953.8478953.8478953.847895
In 1993, following the ousting of the central government and start of a civil war, a major United Nations military operation in Somalia is authorized with a peacekeeping mandate. After the bulk of the peacekeepers are withdrawn, the Mogadishu-based militia loyal to Mohamed Farrah Aidid have declared war on the remaining UN personnel. In response, U.S. Army Rangers, Delta Force counter-terrorist operators, and 160th SOAR aviators are deployed to Mogadishu to capture Aidid, who has proclaimed himself president of the country.
The Bourne Identity, 1h59
Directed by Doug Liman, Frank Marshall, Richard N. Gladstein
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy
Themes Spy films, Medical-themed films, La provence, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Martial arts films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Political films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Brian Cox, Clive Owen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating78% 3.9467353.9467353.9467353.9467353.946735
In the Mediterranean Sea, Italian fishermen rescue an unconscious American man (Matt Damon) floating adrift with two gunshot wounds in his back. The boat's skipper finds a tiny laser projector surgically implanted under the man's skin at the hip. When activated, it displays the number of a safe deposit box in Zürich. When he regains consciousness, the man discovers he has dissociative (or psychogenic) amnesia. It is soon revealed the amnesia is selective, as the man realizes he knows several languages and advanced combat skills. Much later he remembers fragments of the C.I.A. trauma-based programming which erased and replaced his identity. When the ship docks, he sets off to investigate the deposit box.
Speed 2: Cruise Control, 2h1
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes L'action se déroule en une journée, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films, Sign-language films, American Sign Language films, Films about language and translation, Films about hijackings
Actors Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Glenn Plummer, Brian McCardie
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating39% 1.954361.954361.954361.954361.95436
Alex Shaw is on a motorcycle chase after a vehicle with stolen goods. He eventually catches the driver of the vehicle, but his girlfriend Annie runs into him during her driving test. She finds out that Alex is on the SWAT team after he lied and told her he was a beach cop. As an apology, Alex surprises her with a Caribbean cruise on Seabourn Legend.
Twister
Twister (1996)
, 1h53
Directed by Jan de Bont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes La fin du monde, Météorologie, Transport films, Catastrophe climatique, Road movies, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Jami Gertz, Cary Elwes, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Alan Ruck
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating63% 3.1999853.1999853.1999853.1999853.199985
In June 1969, 5-year-old Jo Thornton (Alexa Vega), her parents, and the family dog Toby seek shelter in a storm cellar as a powerful F5 tornado. This tornado is so strong that the storm cellar door is ripped off, and Jo's father (Richard Lineback) is pulled into the storm to his death. Jo, her mother (Rusty Schwimmer), and Toby survive.

Cameraman

Avengers: Infinity War, 2h29
Directed by Martin Scorsese, Anthony Russo et Joe Russo
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Films about spiders, Hulk (comics) films, Spider-Man films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
Roles Second Unit Director of Photography
Rating83% 4.198774.198774.198774.198774.19877
Père adoptif de Gamora et Nébula, Thanos a commencé à recueillir les six Pierres d'Infinité : la Pierre du Pouvoir, la Pierre de l'Espace, la Pierre de Réalité, la Pierre de l'Âme, la Pierre du Temps et la Pierre de l'Esprit. Son objectif est de réunir ces six gemmes sur un gantelet doré, forgé par le nain Eitri sur Nidavellir, afin d'utiliser leur immense puissance pour détruire la moitié de la population de l'Univers et rétablir ainsi un certain équilibre. Dans sa quête le menant sur diverses planètes, la Terre, Knowhere et Vormir, Thanos est aidé par ses enfants adoptifs : Ebony Maw , Cull Obsidian , Corvus Glaive et Proxima Midnight . Face à cette nouvelle menace qui concerne l'Univers entier, le groupe de super-héros des Avengers, divisé depuis 2 ans, doit se reformer, et s'associer au Docteur Strange, aux Gardiens de la Galaxie et au peuple du Wakanda.
Terminator Genisys, 2h6
Directed by Alan Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about altered memories, Films about children, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Time travel films, Aviation films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Alternate history films, Chase films, Anticipation, Robot films, Disaster films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Douglas Smith, Dayo Okeniyi
Roles Second Unit Director of Photography
Rating62% 3.145163.145163.145163.145163.14516
In 2029, Human Resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) launches a massive final offensive against Skynet, an artificial general intelligence system seeking to eliminate the human race. Before the Resistance wins the offensive, Skynet activates a time machine and sends back a T-800 Terminator to 1984 to kill John's mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). John's right-hand man, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), volunteers to travel back in time to protect her. As Kyle floats in the machine's magnetic field, he witnesses John being attacked by another Resistance soldier (Matt Smith). He then has visions from his childhood about events in 2017.