Michael Chapman, ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Raging Bull’ Cinematographer, Dies at 84

Michael Chapman, ‘The Fugitive’ and ‘Raging Bull’ Cinematographer, Dies at 84
Michael Chapman, the cinematographer who lensed classics like “The Fugitive” and “Raging Bull, died on Sunday. His wife, screenwriter Amy Holden Jones made the announcement on Twitter. Chapman was 84.

“Goodbye to the love of my life. Michael Chapman Sept 20 2020”

Goodbye to the love of my life. Michael Chapman Sept 20 2020 https://t.co/rkhyjGjkMd

— Amy Holden Jones (@aholdenj) September 21, 2020

Chapman received two Oscar nominations for best cinematography for his work on both “Raging Bull” and “The Fugitive.” In 2004, Chapman received a lifetime achievement award from the American Society of Cinematographers.

Other notable credits Chapman earned as director of photography include “Scrooged,” “Ghostbusters II,” “Kindergarten Cop,” “Doc Hollywood” and “Space Jam.”

In 1987, Chapman was also the cinematographer on Michael Jackson’s 18 minute “Bad” music video which was directed by Martin Scorsese.

Chapman was born in New York City on Nov. 21, 1935, and first started working in film production as a camera operator on
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