Mauro Fiore
Born (1964-11-15) November 15, 1964 (age 59)
Years active1986–present
Christine Vollmer
(m. 2000)

Mauro Fiore (born November 15, 1964) is an Italian-American cinematographer.

He was born in Marzi, Calabria and moved to the US with his family in 1971.[1] He attended Palatine High School in Palatine, Illinois, and graduated in 1982. He started out pursuing a career in sociology but was captivated by photography and art. He went on to receive his B.A. from Columbia College Chicago in 1987 and moved to Los Angeles to jumpstart his career.[2]

Fiore won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography at the 82nd Academy Awards for his work on the 2009 film Avatar. Previously, he worked on the films Training Day, The Hire: Ticker, Tears of the Sun, Smokin' Aces and The Kingdom. He also worked as a cinematographer for the television series Tracey Takes On....

Personal life

Fiore married Christine Vollmer in 2000. They have three children.[citation needed]


Feature films

Year Title Director Notes
1986 Automaton David Bazant
Jeff Economy
1995 Dominion Michael G. Kehoe
Soldier Boyz Louis Mourneau
1996 An Occasional Hell Salomé Breziner
1997 Breaking Up Robert Greenwald
1998 Love from Ground Zero Stephen Grynberg
Billboard Dad Alan Metter Direct-to-video
2000 Get Carter Stephen Kay
Lost Souls Janusz Kamiński
2001 Driven Renny Harlin
The Center of the World Wayne Wang
Training Day Antoine Fuqua 1st collaboration with Fuqua
2002 Highway James Cox
2003 Tears of the Sun Antoine Fuqua
2005 The Island Michael Bay
2006 Smokin' Aces Joe Carnahan
2007 The Kingdom Peter Berg
2009 Avatar James Cameron
2010 The A-Team Joe Carnahan
2011 Real Steel Shawn Levy
2013 Runner Runner Brad Furman
2014 The Equalizer Antoine Fuqua
2015 Southpaw
2016 The Magnificent Seven
2019 Dark Phoenix Simon Kinberg
Mosul Matthew Michael Carnahan
2021 Infinite Antoine Fuqua
Spider-Man: No Way Home Jon Watts
Security Peter Chelsom
2023 A Good Person Zach Braff
2024 Madame Web S. J. Clarkson

Short films

Year Title Director Notes Ref.
1993 Drag Mark Pavia [3]
2002 Ticker Joe Carnahan Segment of The Hire [4]
2006 The Call Antoine Fuqua [5]
2011 The Black Mamba Robert Rodriguez
Roland Suso Richter
With Guillermo Navarro [6]
2017 Eattogether Michael Clowater Video short [7]
2019 In the Time It Takes to Get There Zach Braff


Year Title Director Notes
1997–1998 Tracey Takes On... Michael McKean
Don Scardino
Thomas Schlamme
Michael Lange
17 episodes
2006 Faceless Joe Carnahan TV movie
2011 Inside D. J. Caruso Social film
2015 Chris Tucker – Live Phil Joanou Stand-up comedy special

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Title Result
2009 Academy Awards Best Cinematography Avatar Won
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Cinematography Won
Florida Film Critics Circle Best Cinematography Won
BAFTA Awards Best Cinematography Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Best Cinematography Nominated
Houston Film Critics Society Best Cinematography Nominated
New York Film Critics Circle Best Cinematographer Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Best Cinematography Nominated
American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Cinematography Nominated


  1. ^ "Mauro Fiore". Retrieved March 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Daily Herald". Retrieved April 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Mark Pavia's "DRAG"". Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  4. ^ "BMW Films-The Hire-Ticker". Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Pirelli Tires "The Call" web film starring John Malkovich -Antoine Fuqua". Vimeo. 7 September 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Kobe Bryant is, "The Black Mamba". Directed by Robert Rodriguez. (Polskie napisy)". Vimeo. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  7. ^ "PRESIDENT'S CHOICE "EAT TOGETHER"". Vimeo. 13 January 2017. Retrieved 18 February 2018.