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Robert Paynter
Born 12 March 1928
London, England, UK

Robert Paynter (born 12 March 1928) is an English cinematographer. He entered film at the age of 15 as a camera trainee with the Government Film Department. He is widely known for his collaboration with John Landis and Michael Winner.


Significant collaborations

With John Landis

Russian ICBM from Spies like Us, last film during Landis collaborated with Paynter

Paynter worked with director John Landis on five films: An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Thriller, Into the Night and Spies Like Us. Paynter helped to create a "pop" comic book-style of American Werewolf, Thriller and Into the Night.[1] He also made a cameo in two Landis' productions: Into the Night (as Security Guard) and Spies like Us (as Dr. Gill).

With Michael Winner

Winner collaborated on 10 films with Paynter (from 1969 to 1984), including: The Big Sleep (1978) and Scream for Help (1984).

Superman and Lois Lane- shot from Superman II. Paynter was a cinematographer in Richard Lester's version of this film




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