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Years active  1992–present
Name  Pierre Morel
Role  Cinematographer

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Born  12 May 1964 (age 51) (1964-05-12) France
Occupation  Film director, cinematographer
Notable work  District 13 Taken From Paris with Love
Movies  The Gunman, Taken, From Paris with Love, District 13, The Transporter
Similar People  Jasmine Trinca, Luc Besson, Sean Penn, Jean‑Patrick Manchette, Cyril Raffaelli

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Pierre Morel (born 12 May 1964) is a French film director and cinematographer. His work include District 13, From Paris with Love and Taken.


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Movie career

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After spending his formative years in cinema school, Morel debuted in 2000 as camera operator with the first Richard Berry's film L'Art (délicat) de la séduction.

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The following year, he began a career as cinematographer, working with such directors as Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen, Nancy Meyers, Alek Keshishian, Luc Besson and Phillip Atwell. At the same time, he directed his first film District 13 in 2004, followed by Taken in 2008 and From Paris with Love, in 2010.

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Morel was attached to Paramount's planned remake of Frank Herbert's Dune but left the project before it was cancelled. In 2015, he directed the action film The Gunman, starring Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba.


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  • The Transporter (2002) - cinematographer
  • Something's Gotta Give (2003) - cinematographer
  • District 13 (2004) - director
  • Unleashed (2005) - cinematographer
  • Love and Other Disasters (2006) - cinematographer
  • Arthur and the Minimoys (2006) - cinematographer
  • War (2007) - cinematographer
  • Taken (2008) - director
  • From Paris with Love (2010) - director
  • The Gunman (2015) - director
  • Overdrive (2017) - producer
  • Peppermint (TBA) - director
  • Television
  • Zero Hour (2013) - director, executive producer
  • References

    Pierre Morel Wikipedia