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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 (72 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)
Skyfall (2012)
(Second Unit Director)
Spectre (2015)
(Second Unit Director)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
(Second Unit Director)
Fast Five (2011)
(Second Unit Director)
Casino Royale (2006)
(Second Unit Director)

Usually with

Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
(8 films)
Per Hallberg
Per Hallberg
(9 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(3 films)
Vin Diesel
Vin Diesel
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Alexander Witt (44 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
Roles Umbrella Sniper (uncredited)
Rating61% 3.052483.052483.052483.052483.05248
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, Mike Myers, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg, Dabney Coleman
Rating42% 2.103322.103322.103322.103322.10332
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
Rating61% 3.052483.052483.052483.052483.05248
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 Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime, Romance
Themes Spy films
Actors Daniel Craig, Helena Bonham Carter, Naomie Harris, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating73% 3.650643.650643.650643.650643.65064
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.
Jungle Cruise
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jack Whitehall, Édgar Ramírez, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating66% 3.309783.309783.309783.309783.30978
Dans les années 1930, durant la Grande Dépression, Frank, capitaine d'un bateau, prend à son bord une scientifique et son frère. Ils partent en mission dans la jungle à la recherche d'un mystérieux pouvoir. Le trio va croiser de nombreux obstacles sur sa route, notamment une expédition allemande concurrente.
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% 3.3029053.3029053.3029053.3029053.302905
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.
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
Rating82% 4.1253354.1253354.1253354.1253354.125335
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.
Spectre
Spectre (2015)
, 2h28
Directed by Sam Mendes, Terence Young
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about terrorism
Actors Daniel Craig, Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Penélope Cruz
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating67% 3.397253.397253.397253.397253.39725
On a mission in Mexico, unofficially ordered by the previous M, James Bond kills two men arranging to blow up a stadium; in doing so the building they are in explodes and collapses. Bond gives chase to Marco Sciarra, who survived the blast; Sciarra boards a helicopter to escape. Bond follows and in the ensuing struggle he throws both Sciarra and the pilot out of the helicopter, stealing Sciarra's octopus ring as he does so. On his return to London Bond is indefinitely taken off field duty by the current M, who is in the midst of a power struggle with C, the head of the Joint Intelligence Service, which consists of the recently merged MI5 and MI6. C also wants to create the "Nine Eyes" intelligence co-operation agreement between nine countries, and close down the '00' section in the process.
Cinderella
Cinderella (2015)
, 1h44
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about children, Monde imaginaire, Films about the labor movement, Musical films, Children's films
Actors Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating68% 3.448493.448493.448493.448493.44849
Ella lives with her wealthy, loving parents on a beautiful estate in a peaceful kingdom. From a young age, she is taught by her mother to believe in the existence of magic, allowing her to befriend many animals on the estate, particularly the mice. Everything is perfect until her mother falls ill and dies. On her deathbed, she asks Ella to make her a promise that she will always have courage and show kindness to others. Some time later, her father marries Lady Tremaine, the widow of an old friend, who has two daughters of her own: Drisella and Anastasia. Ella welcomes her new stepfamily, despite the stepsisters' unpleasant attitudes and her need to protect her mouse friends from her stepmother's cat, Lucifer.
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
Rating62% 3.144553.144553.144553.144553.14455
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.
Hercules
Hercules (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Brett Ratner
Origin USA
Genres Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Ian McShane, Tobias Santelmann, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating59% 2.9973352.9973352.9973352.9973352.997335
Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) is the leader of a band of mercenaries comprising the spear-wielding prophet Amphiaraus (Ian McShane) of Argos, the knife-throwing thief Autolycus (Rufus Sewell) of Sparta, the feral warrior Tydeus (Aksel Hennie) of Thebes, the Amazon archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolsø Berdal) of Scythia and his nephew storyteller Iolaus (Reece Ritchie) of Athens. Hercules is said to be the demigod son of Zeus, who completed the legendary Twelve Labors, only to be betrayed by Hera who drove him insane and caused him to murder his wife Megara (Irina Shayk) and their children during a visit to King Eurystheus (Joseph Fiennes). Throughout the film, it is not clearly established that Hercules is truly the son of Zeus, and many are skeptical of the claim as well as of the stories of Hercules' famous Twelve Labors. Despite this, Hercules is frequently seen displaying unusual strength and nigh-unmatched skill in combat. Hercules is frequently haunted by the memory of the deaths of his wife and daughters by his hand, as well as visions of Cerberus.
Safe House
Safe House (2012)
, 1h57
Directed by Daniel Espinosa
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films
Actors Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Sebastian Roché, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating66% 3.3482953.3482953.3482953.3482953.348295
In Cape Town, South Africa, ex-CIA NOC operative turned traitor and international criminal Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) acquires a data storage device from rogue MI6 agent Alec Wade (Liam Cunningham). After the pair is attacked by a team of mercenaries led by Vargas (Fares Fares), Wade is killed and Frost is cornered by the gunmen, leaving him no choice but to surrender to the American consulate.
Skyfall
Skyfall (2012)
, 2h23
Directed by Sam Mendes
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Films about computing, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Rail transport films
Actors Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating77% 3.89443.89443.89443.89443.8944
In Istanbul the MI6 agents James Bond and Eve chase a mercenary, Patrice, who has stolen a computer hard drive containing details of undercover agents placed in terrorist organisations by NATO states. Patrice wounds Bond in the shoulder and, as the two men fight atop a train, M, the head of MI6, orders Eve to fire a distant shot with a rifle at Patrice; Eve misses and inadvertently shoots Bond, allowing Patrice to escape. Bond falls into a river and goes missing, presumed to be dead.
X-Men: First Class, 2h12
Directed by Matthew Vaughn
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Superhero films, Political films, Alternate history films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Children's films
Actors James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt
Roles Second Unit Director
Rating76% 3.846593.846593.846593.846593.84659
In 1944, in a German concentration camp in occupied Poland, Nazi scientist Dr. Klaus Schmidt witnesses a young Erik Lensherr bend a metal gate with his mind when the child is separated from his mother. In his office, Schmidt orders Lensherr to move a coin on his desk, and kills the boy's mother when Lensherr cannot. In grief and anger, Lensherr's magnetic power manifests, killing two guards and destroying the room. Meanwhile, at a mansion in Westchester County, New York, child telepath Charles Xavier meets young shapeshifter Raven, whose natural form is blue-skinned and scaly. Overjoyed to meet someone else "different", he invites her to live with his family as his foster sister.
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% 3.649473.649473.649473.649473.64947
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.