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Doug Nichol ( ) is an American filmmaker and commercials/music video director.


A graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, he started his career as a cinematographer working with David Bowie, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen and U2 and was director of photography on Madonna's Truth or Dare documentary. He has also directed campaigns for Levi's, Mercedes-Benz, Heineken, Virgin Mobile, Smirnoff, Toyota, Microsoft, Sony Ericsson, Peugeot, and American Express among others.

He won a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video for Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales[1] and also received two other Grammy nominations for work with Aerosmith[2] and NKOTB.[3] He has won several MTV awards including Best Rock Video for Aerosmith’s "Pink".[4] His music video for "This Is Hardcore" by Pulp has consistently been listed as one of the top music videos of all time.[5][6][7]

In 2016, he directed California Typewriter.

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  1. ^ "Grammy Award Past Winners". 2017-04-30.
  2. ^ "1999 Grammy Awards". Archived from the original on 2012-10-11.
  3. ^ "Grammy Awards: Best Music Videos". Rock On The Net. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  4. ^ "Madonna, Prodigy, Will Smith, Aerosmith Win Big At Video Music Awards". MTV. 1998-10-09. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  5. ^ "The 30 All-TIME Best Music Videos". Time.
  6. ^ "Stylus Magazine's Top 100 Music Videos of All Time - Article". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 2014-07-28.
  7. ^ "100 Greatest Music Videos". Nme.Com. 2014-07-23. Retrieved 2014-07-28.

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