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Occupation  cinematographer
Spouse(s)  Mary Cay Hollander
Role  Cinematographer
Years active  1978–present
Name  Ward Russell

Movies  Days of Thunder, The Last Boy Scout, The X‑Files, Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond C, Cruel World
Similar  Tony Scott, Don Simpson, Robert Towne, Rob Bowman, David Carson

Ward T. Russell is an American cinematographer.

He is best known for his collaborations with film director Tony Scott, he served as a chief lighting technician on Scott's films Top Gun, Beverly Hills Cop II, Revenge, and as a cinematographer on Days of Thunder and The Last Boy Scout, which Scott also directed. His other cinematography credits include Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace, The X-Files, Unstoppable and Cruel World.

He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and is married to film production coordinator Mary Cay Hollander.


  • Our Winning Season (1979) (best boy)
  • The Idolmaker (1980) (electric best boy)
  • Independence Day (1983) (best boy)
  • Dreamscape (1984) (gaffer)
  • Frankenweenie (1984) (gaffer)
  • Mussolini: The Untold Story (TV miniseries) (1985) (gaffer)
  • Top Gun (1986) (chief lighting technician)
  • Back to School (1986) (gaffer)
  • Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) (chief lighting technician)
  • Revenge (1990) (chief lighting technician)
  • Days of Thunder (1990) (director of photography)
  • The Last Boy Scout (1991) (director of photography)
  • Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996) (director of photography)
  • The X-Files (1998) (director of photography)
  • Unstoppable (2004) (director of photography)
  • Elvis Has Left the Building (2004) (camera operator)
  • Cruel World (2005) (cinematographer)
  • Wildfire (TV series) (2005) (director of photography, camera operator; 5 episodes)
  • Believe in Me (2006) (director of photography: landscape)
  • Undead or Alive (2007) (director of photography: second unit)
  • The Burden Carriers (short film) (2007) (cinematographer)
  • References

    Ward Russell Wikipedia

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