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Cesar Charlone

Director of Photography

Academy Award nominees for their work on City of God, cinematographer César Charlone and director Fernando Meirelles have been collaborating on feature films and commercials for more than 15 years.

A native of Uruguay, Mr. Charlone attended film school at Sao Paulo's Escola Superior De Cinema and began his career shooting commercials and documentaries in Brazil and Sweden. For his work on Fernando Meirelles' short film Palace II (Golden Gate), he won the Golden Frog Award at the 2003 Camerimage Festival of the Art of Cinematography and the Best Cinematography Award from the Brazilian Cinematographers Association.

He wrote and directed an episode of the popular Brazilian television series Cidade dos Homens (City of Men).

Mr. Charlone's other credits as cinematographer include Tony Scott's Man on Fire (as co-cinematographer); Spike Lee's telefilm S.F.C. (Sucker-Free City); and several Brazilian features, among them Lula Buarque De Holanda's documentary Verger: Mensageiro entre Dois Mundos, Murilo Salles' Como Nascem os Anjos, Sergio Rezende's Doida Demais and O Homem da Capa Preta, and Sergio Amon's Aqueles Dois.